Dora residents concerned over highway’s condition

By Tony Parra Cold weather delayed the completion of highway construction between Dora and Portales leaving the road partially gravel in places. Residents are adjusting to the road conditions, but worry about its safety and the broken windshields the gravel is causing. The goal is to complete the highway project by June, according to a […]

Grass fire ignites Wednesday

Staff and Wire Reports A grass fire that charred 1,500 acres of land along State Highway 467 and temporarily shut down two stretches of road Wednesday was ignited by a lit cigarette or the heat from a vehicle’s catalytic converter, according to a New Mexico State Forestry release. The blaze started in a ditch on […]

Portales city council sets sights on U.S. 70 project

Tony Parra Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega and city councilors have U.S. Highway 70 listed as their top construction priority for funding from the New Mexico State Department of Transportation during Tuesday evening’s city council meeting. The money would be requested through Governor Richardson’s Investment Partnership program to improve state highways during the 2006 legislative session. […]

Day Trip: Pinatafest celebrates party tradition

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Compiled by Mike Jimenez: Freedom Newspapers Roswell is home to the Coyotes of Roswell High, the Rockets of Goddard High and UFO fanatics. It’s also home to the annual “Pinatafest.” The festival is set to be held Friday through Sept. 11. The event is sponsored by the Roswell Hispano Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with […]

July 13 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Toni Whitecotton; Tice Love. Upcoming events • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Pot Luck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7. • The Back Porch Pickers will meet Sunday at the Floyd Community Building Sunday at 2 p.m. Everyone […]

Clovis cleans up for commissioners

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers New Mexico’s highway department has been mowing grass and trimming trees along U.S. Highway 60/84 between Clovis and Cannon Air Force Base the last few days. State Highway 523 between Clovis and the municipal airport is also receiving a cleanup. State officials said the cleanup is routine — and the […]

Officials hope weather cooperates for pothole repair

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By Tony Parra New Mexico State Highway Department officials said they are hoping for dry, sunny weather in March to repair potholes and rocky state highways in Portales. Orvel Turner, supervisor for the Maintenance Patrol Yard of the State Highway Department, said materials have been ordered to fix some of the worst areas on some […]

Spending package has projects for area

Staff and Wire Reports WASHINGTON — Republicans whisked a $388 billion spending bill through the House on Saturday, a mammoth measure that underscores the dominance of deficit politics by curbing dollars for everything from education to environmental cleanups. Lawmakers approved the measure by a bipartisan 344-51 margin on what might be the last day of […]

Curry County commissioners request funds for cheese plant

Jack King Curry County Commissioners approved a request from the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation Tuesday to transfer $300,000 from the county’s environmental fund to the city of Clovis to help pay for a wastewater treatment system for the Southwest Cheese plant. But they said the money will not be transferred until other types of funding […]

Commission accepts resolution opposing gender identity bill

Mike Linn The Roosevelt County Commission adopted a resolution on Tuesday opposing Senate Bill 28, which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The resolution also states that the commission is in support of a referendum to appeal the bill. The commission voted to accept the resolution by a 4-1 vote with commissioner […]

Portales roads under construction

By Angela Peacock Construction is under way on the first of three City of Portales street maintenance projects. Joe Perry, Portales’ street superintendent, said cost for the projects is $65,000. He said the state pays 75 percent of costs, with the city paying the balance. Road crews are expected to have Avenue E repaved from […]