June 4, 1941: Heavy rains, some estimated at 8 to 10 inches, left dozens of Roosevelt County homes and roads flooded. C.A. Franklin, who lived 5 miles north and 2 miles east of Portales, reported water standing 3 feet deep in his chicken house and all his chickens drowned.
By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Hundreds of students from Eastern New Mexico University and other area residents flooded Portales’ Goober McCool’s on Tuesday night, drawn by the “Girls Gone Wild” production team on hand to gather footage for a future DVD release. Goober’s disc jockey Joe Casas said the “Girls Gone Wild” crew had [...]
By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist The mailbox is flooded. Either I’m not paying my bills, or it’s election season. Don’t worry, Columbia House. I am paying my bills — after I discuss the biannual junk mail vote drive. Those who didn’t mail me anything aren’t mentioned. Those who did don’t get a chance [...]
Staff and wire reports PORTALES — New Mexico State Police Officers Lance Bateman and Clint Varnell had just finished helping two women and three small children from a vehicle in a flooded ditch. “I heard a loud crack and felt the pain on my head then went down,” Bateman said Wednesday from his bed at [...]