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Portales past: June 11, 1910

June 11, 1910: A woman accused of kidnapping a child in Dallas was arrested when she got off the train in Portales. The Roosevelt County Herald identified her as a “Mrs. Anderson,” but reported she had multiple aliases....

 

Portales past: June 10, 1945

June 10, 1945: Portales’ American Legion dance, held in the Safeway parking lot, raised $451.03. “There was about as many people on the lot as could dance and the sidelines were crowded with onlookers,” The Portales Daily News reported....

 

Portales past: June 9, 1910

June 9, 1910: The news from Causey, as reported in the Roosevelt County Herald: “Everything is calm and serene at Causey; some grumbling but that don’t cut any ice....

 

Portales past: June 8, 1910

June 8, 1910: The Roosevelt County Herald encouraged area residents to clean up their properties. “The streets of a town can be made scrupulously clean in a very short time,” the paper reported, “and it is a condition to be desired now at this...

 

Ready to rodeo

The Little Wranglers Rodeo kicks off its 44th season Saturday at the Roosevelt County Mounted Patrol Arena near Portales. Jessie Evans, 16, of Portales, is in her fifth year competing with the Little Wranglers. She is looking forward to getting back...

 

My turn: Color makes the cowboy

I learned a lot about natty attire by watching my cousin, Wendel “The Anglo Mariachi Cowboy,” model at a recent Hispanic fashion show in Portales. He wore green half-boots from Payless and bargain-bin, bright-purple JC Penney jeans from Clovis...

 

Left big fan of public funding

It looks like the way the Right despises ACORN, the Left does the Tea Party. It may not even be so much about their political stances, although that is part of it for sure. It is sad, though, that supporters of Obama had no problem with —...

 

Codes make country preferable

Three or four years ago a couple I know purchased a home in a nice subdivision in town. The guy has a special talent regarding plants, and their back yard definitely shows it. He planted a young weeping willow in the back corner of their yard, and...

 
 By CNJ staff    publish/News    June 3, 2010

Pioneer Day parade deadline Friday

The dealine to enter the annual Pioneer Days Parade is 5 p.m. Friday. The parade is 10 a.m. Saturday on Main Street. This year’s theme is The Clovis Sounds. The parade will start at Hilltop Plaza at Main and 21st streets and finish at Grand...

 

Friday morning briefing: Jokes, cold beer and a cowboy

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Video of the day Did you here the one about...hey, we’re just “Joking Around.” Question of the day The obvious one for a hot day — who has the coldest beer in your town?...

 

Friday morning briefing: Jokes, cold beer and a cowboy

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Video of the day Did you here the one about...hey, we’re just “Joking Around.” Question of the day The obvious one for a hot day — who has the coldest beer in your town?...

 

Press release: Racetrack officials appeal license revocation

ALBUQUERQUE – The La Mesa Racetrack and Casino announced today it has appealed last month’s decision of the Gaming Control Board (GCB) to revoke its gaming license, fighting back by saying that it had complied with all the issues raised by...

 
 By PNT Staff    publish/News    June 3, 2010

Area could see record highs

PNT Staff Writer Forecasters say predictions of record-breaking heat across eastern New Mexico today is just the beginning of a scorcher that could last for days. Today’s forecast calls for temperatures to climb to a high of 98 degrees in Clovis...

 

Program targets safe summer driving

The New Mexico State Police department is undertaking its annual 100 Days and Nights of Summer, but local officers would like to be able to reduce more than just alcohol-related incidents. “It’s not just about drunk driving,” said Lt. Eric...

 
 By CNJ Staff    publish/News    June 3, 2010

Extended heat wave on way

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Carmen Hollis and her son Carter Hollis, 4, both of Clovis, enjoy the sun and try to beat the heat Thursday at the Potter Park pool. This was Hollis first time at Potter Pool and she said, “I really like...

 

Let's stop criticizing farmers

Back before the collapse of the United Soviet Socialist Republic we had visitors from Romania tour our feedlot. We explained the program including cost of cattle, feed, maintenance, and cost of grain. “How much will they pay you for your...

 

State police in midst of summer enforcement program

The New Mexico State Police department is undertaking its annual 100 Days and Nights of Summer, but local officers would like to be able to reduce more than just alcohol-related incidents. “It’s not just about drunk driving,” said Lt. Eric...

 

Seven-foot bull snake found on Seventh Street

CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Watched by fellow officer Dennis Weist, Animal Control Officer Robin Wiggins, at 5-feet-two-inches tall, has difficulty fully stretching a Bull snake that was killed...

 

Supreme Court decision deals blow to NFL

Should the National Football League be able to act as one entity and contract with only one company for all sports logowear for all 32 NFL teams? Does acting as one entity unfairly constrain competition in the logowear business? Last month, a unanimo...

 

Real heroes encountered every day

Are there any real heroes today? Yes and yes. I submit there are many Americans who are God-fearing people who strive to do right and live by The Golden Rule. I am prejudiced because I know more than I can count in Portales. These people are the ones...

 

Their view: Candidate says he understands importance of state’s lands

Roosevelt County farmer and rancher Matt Rush is the Republican nominee for state land commissioner. What does the land commissioner do? Rush answers the question on his website (http://mattrushlandcommissioner.com/): “The simple answer is, the...

 

Left supports public funding

It looks like the way the Right despises ACORN, the Left does the Tea Party. It may not even be so much about their political stances, although that is part of it for sure. It is sad, though, that supporters of Obama had no problem with —...

 

Supreme Court decision deals blow to NFL

Freedom New Mexico Should the National Football League be able to act as one entity and contract with only one company for all sports logowear for all 32 NFL teams? Does acting as one entity unfairly constrain competition in the logowear business? La...

 

A view from under the pew: the great bugtussle rodeo

boss whoever first spoke or sang - i love a parade - must have been misquoted i m almost sure they said - i love a rodeo -...

 

Even shoes can be sign of God’s handiwork

We see God’s handiwork in nature but sometimes we don’t think about the affairs of men, women and children being God’s handiwork. This true story all began with Audrey, a mother of four, who...

 

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