Gas line repairs completed

PNT staff report Repairs to a ruptured natural gas line in Portales were completed as of 11 p.m. Tuesday, according to a New Mexico Gas Company official. The pipe was broken at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday on Boston Avenue, which led Portales police to evacuate four homes and a daycare center as a precautionary measure. Monica […]

Segment of Curry County road closed for repairs

Freedom New Mexico The Curry County Road Department has temporarily closed a segment of Curry Road C between Curry Roads 16 and 17 due to damage from inclement weather. A repair is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday. Area residents are urged to seek an alternate route. Information: Road Superintendent Chris Pacheco: 762-1501.

Cannon power to be shut down for repairs

Electricity at Cannon Air Force base will shut down from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday for repairs to the power grid, according to a base news release. Non-mission essential personnel are ordered to stand by and not report for duty until directed by their commanders, according to the release. The following services and offices […]

Some residents still recovering from tornado

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — On the 2100 block of South Prince Street lay a tan house surrounded by a tunnel of trees. It served its purpose — helping Jim and Iris Blevins raise their four children and giving them shelter for nearly 30 years. That modest residence is still home to […]

Councilors address street concerns

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor As the Portales City Council’s regular meeting drew to a close Tuesday, Councilor Jake Lopez finally spoke about what had been on the minds of many — road conditions in Portales. “Our streets are terrible,” Lopez summed as he questioned what could be done. Lopez said he was referring […]

Rural firefighters hang on after worst fire season in years

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Fueled by strong winds, the Nov. 30 Melrose Bombing Range fire consumed over 27,000 acres of land and kick-started one of the worst wildland fire seasons that this area has seen in years. As it continued into August, the fire season stretched the limits of rural fire department budgets […]

March 23 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael It appears the snow and freeze last week killed some early blooming fruit, as some were protected by other trees seem to be untouched. Some apricot trees have not bloomed out yet. Only time will tell about that and the wheat that is getting so big and beautiful. Update Ashley Singletary, Loretta […]

Oct. 6 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael It’s still wet in South County too and pasture lakes are all pretty full. The cattle must be enjoying all the fresh tender lades of grass and weeds. They even drink out of those muddy looking water puddles all over. Milnesand Baptist Rick Wilcher did the preaching for the church Sunday in […]

City officials celebrate new railroad crossings

By Laurie Stone City and county officials on Tuesday celebrated the grand opening of North Main Street as repairs were completed on railroad crossings. For the past two years, city, county and state officials have worked with Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad officials seeking funding to fix the North Main crossing and its approaching roadways. […]

Smooth Sailing

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Mike Linn A pothole half a foot deep at the intersection of 9th Street and South Globe Avenue harbored about a quart of water Tuesday afternoon. Several feet from the pothole on Globe was a crooked mound that would slightly shake the most sturdy of cars. And on the side of the road a two-inch […]