Portales National Bank accused of dirty business

A Portales bank and a Clovis couple are battling over whether the bank took advantage of an elderly couple in loans on their Portales-area ranch. The fight began when Portales National Bank filed for foreclosure on Abe and Maurene Ribble’s 5,000-acre ranch in July 1999, saying the couple owed the bank more than $168,000. The [...]

Public Record Aug. 17

Recent dispositions in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: l Rachelle Vanderdussen, 19, found guilty of driving while intoxicated, first ofense and duty upon striking fixtures upon highway. Sentenced to serve 90 days of supervised probation and pay $588 in fines and court costs plus $20 a month probation fees. l Sergio Navarrette, 45, found guilty of [...]

Residents flock to city council meeting to discuss rehab center

Mike Linn The Portales City Council’s meeting Tuesday night was packed with residents seeking to discuss issues related to a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center planned near L. L. Brown Grade School. Mayor Orlando Ortega allowed only a few citizens to speak about the issue, stating that owners of the building must first obtain a [...]