Our people: Former farmer stays busy

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Clovis resident Don Reid is a self-declared house husband. In his retirement, he spends his time working around the house, visiting hospitals and retirement homes, spending time with his grandchildren, teaching a men’s non-denominational Bible class and going to school to receive his minister’s license. “I’m busier now than before I retired,” the 60-year-old said. […]

Nomads continue to grow in third rugby season

Kevin Wilson Saturday is game time for the Clovis Nomads, with the rugby squad well into its third season. The Nomads (2-2) have been in operation for four seasons, and first started league play in the 2008-09 season. Players on the team run from 18 to 40 years old, and interest has run high enough […]

Airport scanners digital Peeping Toms

Freedom New Mexico This is creepy. When the government started using full-body scanners over the past few years to screen passengers at airports and people visiting federal buildings, it promised the electronic images would not be stored. That’s because the scanners basically see through clothing, revealing a nude image. (Magnetic scanners, in use for decades, […]

Portales Past: July 12, 1955

July 12, 1955: A California woman visiting relatives near Arch was killed when she lost control of her vehicle 12 miles southwest of Portales. The Portales Valley News reported the traffic death was the sixth in Roosevelt County this year — “more than any recent year, and probably an all-time tragic record.”

State Rep. Roch visiting area

Freedom New Mexico District 67 State Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Tucumcari, plans a visit to eastern New Mexico this week. His itinerary Thursday includes: • a 10 a.m. stop at Portales High School to visit students in the “Prep Me” program; • a noon speaking engagement at the High Plains Patriots’ Tea Party event in front […]

Lujan visiting Portales, Clovis through Tuesday

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Santa Fe Opera visiting Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico The Santa Fe Opera is stopping in Clovis during its tour through New Mexico and Texas — part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. The opera will offer free public concerts as well as daytime performances for students. The performances for students will be an adaptation of Donizetti’s comedy “The Elixir […]

Jan. 26, 1958

The Portales News-Tribune reported that Dr. Milton Van Dyke, a former Portales High School student who attended Harvard University and was now an aeronautical research scientist, was visiting the area for the weekend. Van Dyke also attended Cambridge University and California Institute of Technology. Although he only spent three years previously

Dec. 21, 1960

Visiting teacher Floy Wood announced that

Local Briefs Oct. 29

PNT Staff Reports Obama representative to visit Clovis, Portales U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, is visiting eastern New Mexico today on behalf of the presidential campaign of Barack Obama.He will be at the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce from 12:15-1:30 p.m., visit Cannon Air Force Base from 2-3 p.m., and meet with community leaders from […]

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 […]

October 25, 1970

• St. Helens Church hosted their annual Spanish Dinner. The dinner featured Spanish style food, home cooked by members of the church. Prices were $1.50 for adults and $1.00 for children. • Tom Bolack, former governor of New Mexico, was in Roosevelt County visiting towns and party stalwarts, in support of the state GOP slate. • A […]

May 12 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Sunday was a beautiful day for everyone celebrating Mother’s Day — even those spending the day inside. There were some mothers visiting families in Dora and Dora Mothers traveling around visiting their “younguns” and families. Ivy Allison was out from Portales visiting with her daughter, Laqueda Chavez and family, and came with […]