Portales past: Jan. 27, 1947

Jan. 27, 1947: The Portales Daily News: Parking meter receipts since Jan. 20 totaled $166.51, records showed in City Hall today. Within the week, 84 additional meters were placed in operation around the courthouse square.

Thursday morning briefing: Measuring power, a music fest and breaking the sound barrier

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Power measured Clovis-Carver Public Library has portable power meters that allow you to determine energy consumption and the costs of using individual appliances and electronic devices. Xcel is providing the power meters as part of the Power Check program. The meters come with instructions […]

Portales Past: July 18, 1945

July 18, 1945: Portales was home to 1,700 electric meters, according to Southwestern Public Service Co. The city had just 639 electric meters in 1939.

Special Operations: MC-130W Combat Spear, AC-130 Gunship

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MC-130W Combat Spear The MC-130W Combat Spear flies in “direct support of unified and theater special operations commands and USSOCOM contingencies,” according to the Armed Forces Special Operations Web site. The aircraft participates in “infiltration, exfiltration and resupply of U.S and allied special operations forces,” according the the AFSOC Web site. Flying primarily at night […]

Special Operations: CV-22 Osprey, MQ-1 Predator

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MQ-1 Predator In operation since 1995, the Predator has been used in Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Iraq and Yemen. While the Predator will remain in the desert, the unmanned aerial vehicle’s crew is expected to arrive at Cannon Air Force Base in June according to Col. J.D. Clem, director of plans and programs for the 3rd […]

Floyd girls fifth at state

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Sophomore Kelsi Gray placed in two individual events and the Floyd girls scored in three relays on Saturday as the Lady Broncos scored 26 points and tied Cliff for fifth place in the Class 1A state track meet at the University of New Mexico. Gray was third in long jump (15-9 […]

May 1, 1982

• Bar G Western Wear was advertising Permanent Press Wranglers for the price of $10 a pair. • KC Richards completed 10,000 meters in a time of 38:26 during the second annual Portales Rotary Run. One hundred twenty-seven runners participated in the race.

Lady Rams race to win at Eunice meet

PNT Staff Report With help from all parts of the team, the Portales Lady Ram track team came away with a first-place finish Tuesday at the Goodman Relays in Eunice. “We ran, jumped and threw well,” Lady Ram coach Ruth Chavez said. “A lot of our points came from field events for the first time.” […]

Ram baseball going to state

Freedom Newspapers BAYARD — Portales senior T.C. Nusser threw a two-hitter, pacing the Ram baseball team to an 11-2 win over Cobre in Saturday’s Class 3A regional game. With the win, the Rams (17-9) earned their first state tournament berth since 1997. They will play Thursday against the winner of Saturday’s contest between Bloomfield and […]