Expo reminder of agriculture’s importance

Portales reached a wonderful milestone last week in hosting its 20th New Mexico Ag Expo. Officials estimated 3,000 people came through the gates of the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds to an event that celebrates the region’s agricultural industry and provides opportunity to enhance its growth. More than 100 vendors, most from out of town, were on [...]

Dairy regulation agreement reached

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Argen Duncan After six months of negotiations, the state Environment Department, dairy industry and environmental groups have reached an agreement on dairy environmental regulations. The state Water Quality Control Commission adopted environmental rules aimed at preventing groundwater contamination in December 2010, but the Dairy Industry Group for a Clean Environment appealed them. Now the amended [...]

Feels good to purge closet

It had to be done. Critical mass had been reached. Something had to go or my side of the closet would burst at the seams. I had long ago ruled out expanding into my wife’s side. When we moved in, she pointed out the three rods she would be taking and the one that was [...]

Portales past: Aug. 8, 1945

Aug. 8, 1945: E. Holt, representative of Social Security Board of Roswell, announced the board had reached 1 million claims since the program began 10 years earlier.

Hounds, Lobos set up exhibition game

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has reached an agreement for an exhibition game with the Lobos. The University of New Mexico will host the Greyhounds Nov. 3 at The Pit in Albuquerque, with tipoff time still to be determined. This is the second straight season the Hounds have landed a Division I opponent [...]

School helps classmate’s family recover from fire

Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer The teachers, staff and students of Lindsey Middle School reached out to help a fellow student after a fire destroyed his family’s home, according to the school’s principal. On May 5 the Portales Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at 1609 South Ave. I, the home of [...]

11-21 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary School news There will be no school today, Thursday or Friday due to Thanksgiving. School will resume on Monday. • The Floyd Broncos football team reached the state semifinals before losing to Animas. • First home basketball game will be Nov. 30 against Clovis Christian. Jennifer Essary can be reached at 478-2846 [...]

July 15, 1977

• Portales resident Larry Key showed off some of the sunflowers that he had planted at his home on South Avenue H. Some of the sunflowers had reached heights of 12 feet and were 12 inches in diameter. • Members of the Portales Altrusa Club were preparing to host a picnic for neighboring clubs from [...]

Clovis man sentenced to 14 1/2 years

By David Irvin: Freedom Newspapers A Clovis man was sentenced to 14 1/2 years in prison Friday for killing a pedestrian in what officials say was an alcohol-related accident. Joe Martinez Jr., 34, pleaded no contest to the charges against him in the fall and was adjudged guilty of homicide by vehicle, leaving the scene [...]

July 14 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Mike Lee. Upcoming Events • The Back Porch Pickers will meet Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Community Building. • 4-H will meet Monday at 7pm in the Community Building. Commodities Commodities will be given out Friday at the Bethel Baptist Church from 5-7 p.m. For more information, contact Audrilla [...]