Last of Conchas Dam builders to be honored

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico When Earl Flint was a boy, his toys all had wheels. “I was all about machines and how they would change the world,” he said. And they did change his world 75 years ago when he was hired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help build Conchas […]

Portales Past: May 11, 1910

May 11, 1910: A 12-year-old Portales boy was struck by falling brick at a construction site. Officials said high winds likely were responsible for the accident. The boy was expected to recover “without complications,” the Roosevelt County Herald reported.

Feb. 14, 1971

The sand hills at Oasis State Park were dotted with encampments of tents, trailers, lean-tos and shelters where some 300 Boy Scouts from Cub-age through Explorers were staging the 11th annual Mulligan Feed and Camporee, according to the Portales News-Tribune.

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.

Clovis residents share weight loss successes

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Kimmie Davis has done it all. She got married, raised a family, went back to school to finish her degree. She did boy scouts and sporting events. “I did everything but take care of me,” Davis said. A month and 9 and 3/4 a pounds later, Davis is on […]

Portales boy survives battle with cancer

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer There’s a genetic bug in the family tree of Portales’ Joe Fletcher, so he is quite aware the cancerous disease known as osteosarcoma could come up again. The bone cancer has struck Fletcher’s grandmother, his uncle and his sister — who died as a result. Most recently, though, it […]

Boy Scouts hold fundraiser

Freedom New Mexico The Conquistador Council of Boy Scouts of America, which serves Roosevelt and Curry counties, has scheduled its annual Sporting Clay Fun Shoot starting at 8:30 a.m. June 27. Proceeds go toward programs and services of the council. A barbecue lunch is planned after the shoot at noon, and an auction of sporting […]

State’s ruling slowly stripping away rights

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist Daniel Hauser is at the center of a heated controversy that pits his parents against the state of Minnesota in a question of life, death and freedom. Hauser, a 13-year-old boy from Sleepy Eye, Minn., was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of cancer, this past January. His parents, Anthony […]

School board offering scholarships

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Portales Municipal Schools is offering two new $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors starting this May. One boy and one girl of the school board’s choosing will receive a one-year Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education Scholarship, said Superintendent Randy Fowler. He expects the award to continue every year, although […]

Portales woman sentenced for son’s death

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A Portales woman who said God told her to flush the devil from her 6-year-old son was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty in the boy’s death, according to the district attorney’s office. Teresa Gilman, 26, was arrested in January 2007 after an ambulance was […]