ENMU typography students reimagine newspaper for class

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Alisa Boswell Is it time to redesign the Portales News-Tribune? It was for Eastern New Mexico University students in Brad Hamann’s Typography class. Hamann, an ENMU graphic design instructor, decided to give the 16 students in his fall design class a new challenge by having them critique and redesign the local Portales newspaper. “I wanted […]

Former newspaper carriers share recollections

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Freedom New Mexico Developer Charles Wade, 77, bills himself the oldest paperboy in Clovis, but that honor may go to Robert Johnson, 80, who has him by a couple of years. The two are among the many former newspaper carriers responding to our call to recount their stories from the bygone days when kids slinging […]

My turn: Reporters have sick senses of humor

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist The best Halloween costume party I went to was in 1998, hosted by a fellow newspaper reporter in Hobbs, who instructed us to come as a “news story.” After I describe the news stories we were, you may think we were sick-minded, overworked, underpaid, cynical journalists. You’re right. In our […]

Press problems will delay Thursday newspaper delivery

PNT staff Electrical problems on our press in Clovis will delay delivery of the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune on Thursday morning. Newspaper Publisher Ray Sullivan said the papers will be printed off site early Thursday morning. They should be delivered to customers by mid-morning on Thursday. The press problems will also mean early […]

Portales Past: July 30, 1950

July 30, 1950: Newspaper color comics included “Joe Palooka,” “Boots,” “Red Ryder” and “Alley Oop.”

Their view: Candidates anything but gracious

Retired newspaper editor and sometimes columnist Ned Cantwell is annoyed with the antics of both candidates in New Mexico’s governor’s race. Excerpts from a recent opinion piece:

Buzzwords cloud accountability

Clyde Davis So there it was, in a story in a local newspaper, coincidentally on the same day that we had mentioned it, or discussed it, or related it back to real life. The catchphrase — like any catchphrase — that makes one stop and ask how authentic it really is In this case, it […]

Portales Past: May 25, 1950

May 25, 1950: A bolt of lightning knocked down a pair of Southwestern Public Service Co. employees, and Mrs. E.R. Harris of Hillcrest Courts earned $3 for reporting the incident to The Portales Daily News. The newspaper offered the prize for the best news tip each week.

Dynasty to bankruptcy

By Mary Ann Milbourne: Freedom News Service Editor’s note: Freedom Communications announced Friday it has emerged from bankruptcy. Freedom is the owner of Freedom New Mexico, including the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun.

Portales Past: March 22, 1945

March 22, 1945: Popular newspaper comics included “Freckles and his Friends,” “Alley Oop,” “Li’l Abner” and “Red Ryder.” In today’s strip, bank robbers with “knockout pills” attempted to frame Ryder for their misdeeds.