Sept. 16, 1964

The Portales News Tribune reported that two new pests had appeared in the Portales valley peanut fields, one which posed an immediate threat and the other a less immediate, but severe, problem. Spider mites were found in every peanut field checked, with heavy infestations in several fields just east of town. Entomologists reported

Sept. 15, 1978

The Portales News-Tribune reported that

Sept. 14, 1945

The Portales Tribune

Sept. 13, 1973

Portales News Tribune reported that if there was a grand champion of the Kiwanis pet show at the fair the night before, it had to be a cat that ran up a steel pole at the urging of a police dog as big as a polo pony. The cat was retrieved from its slippery perch, […]

Sept. 12, 1975

The Portales News-Tribune reported that

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

In the Portales News Tribune,

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. […]

Sept. 3, 1964

The Portales News-Tribune reported that the pet prairie dog Portales Police had in “the pokey” the day before was bailed out by Mr. and Mrs. C.A. McEndree of University Drive. They said it belongs to their granddaughter-in-law, Mrs. Larry Hays, also of University Drive. Mrs. Hays is the former Mary Nell Ainsworth of Milnesand, and […]

Sept. 2, 1970

The largest turnout of football players in the history of the university arrived on campus at Eastern New Mexico University Aug. 30, when 98 prospective Greyhounds arrived for the beginning of fall practice, according to the Portales News-Tribune. Jack Scott, new head coach at ENMU, said he was extremely pleased at the large turnout. The […]

Sept. 1, 1949

The Portales Tribune reported hail damages to crops the previous Saturday west of Portales. The main blunt of the storm fell in the vicinity of the Tom Terry farm. Terry reported that 15 acres of his cotton were stripped of foliage and bolls. He also reported considerable damage to his sweet potato crop.

Aug. 30, 1982

A notice in Portales news archives reads: “Tomorrow is NOT Election Day in Roosevelt County. Because we have two uncontested legistlative races in District 66, there will be no primary election in Roosevelt County Tuesday. This will save Roosevelt County over $12,000. However, there will be the regular general election, Tuesday, Nov. 2. I hope […]

Aug. 29, 1969

A want ad from Portales news archives reads: “Help Wanted. Full time (in our plant) permanent employment. Forty-hour, five-day work week with Saturday off. Time and half for overtime. Starting salary $1.60 per hour. Free life and medical insurance. Profit sharing plan and other benefits. Apply in person. Selected Casing Inc.”

Aug. 26, 1984

The City of Portales, in conjunction with the Portales Fire Department and the office of the building inspector, began a fire prevention inspection program, according to Portales news archives. The program was designed to establish an annual inspection of commercial buildings in Portales to help create a safer atmosphere in those businesses and eliminate situations […]

Aug. 25, 1993

Eastern New Mexico University student Tommy Wayne “T-Wayne” Wilis, 22, of Tulsa, Texas, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Catherine Elizabeth Kelton, according to Portales news archives. The guilty plea stunned several of Willis’ faternity brothers who were in court for the hearing.

Aug. 23, 1978

Eastern New Mexico University students crowded the Physical Education Complex to file through the assembly-line process of choosing classes for the fall semester, according to Portales news archives. The stations offered identification cards, post office box assignments, housing stamps, automobile registration and clearance at the Speech and Hearing Clinic.