Police still determining cause of Big Valley Ford fire

PNT Staff Police said Saturday they are still trying to determine the cause of a fire that gutted the Big Valley Ford dealership in Portales. Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said fire investigators have sealed off the building so they can take their time examining the scene. “Some of the guys who were on scene talked […]

Fire guts Big Valley Ford

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer In the second major structure fire in Portales in a week, the roof of Big Valley Ford’s repair shop burned Friday evening. The blaze forced the evacuation of the Town and Country convenience store next door, but no one was injured and no vehicles were damaged, according to officials. […]

Big Valley sells Clovis dealership

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico There is a reason the Big Valley lot on Mabry is empty. Bender Chevrolet Cadillac in Clovis took over Big Valley Buick Pontiac GMC’s inventory of General Motors products Monday after buying the dealership. Bender dealership co-owner Bryce Bender said he’s moved Big Valley’s inventory to his Chevrolet Cadillac […]

Events Calendar Oct. 19

Sunday Peanut Valley Festival — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building. Monday Community Worship Service — 7-10 p.m. at the Memorial Building. All faiths are welcome. Tuesday City Council — 7 p.m. City Hall. Regular meeting. Friday ENMU Board of Regents — 9:30 a.m. Regents’ room, ENMU. Saturday Fall Festival — […]

Sept. 30, 1944

Portales Valley Sweet Potato Growers met to set a time for the opening of the curing houses, as the fair weather was guaranteeing a good crop that season.

Sept. 10, 1933

Portales Valley News reported that the new pastor of the Methodist church, Rev. R. F. Davis, would be preaching the following Sunday, his sermon entitled “Forward March.”

Nov. 25, 1960

• Election returns state-wide were being questioned by Democrats. Two Portales boxes were among the 220 being questioned. • Bird hunting season was open and the PNT reported that even though hailstorms in October killed many quail, the cover was good and the birds were thriving. • Valley Electronics was selling a television with distortion-free […]

July 8, 1982

• Portales Police Department officials seized four ounces of marijuana and a sawed off shotgun at a residence on North Avenue K during an early morning raid. • Members of the Portales School Board and school officials ceremoniously lit a $5,000 bond that was one of 187 bonds that the school was able to pay […]

Smokin’ Fourth of July Bash happens today

The Smokin’ Fourth of July Bash will begin at Greyhound Arena at 3 p.m., with music, barbecue and family activities followed by a fireworks display. The event is free for the public and will have prizes for children. Barbecue will be $8 for an adult plate and $5 for a child’s plate. Attendees will have […]

Elida fights hard, but loses in state semi’s

By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent Facing an early 3-0 deficit and a struggling starting pitcher, Elida coach Jimmy Ward did what many good baseball managers would do. In a Class 1A state semifinal, Thursday morning in Los Lunas, Ward inserted reliever Caleb Widner in hopes of holding down Mesilla Valley’s bats and giving his team […]