U.S. 70 reconstruction to begin soon

Christina Calloway The New Mexico Department of Transportation has made a preliminary award of contract to a company out of Carlsbad for the reconstruction of U.S. 70. The reconstruction will take place from Avenue K to Bryan Street,which will replace the existing asphalt with concrete pavement. The work is expected to begin in late March […]

ENMU construction on schedule

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The construction and demolition ongoing at Eastern New Mexico University is right on schedule and running smoothly, according to Scott Smart, ENMU vice president of business affairs “The last piece of the demolition was to fill in a hole at De Baca Hall. I think they just finished filling the hole today,” Smart said Wednesday […]

Tres Amigas chief aims for early 2012 construction

Robin Fornoff If all goes as planned, construction could begin on the $1.5 billion Tres Amigas electrical power project near Clovis sometime in the first quarter of 2012. That’s what President and CEO Phillip Harris told a gathering of community leaders Wednesday. Harris said construction would bring “literally hundreds” of temporary jobs to eastern New […]

Officials break ground on Hotel Clovis renovation project

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Benna Sayyed Stephen Crozier believes each building project should be authentic, and vary in design, construction and environmental efficiency. When the Taos real estate developer looks at the dilapidated Hotel Clovis — once among the city’s economic strengths — he envisions an opportunity to revive the city’s downtown area. Crozier plans a $12.8 million renovation […]

Base construction under way

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Alisa Boswell Big construction projects have been under way at Cannon Air Force Base in 2010 and 2011 with some of them approaching their finish in the next one to 12 months and some just beginning. “The main purpose is to provide support facilities for the C-130 aircraft,” said AFSOC Chief of Programs Flight Steven […]

Friday morning briefing: Fair time

Detour K Barnett and Sons will begin road construction on Manana Boulevard, from Prince Street to Main Street, on Monday. They will proceed to Main Street from Tierra Blanca to Llano Estacado. The estimated construction time is two weeks. City officials suggest drivers seek alternate routes during this time period. Information: 769-2376.

Cannon funding bill passes Senate

Cannon Connections staff A spending bill that passed the Senate on Tuesday contains millions in funding for military construction projects at Cannon Air Force base and other installations around New Mexico, according to a news release from Sen. Jeff Bingaman. The bill invests $215 million in construction at bases around the state, each project being […]

Public health office opens its doors

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Alisa Boswell A ribbon cutting is set for 2 p.m. Friday for the new public health office, which opened its doors June 1 next to La Casa Family Health Center in Portales. The office has been located in the same building as La Casa for the last 15 years. Construction for the new building began […]

Housing markets tight near bases

The inability of homebuilders to secure construction loans in this weak economy, combined with major force realignments from Europe and other areas, has created housing shortages for families at many large stateside military bases, the Government Accountability Office reports. The housing squeeze, which impacts at least 19 bases, isn’t going to be relieved anytime soon […]

Our people: Non-traditional student

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Clovis resident and Eastern New Mexico University instructor Lonzo Lassiter began what he calls the second half of his life at age 50 when he attended college for the first time. Prior to that, he worked in construction and carpentry but after three surgeries, doctors told him to find something else to do for a […]

Press release: City ARRA project construction completed

The City of Portales received funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 for landscaping enhancements to medians located on the Roosevelt County Courthouse Square perimeter, at the intersection of Boston Street and US 70, and on US 70 between East Lime Street and South Roosevelt Road Q. The grant agreement with […]

Press release: Maple Street construction project begins this week

The City of Portales will be conducting street and drainage improvements on Maple Street from North Main Street to North Abilene Avenue in Portales, NM beginning the week of September 5th, 2010. The curb and gutter improvement project phase on Maple Street is scheduled to be completed in approximately 45 calendar days. The prime contractor […]

Portales past: Sept: 13, 1950

Sept: 13, 1950 Portales Daily News: The Methodist Church Board of Stewards voted to start plans toward the construction of an educational addition to their church building.

Home construction sets record

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Jared Tucker What’s the best way to combat a nationwide economic downturn and a falling housing market? Build new homes and remodel existing ones, according to city and real estate personnel. Portales Planning Director Sammy Standefer said Portales set an all-time record in the 2009-2010 fiscal year for new home construction and for additions and […]

Los Abuelitos Senior Center planning new facility

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Argen Duncan The planned new facility for Los Abuelitos Senior Center will give senior citizens their own space and free up room for La Casa Family Health Center to expand its services, officials have said. The center now has a multi-purpose room and an exercise room at La Casa. The county received a $500,000 Community […]

Commander details construction projects on base

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Col. Stephen Clark outlined 24 months at Cannon Air Force Base — the previous 12, and the next 12 — Tuesday at the New Mexico Military Base Planning Commission. With a year left in his time, the commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon talked about the […]

Business feature: Bar creates different path for Portales native

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PNT staff report Chad Heflin took a different path in life when it came to the family construction business. When the opportunity came to start a bar, Heflin jumped at the chance. “I just had the chance to get a liquor license was all it took,” Heflin said, “and then I learned from there.” Heflin […]

ENMU grew from humble beginnings

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico It may have been a little slow going at first, but Eastern New Mexico University has evolved into the institution envisioned by its founders. That would be one providing higher education to the residents of the east side of state and, this weekend, many former ENMU students are taking […]

Sept. 10, 1950

The Portales Valley Mills awarded a contract the previous afternoon for the construction of a warehouse of 40 feet by 140 feet at the plant on the Clovis highway, John Burroughs said in the Portales Tribune. The new building will be of story steel frame and tile construction. The contractor, Lyle and Holt of Clovis, […]

U.S. House approves $68 million for Cannon Air Force Base projects

Freedom New Mexico More than $68 million for Cannon Air Force Base was approved Friday by the U.S. House of Representatives, according to a release from Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M. The FY 2010 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act passed the House of Representatives by a 415-3 vote. Items for Cannon include: • […]