Portales past: Nov. 5, 1961

Nov. 5, 1961: Portales News Tribune: Geology students from ENMU got a chance to work with honest-to-goodness mammoth remains at a discovery northeast of Portales. The find was being excavated and was placed in the Roosevelt County Museum.

Meadors enjoyed finer things

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent J. E. Meadors enjoyed the finer things of life. A carpenter by trade, he made candlesticks, cabinets and homes — but his most important treasures were those built through friendship. Family members said he lived by the belief that helping people was more important than focusing on yourself. Meadors grew […]

Parkinson played hand he was dealt

By Laurie Stone Earl Parkinson of Roosevelt County had been a rancher all of his life. Growing up, he was shy and timid, but as he grew older he was known as being honest, easy going, and hardworking. “He was a happy man,” said Wilma Parkinson, Earl’s wife. “He was liked by everyone, loved ranching […]