Mayor: Stoplight may take two years

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer The intersection of Main and Second streets may not receive at stoplight until 2011, Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. has said. Monday night at a regular session of the Portales City Council in City Hall, Roosevelt County Commissioner Bill Cathey asked the council whether it had estimates of when [...]

Sept. 11, 1968

The Portales News Tribune reported that the Roosevelt County Chapter of the American Red Cross was sponsoring a project to provide 50 ditty bags for servicemen in Vietnam that Christmas. Items needed for the bags included the following: ball-point pens, pen-sized flashlights with batteries, small pen knives, windproof cigarette lighters and flints, plastic soap cases, [...]

Sept. 10, 1950

The Portales Valley Mills awarded a contract the previous afternoon for the construction of a warehouse of 40 feet by 140 feet at the plant on the Clovis highway, John Burroughs said in the Portales Tribune. The new building will be of story steel frame and tile construction. The contractor, Lyle and Holt of Clovis, [...]

Sept. 9, 1970

The Portales News Tribune gave a local forecast of: increasing cloudiness through the day; partly cloudy that night and the next day; occasional showers or thunderstorms late that day and over the south the following day; gusty winds late that day; cooling trend that night and the following one; Portales low of 60 that day, [...]

Sept. 8, 1955

Roosevelt County needed 500 broomcorn pullers if that year’s crop was to be saved. Robert Dunn, manager of the New Mexico employment office, said in the Portales Daily Tribune. Dunn estimated the broomcorn crop in the county at approximately 30,000 acres that year and said most of it would have to be taken from the [...]

Sept. 7, 1967

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Sept. 6, 1962

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Sept. 5, 1954

The city of Portales contended that city records showed no instances, with one minor exception, of any drainage project constructed in the city that would cause the surplus waters of the city to flow toward the former W.S. Vinsant farm, according to the Portales Tribune. Vinsant was seeking $100,000 damages from the city for losses [...]

Sept. 4, 1956

The Portales Daily Tribune reported that city, county and state police reported a very quiet Labor Day weekend with no deaths on the road and only one man was arrested over the three days. In Portales, city police investigated two minor accidents Monday and arrested a man from Amarillo, Texas, on charges of drunken driving. [...]

United Way fundraising year to start Friday

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Some people don’t have to look far to see the impact the United Way has on the community. Todd Morris only needs to look down the hallway at work. “Without kids getting fed, getting clothed, getting things taken care of,” said Morris, principal at James Bickley Elementary in Clovis, [...]