Portales receives beautification award

PNT Staff Report

Portales was recognized by the state Friday for its beautification efforts, according to a press release from the New Mexico Tourism Department.

Presented by New Mexico First Lady Barbara Richardson, the city of Portales received a silver award at the New Mexico Clean and Beautiful annual awards for its efforts during the Great American Clean Up held in April, the release said.

According to the release, the purpose of the awards is to recognize communities and organizations for their efforts to make their communities cleaner, more beautiful, and overall