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.

Feb. 4, 1973

In the Portales News-Tribune, Ozzie’s Drive-In at 800 West Second advertised a Thursday-Sunday special on hamburgers and a shake for 59 cents plus tax.

Feb. 3, 1972

According to the Portales News-Tribune, 29 persons, both Eastern New Mexico University students and townspeople conducted a candle-light memorial march in sub-freezing weather here last night for one of the two men shot by Albuquerque police Saturday near a dynamite storage shed.

Jan. 30, 1964

According to the Portales News-Tribune, Portales High School will be performing the drama “Noah” by Andre Obey which will open tonight in the old high school auditorium for a two-night run. Don Lacey, director of the production, says the play is one of the most challenging a high school cast has attempted in recent years.

Jan. 28, 1962

According to the Portales News-Tribune, the Tower Theater will be showing “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Sunday thru Wednesday.

Jan. 24, 1956

According to the Portales Daily Tribune, Deputy Sheriff O. E. “Cotton” Marquis said this morning that he had made other plans since race for sheriff of Roosevelt County in the coming Democratic primary.

Jan. 23, 1955

According to the Portales Tribune, after dropping a hard fought game to the Clovis Wildcats the Portales Rams came back to outclass the Dexter Demons 58-51.

Jan. 22, 1959

According to the Portales News-Tribune, the Portales Municipal airport could be one of the city’s major assets, instead of a white elephant that is a continual drain on the taxpayers, according to Tex Marshall, veteran pilot and aviation enthusiast.

Jan. 20, 1953

According to the Portales Tribune, three pieces of property were sold by County Treasurer Laura Denton Monday for non- payment of taxes. The total of three sales was $1212 and former owners have two years in which to redeem the property.

Jan. 17, 1968

According to the Portales News-Tribune, a sandy hill three miles east of Portales will soon be the center of a 60-mile circle for relayed television transmission from an Amarillo station. Steel work was completed Sunday on a 724-foot high antenna which will replace KFDW’s installation in Clovis.

Jan. 15, 1967

According to the Portales News-Tribune, a dust explosion cracked through the basement and tunnels beneath the Worley Elevator grain bins Saturday, wrecking grain handling machinery in 120-foot high concrete structure.

Jan. 14, 1968

According to the Portales News-Tribune, the first of three wells that will supply Portales with water for domestic use went on the pump at 10 a.m. Saturday. The well field is on state land in the Bivins Cattle Company ranch.

Jan. 12, 1964

According to the Portales News-Tribune, Kings’ Restaurant at 224 West Second Street invites the residence of Portales to their grand opening where there will be free coffee and donuts served on Monday.

Jan. 10, 1963

According to the Portales News-Tribune, J-Lee department store advertised genuine wrangler jeans for boy’s at $2.49 a pair.

Jan. 9, 1962

According to the Portales News-Tribune, a vicious storm slammed New Mexico’s east side today, reaching near-blizzard proportions on the eastern plains near the Texas state line. Temperatures plummeted to near-zero readings at mid-morning today, snow of four to six inches piled up in drifts and slicked highways, and icy winds of 30 miles per hour […]

Jan. 8, 1961

According to the Portales News-Tribune, records show that drivers who have had a course in drivers’ training have fewer accidents than those who have not had such a course-that’s one good reason for teaching the course in Portales public schools.

Jan. 7, 1954

According to the Portales Tribune, Sam Sanders has agreed to repave Commercial street with work to start “weather permitting within a week or ten days.” In a conference with Mayor Pat Patterson. Sanders said that his equipment had been tied up in Carlsbad for several months and that job is now completed and he could […]

Jan. 5, 1956

According to the Portales Daily Tribune, Portales business and home owners are reminded that tomorrow, Friday, is New Mexico Statehood Day and all are urged to fly flags in the commemoration of New Mexico’s joining the union as a state.

Jan. 2, 1955

According to the Portales Tribune, four teachers in Portales city school system spent their Christmas vacation on a motor trip in Mexico. The group included Mrs. Jane Lee, Miss Jewel Price, Margie Trammell and Nelda Richards.

Jan. 1, 1953

According to the Portales Tribune, a local contracting firm has been awarded $25,000 in contracts for construction work at the Clovis Air Base with work scheduled to start in the near future. The contracts were awarded to Ison and McCrary of Portales for work in remodeling buildings in the hospital area of the Clovis base.