New fire protection gear to be purchased for road department

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Alisa Boswell The Roosevelt County Road Department will soon be fighting fires in new personal protection gear. The Roosevelt County Commission recently approved funding to purchase 15 wildland suits at about $325 a piece. “These guys go out there and they’re very critical to helping with grass fires, and they’re not very well protected,” Roosevelt […]

Papa Murphy’s owners to purchase Clovis location

Freedom New Mexico The ownership of the Papa Murphy’s Take and Bake Pizza store in Portales has entered into an agreement to purchase the Clovis store, which has been closed since the holiday season. Oma Creighton, co-owner of the Portales location, said the goal is to re-open the location on Prince Street in early March. […]

Retiree dental coverage available for purchase

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. —Good oral health is an important part of maintaining overall health and a military retiree’s access to dental coverage doesn’t end when they hang up their uniform. With the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program, retired servicemembers can purchase affordable dental coverage for themselves and their eligible family members. The […]

Scooter sales up with gas price

By Keely McDowell, Freedom New Mexico Local retailers say interest in scooters has risen in response to escalating gas prices. Ronnie Jones, general manager of High Desert Honda, said almost every customer who has come to purchase a scooter over the past eight months is not concerned with the price of the scooter, but inquires […]

Richardson signs $341 million capital outlay

Freedom New Mexico staff and wire reports Gov. Bill Richardson signed a bill this morning allocating $341 million for capital improvements statewide, including more than $7.3 million in funding to the region. He also vetoed $580,000 in regional project requests, including a $350,000 request for a Clovis communications/administration building. The vetoes account for around 8 […]

1/9/08 Floyd News

Birthdays and Anniversaries Belated: Dec. 28 — Kelli Richerson Dec. 29 — Dink and Mitzi Miller Jan. 1 — Kelsi Gray Jan. 2 — Casey Buzard This week: Thursday — Jill Thompson Friday — Char Rector Tuesday — Leon Harvey Upcoming events • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games […]

12-19-07 Floyd news

Transitions Birthdays and Anniversaries: Saturday — Ferrell and Louise Odom Sunday — Kyla Gray 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. • The school’s Christmas Break will be Dec. 24 through Jan. 7. […]

12-12-07 Floyd News

Transitions Anniversaries: Monday — Jeff and Jenny Essary (13 years) Upcoming events • This month’s 4-H meeting has been cancelled. • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. • The school’s Christmas Break will begin Dec. 24. […]

November 15, 1996

• Portales Fire Department was in partnership with local entities and communities to raise funds to purchase a Cairns IRIS, a specialized infrared camera that attaches to a fire helmet. Cost of the cameras and training were $25,000 each. • The Portales Lady Rams defeated the Lovington Lady Wildcats in the first round of the state […]

10-25 Local Briefs

Senate passes funding request The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Bill, which includes a request from Sen. Pete Domenici, R.M., for $1 million in funding for Eastern New Mexico University. The bill will now be sent to a conference committee to reconcile differences between it and […]

October 9, 1958

• Robert Dunn, head of the local New Mexico State Employment office, announced that peanut shockers were in demand for the local area. • An advertisement for Piggly Wiggly announced that customers would receive a free five-pound bag of Pure Cane Sugar with each $10 or more purchase. • “The Fly” was the featured film showing […]

Aug. 26, 1965

• Portales Schools superintendent Finman Hayhie reported that enrollment was down by 67 students compared to last year. • Mrs. Clarabell Fuque re-opened the Yucca Grill. The cafe re-opened after being shut down for two weeks prior. • With a purchase of $5.00 or more customers at Foodtown could purchase a three pound can of Crisco for […]

June 28, 1976

• Campbell’s Gro-Green Portales men’s softball association placed third at the La Mesa Invitational Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament. • James T Dyke was selected by Phi Kappa Psi fraternity brothers at Eastern New Mexico University as the Summerfield Scholar of the Year. • From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays customers could purchase two pieces […]

Local Briefs (Dec. 20)

Salvation Army needs more help Eastern New Mexico’s branch of the Salvation Army is “only halfway” to meeting the needs of area families, Capt. Tammy Ray said on Monday. The Christian-based organization has angel trees set up at local stores to give residents the opportunity to purchase gifts for a specific child. “We have 520 […]

Mayor’s Christmas Tree events set for this week

PNT Staff Report The Portales High School Art Club will be decorating the Mayor’s Christmas Tree at 2 p.m. on Monday at Portales City Hall. The Mayor’s Christmas Tree provides residents an opportunity to purchase Christmas presents for children who can’t afford gifts. People can pick a name from the Christmas tree and purchase a […]

Meth law permissive, not restrictive

Letters to the Editor I believe the article in Friday’s paper (”City approves meth law/Commission votes 6-2 in favor of law restricting sale of some medicines”) missed the mark. New Mexico state law limits purchases of meth precursors to two packages, not to exceed six grams in any seven-day period. That’s restrictive. The new Clovis […]

City council approves building purchase

By Tony Parra City officials during Tuesday’s city meeting approved to allow city attorneys to draft a contract with Eric Dixon of Portales on the purchase of a city building in the downtown area. The recommendation from the Portales MainStreet Board is to have city attorneys draw up a proposal on purchase of a building […]

City manager stresses need for housing

By Tony Parra City manager Debi Lee stressed the importance of creating more housing developments in Portales to meet the demands of the housing needs in Tuesday’s city meeting. Lee gave those in attendance of the city meeting a presentation to illustrate the importance of developing for a growing population with projections from the comprehensive […]

County officials approve funds for voting machines

PNT Staff Roosevelt County officials met for a brief special session on Thursday afternoon in the courthouse to talk about the election year. Roosevelt County Clerk Joyce Fraze proposed resolution requesting approval for purchase of four voting machines, which will cost $6,200 apiece, to replace the old ones. Fraze said there was money in the […]

Sexual orientation discrimination bill to be debated

David Arkin By David Arkin PNT Correspondent A highly controversial ban approved last year will again be on the agenda for this year’s session, all because the governor signed the wrong version of the bill last year. Two local lawmakers said they will not support it. Last year, lawmakers approved a ban on discrimination based […]