Portales man OK following auto accident

PNT staff A Ray’s Lube Center employee who was struck by a vehicle Monday has been released from the Lubbock hospital, Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. Tommy Preston of Portales suffered a fractured arm, Berry said. Preston was directing a vehicle driven by another Portales man into the oil change area of the business […]

Cummins donates to local food bank

PNT staff Cummins Natural Gas Engines in Clovis recently donated $37,000 to local organizations, including the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico’s back pack program. The food bank donates food to needy elementary students through the back pack program, according to the New Mexico Association of Food Banks Web site. Daniel Platt, the company’s community […]

Housing changes for CAFB

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base has major housing changes scheduled for the next five years as the military moves toward privatized housing. Crews are in the process of demolishing 350 housing units that were built in 1966, according to base officials. Meanwhile, 441 new housing units will be built after […]

Residents thankful for falling gas prices

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By Sarah Meyer and Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico With gas prices more than a dollar less than they were around the holidays last year, families have one worry to scratch off their list this year. The current average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.012 for New Mexico, according to AAA […]

Family pets leave lasting memories

By Glenda Price: PNT columnist Country kids make pets of most every animal that follows them home — or they manage to capture. The first pet I remember other than the usual dogs and cats was a chicken. We weren’t always really good at coming up with names, but everybody always had one. The chicken’s […]

Official: Weapons too few, too costly

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist The military must end its quest for “exquisite” weapon systems that are too costly, take years to design and build, and don’t reach troops fast enough, or in quantities large enough, to address ever-changing threats. The critic here isn’t a Washington think tank or a beltway consultant but Marine Corps […]

Proposed pick plus for Obama administration

Freedom New Mexico There are concerns about Eric Holder, who served as deputy attorney general during the Clinton administration and is reportedly President-elect Barack Obama’s choice to serve as U.S. attorney general. These concerns will be and should be properly aired during his confirmation hearings. Given the possible (and more to the point, likely) choices […]

Dec. 5, 1956

Roosevelt County’s prohibition was enforced

Dec. 4, 1965

Two operas, the comedy “Amelia Goes to the Ball” and the thriller “The Cloak,” played their last

Dec. 3, 1977

Kenna rancher John F. Clemmons was named to the Board of Regents of New Mexico State University by Gov. Jerry Apodaca, taking the place of the late R. L. Aherns of Farmington.

Dec. 2, 1951

Five-year-old Lucy Perrin took office as mayor of Portales to start Family Week. The regular mayor, Cecil Bynum, was to assist her until she could get “the hang of things,” according to Portales Daily News.

Dec. 1, 1941

Funeral services were held for Emma Wollard, wife of the late pioneer physician Dr.

Nov. 30, 1967

The Floyd school building was to be fully heated by natural gas for the first time by evening, tapping into the new $1.25 million inter-community gas system. Melrose and Ft. Sumner were soon to follow.

Nov. 29, 1946

Seventy-year-old Mrs. R. L. Wood said she felt “much improved” after

Nov. 28, 1944

The new pastor of First Baptist Church, Rev. W. E. Barnes, at a City Council meeting, spoke of his perception of Portales since moving here in early November. He mentioned, among other things, the well-kept homes, which “made Portales a place of happy and contented residents,” according to the Portales Tribune.

Nov. 27, 1959

The Portales News-Tribune reported that Sgt. Jerry Mathis and his wife came from Germany, where he was stationed, to visit his parents in Portales for the holidays. They were to be in the area until late December after Christmas.

Nov. 26, 1974

A headline in the Portales News Tribune read “Officers win (?) two out of three.” The article

Zias put up points in Puerto Rico

Freedom New Mexico BAYAMON, P.R. — Sophomore forward Cat Clay scored a game-high 15 points to lead the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team to a 91-52 victory over American University-Bayamon Monday afternoon. The win is the fourth-consecutive win for the Zias (4-1) and third 90-plus-point outing during the streak. Eastern charged to a […]

ENMU president expects funding cuts

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Eastern New Mexico University’s president predicts the school will be able to weather legislative funding cuts this year, but will have problems if decreases continue in subsequent years. At Monday’s board of regents meeting, President Steven Gamble said he anticipates a 5 percent funding cut all around in the […]

Athlete’s other pitch: Businesses giving back

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer An Eastern New Mexico University Greyhound baseball player will deliver pitches on the mound this spring before making a pitch of a different sort at a business conference in Chicago. Sophomore Justin Cotten’s paper on social responsibility in the corporate world was a winner in the second annual College […]