A torch extinguished: Ted Kennedy dead at 77

By Calvin Woodward and Glen Johnson HYANNIS PORT, Mass. — The greatest heights eluded Ted Kennedy over a lifetime of achievement and pain. No presidency. No universal health care, chief among his causes. Instead, Kennedy built his Washington monument stone by stone, his imprint distinct on the Senate’s most important works over nearly half a [...]

Lightning strikes spark fires

Freedom New Mexico A late-morning thunderstorm and lightning strikes kept Portales firefighters busy Wednesday. Lightning sparked seven grass fires in parts mostly to the south and east of Portales, according to Fire Chief John Bridges. The biggest was a blaze over approximately 150 to 200 acres south of Arch. All of the fires were extinguished [...]

March 28, 1954

Using water from an irrigation well, the Portales Fire Department extinguished a blaze that was consuming a barn “on the old Lloyd Wharton place,” according to the Portales Daily News. A

Dec. 30, 1938

The Portales Fire Department prevented a potential serious fire after firefighters extinguished a blaze that had caught a shed on a lot near the Carr Lumber Company, scorching paint on the lumber warehouses.

Fire in unoccupied Clovis home extinguished

Freedom Newspapers There were no injuries from a fire that erupted in an unoccupied house on Ninth Street near Hull Street in Clovis around 1 a.m. Friday, according to Clovis Fire Department officials. Flames could be seen in the windows when firefighters arrived, Clovis Fire Department Battalion Chief Ike Burns said. Responders extinguished the blaze [...]