Two fires break out in Roosevelt County

Alisa Boswell The Portales Fire Department is estimating 2,200 to 2,500 acres for the Blackwater Fire that ignited Tuesday on a U.S. 70 median then moved northeast towards New Mexico Highway 202. The New Mexico State Forestry Division said Wednesday the fire has been slowed, but is not yet contained. Another fire broke out on […]

Eagle View Rally kicks off

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico A motorcycle village popped up northeast of Clovis at the Eagle View Rally, and it’s open through Memorial Day. Organizer Melba Eagle said about 1,800 bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts had ridden through the gates by evening Saturday. “And we have two days left,” she said, manning the entrance booth. […]

Mayor: Stoplight may take two years

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer The intersection of Main and Second streets may not receive at stoplight until 2011, Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. has said. Monday night at a regular session of the Portales City Council in City Hall, Roosevelt County Commissioner Bill Cathey asked the council whether it had estimates of when […]

Residents adjusting to traffic changes

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By Eric Butler: FNM correspondent Lori Bollema knows some Portales residents have struggled to adjust to a new stop sign that has halted northeast-bound traffic on 2nd Street at Main. From her vantage point at the Bread Basket, she still sees motorists drive straight through the stop sign. And it’s been more than two months […]

Portales man killed in rollover accident

Joshua Carrillo, 25, of Portales died in a one-car rollover early Wednesday morning northeast of Roswell, according to the New Mexico State Police. According to a State Police, Carrillo was westbound on U.S. 70 around midnight when his 2005 Ford pickup drifted onto the westbound shoulder near Mile Marker 357, went into a broadside skid […]