Two killed in auto accident

Freedom New Mexico Two Portales residents died in a roll-over this weekend. Rochelle A. Pettigrew, 33, and Charles J. Paiz, 39, both of Portales, died in a single-vehicle crash on South Roosevelt Road 2 near Roosevelt Road X, according to a news release from the State Police. Glascock said the owner of the property where […]

Business feature: J.J. Jumbo Burger

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer J.J. Jumbo Burger is a staple in Portales. Pete Paiz has been running J.J. Jumbo Burgers for 15 years. He bought the restaurant from his father, Johnny Paiz, who owned the business for 20 years before he sold it. Back then it was called Jose’s. Altogether the business has […]

On the road to recovery

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Ray Paiz is looking forward to the new year a little more than most people. The 35-year-old Portales man said he has a lot to be thankful for today and a lot to look forward to in the new year. Nearly killed in when a tractor ran over him […]

City plans fund-raiser for Paiz

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer By Casey Peacock PNT Staff Writer Casey_Peacock@link.freedom.com Portales residents and employees of Russell’s Super Save are pulling together to help a local resident who has been in the hospital for more than a week following a farm accident. Ray Paiz said he sustained a major pelvic fracture and a […]

9-23 Elida School News

Students compete at state fair Elida students who competed at the New Mexico State Fair include: Sixto Paiz,Champion Charolais steer; Raena Sanders, first place meat goat; Kinsey Criswell, second place Southdown lamb; Ryan Best, second place Finewool Cross lamb and second in the Calf Scramble Showmanship contest; Reavis Best, first place light Blackface lamb in […]

Fresh pickings

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer As local farmers set up their produce, customers mingled, awaiting the signal that would officially open the Portales Farmers’ Market for the afternoon. In a flurry of activity Thursday at the corner of First Street and Avenue B, seven farmers’ market vendors sold a variety of produce to customers, […]

Citizens air concerns over lagoon

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Emotions were running high Thursday evening as residents filled the Memorial Building to participate in a public hearing on operation of a sewer lagoon at dairy just south of Portales. The New Mexico Environment Department hearing was called by Environment Secretary Ron Curry after response, including a petition with […]

City looks to combat odor problems

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales city councilors spent a good portion of Tuesday’s regular meeting dealing with odor issues — both their own wastewater treatment plant and a complaint that a dairy south of the city could potentially add to the smell. Councilors heard an update from Public Works Director Tom Howell on […]

Dairy defends lagoon

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The owner of a dairy that was the source of a complaint before the Roosevelt County Commission said he is following state regulations and is doing everything possible to be a good neighbor. Kevin Breshears, owner of the Stepping Stone Dairy south of Portales, said the runoff lagoon he […]

Foul odor concerns neighbors

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Zoning and nuisance issues dominated Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Roosevelt County Commission. County residents Butch and Tommy Allen raised concerns about a neighbor who has moved in approximately 80 calf hutches on adjoining property near their home just west of the city limits. Not only are the hutches […]