Reader submitted content: Family asks for community’s support

Ryan Larue: Brother of Jerad Larue In October 2009, Jerad LaRue, a Portales native, was diagnosed with aplastic anemia. Aplastic anemia is a condition where bone marrow does not produce sufficient new cells. Upon not making new blood cells, the white blood cells turn against the bone marrow, attacking the bone marrow and eventually shutting [...]

Abengoa shuts down temporarily

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Abengoa Bioenergy in Portales is shutting down temporarily, according to Chris Standlee, executive vice president of the ethanol production plant. Standlee said Wednesday the plant is “laying off some staff” because of the “general economy in the industry.” “We’re operating plants the best we can under market conditions,” he [...]