Local leaders helped state thrive

As New Mexico celebrates its 100th year as a state it’s easy to daydream about what life in our portion of the state was like back in 1912. Portales had been around just over a decade, Texico was 10 years old and Clovis had been established six years earlier when a division point for the […]

City will celebrate 100th anniversary of incorportation

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Portales was officially incorporated as a city in 1909. Next Tuesday, the current townspeople will celebrate the 100th anniversary of that event with a street fair featuring old and new traditions. A Centennial Street Fair will bring out musicians, food vendors, belly dancers, karate demonstrations, dunk tanks and even […]

Melrose celebrates 100th birthday

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Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Buddy Hepler said his family settled in Melrose in 1898, seven years before the village became incorporated. He recalls helping his father build homes in the area and the First Baptist Church. In the 1941 he was a high school football star before going off to fight in World War II. […]