City may receive thousands for roads

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Most of the $700,000 the city is scheduled to receive from the 2005 capital outlay budget is earmarked for road repairs. The budget is subject to approval by Gov. Bill Richardson. The city is scheduled to receive roughly one third of the $725,000 it requested for road improvements. Of […]

City council makes changes to street repair plans

By Tony Parra Mayor Orlando Ortega and city officials approved a change order on Tuesday during the city meeting to a project which would allow the city to use an excess amount of money from a Community Development Block Grant to make further street improvements. The original grant agreement awarded the City of Portales $457,882 […]

City council discusses legislative priorities

By Tony Parra Mayor Orlando Ortega and city councilors met on Tuesday an hour before the city meeting to have their legislative priorities in order for Gov. Bill Richardson. They met and agreed the top priority is street improvements, followed by the purchase of equipment. The third priority is concrete approaches’ improvements. City Manager Debi […]

City officials pleased with Legislature session

David Arkin While Portales officials didn’t get all the money they wanted for street repairs, they did walk away from the Legislative session pleased with funds they received for their Main Street program and equipment. And the city won’t be the only group in town to feel the benefits from the session that ended on […]

City seeking funds at upcoming session

By David Arkin Lawmakers in Santa Fe will become very aware of the need for better roads in Roosevelt County during their session, which starts Tuesday. City and county officials are asking the Legislature to approve thousands and thousands of dollars worth of improvements to roads and equipment in the area. The session, which is […]

City lobbies for funds

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Tony Parra City officials are hoping road work and construction signs decorate the city of Portales this year. With the help of more than $2 million in funding from the New Mexico State Legislature, city officials may just get their wish. Mayor Orlando Ortega and city officials are requesting $2.42 million in funds for a […]