Buffalo soldiers seek recruits

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Christina Calloway The Llano Estacado Buffalo Soldier Association in Roosevelt County is looking to recruit more active members. Portales City Councilman Oscar Robinson and Portales resident Joe Terry are the only active members of the group. The other board members were active in the organization of the group, but are unable to meet the time […]

My turn: Still haven’s soaked up foresight

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Last weekend I went to the Buffalo Battle at Buffalo Springs Lake, Texas. It is a 5k race with different obstacles placed throughout. The last part of the race had a couple of water obstacles. After I finished running, I was sitting in the finish area with other team members from Portales. I saw some […]

Fewer donations, bidders for KENW auction

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By Argen Duncan A live buffalo is up for bid in this year’s KENW online fundraising auction. The buffalo, a 3-year-old male pet belonging to a Portales man, is for sale along with about 820 other items — ranging from an autographed Green Bay Packers football to out-of-production Barbie dolls to couches. The auction runs […]

Library events celebrate Portales’ history

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Hot branding irons and Buffalo Soldiers are making history come alive at Portales Public Library this week. In honor of the Portales Centennial and Heritage Days, the library has scheduled several events. Among other things, Assistant Librarian Danielle Swopes said people are encouraged to bring their family branding irons […]

Causey turned to breaking mustangs when buffalo hunting ended

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By Ruth Burns: Special to the PNT Editor’s note: This is the second of two articles about George Causey and buffalo hunting on the plains. In 1877, George Causey bought the water rights at Yellow House near the present site of Littlefield, Texas, and established a permanent buffalo hunting camp there. Yellow House, or Casas […]

Portales Springs important water source on trail

By Ruth White Burns: Special to the PNT Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series of Sunday articles describing the importance of Portales Springs in eastern New Mexico history. The trail going past Portales Springs, commonly known as “The Portales Road” or the “Fort Sumner Trail,” followed an old Indian trail that […]

Buffalo Soldier Hill name change now official

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer If a hill located near Lingo is ever mentioned in a federal map from now on, it shall be called Buffalo Soldier Hill honoring African-American members of the United States Cavalry. Buffalo Soldier Hill is located in Lingo, a town 40 miles southeast of Portales near the Texas border. Bob […]

Buffalo soldiers honored at historic hill

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By Kevin Wilson LINGO — It took Oscar Robinson 14 years to get to mile marker 46 on Texas Highway 114. It took him just a few seconds to realize he’d come to the right place. The mile marker is in southern Roosevelt County, about 18 miles west of Morton, Texas, and parallel to a […]