New manager for Wester Dairy Transport

Marty Lewis is the new operations manager in New Mexico for Western Dairy Transport LLC, according to a news release from WDT. Lewis, who has worked for the company for 17 years, came from the position of assistant terminal manager after holding several other supervisory roles with WDT. Lewis replaces Kelly Sanders, who left to [...]

Portales past: Oct. 27, 1947

Oct. 27, 1947: The Portales Daily News: Four Roosevelt County soldiers were among the first of the nation’s World War II dead to be returned from Europe, aboard the transport Joseph V. Connally, which docked at New York’s flower-strewn harbor Sunday.

It’s their job: Tish Gossett

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Tish Gossett, 19, of Portales works as an administrative assistant at Western Dairy Transport LLC. She said what she likes best about the job is that WDT works around her school hours. Gossett is studying graphic design at Eastern New Mexico University.

Feb. 5, 1975

Two men from Portales were painfully injured in Santa Rosa Friday at noon when they were pinned between their car and a building after a gasoline transport truck rolled into their vehicle, according to the Portales News-Tribune.

Western Dairy Transport lays off about 75 workers

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Western Dairy Transport in Portales laid off about 75 employees Wednesday because a large contract expired. Company President David Shelton, who works in the Stephenville, Texas, office, said WDT’s multi-year local-hauling contract with Dairy Farmers of America expired. The new contract was awarded to Greatwide Logistics Service, based in [...]

April 2, 1978

Eastern New Mexico University was awarded a $8,920 interest-free loan for the purchase of a van to transport students having trouble with rising fuel prices

Dairy Farmers of America proposes massive milk haulers merger

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers More business will soon be hauled into eastern New Mexico — by the milk trucking industry. And Dairy Farmers of America representative Walter Bradley said last week the national dairyman’s organization is working on a plan that would increase its trucking fleet by at least eight fold. Bradley said DFA, [...]

City council could modify transit service

Mike Linn The Portales City Council is thinking about modifying the Portales Area Transit program, which may include a $20,000 budget cut toward funding for the 2004/2005 fiscal year. City Council members say the bus service is necessary for the community but other entities like La Casa Health Services and the Portales Senior Citizens also [...]