Police Blotter —

Recent calls to Roosevelt County dispatchers, according to call logs: Saturday • At 3:36 p.m., a caller in the Tinsley Crossing area reported two subjects taking gravel. • At 4:17 p.m., a caller in the area of N.M. 467 reported a 10-year-old girl passed out. Sunday • At 2:30 p.m., a caller in the 300 […]

ENMU briefs — June 2

Bake sale fundraiser set Marissa Hyde is organizing a bake sale June 19 during Heritage Days Celebration to raise money for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is committed to raising funds to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancer. Hyde is looking for volunteers to donate goods for the […]

Portales Past: June 7, 1941

June 7, 1941: Roosevelt County, promoting itself as the “biggest producer of dairy products in New Mexico,” declared June as National Dairy Month.

Portales past: June 6, 1955

June 6, 1955: Dean’s Automotive Service at 105 S. Abilene invited customers to take the new Packard “with torsion-level ride” for a spin. “Let the ride decide,” a newspaper ad urged.

Portales past: June 5, 1950

June 5, 1950: New Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled the Roosevelt County school board and state board of education had the power to consolidate the Hiway and Dora school districts. W.A. Strawn of Hiway had brought suit hoping to stop the consolidation, concerned that some students would be traveling 80 miles to classes.

Portales past: June 4, 1941

June 4, 1941: Heavy rains, some estimated at 8 to 10 inches, left dozens of Roosevelt County homes and roads flooded. C.A. Franklin, who lived 5 miles north and 2 miles east of Portales, reported water standing 3 feet deep in his chicken house and all his chickens drowned.

Portales past: June 3, 1941

June 3, 1941: The Portales Daily News reported that Will Bates of Pep had become a father — for the 19th time. Lloyd Travis Bates was born May 26.

Portales past: June 2, 1955

June 2, 1955: Area farmers formed groups to begin battling a grasshopper invasion. About 90,000 acres of croplands were in danger, officials said, with cost to poison the hoppers estimated at 20 cents per acre.

Their view: Angel theft saddens Portales woman

Bess Jones of Portales said she’s not angry, just hurt by the recent theft of a small guardian angel statue from her husband’s gravesite. “It had a beautiful expression, just looking down on him, taking care of him,” she said. “It gave me a lot of comfort.” She did not call police, but wanted to […]

HAP aids military homeowners

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Like thousands of American homeowners, John and Susan, a Coast Guard couple, were slammed financially by the real estate crisis. They saw the value of the $150,000 house they bought in Texas in March 2006 plummet, starting in 2007. This month they will sell it for $125,000, well below the […]