Children take spotlight at fair

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Jared Tucker Chasing pigs, wrestling goats, racing turtles, roping a dummy steer and saddling up on a wooden horse were among Saturday’s events during the Roosevelt County Fair Kid’s Day. Seven-year-old Hayden Powell’s team took the best time in goat branding in the first round. Powell said he didn’t need any practice to earn the […]

Portales Past: May 7, 1910

May 7, 1910: Roosevelt County commissioners had introduced an ordinance aimed at prohibiting cattle, horses, mules, asses, swine, sheep and goats from running at large in the more populated precincts.

Goats provide effective weed control

By Glenda Price: New Mexico columnist Remember that old song, “Bill Grogan’s Goat?” After the goat ate three red shirts off the clothesline Bill “gave him a whack” and tied him to the railroad track. When the whistle blew and the train drew nigh the goat “gave three groans of awful pain, coughed up those […]