City councilors cover carports

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A discussion about the proliferation of cheap carports found its way into city council discussion Tuesday as members approved a variance at one Portales residence. “They’re everywhere,” Councilor Dianne Parker bemoaned. “On Friday there’s none and by Monday there are three more.” B.J. and Annetta Byrd, who live on [...]

Two fires burn area homes

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PNT Staff The Portales Fire Department reports no injuries but extensive damage to two homes that burned over the weekend. A single home on Saturday afternoon at 1704 New Mexico 236 was engulfed in flames and is no longer livable, Battalion Chief Darwin Chenault said. The home belonged to Jamie Banda Sr. Chenault said he [...]