Portales windmills to be moved throughout year

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File photo Bill and Alta Dalley said they are excited about their windmill collection being moved to the Portales fairgrounds, but they will miss people stopping by for pictures of the collection. Moving the windmills is going to surpass the originally quoted $10,000, but the project was budgeted for $25,000, according to County Manager Charlene […]

Our people: Windmill man

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Courtesy photo Portales resident Bill Dalley enjoyed his near 25 years as a school counselor. Portales resident Bill Dalley has delved into his retirement hobby of restoring antique windmills. He has restored 80 for himself and 25 for others. Sometimes, moving or repairing a windmill became a family project, needing multiple trucks and trailers to […]

Day trip: Windmill collection on display

Cannon Connections Photo: Carrie Pendleton The Dalley Windmill Collection in Portales is home to more than 80 windmills. Visitors can check out the collection during daylight hours at no charge. Place: Dalley Windmill Collection Location: The collection is located on the personal property of owner Bill Dalley. The address is 1506 S. Kilgore Ave. in […]

Committee eyes Portales windmill collection

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Bill Dalley owns more than 80 windmills and enjoys collecting them. A committee of people from the community is interested in puchasing the windmills to be placed around Portales or grouping them all together for the community to enjoy. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico A committee representing several community […]

Kelly, John

John Kelly Services: Have been held. Mr. John Edward Kelly, 55, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born on July 29, 1949, in Clovis, to Charles and Luella Hamilton Kelly. He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his mother; a brother, David Kelly (and […]

Restoration of old windmill gives a glimpse of history

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Bill Dalley stands next to his latest windmill, a 14-foot Eclipse, at his outdoor museum in Portales. Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson. Michelle Seeber: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — With all the wind that blows in eastern New Mexico, it is no wonder that windmills were a factor in the settling of Roosevelt County. Before the invention […]