Tuesday morning briefing: Traffic alert, a question of age and civil rights

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Bridge closing Construction from South First Street to Brady Street will close the Prince Street overpass to all traffic. Work is expected to take four weeks. The road’s asphalt surface will be removed and replaced. Businesses will be open, but accessible only through Brady […]

Prince Street Overpass closed for four weeks

With the temporary closure of the Prince Street overpass, drivers accessing south Clovis will have to use alternate routes for an estimated four-weeks. A state resurfacing project on U.S. 70 is the reason for the closure, said Clovis City Engineer Justin Howalt. In the meantime, drivers can use either south Norris Street or the Hull […]

Police blotter — March 2

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Saturday About 10:30 p.m., an officer went to the 700 block of West 16th Street to take a report of a vehicle burglary. A 29-year-old man said someone had broken into his 1999 Dodge pickup. He said his wife parked the vehicle in […]

Clovis MainStreet to host wind festival

Clovis MainStreet will be hosting a new Downtown Wind Festival April 30 on Main Street, according to a news release. The event will be held in conjunction with Cannon Air Force Base’s Kite Karnival, which will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Doc Stewart Park. The main event at the festival will be […]

It's their business: Main Street Crafters Mall

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Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte The crafters mall offers crafts and antiques and a sandwich shop on the second floor called the Lunch Box that offers deliveries to businesses. Main Street Crafters Mall • Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday • Location: 321 Main St. in Clovis • Owner: Anna Powell • Type […]

Police blotter — Dec. 29

PNT Staff Reports Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Thursday Two officers were sent to the 1700 block of 18th Street about 7:20 p.m. to handle a report of a dog being shot with a pellet gun. An officer spoke with a 20-year-old woman who said she returned home […]

Hull Street bridge open to traffic

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Kevin Wilson “First motorcycle,” the crew exclaimed at 10:52 a.m. as a grey-haired main pulled up to Justin Howalt and asked if it was safe to pass. “It looks smooth,” Clovis’ city engineer shouted over the breeze and motorcycle engine’s roar, “so you should be good to go through.” A few minutes later, it was […]

Self-driving cars offers chance for productivity

Kevin Wilson My favorite cop-driver story comes from two friends in Portales mocking a street sign. The sign said, “Speed controlled by radar,” which led them to joke the driver was no longer responsible. On cue, they got pulled over for speeding, and tested their logic. “Actually, officer, that’s your fault,” the driver said as […]

Press release: City ARRA project construction completed

The City of Portales received funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 for landscaping enhancements to medians located on the Roosevelt County Courthouse Square perimeter, at the intersection of Boston Street and US 70, and on US 70 between East Lime Street and South Roosevelt Road Q. The grant agreement with […]

Press release: Portales MainStreet program granted $10,000 from Xcel Energy Foundation

The Xcel Energy Foundation will be presenting the Portales MainStreet Program with a $10,000 Economic Sustainability grant on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 11:00am at the Portales City Hall, 100 West First Street, Portales. The monies will be used toward the Portales MainStreet Program’s projects and initiatives. The Xcel Energy Foundation offers grant opportunities in […]

Maple Street drainage project begins this week

PNT staff report Portales city workers are making drainage improvements on Maple Street from North Main Street to North Abilene Avenue. According to a city press release, this phase of the improvement begins this week and is scheduled for completion in 45 days. It’s being funded by a grant from the New Mexico Department of […]

Press release: Maple Street construction project begins this week

The City of Portales will be conducting street and drainage improvements on Maple Street from North Main Street to North Abilene Avenue in Portales, NM beginning the week of September 5th, 2010. The curb and gutter improvement project phase on Maple Street is scheduled to be completed in approximately 45 calendar days. The prime contractor […]

Second Stripes store location planned for November

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Argen Duncan A new Stripes convenience store is going up at the corner of 18th Street and Avenue D. Stripes Vice President of Marketing Rod Martin said in an e-mail that the new store is expected to open in late November and create 18-22 jobs. Portales already has one Stripes, at Lime Street and U.S. […]

Military feature: Sesame Street stopover

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Liliana Castillo CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Five-year-old Natalie Whitson was disappointed that Elmo didn’t shake her hand but she enjoyed the Sesame Street live show anyway. The show came to Cannon Air Force Base two weeks ago to present three free shows. Dawn Whitson said the show coming so close to home was a […]

Police investigating woman’s death

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Jared Tucker Portales police are investigating the death of a 22-year-old woman found outside her residence in the 1200 block of North Avenue A. Angel Vale, 22, of Roswell was found by co-workers early Thursday evening, Berry said. Deputy Police Chief Lonnie Berry said the death is being investigated as a homicide because there is […]

Sesame Street stopover

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Clarisa Valdez, 7, gets a hug from Cookie Monster. Liliana Castillo Five-year-old Natalie Whitson was disappointed that Elmo didn’t shake her hand but she enjoyed the Sesame Street live show anyway. The show came to Cannon Air Force Base last week to present three free shows. Dawn Whitson said the […]

Clovis group hosting block parties

Freedom New Mexico Christian Believers is hosting two community outreach block parties. The first is July 24 at Gatewood Apartments on W. 15th Street. The second is Aug. 28 in the Clovis Apartments on W. Grand Street. The group is seeking volunteers to help with program setup, games, food, music, supplies and teardown. To volunteer […]

Portales Past: July 28, 1960

July 28, 1960: Portales police used a stopwatch to catch nine speeders on north Main Street. The area had been the scene of a collision involving two pickups earlier in the week.

Road closures scheduled

Roosevelt County Road Department has scheduled street closures: • Today and Thursday on Spruce Street between U.S. 70 and North Main Street closed for chip sealing. • Next week, Monday through Thursday, east side of Roosevelt Road 6 and Kilgore Avenue closed to pour concrete; and Roosevelt roads 8, R 1/2 and S closed for […]

No opposition voiced on proposed street closure

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer If there are Portales residents opposed to closing a section of Commercial Street adjacent to a feed production plant, none of them voiced that opposition Monday night. That’s when the Portales City Council held a public meeting to discuss a closure request made by J.D. Heiskell and Co. The […]