‘Blowing up’ happens to everyone

Grant McGee Have you ever had enough on the job? Blown up at a customer? Lately folks have been talking about this since that airline attendant cussed out passengers, then slid down an emergency chute into his 15 minutes of fame, two brewskis in hand. I blew up at a customer once upon a time, [...]

Power outage blamed on weather

Freedom New Mexico For the second time in less than a week, Portales residents found themselves without electrical power. Police said 50 to 60 homes lost power about 5:40 p.m. Thursday for an hour after a lateral fuse blew on a power line on Main and North Abilene streets. Chief Deputy of Police said the [...]

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Winds wipe out area home

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PNT staff report High winds whipped through Roosevelt County on Tuesday, destroying a mobile home west of Portales and tossing shingles, signs and patio furniture. The wind blew off the roof of a mobile home about two miles west of Portales on U.S. 70 belonging to Victor and Mary Sanchez. The walls of the weakened [...]