Friday morning briefing: School days, music in the streets and the big race

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. School days The fall semester at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales begins Wednesday. The semester ends on Dec. 16, and commencement is Dec. 17. Music in the streets The Clovis Wildcat Marching Band Marchathon starts 8 a.m. Saturday at Clovis High School. The […]

Firefighters hitting streets again for MDA fundraiser

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Alisa Boswell

Portales past: Dec. 26, 1956

Dec. 26, 1956: The Portales Daily News (By the Way column): People here seemed to stick pretty close to the dining table or the couch in the parlor (today). There were few to be seen on the streets, and the business district was vacant except for the bus depot as Wayne Orendorff stayed with his […]

Portales past: Dec. 16, 1942

Dec. 16, 1942: The Portales Daily News: A short pageant will be presented tonight at 7:45 in the club room of St. Helen Catholic Church, located at the corner of Iowa and Chestnut streets.

Two hospitalized after six-vehicle crash

CNJ staff report Traffic was snarled in south Clovis Friday afternoon for more than an hour after a pickup truck crashed into six other vehicles. Police said the truck initially hit a curb at Prince and McDonald streets south of the overpass, then crashed into a vehicle on the overpass, another in the intersection at […]

5K run could be near-death experience

Kevin Wilson

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Kevin Wilson, 31, of Clovis, N.M., died Saturday, April 10, 2010, on the streets of Portales. He was born May 15, 1978, in Townsend, Mont. He was a writer, photographer, columnist and expert in mediocrity. There … so in case my fears come true on Saturday, my coworkers at […]

Colors of Christmas point to Messiah

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Black was the night when Mary and Joseph arrived. Throngs of people lined the streets of Bethlehem. Who would have thought the darkness of the world would soon be penetrated with a light so bright? The “Light” would forever change the course of human events. (Luke 2:7) The Light still […]

Portales woman killed after being hit by pickup truck

Freedom New Mexico A 71-year-old Portales woman was killed Friday when struck by a pickup truck, according to police Capt. Lonnie Berry. Gloria Ann Inge was crossing the intersection at Second and Abilene Streets when the pickup hit her. Inge was taken to Roosevelt General Hospital. Berry said Saturday an investigation is ongoing and more […]

City streets can be confusing

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist I’ve heard it said a drunk using a plow pulled by a blind mule on a dark night laid out the streets of Portales. The real story is that after first laying out streets parallel to the railroad, someone decided things instead needed to be squared up according to the […]

Peanut Growers meeting set

The New Mexico Peanut Growers Association Annual Meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 25 at the Memorial Building, at the corner of Seventh and Abilene Streets. Growers and anyone interested in the latest Farm Bill may attend. Speakers are Maria Fenn of the National Peanut Board on promotion of the industry, […]

Work continues on square

PNT Staff Report Construction crews will soon begin narrowing streets in Portales around the Roosevelt County courthouse square, starting with South Main Street. City Manager Debi Lee said Tuesday that crews are doing this for their safety while they work on the perimeter of the square. South Main and Second Streets will have a stop […]

Jan 1, 1948

The new year entered in at 2.5 degrees below zero. A three-inch snowfall the day before caused slick streets and several accidents, one in which a man broke his hip.

Parade lights Portales streets

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By Mickey Winfield

Community prepares for Friday’s Christmas festivities

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Window displays are coming alive, Santa is stopping by, and streets are filling with lights. It’s not magic, but it is a little Christmas festivity whipped up by Portales MainStreet and the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. The chamber’s annual Christmas Lighted Parade and the crowning of Little Miss […]

Downtown crash

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A two-vehicle accident at the corner of Second and Main streets just before 8 p.m. Thursday resulted in one person being transported to the hospital. Details were unavailable at press times.

Religion Digest, April 11

Church hosts free health screeningsThe Church of Christ at 16th and Pile streets in Clovis will sponsor an afternoon of free health tests, blood donations and a clothes giveaway Saturday, according to associate minister Allen McKinney.Registered nurses and a local doctor will provide free testing for hearing, blood pressure, blood sugar levels and general health […]

Meager rainstorm welcome

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer It was the real thing this time! A 24-inch water main rupture flooded some downtown streets in Portales on Monday, making it look like it had rained. But when residents awoke on Wednesday morning to water-filled streets, it was the result of an unexpected downpour. And it was the […]

Few religions take more abuse than Christianity

Editorial If not for the teachings of tolerance, peace and love, a recent cartoon would have Christians rioting in the streets. They’d kill, threaten, and burn buildings to the ground. When Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published a cartoon in 2005 depicting the Prophet Muhammed with a bomb in his turban, parts of the Islamic world erupted. […]

City race plays out Tuesday

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Portales voters will have choices to make in two of the four open city council seats in Tuesday’s municipal election. Alfredo Bachicha Jr., incumbent in Ward A and Donald K. Shafer, incumbent in Ward C are both running unopposed. Incumbent Gary Watkins is facing challenger Michael Martinez in Ward […]

Street stories

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Streets are the veins of a city. They run throughout the city, dictating where and how the city’s traffic will flow. Though the names of Clovis and Portales’ streets are decided by the contractors who divide up a subdivision, the people who made these cities what they are have […]