A community gift

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Alisa Boswell Portales residents banded together to give local resident Mary Standefer a Christmas present to last a lifetime by replacing her pine tree that was stolen from her front yard just before Christmas. The Colorado short-needled pine tree had been given to Standefer by her father 30 years ago. “I was getting ready to […]

Yam renovation bid comes in over budget

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer The Portales City Council voted Tuesday to award a bid for roof repairs on two city buildings. The council rejected bids for renovating the Yam Performing Arts Theater and received no bids for improvements at the municipal pool. Sammy Standefer, planning and zoning director, recommended that the council approve […]

Builders going full speed ahead on new homes

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Planners and developers said the market for new homes in Portales is still strong and will get stronger as Cannon Air Force Base grows. Larry Combs of Combs Properties is in the early stages of putting in a 55-lot residential development adjacent to Western Skies, west of Greyhound Arena. […]

City council focuses on nuisance properties

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Nuisance properties were in Portales City Councilors’ gun sights Tuesday as they heard a report from planning director Sammy Standefer detailing emergency action recently taken on property located at East Amazon and North Knoxville. The abandoned property near Portales High School had been attracting students. Evidence that fires had […]

Zias split home LSC soccer matches

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By Dave Wagner Another five minutes and the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team could have been looking at an upset. Texas A&M-Commerce, coming off its own upset on Friday at NCAA Division II No. 2-ranked West Texas A&M, converted two first-half corner kicks — one from each corner — and held on late […]

Local team shooting for title

By Mike Linn A group of six from Roosevelt County will compete in an international competition to test their Robin Hood and Davey Crockett-like skills this week in Raton. The International Youth Hunter Education Challenge is scheduled Monday through Friday and includes competitions in rifle shooting, shotgun, archery, compass and map navigation, hunter safety and […]