Dad provides the legwork, and son is his partner in fun

Don Dustin Webb

Blair Anthony Robertson There’s nothing to it, really. They get on their specially made bike, with their helmets, sunglasses and matching jerseys, and then they go, riding together mile after mile, the faster and farther the better. Dad, who is 59, pedals smoothly and efficiently while going 20 mph or more. His 30-year-old son sits […]

Fire near Milnesand contained

PNT staff report Fire burned an estimated 2,596 acres Sunday afternoon at Roosevelt Road 35 and Highway 206 near Milnesand, but was contained on Roosevelt Road 35 within half a mile of Roosevelt Road M. “Our main concern was keeping it from Road 33 because there were two structures over there,” said Milnesand Fire Chief […]

Portales Past: July 27, 1950

July 27, 1950: J.M. Armontrout, who lived a quarter mile south of Portales’ city limits on the Lovington highway, reported honeybees were invading his home. He said they were “coming in clouds” and going through a knot hole into a wall of his home. The Portales Daily News reported “it sounds like a million little […]

Portales Past: July 1, 1955

July 1, 1955: A plane crash one-half mile north of Portales’ municipal airport claimed the lives of two area men. The Portales Valley News reported the fatalities were the first at or near the airport since it was built in 1947.

Construction on four-mile stretch of N.M. 88 begins Thursday

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By Jared Tucker: PNT staff writer Beginning Thursday, crews from the New Mexico Department of Transportation will begin reconstruction on a four-mile stretch of N.M. 88 between Arch and Portales. Residents in Arch have been pushing for the total reconstruction of N.M. 88 for several years, calling the road’s current condition a safety hazard. Residents […]

Antique tractors to be auctioned

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico County efforts to clean up the entrances to the Clovis have compelled Curry County farmer Wayne Martin to part with his collection of tractors. Martin, 64, has displayed his collection of antique tractors on his property about a mile from city limits on U.S. 70 for nearly 40 years. […]

Local Briefs Sept. 19

PNT Staff Reports Four-way stop planned The city of Portales will place a four-way stop at the intersection of 17th Street and Avenue D on Monday. The four-way stop is needed because this intersection is a detour because of construction at the intersection of 18th Street and Avenue D, according to city officials. Information: 356-6662 […]

Road project ongoing

PNT Staff Report The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) continues the reconstruction of N.M. 206 south of Portales. Only one lane will be open to traffic while work is taking place, and motorists are advised to take extra time when planning. The project is between mile marker 67 near Dora and mile marker 82.49 […]

Reconstruction of Dora Highway begins

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PNT Staff Report Reconstruction of N.M. 206 south of Portales Monday, according to a press release from the New Mexico Department of Transportation. The project will start at mile marker 67 near Dora and work north to mile marker 82.49 near Portales, according to the release. The project, which will rehabilitate a 15.49 mile long […]

Religion Calendar May 30, 2008

Today20-mile Walk to Fight Hunger — 7 a.m. Clovis Wal-Mart to Portales Wal-Mart along U.S. Highway 70. Walk to raise awareness of New Mexico’s hunger problem and collect food and donations for Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico and Portales Dream Center. Information: Roberto Mancusi, organizer, at 356-3106, and Rev. Jeff Symonds at First United […]

Mancusi leads 20-mile walk to fight hunger

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By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico Roberto Mancusi does more than just talk the talk about the problem of hunger in New Mexico.He walks the walk. Mancusi, a member of First United Methodist Church of Portales, plans to lead a 20-mile Walk to Fight Hunger on May 30 from Clovis to Portales. Between now and […]

Grass fire near St. Vrain doused

Freedom New Mexico A fire started by a resident burning trash torched more than 1,000 acres of grassland between Clovis and Melrose on Wednesday before firefighters from four departments were able to extinguish it, fire officials said. Lt. Jim Hogg of the Clovis Fire Department said the fire began around 11 a.m. and lasted about […]

November 30, 1989

• Permission was granted to U.S. West contractor Mike Hawkins during a Roosevelt County Commission meeting to lay fiber optic cable along a three-quarter mile stretch of a county road southeast of US 70 and Tinsley Crossing. The cable is part of a 124-mile project to provide fiber optic service between Clovis and Roswell. • Poyners […]

Nov. 1, 1996

• Rosalie A Richards was appointed by Gov. Gary Johnson to sit on the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council. • Loren Wilson retired after 40 years of civil service with the United States Postal Service. He ran a 125 mile route in the Portales area. Wilson began his postal career on Feb. 27, 1956 as a temporary […]

Roosevelt County drops state tourney opener

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer TAOS — Head coach Sammy Villanueva was worried about his kids freezing up at the plate at the 10-and-11 year-old Little League state tournament in Taos. As it turned out — his kids hit the ball just fine, but came up a little short. Tied after four innings, Albuquerque […]

Bicycling for Buzard

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer When Andy Mason heard that former Eastern New Mexico University Zia head coach Dan Buzard required additional surgery to combat a brain tumor, he felt compelled to do something. So Mason solicited the help of ENMU senior Whitney Hobson and together, they hatched a plan. “I got an e-mail […]

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 22, 2006

Resident begs to differ on road I read with some interest Tony Parra’ s article about paving State Highway 206 (Jan. 13 PNT). I drive a 13-mile stretch of that road twice daily. My windshield has at least four new cracks to show for it. I am puzzled by a couple of things: First, it […]

Construction company discusses N.M. 206 paving

By Tony Parra Brazier Construction officials are hopeful to start repaving of New Mexico Highway 206 by mid-March. A three-mile portion of loose gravel leading into the town of Dora has left area residents and travelers to deal with poor road conditions throughout the winter. Anthony Pacheco, a Brazier Construction paving supervisor for the project, […]

Bitter Lakes Refuge offers variety of diversions

The Bitter Lakes National Wildlife refuge near Roswell is a great place to hike, hunt, and enjoy birdwatching; thousands of migratory birds make the area their winter home. The wetlands provide a wintering habitat for lesser sandhill cranes, Ross and snow geese, and about 20 species of ducks. Where it is: The Bitterlakes National Wildlife […]

Buffalo soldiers honored at historic hill

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By Kevin Wilson LINGO — It took Oscar Robinson 14 years to get to mile marker 46 on Texas Highway 114. It took him just a few seconds to realize he’d come to the right place. The mile marker is in southern Roosevelt County, about 18 miles west of Morton, Texas, and parallel to a […]