Portales past: March 30, 1962

March 30, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: Newly elected officers of Bronson Cutting Post 3299 of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Portales, will be installed into office Sunday during the commanders conference being held here.

Ethanol subsidies test of Republicans’ resolve

Congressional Republicans face a test of their newly rediscovered principles. They can save taxpayers billions of dollars and spur the free market simply by allowing to expire at year’s end the subsidies for domestic ethanol production and tariffs on imported ethanol. We soon will know whether the GOP, re-energized by the Tea Party, lives up […]

ENMU professor identifies newly-discovered beetle species

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Argen Duncan An Eastern New Mexico University scientist has classified an amber-encased prehistoric French beetle that has modern-day relatives in Portales. A group of scientists in France recently asked Associate Professor of Biology Darren Pollock to look at pictures of a beetle they’d found encased in amber, which is fossilized tree sap. When he did, […]

Clovis school labor board makes nominations

Freedom New Mexico The newly created Clovis Municipal Schools’ Local Labor Management Board met Friday to focus on naming a third member to the board. The first meeting, May 25, served as an orientation for the board’s two members, G.C. Ross and Larry Cocker. Ross and Cocker each had two nominations for the third board […]

March 23, 1947

A series of lectures on Bible prophecy began at the newly erected Bible Auditorium, on the corner of Main and Fairley streets. The lectures would portray “present-day and future world-shaking events,” according to an ad for the event in the Portales Daily News.

Dec. 26, 1968

Newly elected GOP congressman Ed Forman of Las Cruces and his family stopped to visit his mother in Portales on their auto trip to Washington, D.C., where he would take his seat for the first time.

Dec. 8, 1941

The day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Portales Daily News reported that despite the recent news of attacks and the newly declared war, the Christmas season would still officially open in Portales with a gathering of residents at the courthouse to sing Christmas carols. “We will have a difficult time in recapturing the […]