Feb. 1, 1958

A group of eighth- and ninth-grade Portales students under the tutelage of Mrs. Louise Cooper attempted to view the first American satellite as it was to be visible across certain southern states.

Jan. 31, 1968

The Portales News-Tribune reported that the Blackwater Draw water line was near completion as the 13-mile pipeline was only a few hundred feet away from the reservoir site.

Jan. 30, 1946

Lt. Col. A. D. Tuttle was planning to reopen his medical office in Portales after serving 45 years in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, a year of which he served in New Guinea.

Jan. 29, 1953

The Portales Tribune reported that

Jan. 28, 1961

A basketball game between Eastern New Mexico University and Texas Western College

Jan. 27, 1971

The Portales News-Tribune reported that the Portales Livestock Commission’s ninth annual equipment sale that began the day before

Jan. 26, 1958

The Portales News-Tribune reported that Dr. Milton Van Dyke, a former Portales High School student who attended Harvard University and was now an aeronautical research scientist, was visiting the area for the weekend. Van Dyke also attended Cambridge University and California Institute of Technology. Although he only spent three years previously

Jan. 25, 1949

Dr. Joseph Acey Cooper, a prominent cattleman of Kenna and a homesteader to the area, was buried in the Kenna Cemetery after his sudden death the previous Sunday. His family homesteaded in Kenna in 1906 after moving from Pickton, Texas. He eventually turned to ranching and became one of Roosevelt County’s most prosperous ranchers.

Jan. 24, 1980

A half gallon of high-protein milk sold for 99 cents, while 39 cents would buy a pot pie, and 25 cents would buy a 16-ounce cup of Coca-Cola at Allsup’s Convenience Store.

Despite election outcome, area largely Republican

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico There were no surprises about the results of the Nov. 4 presidential election among political party leaders in eastern New Mexico. While President-Elect Barack Obama won the state, Republican John McCain was a decisive winner in Curry, Quay and Roosevelt counties. Curry County Republican Chairman Rube Render said he […]