Effect Cannon closure will have on local enterprises

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer What kind of effect would Cannon’s closure have on Portales? The majority of business owners, university, public schools and city leaders feel the impact would be to a lesser extent than Clovis, but would still be significant. Susan Wilson, vice president of the Hirst Cordova public relations firm in […]

Closure would hurt economy

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales school administrators, business owners and city officials are holding their collective breath until September when the status of Cannon Air Force Base is crystal clear. While the city is not expected to feel the economic difficulties that Clovis anticipates if Cannon is closed as recommended by Department of […]

6/19 Engagements, reception, honors

Engagements Ordonez/Lamb Alvaro and Martha E. Ordonez of Portales, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Martha I. Ordonez of Portales, to Bruce E. Lamb of Clovis, the son of Glynn and Josephine Lamb of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. on July 2, 2005, at the First Baptist Church […]

Economist wants community assistance for impact study

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Erin Ward, New Mexico State University economist, wants to pinpoint the economic effect the closure of Cannon Air Force Base will have on Portales and she needs help from Portales business owners. Ward is putting together an economic impact study on the effect to Portales to be presented to […]

Committee asks for economic analysis

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Military value will be the main detail the Base Realignment and Closure committee will be looking at, but Portales residents are making sure to cover all of the angles by stressing the economic impact to Portales. The Keep Cannon Portales committee, which works with CAFB supporters from Clovis, met […]

Marine visits letter-writing students

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By Tony Parra Valencia Elementary fifth-graders received a pleasant surprise on Thursday afternoon when one of their letter-buddies serving in Iraq greeted them in the elementary gym. Larry Long, staff sergeant of the 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion of the 7th Marines, answered questions from a group of fifth-graders eager to ask about his experiences in […]

Money earmarked for business facades

By Tony Parra City councilors on Tuesday approved to fund a program which would help downtown businesses in the development of facades. Councilors approved to give the Portales MainStreet Facade Improvement Program $5,000 during the city meeting. The program allows for business owners in the downtown area to apply for a grant of up to […]

Allen enjoyed life with large family

By Laurie Stone According to Elberta Allen, she was the perfect child and she said good-bye to the world on the perfect day. On May 22,1929, Elberta was born on a farm in Portales, the seventh born of 18 children (seven boys, 11 girls). Elberta’s Christian belief was that seven meant perfection, therefore making her […]