Portales City League basketball — Jan. 21

Freedom New Mexico Saturday Pee Wee League Girls Extreme 14, Sparks 6 Scorers — Extreme, Cyria Aguirre, Sydnee Lemmon, 6 each, Hannah McDonald 2. Sparks, Olivia Low 4, Amanda Ornelas 2. Dora Lady Coyotes 8, Heat 0 Scorers — Lady Coyotes, Cashlyn Fraze 8. Monarchs 9, Sparks 6 Scorers — Sparks, Olivia Low 4, Amanda [...]

Alcohol sales upset city councilors

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Alisa Boswell Portales city councilors are unhappy after learning that Sunday liquor sales include bars as well as restaurants. “I think it would have really affected the outcome of how people voted,” said Councilor Dianne Parker, after being told of the development at a council meeting Tuesday. “That’s not saying it would change it one [...]

Election ballots to be mailed out soon

Alisa Boswell Ballots for the March 6 Portales municipal election are on their way, according to Portales City Clerk Joan Martinez-Terry. “We confirmed the ballots yesterday,” Martinez-Terry said Friday. “Jan. 31 is the first day I mail out ballots and Feb. 15 is the first day they (voters) can come into city hall.” Martinez-Terry said [...]

Candidates draw for spot on ballot

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Christina Calloway Candidates for the Portales City Council March 6 election are wondering if their luck of the draw will have any effect on how their constituents will vote. Candidates drew numbers Friday at the city clerk’s office to determine where they would be placed on the ballot. “Well you can do just about anything [...]

Carrying on the dream

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By Christina Calloway: PNT senior writer Portales residents and city officials marched Monday morning from Eastern New Mexico University to Portales’ Memorial Building, where they “celebrated the dream” with festivities in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A crowd of about 150 gathered in the Memorial Building to celebrate the holiday. With a [...]

Portales city league basketball

Pee Wee League results Saturday Girls Storm 6 Extreme 4 Leading scorers — Storm, Rylee Stevens 6. Extreme, Cyria Aguirre, Hannah McDonald 2. Mercury 13 Dora Lady Coyotes 6 Leading scorers — Mercury, Riley Shillings 10. Lady Coyotes, Brynn Dilliard 4. Storm 8 Sparks 2 Leading scorers — Storm, Kylee Rodriguez 4. Sparks, Amanda Ornelas [...]

Three of four city council seats challenged

Christina Calloway Incumbents are being challenged in three of four Portales City Council seats in the upcoming March 6th election after filings Tuesday at the city clerk’s office. Only Ward C Councilor by Leo Lovett is unchallenged. “I ran again because Portales is a great community,” Lovett said. “It’s a great place to raise your [...]

Municipal races building steam

By Kevin Wilson Tuesday will be a busy day at city and town halls across eastern New Mexico, with candidates having an 8 a.m.-5 p.m. window to file for office. The following is a list of items that will be on Clovis’ March 6 ballot, including candidates who have announced their intentions to run so [...]

McGee: Father’s advice helps with chat

Tomorrow marks a new year: 2012. It means different things to different people. For instance, I was chatting recently with my youngest daughter. She and her husband were pondering moving to the big city, getting away from their small town in West Virginia. “We want to be in a safe place, you know, for 2012,” [...]

City clerk: Early election votes jump to nearly 250

PNT staff report Early voting for Portales Sunday alcohol sales sped up dramatically the last two days, according to Joan Martinez-Terry Portales city clerk. “We got 38 voters on Thursday and that’s good because initially we were averaging 20 voters a day at the beginning,” Martinez-Terry said. Martinez-Terry said 248 residents have voted so far [...]