Yesterday’s hippies: Today’s occupiers

If you’ve got to have people taking you to the woodshed, it’s a comfort when they are stellar personalities such as former Lt. Gov. Diane Denish and one of New Mexico’s better journalists, Walt Rubel, managing editor of the Las Cruces Sun-News. Both raised eyebrows over a column here poking innocent fun at the Occupy […]

In search of ponies: A lot to chirp about

Sharna Johnson While I was waiting for my turn at the feed store counter, I couldn’t help but notice three large bins with heat lamps over top and the rabble of dozens of tweeting babies. Of course (as if there were any doubt) I stooped down to check the little fellows out and was amused […]

Portales past: Feb. 25, 1941

Feb. 25, 1941: Portales Daily News: Tiny twin boys who were born early yesterday to Mr. and Mrs. Jack L . Smith of Portales are reported as doing nicely. The babies were fed with a medicine dropper by the attending nurse.

Portales past: Jan. 20, 1959

Jan. 20, 1959: Portales News-Tribune: A postman on his route was bitten by a dog yesterday, and the incident, which occurs on the average of five or six times a year, has prompted Bill Foster, postmaster, to appeal for dog owners’ cooperation.

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.

Nov. 3, 1959

A 1963-model car was demolished yesterday afternoon in a collision at the intersection of South Avenue G and 16th Street, but the occupants escaped without serious injury.

Beatles tribute band performing in Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico Hailed as the No. 1 Beatles tribute act in the world, Yesterday brings its Beatle boots, velvet suits and on-spot vocals to Clovis for a special performance, which kicks off the 2009-2010 Cultural Arts Series presented by Clovis Community College. Yesterday will take the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday at Marshall Auditorium. […]

Market more powerful than big oil

It seems like yesterday mobs clamored for government to spank Big Oil for gouging. “Windfall profit taxes!” they demanded as gasoline prices in June rose to $4.33 nationally. What a difference a season makes. Gasoline prices now are around a buck and half in some parts of the nation and $2.40 on average for New […]

Yesterday’s children’s shows taught moral lessons

By Judy Brandon As I sat the other night and watched the lineup of shows on television, my mind went back to “The Howdy Doody Show.” As a kid, I was a big Howdy Doody fan. Buffalo Bob began every show with a question: “Kids, what time is it?” And the children would eagerly respond: […]