Non-profit fishing retreat extends deadline

Freedom New Mexico Casting For Recovery New Mexico has extended the application deadline to Monday for women in New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle to apply for its 2011 Fly-Fishing Retreat, according to a news release from the organization. Casting For Recovery New Mexico is a non-profit organization that provides fly-fishing retreats tailored for women […]

Book review: “Fly Fishing, Life, and Other Things I Have Tried”

Former Portales resident Joe Farr has written a humorous book about his fishing and RV experiences. Joe lived in Portales from 1973 to 1985. He opened his first KFC in Portales in 1974 and operated it until 1985. He also owned the KFC in Clovis from 1981 to 2007. He is now retired and lives […]

Let the dirt fly

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By Clarence Plank Engines rev and hum as drivers pump accelerators anxiously wait for the light to snap green. Dirt flies when the light changes, racers tearing off in their cars toward the finish line at the other side of the track. It is dirt track racing time in eastern New Mexico. Ray Reeser of […]

Tough questions during pay review

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Should military pilots who have been reassigned from cockpits to ground-based computer consoles to fly remotely piloted vehicles continue to draw the same flight pay as pilots who still fly jets and helicopters? Should reserve component personnel on lengthy overseas assignments in locales like Germany continue to draw the same […]

Jan. 5, 1956

According to the Portales Daily Tribune, Portales business and home owners are reminded that tomorrow, Friday, is New Mexico Statehood Day and all are urged to fly flags in the commemoration of New Mexico’s joining the union as a state.

Senior center prepares for winter wonderland event

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Portales Senior Center is having a special guest fly into town for children to visit Friday. Santa Claus will be at the center to help collect toys for Operation Santa Cop and canned food for the food bank. Senior Center Director Dawn Kryder said she suggested the “Winter […]

Oct. 26, 1975

The Portales News-Tribune reported that the ENMU regents wanted a president who could walk on water but had settled for one who could merely fly. Warren B. Armstrong of St. Cloud, Minn., was introduced Saturday as the sixth president of Eastern New Mexico University.

Sept. 12, 1941

Portales prepared for a state-wide blackout, in which Flying Fortress bombers of the U.S. Army were to fly over the city, making New Mexico the first state to participate in a mock invasion during World War II.

Children fly on wings of love

“Los ninos son como los pajaritos … tu ensenas volar … cuando ellos aprenden, estan listos y vuelan!” A beautiful mother of one of my students spoke these inspiring words in Spanish to me. We were discussing the end of school and how quickly the year had passed. “The children are like little birds. You […]

Faith leads way to safety

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist A pilot in a small plane remembered his instructor had always told him that if he ever found himself in a thick fog to bear in mind this important concept: The pilot’s tendency in a fog is to fly downward, getting dangerously close to the ground. The instructor’s directions were […]

October 9, 1958

• Robert Dunn, head of the local New Mexico State Employment office, announced that peanut shockers were in demand for the local area. • An advertisement for Piggly Wiggly announced that customers would receive a free five-pound bag of Pure Cane Sugar with each $10 or more purchase. • “The Fly” was the featured film showing […]

Man finds comfort in masculine surroundings

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor Greetings from the man cave. Maybe I’m going through a mid-life crisis, maybe it’s just a desire to focus on me. Either way things took a decidedly masculine turn for me over my recent vacation. First of all, before the vacation really got started, I decided I would totally […]

July 18, 1977

• A “shu-fly” was completed around the 12 derailed freight cars at the Elida Crossing. The “shu-fly” allowed restoration of freight service on the Pecos Valley Branch of the Santa Fe Railroad. • Members of the Portales 13 year-old Babe Ruth All-stars defeated Jal-Eunice 15-5 during the district tournament in Portales. • Tuesday was double […]

Bovine tuberculosis confirmed at dairy

Freedom Newspapers New Mexico state veterinarian Dr. David Fly confirmed bovine tuberculosis was found in a herd in a Curry County dairy outside the zone where TB was detected three years ago. The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits cattle from being moved in or out of the zone, which includes parts of Curry and Roosevelt […]

People must count their blessings

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Life on Planet Earth can be cruel. Just when you think you’ve got it made, another’s greed can rip it from your grasp. As a case in point, let’s take a dramatic little scene I witnessed on a recent trip to the bathroom. As is sometimes the case on […]

Bovine TB confirmed in Eddy County

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A confirmed case of bovine tuberculosis has been reported in Eddy County, according to officials from the New Mexico Livestock Board. An investigation is being conducted by the New Mexico Livestock Board and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to state veterinarian Dave Fly. The infected dairy cow was […]

Hounds sweep twin-bill

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team is off to another flying start. After opening with 16 wins in their first 20 games a year ago, the Greyhounds improved to 7-0 so far this spring on Saturday with a 9-2, 5-4 doubleheader sweep of Colorado School of Mines at Greyhound Field. The teams will […]

Pelosi should take commercial flights

Editorial There were two tell-tale signs that becoming speaker of the House had gone to the head of Newt Gingrich, the history professor-turned-politician who masterminded the Republican takeover of Congress in 1994. The first was when he asked The Smithsonian to lend him the skull of a tyrannosaurus rex, for display in his office. The […]

Officials: Tuberculosis zone years from being lifted

By Casey Peacock: PNT staff writer State and federal livestock officials said it will be at least two to three years before a federally imposed tuberculosis zone in eastern New Mexico is removed. In order for that to happen, beef cattle and dairy producers will have to continue to meet the federal guideline of testing […]

Curiosity can lead to strange places

By Baxter Black: Humor Columnist This is the story of a curious cow who lived on Mr. Marvin’s farm in the kingdom of Kansas. Her name was Yvonne. She was of Scottish and English heritage but farmer Marv guessed that she had some Native American Pronghorn antelope in her lineage because everyone knows that antelopes […]