My turn: Father known to embrace life

The last Father’s Day I visited my father was June 17, 1990. After a four-year battle with asbestosis — caused by being a steel-mill carpenter — he died 13 days later at 71. While healthy, Guy Sloan embraced life. For decades, he and buddies car-pooled 40 miles from Mt. Vernon to Lone Star Steel Company [...]

Portales past: Aug. 24, 1960

Aug. 24, 1960: Mr. and Mrs. E.S. Weber, who have their home in East Valley View community, have returned from Texhoma where they visited relatives.

Jan. 26, 1954

According to the Portales Tribune, Jack Carrasco, former Portales resident, visited Portales yesterday to announce his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor of New Mexico.

May 8, 1950

Beatlemania hits Tucumcari Thursday

Freedom New Mexico Paul McCartney visited an antique shop and restaurant on Thursday, according to customers and store owners. McCartney and a lady friend visited with Ruth Daniel at her shop, Things, on Route 66. Then he moved on to Del’s Restaurant for lunch, also on Route 66, where he ordered a take-out. According to [...]

History shouldn’t trump private property rights

By Tibor Machan Never have I resided in or visited a locale in America where there hasn’t been an active historical preservation society. These are organizations that impose all sorts of restrictions on property owners about what may or may not be built, renovated, restituted within the borders of what the activists consider to be [...]

Denish brings Roundhouse to Portales

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By Sharna Johnson and Karl Terry, Freedom New Mexico Lt. Gov. Diane Denish visited Portales and Clovis on Wednesday as part of her “Roundhouse on the Road” tour of New Mexico.Utilizing a tour bus that serves as mobile office, Denish met with residents in front of the Memorial Building. She was asked by Freedom Newspapers [...]

Board discusses corrective action

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales Municipal School officials say state-hired consultants recently visited two schools in the district that failed to make Adequate Yearly Progress and reported that, overall, they were both doing a good job. Prinicipals from two of the three schools in the district under corrective action after not making AYP [...]

Yoda impersonator

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Eli Washburn, 7 months, visited Eastern New Mexico University’s Curry Hall Wednesday night in a Yoda costume, accompanied by Lindsey Mansell. The hall was busy with costumed children trick-or-treating, enjoying face-painting and a variety of games and crafts.