Feb. 28, 1964

Tuition scholarships worth $110 each were awarded

Feb. 27, 1936

“Whipsaw,” starring Myrna Loy, was playing in the Portales theatre. In the movie, she was “back in her gayest mood, stealing hearts and jewels in a fascinating new adventure,” according to an ad in the Portales Daily News.

Feb. 26, 1958

A notice of appeal was filed to the district Supreme Court by area taxpayers opposed to the issuance of $350,000 in bonds to build a new school in Portales. The appeal was filed four days before the 30-day deadline expired, which would have opened up further dealings to create plans for the new school.

Police: Officer injured while responding to call

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PNT Staff Police believe a 31-year-old Portales man wanted to stay out of jail so much, he reported a fake bank robbery. Now Rudolfo “Rudy” Sotelo Jr., 31, is in custody and facing new charges after he knocked down and injured a Portales police officer attempting to take him in to custody Wednesday afternoon. Police […]

Local reaction to president’s speech mixed

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico In the hours following President Barack Obama’s first address to Congress, local opinions ranged from optimism in the face of tough times to wondering how the president plans to keep all of his promises. Portales resident Sandra Robinson shed tears during Obama’s hour-long address. “I thought it was so […]

Hounds, Zias end frustrating seasons

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico As they prepare to wind down painful seasons tonight, both Eastern New Mexico University basketball teams can point to games that got away during 0-11 runs though the Lone Star Conference South Division. The Greyhounds and Zias get their final crack at division success when they host Abilene Christian […]

Zias extend win streak to six with sweep

Freedom New Mexico HOBBS — Junior Kristen Cruickshank had two hits in each game and pitched a five-inning shutout in the nightcap as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team rolled past University of the Southwest 7-3 and 9-0 Tuesday. The sweep extended the Zias’ winning streak to six games and gives them nine victories in […]

Baseball, softball fields near completion

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer When fans fill the seats of the Portales Ram baseball and softball fields this spring, they’ll see the product of months of hard work and thousands of dollars in improvements to the facilities. Ram Field and the Lady Ram softball field underwent the renovations to improve the dugouts and […]

Feb. 25 Floyd News

School news • District Basketball Tournament, Feb. 25 -Feb. 28 • No school on Friday • Booster Club Meeting at 5:30 p.m. March 2 in the Home Ec. room. Birthday • Jeff Essary Feb. 27

Police investigating auto thefts

PNT Staff Report The Portales Police Department is investigating a string of thefts from unlocked vehicles, according to police. The thefts happened in residential areas from Sunday until the early Monday morning and right now, they don’t have any suspects, Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. “The biggest thing is lock the vehicles,” Berry said. “Always […]

Couple spins wool the old-fashioned way

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A $1,500 men’s three-piece wool suits contains $15 worth of wool, a Corona sheep rancher says. Lloyd Maness and his wife, Sue, talked about wool as part of the New Mexico Wool Growers Association during the first day of the 17th annual Ag Expo Tuesday at the Roosevelt County […]

Apology owed to Sooner fans, coach

By Kevin Wilson: PNT columnist Some rambling thoughts while wondering if somehow “Star Wars” and “The Wire” could be combined: • First things first: I was wrong. In my column last week, I criticized Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops for attending the Duke-North Carolina basketball game when his home school was ranked higher and playing […]

Mullen, military coalition at odds over bonus

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, will not join a chorus of critics who oppose the $30,000 bonus offer made to careerists in their 15th year of service if they agree to accept a less generous retirement plan. Mullen, in our interview two weeks ago, suggested the Redux […]

Canada trade deal needs to be protected

Freedom New Mexico President Obama’s visit to Canada was notable for the ever-so-slight undercurrents of uneasiness between two countries that have enjoyed generally amicable relations over the sometimes touchy issue of trade. Obama made foolish comments during the presidential campaign (in the heart of a Rust Belt filled with people and union leaders eager to […]

Bills would make government more transparent

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican The public would have better access to and could gain more understanding of the state government under several bills making progress this session. Certain committees that are now closed would be open while government documents would become public sooner under the measures originating in the House. The House Appropriations […]

Two men report robbery, assault

PNT Staff Report Two men were assaulted and robbed Saturday in the 800 block of University Drive near Eastern New Mexico University, according to Portales police. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said James Williams of Clovis and Robert Powell of Portales were accosted about 10 p.m. by two males. The victims told police they were […]

Officials stress high fire danger

By Argen Duncan and Sharna Johnson With wind, dry conditions and warm weather, the area’s wildfire danger is high, fire officials say. “There is a great chance, if everybody is not careful, that we could have a big grassfire again,” Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Lance Hill said. Rangeland has a lot of grass from […]

Array of events on tap for Ag Expo

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Cowboys riding … longhorn steers? You gotta be kidding. No, the 17th annual Ag Expo features just that and more 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Event manager Sharon King, executive director of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, said the expo’s […]

House considering creation of two cabinet-level departments

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican

Bill would change infrastructure development authority

The New Mexican Days remaining in session: 25 Development bill: The House Taxation and Revenue Committee has approved a measure (HB552) that would allow infrastructure development zones to be set up with local government approval. The bill, sponsored by House Speaker Ben Lujan, D-Nambe, would allow newly developed areas to pay for their own infrastructure […]