Large water leak fixed in Portales system

Argen Duncan Water storage levels in Portales have risen 4 feet since a large leak was discovered and stopped, and three more city wells are expected to go online within the next two weeks, the city manager has said. Portales City Manager Tom Howell made the remarks during an emergency city council meeting Friday morning […]

Fires gut police cars in storage

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Freedom New Mexico Fire of unknown origin gutted three police cruisers Friday at the Portales city storage yard, where the cars were being stripped and used for parts. The Portales Fire Department was dispatched around 3:15 p.m. when a passing motorist saw black smoke and called 911, according to Lt. Floyd Hancock. Hancock said mechanics […]

Seed cooking, beaded jewelry featured

Information on speed cooking, finishing a storage chest and making decoupage art will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Laura Dellutri will share two five-minute recipes in a segment she calls “Speed Cooking.” Her company is The Healthy Housekeeper Inc. in Overland Park, Kan. Bruce Johnson is […]

Portales Past: May 18, 1955

May 18, 1955: A tornado struck Melrose about noon, scattering debris from a broomcorn storage warehouse over two miles. Witnesses in Growdon’s Cafe, about 50 yards away, reported seeing the tornado lift the warehouse about 20 feet off the ground before tearing it to splinters.

Musical chairs solved with duct tape

By Kevin Wilson: PNT columnist One of my favorite places to shop during the holiday season are office-supply stores. There are pens on sale, Post-It notes on sale, media storage devices on sale — and half-price chairs to sit in while you’re waiting in line. About two years ago, I purchased one of these half-price […]

Emergency Preparedness Expo set

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer From emergency food storage to ham radio operation, Roosevelt and Curry County residents have a chance to learn how to be ready in case of disasters. “Be Prepared, Not Scared” Emergency Preparedness Expo is set for 8 a.m. to noon June 27 at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds Jake Lopez […]

It’s Their Job: Jackie Tomlinson

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Name: Jackie Tomlinson Job: Site manager at Southside Storage Background: Tomlinson has lived in the Portales area since 1995 and graduated from Portales High School. Time on Job: Two years What does your job entail? We help people store away their items and answer questions. We are one of the only gated storage areas in […]

Cannon construction contract approved

Freedom New Mexico WASHINGTON — A $12.1 million contract to renovate a fuel storage and loading facility at Cannon Air Force Base has been approved, according to a press release issued Friday by Sen. Pete Domenici’s office. First funded before the base was targeted by the 2005 base closure process, the project involves the renovation […]

Technology finds place in schools

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Students with a laptop computer may find it easier nowadays to order electronic versions of textbooks, and make their college work lighter — literally. Electronic books, available for purchase online, come without the weight and wear of used textbooks, and one online site now offers a scratch-n-sniff sticker so the […]

Marijuana stolen from Fort Sumner police

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers The Fort Sumner police chief said he discovered a break-in of his department’s evidence storage area two weeks ago when he spotted a trail of dried marijuana leaves. Wayne Atchley said dried marijuana plants were stolen May 10 from a batch of about 2,500 plants in the village’s evidence storage […]

Peanut funding bill thrown out

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The future of peanut storage funding is still up in the air after it was thrown out of an emergency supplemental bill attached to the Iraq funding measure being considered on Capitol Hill. New Mexico Peanut Growers representatives were in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to meet with congressional members […]

April 22,1974

• A new two-compartment grain storage bin was erected at Worley Mills. The bin is capable of handling up to 50 tons of rolled grain. • The Portales Ramettes were the winners of the Tatum track meet, earning the team their fourth straight victory. • Floral bouquets ranged in price from $1.29 to $9.97 at Thriftway.

Senate approves bill for Cannon project

Freedom Newspapers WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate today approved Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill that contains $13.2 million for a project at Cannon Air Force Base, according to press release from Sen. Pete Domenici’s office. Domenici, R-NM, urged the committee to keep construction funds in the bill for Cannon Air Force Base, despite […]