Portales past: Feb. 19, 1952

Feb. 19, 1952: The Portales Daily News: The spacious country home of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Evans, who lived 6 miles west and 1 mile north of Dora, was the setting for a dinner party honoring the Dora Junior High basketball team and Coach Milton Townsend.

Record-setting cold

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Temperatures fell below 10 degrees and schools were delayed Wednesday, but law enforcement officials reported few traffic problems. National Weather Service meteorologist Annette Mokry said the high in the Portales area Wednesday was 8 degrees, breaking the record for Feb. 2 lowest maximum temperature, 21 degrees, set in 1996. Mokry said Wednesday night was expected […]

Their view: Coyote hunt setting bad example

Coyote hunt setting bad example The Curry County community of Grady was scheduled to host a coyote hunt this weekend with two purposes — thin the coyote population that threatens cattle ranchers and raise money for school athletics teams. A Grady resident complained about the event, saying coyote killing should not be sport. Anonymous reader […]

New activities scheduled for homecoming week

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Argen Duncan For homecoming this year, Portales High School students are smashing cars, setting the biggest bonfire they’ve had and hosting a new alumni reception. The PHS Student Council has activities planned most evenings this week, and each day has a theme for students to follow in how they dress, such as Zombie Day, Ram […]

High heat setting records

A few degrees, and a little bit of humidity, makes a big difference. It’s not a surprise that it’s hot. In August. In New Mexico. However, Clovis and Portales are experiencing a heat wave in which the average high for the first 15 day so August has been more than 3 degrees warmer than normal. […]

Setting it straight: No new cell phone laws

A story in Wednesday’s paper reported incorrect information regarding new laws. There are no new laws related to cell phone use while driving in New Mexico. Lawmakers proposed a law but it was not approved.

Goal setting featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making fabric gifts, goal setting and visualization techniques will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Vivian Lavinskas will show how to use leftover cotton and cotton blend remnants to make a bread basket that is simple enough for even beginning […]

Congress setting debt limit pointless

Freedom New Mexico It’s almost enough to make you wonder why Congress, in a show of ersatz fiscal responsibility, bothers to set a limit to the national debt at all. But back in more innocent days — 1917, with the passage of a second war bonds act — Congress had the na

Record-setting QB, three other Greyhounds suspended

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Sophomore quarterback J.J. Harp’s assault on Eastern New Mexico University school passing records will have to be put on hold for at least a week. Harp and three other Greyhounds have been suspended for what ENMU head coach Mark Ribaudo calls a “violation of team rules.” Harp is a […]

Thanks for setting the bar, Dad

Karl Terry: PNT columnist With Father’s Day today, I was reflecting last week on the things

Potato varieties featured on shows

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on cooking with different potato varieties, setting up a five-star treatment for houseguests and free-form thread painting will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Frank Muir of the Idaho Potato Commission in Eagle, Idaho, will explain the different varieties of […]

War should be ended with as little harm to Iraq as possible

Editorial As expected, President Bush vetoed a $124 billion supplemental spending bill for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars that included a timetable that could have required the U.S. to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq no later than October. “Setting a deadline for withdrawal is setting a date for failure,” the president said. Whether Congress can […]

Setting it straight

The PNT’s Wednesday edition listed the wrong phone number people should contact to make donations to the Portales Skate Park Organization. People interested in making donations can call 769-3237.