Businesses seek Sunday alcohol sales

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Argen Duncan A petition is calling for a vote on Sunday liquor sales in Portales restaurants. If 5 percent of voters registered in Portales city limits sign the petition, the city will have to hold an election in which voters decide whether to continue the prohibition on Sunday liquor sales at restaurants in Portales. Cattle […]

Drought leading to large number of cattle sell-offs

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Alisa Boswell Livestock owners have been selling their cattle at an alarming rate recently, according to local cattle brokers and ranchers. They cite the lack of feed because of drought conditions for the sell-off. According to Clovis Livestock Auction sales representative Rustin Rowley, in just the last two months, weekly livestock sales have almost tripled, […]

Martinez appoints two local men to state agencies

Freedom New Mexico Two eastern New Mexico men, one from Clovis and one from Portales, were among four appointments announced Friday by Gov. Susana Martinez. Blake Curtis, senior vice president of management and sales at Curtis & Curtis, a wholesale and retail seed company in Clovis, was appointed to the New Mexico Finance Authority. Curtis […]

Internet should remain free of sales tax

Freedom New Mexico For years we’ve fought putting new taxes on Internet activities. But like a bad computer virus, that idea keeps coming back. The latest manifestation is what’s called the “Amazon tax.” But it also would hit many more companies than online retailer Amazon.com, including hundreds of thousands of small businesses that sell online. […]

Press release: December N.M. homes sales up

“December sales activity on a state-wide basis provided a good finish to 2010,” according the M. Steven Anaya, Executive Vice President of the REALTORS Association of New Mexico. “While total sales for 2010 were down 3.7% from 2009 totals, the pace is getting much closer to an adequate, sustainable level.” 1,009 sales were reported for […]

Portales past: Feb. 11, 1954

Feb. 11, 1954: The Portales Tribune: According to Mrs. Lacy Armstrong, car and truck license sales were slightly ahead of this time last year. Approximately 2,000 car licenses and 800 truck and pickup licenses had been issued to date.

Shop owners say holiday profits mixed

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Alisa Bowell According to many local Clovis and Portales business owners, their holiday sales for 2010 have been good, despite the economic downturn. Randy Petty of Ace Hardware in Clovis said the store’s sales numbers are always at their highest in the summer due to the amount of outdoor products sold in the store. He […]

Customer rapport key to sales

Karl Terry Everybody loves a bargain — maybe even more so in these tight economic times. That could also explain the popularity of the shows “Pawn Stars” and “American Pickers” on History Channel. We would all like to think we’re wheelers and dealers but when it comes to our own hard-earned money on the table […]

Portales Past: April 2, 1955

April 2, 1955: The Portales Kiwanis Club was kicking off sales for its second “birthday” calendar, which featured birthdays and anniversaries for area residents. The first calendar, in 1954, included 1,000 listings. The goal for 1955 was 2,500 listings.

Yard sales also social events

By Grant Mcgee: Local columnist We went to our first yard sale of 2010 last week and picked up a fridge for 40 bucks. It seems yard sale season has begun. These sales just seem to flow and go with the seasons. In the winter there are few if any sales. As spring gets closer, […]