Portales, Dora school levy up for election

lftbh1-lftb7x130levysarahweb.jpg

Argen Duncan Portales and Dora school districts are each holding a Public School Capital Improvements Tax Election on Tuesday. Polling takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The “two-mill levy” in each district raises money for equipment, maintenance, remodeling and repairs. For both districts, approval of the mill levy won’t raise taxes, but will […]

U.S. 70 Project hearing set

l4519j-l45198617us70projectweb.jpg

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Consultants are suggesting two options for the reconstruction of U.S. 70 through Portales, and a public hearing on the project is set for June 30. The project, planned to begin next year, would rebuild two miles of U.S. 70 from about the southwest edge of town to Bryan Avenue, […]

Roadwork projects expected to begin

Freedom New Mexico Roadwork on two Portales projects is scheduled to begin this week. The first project involves drainage improvements and additions of gutters, curbs and sidewalks on East First Street from Elgin Avenue to Knoxville Avenue, East Amazon Street from Elgin to Globe Avenue, and East Brazos Street from Elgin to Globe. It is […]

Senior Center hosting open house

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Portales Senior Center is hosting an open house Nov. 14 to showcase improvements and drum up community involvement. Director of the Portales Senior Center, Dawn Kryder, said it’s the center’s first open house. “We’re opening the center up to the community,” Kryder said. “We’ve added a lot of […]

Airport to undergo renovations

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer The Portales Municipal Airport will undergo significant improvements over the spring and summer upon receiving federal and state grants worth more than $600,000 Portales city councilors agreed to accept the money at the Portales City Council regular meeting Tuesday night. The state grant, in the amount of $23,684 is […]

City seeks county help on improvements

By Argen Duncan: PNT Staff Writer The Portales City Council is waiting to see if Roosevelt County will help pay for courthouse square improvements before awarding or rejecting the sole bid on the project. The construction bid from K. Barnett & Sons Inc. of $719,000 was almost $178,000 more than the city’s available funds. “The […]

ENMU’s science building officially re-opens

k9fb89-1028ribboncuttingweb.jpg

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer In the last several years, homecoming has been a time for Eastern New Mexico University to show off campus improvements, and last weekend’s homecoming weekend was no different. The university unveiled its newly remodeled science building Friday afternoon. University officials now believe ENMU is now in possession of the […]

City councilors vote to borrow money to make waterline fix

Sarah Meyer The city of Portales will pursue a $2 million loan for water line improvements. City councilors voted Tuesday to accept City Manager Debi Lee’s recommendation for the funding, which will be used to install at least four valves in a 24-inch water line that runs roughly along U.S. 70 on the west side […]

Music festival back at Oasis

PNT Staff Report The Oasis State Park staff is preparing for the third annual Old Tyme Music concert. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at the playground area at Oasis State Park. The funds raised by the concert go directly to the Friends of Oasis and are used for improvements at the park. The […]

Council approves economic incentive

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter City Council members approved the spending of $43,148 for capital improvements for