City welcomes new development director

Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com The position of community development director has been filled by Darla Wilhoit, who will work in conjunction with Community Development Executive Director Kim Huffman towards the future of economic development of Portales. “This is a great opportunity for me,” Wilhoit said. “I’ve been working for private […]

Community talks golf, truck stop

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Tony Parra The development of a truck stop and golf course are two of the objectives local residents at the economic development forum follow-up on Thursday determined to be important goals for the community. The truck stop idea was brought up during the first economic forum on Oct. 2 because U.S. Highway 70 is now […]

Economic forum to expand on ideas to improce community

Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com The economic development forum’s follow-up session is slated for 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday at Eastern New Mexico University. The forum will take place in the Zia room of the Campus Union Building. The first economic development forum took place on Oct. 2. in […]

Book borrowers beware

Mike Linn Sherlock Holmes and Perry Mason won’t be knocking down doors looking for local library looters any time soon. But Portales citizens may end up in court charged with petty misdemeanors if they continually ignore requests to return books. The Portales City Council on Tuesday adopted a notice of intent to amend an ordinance […]

City officials eager for certification

Tony Parra With an eye toward economic growth, Portales city officials say their first step is to gain certification from the New Mexico State Department of Economic Development. Mayor Orlando Ortega and city council member Jake Lopez are concerned over Portales’ failure to become certified by the NMSDED in late July. “I believe that you […]

Forum focuses on city’s future

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Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com Members of the Portales community gathered in the Zia room of the Campus Union Building at Eastern New Mexico University for the Portales/Roosevelt County Economic Development Forum to discuss where the community is heading in 10 years. Community members wrote on pieces of notepad paper the […]

Forum to discuss city’s future

Tony Parra The 2003 Portales/Roosevelt County Economic Development Forum takes place today at noon in the Zia Room of the Campus Union Building on the Eastern New Mexico University Campus. The program goes to 3:30 p.m. and the cost is $10 per person. Topics concerning the future of Portales and Roosevelt County will be addressed […]

Economic development forum hopes to improve Portales

Tony Parra The Portales Roosevelt County Economic Development Forum is only a few days away and Portales officials look forward to the ideas for Portales’ future. The Forum will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday at Eastern New Mexico University’s Zia room of the Campus Union Building. Eastern New Mexico University president […]

Chase Gentry awarded economic developer of the year

Jack King The vision and determination of a legendary economic development director live on in Chase Gentry, officials said Thursday. Gentry, who was given his first economic development job by Portales development executive R. Dallan Sanders, became the third person to receive an annual award named in Sanders’ honor Thursday. The Clovis Industrial Development Corporation […]

Council approves Head Start center

Kevin Wilson The Portales City Council approved three items from the Planning Commission, including a request for a Head Start Child Development Center during Tuesday’s regular meeting. The program has been allocated money to start a child development center to benefit low-income families, primarily teenage mothers. Mary Rose Jimenez of Head Start said that the […]