November 15, 1996

• Portales Fire Department was in partnership with local entities and communities to raise funds to purchase a Cairns IRIS, a specialized infrared camera that attaches to a fire helmet. Cost of the cameras and training were $25,000 each.
• The Portales Lady Rams defeated the Lovington Lady Wildcats in the first round of the state volleyball tournament in Roswell.
• A classified ad in the Portales News Tribune advertised baby quilts for $15 and blankets for $10.