Defunct local hotel up for sale

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Two steps forward and one step back would describe economic development plans in Portales lately. Officials say they’re still making headway though. The former Portales Inn building had been under contract to local developer Larry Combs, but according to city and Portales MainStreet officials, that deal fell through late […]

Councilors address street concerns

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor As the Portales City Council’s regular meeting drew to a close Tuesday, Councilor Jake Lopez finally spoke about what had been on the minds of many — road conditions in Portales. “Our streets are terrible,” Lopez summed as he questioned what could be done. Lopez said he was referring […]

Officials eye legislative funding

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Local governmental officials say the signals from Santa Fe indicate another flush budget like last year. They also know from experience the competition for those dollars will be fierce. “It never fails — the more money there is the more competitive everything gets,” Roosevelt County Manager Charlene Hardin said. […]

City raises, incentive plan get approval

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Joe Ramirez and his employees at the city water department are often called out at all hours of the night to take care of emergency situations. Those circumstances sometimes make it hard to retain employees. Ramirez, the utility supervisor for the City of Portales, expects a new incentive pay […]

Officials take new approach

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County governmental entities and area state legislators took a new approach toward capital outlay requests this year as they brought the various entities together for the first time at the Memorial Building in Portales Tuesday to present their requests all in one day. In previous years each entitity […]

Holiday cooking easy as pie

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Holidays are a time for family and friends to gather, traditions to be passed on, food to be prepared and of course, the all important ending to a meal, dessert, or in this case, pie. Well known for her cream pies, Edna Grimes is a bit of a celebrity […]

Area task force begins brainstorming

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Through discussion at a town hall meeting Wednesday, audience members agreed that work on U.S. 70 through town and a sustainable water supply were badly needed resources in the area. The discussion came at a Governors Task Force meeting titled “Our Communities, Our Future.” Other ideas centered around revitalizing […]

Public invited to task force meeting

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Officials are encouraging residents of Portales and Roosevelt County to let their voices be heard at a meeting of the Governor’s Task Force on “Our Communities, Our Future,” to be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the Portales City Hall. Comprised of members from government and private sectors […]

Police up patrols for Halloween

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Halloween night will see an influx of local law enforcement agencies out on patrol in Portales to ensure the safety of area trick-or-treaters, according to officials. Officers from the Adult Probation and Parole office in Portales will be out during the evening to ensure that children do not visit […]

City tackles traffic

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Objectives and goals are being established by a steering committee to resolve traffic issues in the Portales area and the public input phase should begin soon, say city officials. “We’re in the study and analysis stage right now, said Portales City Manager Debi Lee. Of primary concern is the […]

City starts grant application process

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The city of Portales is in the preliminary stages of applying for a Community Development Block Grants to improve streets in the north side of town. The grant, if awarded, will provide funding to replace existing curbs and gutters and install new curbs and gutters where they are needed, […]

City approves bond for college housing project

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Portales City Council signed-off as a sponsor for the issuance of $14 million in bonds to build student housing at Eastern New Mexico University during Tuesday’s regular meeting. “The city was asked by ENMU to sponsor their development, in partnership with Collegiate Development (Services) to build a housing complex,” […]

Waste Water ordinance ok’d by city

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer Portales City Councilors adopted an ordinance Tuesday dealing with industrial wastewater that gives the city the authority to notify users when they are out of compliance and assess a fine or even shut off those businesses that don’t bring their discharges in line. City officials say the ordinance was […]

Council OKs development study plan

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer Portales City councilors approved a resolution supporting a feasibility study to be done by the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority which will provide information about the community’s housing needs, possibly leading to a residential housing project. The resolution, authorizes the city to apply for the Workforce Development Program through […]

Sewer smell is back in Portales this summer

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A strong sewer smell is once again wafting across the city of Portales from the south this summer. Mayor Orlando Ortega said residents are letting city officials know they’re not happy with the odors emanating from the city’s wastewater treatment plant. “Here in the past few weeks I’ve been […]

Portales set to explore bypass

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales residents deal with potholes, bumps, uneven streets, high and heavy traffic so for the next year residents and city officials will be looking for answers. Engineers, hired by the city, will research whether having an alternative route will help First and Second street conditions and whether it would […]

June 14, 2006 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary: PNT Correspondent Transitions Birthdays: Winifred West; Dink Miller; Mike Lee; Felecia Harvey 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 p.m. • Commodities will be distributed Friday afternoon at the Bethel Baptist […]

Lee a winner for North, South

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Is Floyd’s Brad Lee a southerner or a northerner? Over the weekend, he was both — and a winner every time. Lee was on the North squad at the six-man football North-South all-star game in Ruidoso on Friday night. The North won that clash as Lee saw action […]

June 4, 2006 Floyd School News

Upcoming events Registration and First Day of School will be August 18th. A Honor Roll Brittney Burns, Carley Dement, Kelli Johnson, Adriana Abarca, Randi Hale, Hannah Love, Brook Reed, Hannah Benoit, Jordan Terry, Madeline Love, Tanna Whitecotton, Nallely Mendoza, Tait Nall, Tori Tucker, Jose Mendoza, Roberto Mendoza, Delta Navarette, Tessa Nall, Shelby Essary, Brandon Nunn, […]

Youth summer track program hitting its stride in Portales

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By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer As she stood demonstrating to seven or eight pairs of watchful eyes on how to throw a shot put at the Portales High School track, 14-year-old Samantha Ochoa encouraged the girls to do a couple warm up throws so they could get the hang of it. “It’s okay just […]