“Grouches’ sign will be replaced

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Alisa Boswell “Welcome to Portales. Home of 12,000 friendly people and three or four old grouches” is the slogan on a sign that greeted travelers entering the north end of Portales for more than 30 years. Toppled by a wayward truck almost three weeks ago, the signs’ founder and Portales resident and J.P. Stone Community […]

Portales Past: May 23, 1960

May 23, 1960: Floyd D. Golden, involved with Eastern New Mexico University from its inception in 1934 and its president for 19 years, announced his retirement. Speculation that Golden would be replaced had been reported weeks earlier. Golden said he planned to spend the next few years working on a book about the university’s history.

Logan bridge problem temporarily halts traffic

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A recreational vehicle struck a bridge expansion joint Thursday on U.S. 54 near Logan, creating a 2-foot by 6-foot gap in the westbound lane that forced the bridge to be shut down for four hours, state transportation officials said. Crews were able to reopen the eastbound lane to traffic […]