Transit system steers toward more business

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A Portales city councilor raised questions this week about whether the Portales Area Transit system is being marketed well enough. Councilor Jake Lopez said he knew of a resident who had recently walked to La Casa Health Center with a baby in arms for a doctor’s appointment. When he […]

College celebrates homecoming

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A circus atmosphere was prevalent as clowns, jugglers and circus-themed floats participated in the Eastern New Mexico University homecoming parade Saturday in Portales. Floats were festooned with balloons and streamers in colors of red, yellow and blue. Spectators lined the street and children picked up candy thrown from the […]

PAT going for Mondays, too

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer More than 450 passengers used the Portales Area Transit System in May, according to city officials. “We’re really pleased with how things are going,” Portales City Manager Debi Lee said. “Everything is positive. Some of the seniors found out that they could get rides through our senior program for […]

Chipped pipe may have been to blame

By Tony Parra Debi Lee, Portales city manager, informed city councilors that water department officials believe the failure of the water pipe which caused a water outage on Feb. 18 was because it was chipped when the pipe was placed in 1992. Lee said that over time the chip turned into a crack and it […]

Community Service Center drops transit service in city’s lap

By Tony Parra Portales Area Transit system will have a new operator next month. Community Services Center will end its affiliation with the bus system on March 24, its Executive Director Pam O’Malley announced in a press release. O’Malley said the reason was because the city wanted to run the PAT system. The city of […]

Seniors speak out on reduced transit service

By Tony Parra Several community members voiced their displeasure about the Portales Area Transit system not giving rides on Mondays during a public forum on Tuesday. Twila Hurley of the Portales Area Transit system said they stopped giving rides on Mondays approximately a year ago because of rising gasoline prices and budget constraints. “I don’t […]

Movie watching has peaks, and plenty of valleys

By Kevin Wilson One of my friends and I have a long-standing agreement that we do holiday gifts after the holidays have passed, so we don’t repeat gifts and we have time to find the best deals. A request I put in to her was for a movie poster of Citizen Kane, The Usual Suspects […]

Sept. 15 Dora/South County News

By Charlie Carmichael This beautiful weather has really been wonderful on all the crops maturing as well as the freshly planted wheat. I believe the moisture has met as the farmers used to say after a good rain. These warm-dry days are just what the cotton needs, however, the peanuts are being watered to keep […]

Obits Feb 20

James Leon Price, 82 Leon Price, 82, formerly of Clovis, a retired insurance agent, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was born on Nov. 21, 1921, in La Junta, Colo., to Jim and Neva Price. He married Faye Crabtree on June 28, 1941, in Portales. He was a World War II veteran. […]

Clovis man may have suffered a heart attack

Jack King The Clovis man who was declared dead twice on Wednesday became ill at home early in the day and was transported to the hospital by ambulance, his son said Thursday. Felipe Padilla, 94, was first declared dead at Plains Regional Medical Center on Wednesday morning and his body was taken to Muffley Funeral […]