Family, friends bid farewell to Carter

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Alva Carter was remembered as a dairyman, a business owner, and an educator. But family members and associates also honored him Monday as a family man, friend to the community and devout Christian. Nearly 700 people filled the floor of Greyhound Arena on Monday afternoon to pay respects to […]

Despised neighbors tumble back onto roadways

By Karl Terry: Local columnist As I drove to Clovis from Portales early Friday morning the prairie was on the move around me. The sand was blowing alright, but more impressively it was the first really good tumbleweed day of the season. Speeding down the highway in a small car it appeared that herds of […]

Oct. 9, 1962

The Clovis-Portales Highway, now U.S. 70, was the statewide subject of much controversy when candidate for Lt. Gov. Jack Dillon accused candidate for governor Jack Campbell of promising “the sun, moon and stars, and a galaxy of assorted highway projects,” which included expanding the local highway.

Reconstruction of Dora Highway begins

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PNT Staff Report Reconstruction of N.M. 206 south of Portales Monday, according to a press release from the New Mexico Department of Transportation. The project will start at mile marker 67 near Dora and work north to mile marker 82.49 near Portales, according to the release. The project, which will rehabilitate a 15.49 mile long […]

Reconstruction of Dora Highway set

By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer Construction on N.M. 206 between Portales and Dora is scheduled to begin in August. The construction will last three months and have a cost of $5 million, said New Mexico Department of Transportation spokesperson Manon Arnett. The funding for the project is $4 million. Arnett said the overbid will […]

Bethel Highway work starts Monday

PNT Staff Report The New Mexico Department of Transportation chip seal crew is improving 21 miles of roadway in Roosevelt County beginning Monday, according to a NMDOT press release. Chip seal operations will start at the junction of N.M. 236 (Bethel Highway) and N.M. 267 and end at N.M 236 and U.S. 70. Work is […]

Train, truck wreck causes power outage, reroutes traffic on U.S. Highway 70

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer A collision between a Southwestern Railroad train and a tractor-trailer this morning forced the closure of U.S. Highway 70 and created power outages across Portales. The accident occurred about 10:15 a.m. at the intersection of North Kilgore Street and U.S. Highway 70, according to officials. The driver of the […]

Dora Highway, U.S. 70 hot topics

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer The New Mexico Department of Transportation Commission announced a $7 million plan to correct a failed pavement project on the Dora Highway and plans for an engineering design for U.S. 70 in downtown Portales Thursday. In a meeting at Eastern New Mexico University, the six-member commission also heard traffic […]

Local Briefs April 15, 2008

Highway commission to meet hereThe New Mexico Department of Transportation Commission will meet at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Zia Room of Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Building. It is the commission’s regular meeting and is open to the public. The agenda will also include a presentation by District 2 Engineer Gary Shubert, Portales […]

We’re not lost — it’s a tour bonus

Sometimes in my work I have to travel. This is not down-the-highway driving. The interviewee’s instructions usually go something like this: “Get on highway such-and-such for so many miles and get off at exit number so-and-so, go “x” number of miles west and then turn south after the fourth cattle guard and then” … you […]