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 […]

Nov. 19, 1953

Bill Foster of New Mexico Employment Service reported that plenty of cotton pickers available. Three or four crews of up to 20 workers who did not find work the night before.

Courts and blotter 11-16

The following is a sampling of calls placed to Portales police dispatchers over the past week: Nov. 10 • At 1:35 a.m., a caller advised of a suspicious male subject who came into his store on North Main Street asking suspicious questions. • At 4:30 p.m., a caller stated that she received a counterfeit $100 […]

Every vote an exercise in preserving liberty

By Joan Clayton Edmund Burke, a British statesman, has been reported as saying, “For evil to triumph, it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.” Your vote is important. It is a privilege and a way to express your rights. Many Americans have given their lives for this privilege. Because of these brave […]

Oct. 11, 1937

The Portales Daily News reported that a

Oct. 1, 1975

The Portales News-Tribune reported that an almost complete skeleton of a bison was found in a borrow ditch alongside Kakawate Road. Dr. George Agogino of the Paleo-Indian Institute at ENMU oversaw the full excavation during the next two days.

Sept 18, 1974

The Portales News Tribune reported that two men, one a student from ENMU, entered guilty pleas before District Judge James C. Compton on grand jury indictments for selling marijuana.

Sept. 10, 1933

Portales Valley News reported that the new pastor of the Methodist church, Rev. R. F. Davis, would be preaching the following Sunday, his sermon entitled “Forward March.”

Sept. 3, 1979

Portales News-Tribune reported that KENM-TV-FM went on air five years to the minute from the time its parent station began its operation.

Two vehicle accident slows traffic along West First Street

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Portales Police officer C. Morgan directs traffic following a two-vehicle accident at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of South Main Street and West First Street. There were no injuries reported at the scene.

Police investigating robbery incidents

Freedom New Mexico A motel was robbed and a home invaded early Friday morning in unrelated incidents, according to Clovis Police. Around 2 a.m. a clerk at a motel in the 1500 block of Mabry Drive reported a man came into the lobby and demanded money, threatening a clerk with a knife, according to a […]

Police investigate pedestrian accident

PNT Staff Report A pedestrian was transported to Roosevelt General Hospital after being struck by a vehicle Tuesday morning, said Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. The accident occurred at 7:16 a.m. at a parking lot in the 1700 block of Industrial Drive, Berry said. The victim reported having a leg injury and was transported to […]

Few salmonella cases reported locally

Staff and wire reports The number of Curry County salmonella cases climbed to five Wednesday, up one from previous reports, health officials said. According to Department of Health spokeswoman Deborah Busemeyer, there is a likelihood the patients were infected by tomatoes eaten at Curry County restaurants or purchased from area stores, though she said she […]

County hospital district reports profit

PNT Staff Report The Roosevelt County Special Hospital District reported a profit of $346,690

Clovis man found dead

Freedom New Mexico A body found in a Curry County field is that of a 20-year-old Clovis man reported missing since Thursday, according to the sheriff’s department.A utility employee located Isaac Zarate’s body around 3 p.m. Monday in the center of a remote section of land at Sugarbeet and Wilhite roads.Undersheriff Wesley Waller said the […]

Police Blotter, March 30, 2008

The following is a sampling of calls placed to Portales police dispatchers over the past two weeks. According to reports: March 15It was reported that four cows were running loose in the area of N.M. 2061, mile marker 81 at about 3:08 p.m. March 16A caller on North Houston Street stated a male was outside […]

Reported cases of sexual assault increase in 2007

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer The number of reported victims of sexual assault doubled in Curry and Roosevelt counties between 2006 and 2007 among females ages 11 months to 17 years old, according to the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Pattie Johnson, the Victim Impact Program Director for the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office […]

Beef tied to federal recall consumed in area schools

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico At least five cases of beef tied to a federal recall were already consumed in local schools before the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a warning, according to state officials. However, the USDA has said the meat poses little to no risk to student’s health. The USDA on Sunday […]

2-17-08 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls placed to Portales police dispatchers over the last week. According to the reports: Feb. 10 • At 10:54 a.m. a caller reported someone hit a traffic light on South Ave. D and it was facing the wrong direction. Officer filed hit-and-run report. • At 6:42 p.m. a caller […]

2-10-08 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls placed to Portales police dispatchers over the last week. According to the reports: Sunday • At 6:54 p.m. a caller reported three teenagers in her ally on Oakwood Circle and she didn’t know if they were supposed to be there. • At 8:03 p.m. a caller stated he […]