Interim city manager appointment, Yam Theatre construction highlight city meeting

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eric_butler@link.freedom.com Current Portales City Manager Debi Lee, whose last day is slated for June 19, said she believes an interim manager will be appointed tonight as part of a regular meeting of the Portales City Council. Council members will meet in an executive, or closed, session after voting on several regular agenda items. Though the […]

It’s their job: College student learning about his selected field

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Justin Jones is kennel manager, veterinary technician and receptionist at Caprock Veterinary Clinic Jones was born in Dallas, but spent the vast majority of his life in Portales. He is majoring in biology with a pre-medicine emphasis at Eastern New Mexico University with hopes of becoming a veterinarian. How […]

It’s their job: Office manager works her way up

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Deanna Banister is office manager at the Office Center Inc. She is originally from Clovis, but she has lived in Portales for 15 years. She is married and has two children. How long have you been at this job? I have been with the business almost 12 years. Why did you choose this job? My […]

Lee to accept Ruidoso position

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The Ruidoso Village Council has approved a contract to hire Portales City Manager Debi Lee, who said she will take the job. The Ruidoso Village Council unanimously approved the contract Tuesday, said Barbara Fleming, deputy village manager. According to the contract, she said, Lee’s salary is $95,000 a year […]

Ruidoso targets Portales’ city manager

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Reporter Portales’ city manager is negotiating a contract to become the Ruidoso village manager. Ruidoso Mayor Ray Nunley said his village council agreed at their meeting Wednesday night to let their attorney work out the contract with Debi Lee. If Lee accepts the position, Nunley said her start date is […]

April 17 Commander's Action Line

Can base theaters have an age restriction R-rated for movies, even if children have parental approval? Thank you for your comment and concern. According to the Cannon AAFES manager

April 6, 1955

A class in audio-visual education at Eastern New Mexico University, in connection with their study of film projectors, visited the Tower Theatre, where a demonstration of the equipment was presented for the students by B.J. Edwards, the theatre manager. The visit was part of a project created by Joyce Foster and Edna Walker, both of […]

March 3, 1981

The Portales City Council authorized the city attorney to file charges in magistrate court against citizens who had not paid their ambulance bills in the preceding four years. According to City Manager Don Hutson, more than $34,000 in ambulance bills were still due.

Event manager: Ag expo a success

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer This year’s Ag Expo attracted 3,700 attendees and 600 vendors, the event’s organizer said. Event manager Sharon King, Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce executive director, also said most vendors were happy with the turn out and their sales. Several have already reserved space for next year. “I think it […]

Work day canceled

The Habitat for Humanity work day Saturday is canceled because the construction manager is unable to attend. However, Habitat needs volunteers to man a table 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Ag Expo Feb 24-25. To volunteer: 359-1344

Sleeping is store’s top priority

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Sleep Solutions has been open for three weeks. Bobby Hamilton is the store manager. “Everything was pretty smooth sailing in getting everything setup,” Hamilton said. “We threw the sign up out front and we didn’t start advertising until Feb. 1. We were open about a week before the advertising […]

It’s their job: Dave Frost

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Name: Dave Frost Job: Store manager at Aucutt’s Paint Store Background: Frost, originally from Gloucester, Mass., moved to eastern New Mexico in 1971, when the Air Force brought him to Cannon Air Force Base. He moved to Albuquerque for 20 years, and then returned to live in Clovis. Time on job: 1 1/2 years What […]

Work continues on square

PNT Staff Report Construction crews will soon begin narrowing streets in Portales around the Roosevelt County courthouse square, starting with South Main Street. City Manager Debi Lee said Tuesday that crews are doing this for their safety while they work on the perimeter of the square. South Main and Second Streets will have a stop […]

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Name: Michele Robertson Job: Manager at Hestand’s Floral Gifts Background: Robertson was raised in Portales and began her college studies at Eastern New Mexico University but shortly thereafter married a military man and moved away. She and her husband moved back to Portales after he retired from the service. Time on job: One year What […]

City OKs radio station funding

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer The Portales City Council voted to provide about $11,400 to Rooney Moon Broadcasting for expansion and digital conversion. At their meeting Tuesday night in City Hall, councilors unanimously approved a recommendation to that effect from Greg Fisher, director of the Roosevelt County Community Development Corp. City Manager Debra Lee, […]

It’s Their Job: Jackie Tomlinson

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Name: Jackie Tomlinson Job: Site manager at Southside Storage Background: Tomlinson has lived in the Portales area since 1995 and graduated from Portales High School. Time on Job: Two years What does your job entail? We help people store away their items and answer questions. We are one of the only gated storage areas in […]

Police investigate shooting report at Clovis restaurant

Freedom New Mexico Shots were fired, but no injuries were reported during an incident at Clovis’ Kentucky Fried Chicken on Wednesday afternoon. A KFC manager said the shooting occurred near the restaurant’s drive-thru. “One of our employees’ ex-boyfriend was trying to shoot at her (current) boyfriend,” said Manager Rosie Wesley, but added, “nobody (really) knows […]

Jail administrator position open for applicants

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico County Manager Lance Pyle said the position of Curry County Adult Detention Center administrator would be opened for applicants Wednesday. Pyle said he has also appointed Curry County Sheriff’s Deputy Keith Bessette as interim assistant administrator. Pyle said he decided to post the position because, “it’s in the best […]

County manager plans jail changes

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said he plans to reveal an action plan for the adult detention center next week after he evaluates the recommendations of consultants. The plan is being drafted in response to the Aug. 24 escape of eight inmates who cut a hole in the jail’s […]

Finance manager says Curry County fiscally sound

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Citing good fiscal health, Curry County Finance Manager Mark Lansford told county commissioners Friday the county has built