Jan. 21, 1957

According to the Portales Daily Tribune, Dennie L. Harris, ENMU student from Clovis, was back in school following a Saturday night accident on West First Street which put him in the hospital as a result of the still unexplained crash which left two cars badly damaged.

Jan. 20, 1953

According to the Portales Tribune, three pieces of property were sold by County Treasurer Laura Denton Monday for non- payment of taxes. The total of three sales was $1212 and former owners have two years in which to redeem the property.

Jan. 19, 1966

According to the Portales News-Tribune, a two and a half inch snow which fell within two hours last night has brought Roosevelt County and Eastern New Mexico its first moisture of the new year. The snow came after a weekend of cold weather during which a low of 12 degrees was recorded Monday.

Jan. 18, 1967

According to the Portales News-Tribune, Fire Chief Newman Carter blamed an over-heated heating stove flue for a $2,000 fire that burned the roof off of one unit of the Miller Apartments at 712 East Braos at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

Jan. 17, 1968

According to the Portales News-Tribune, a sandy hill three miles east of Portales will soon be the center of a 60-mile circle for relayed television transmission from an Amarillo station. Steel work was completed Sunday on a 724-foot high antenna which will replace KFDW’s installation in Clovis.

Jan. 16, 1969

According to the Portales News-Tribune, Harris Store for Men at 105 West Second Street advertised Curlee Suits regular $59.50 on sale for $41.50.

Jan. 15, 1967

According to the Portales News-Tribune, a dust explosion cracked through the basement and tunnels beneath the Worley Elevator grain bins Saturday, wrecking grain handling machinery in 120-foot high concrete structure.

Jan. 14, 1968

According to the Portales News-Tribune, the first of three wells that will supply Portales with water for domestic use went on the pump at 10 a.m. Saturday. The well field is on state land in the Bivins Cattle Company ranch.

Jan. 13, 1966

According to the Portales News-Tribune, six Portales plumbers passed tests Saturday for licenses under the Plumbing Administration Board. The tests were given in Albuquerque.

Jan. 12, 1964

According to the Portales News-Tribune, Kings’ Restaurant at 224 West Second Street invites the residence of Portales to their grand opening where there will be free coffee and donuts served on Monday.

Jan. 11, 1965

According to the Portales News-Tribune, the Board of Educational Finance, in approving a $736,000 allocation for Eastern New Mexico University, strongly suggested the money be used for land acquisition, classroom space and extensions to the library.

Jan. 10, 1963

According to the Portales News-Tribune, J-Lee department store advertised genuine wrangler jeans for boy’s at $2.49 a pair.

Jan. 9, 1962

According to the Portales News-Tribune, a vicious storm slammed New Mexico’s east side today, reaching near-blizzard proportions on the eastern plains near the Texas state line. Temperatures plummeted to near-zero readings at mid-morning today, snow of four to six inches piled up in drifts and slicked highways, and icy winds of 30 miles per hour […]

Jan. 8, 1961

According to the Portales News-Tribune, records show that drivers who have had a course in drivers’ training have fewer accidents than those who have not had such a course-that’s one good reason for teaching the course in Portales public schools.

Jan. 7, 1954

According to the Portales Tribune, Sam Sanders has agreed to repave Commercial street with work to start “weather permitting within a week or ten days.” In a conference with Mayor Pat Patterson. Sanders said that his equipment had been tied up in Carlsbad for several months and that job is now completed and he could […]

Jan. 6, 1960

According to the Portales News-Tribune, a poem written by a Portales High School Senior, Paula Edmonds, has been accepted by the American High School Poetry Association for their annual anthology. The name of the poem is “The Thoughtful Trees.”

Jan. 5, 1956

According to the Portales Daily Tribune, Portales business and home owners are reminded that tomorrow, Friday, is New Mexico Statehood Day and all are urged to fly flags in the commemoration of New Mexico’s joining the union as a state.

Jan. 4, 1959

According to the Portales News-Tribune, James Young of Portales is one of six students in the school of engineering to be awarded a Physical Science Laboratory Scholarship at New Mexico State University.

Jan. 3, 1957

According to the Portales Daily Tribune, Eastern New Mexico University will present its University Choir in a three-day tour of New Mexico and Texas beginning Monday. The choir, under the direction of Frank N. Summerside, will present concerts for high school students in Texico, Hobbs, Jal, Tatum and Eunice in New Mexico and Kermit, Morton […]

Jan. 2, 1955

According to the Portales Tribune, four teachers in Portales city school system spent their Christmas vacation on a motor trip in Mexico. The group included Mrs. Jane Lee, Miss Jewel Price, Margie Trammell and Nelda Richards.