Vacation to ocean ended too soon

So as the wizard tells her the way to return to Kansas, Dorothy dutifully clicks together her heels and incants, “There’s no place like home … there’s no place like home … there’s no place like home…” Yet with a hint of wistfulness in her voice, for the magic of Oz that she is leaving […]

Portales past: Sept. 28, 1955

Portales Daily News: Holt Irby, a 13-year-old Rogers 4-H Club member, was the first-place winner of the commercial “pen of five classification” at the New Mexico State Fair. He won a trip to Kansas City. (contestants exhibited pens of 5 fat calves for judging)

Tucumcari police chief: Officer followed protocol in alleged cash theft

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A lawsuit filed in Santa Fe claims Tucumcari police stole $47,000 from two Kansas residents during a May 2 traffic stop. Tucumcari police records tell a far different story, claiming $53,140 was seized and handed over to federal officials as part of an investigation related to a possible illegal […]

Oct. 29, 1941

Glen Rutliff, a sophomore at State College from Floyd, was awarded the American Farmers Degree at the National Future Farmers of America convention in Kansas city. He was the second Roosevelt County citizen to have ever received the award at the time.

Sept. 16 Honor

Martinez Sylvia Ann Martinez of Portales has graduated from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. with a doctor of philosophy degree.

Aug. 7, 1982

• Trader Horns True Value hosted a Christmas in August sale, featuring many items that were marked down 20 to 30 percent off. • A four bedroom, three bath all brick home on Kansas Drive was advertised by Justus Realty for $85,000. • Cookbooks were being sold for $5 each by the Roosevelt County Council of Homemakers […]

June 7, 1963

• Seventy Portales students were enrolled in summer school, reported Portales School Superintendent M.G. Hunt. Hunt also reported that 10 new teachers had been hired for the coming school year. • The Eastern New Mexico University men’s golf team entered the final round of the 72-hole NAIA national golf tournament in Kansas City, with a […]

Beloved ENMU coach Bud Elliott dies at 73

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By Kevin Wilson Harold “Bud” Elliott, the longtime football coach at Eastern New Mexico University, died Tuesday morning of heart and kidney failure in Lubbock, family members said. He was 73. Elliott was remembered by colleagues as a man with a great sense of humor, a greater sense of morals and an indescribable drive as […]

DeHoyos gets short callup to Royals’ AAA club

By Dave Wagner It’s a long way from NCAA Division II college baseball to the major leagues. Former Eastern New Mexico University pitcher Gabe DeHoyos recently got a brief taste of life just below the bigs when he was called up to the Kansas City Royals’ Triple-A Omaha team for a couple of weeks. He […]