Resident unhappy with sign change

Freedom New Mexico Some residents are hoping the trial period for traffic sign changes on Plains Ave. and Main Street will go no further. Jessie Ellison, who has lived at her house on Plains since 1954, said she doesn’t understand the reasoning for the removal of stop signs at the intersection of Plains and Main. […]

Nov. 24, 1970

Burt Ward, of “Robin” fame from the Batman television series, was to visit the Allsups stores on Second Street and on Chicago Avenue to

Nov. 17, 1947

Owner Paul E. Kiker opened the Cycle Shop at 323 1/2 E. State Street.

Two vehicle accident slows traffic along West First Street

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Portales Police officer C. Morgan directs traffic following a two-vehicle accident at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of South Main Street and West First Street. There were no injuries reported at the scene.

Window shooting spree reported

PNT Staff Report Portales police are investigating a window shooting spree that occurred late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. Officers have taken 15 criminal damage reports from residents who had vehicle windows broken by someone firing a pellet or BB gun, according to Capt. Lonnie Berry of the Portales Police Department. He said the […]

Clovis’ Hull Street bridge ordered closed indefinitely

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico City officials said Wednesday the Hull Street overpass will be closed indefinitely until it’s rebuilt, replaced or removed. A state engineer “strongly recommended” closing the bridge after an analysis of the 46-year-old structure revealed it was unsafe for travel, according to Legislative and Community Development Director Claire Burroughes. “(The […]

July 24, 1952

The Portales City Council was asked to give Portales citizens another chance to pave their streets on a volunteer basis. The rates for a 32-foot street were $4.95 and up to an 80-foot street was $9.35 and would be completed by a contractor.

Curry County escapee nabbed

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico A Curry County inmate who broke the cardinal rule of crossing the street — look both ways before crossing — is back in jail Tuesday after a short-lived escape. Angelica Madrid, 33, was being chased by detention center officers when she was knocked down by a passing vehicle as […]

Train, truck wreck causes power outage, reroutes traffic on U.S. Highway 70

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer A collision between a Southwestern Railroad train and a tractor-trailer this morning forced the closure of U.S. Highway 70 and created power outages across Portales. The accident occurred about 10:15 a.m. at the intersection of North Kilgore Street and U.S. Highway 70, according to officials. The driver of the […]

Local Briefs May 4, 2008

MainStreet to hold workshop The Portales MainStreet organization will hold a workshop facilitated by Lani Lott of New Mexico MainStreet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh Street in Portales. The results of a business questionaire distributed in January will be discussed and a brainstorming session leading to commerce building and […]

Police Blotter, March 30, 2008

The following is a sampling of calls placed to Portales police dispatchers over the past two weeks. According to reports: March 15It was reported that four cows were running loose in the area of N.M. 2061, mile marker 81 at about 3:08 p.m. March 16A caller on North Houston Street stated a male was outside […]

2-10-08 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls placed to Portales police dispatchers over the last week. According to the reports: Sunday • At 6:54 p.m. a caller reported three teenagers in her ally on Oakwood Circle and she didn’t know if they were supposed to be there. • At 8:03 p.m. a caller stated he […]

1-20-08 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls placed to Portales police dispatchers over the last week. According to the reports: Sunday • At 11:45 p.m. suspicious activity was reported on South Main. Officers responded to the report. Monday • At 4:21 a.m. an alarm at Eddy Hall was activated. Fire units were dispatched. • At […]

Street stories

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Streets are the veins of a city. They run throughout the city, dictating where and how the city’s traffic will flow. Though the names of Clovis and Portales’ streets are decided by the contractors who divide up a subdivision, the people who made these cities what they are have […]

12-30-07 Police Blotter

Following is a sampling of calls to Portales police dispatchers in the last week. According to the reports: Dec. 22 • At 12:04 a.m. a caller reported someone peeking into her window on West First Street. • At 2:19 p.m. a caller reported a suspected drunk driver at the drive through window at a restaurant […]

12-27-07 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls placed to Portales police dispatchers over the last week. According to the reports: Dec. 14 • At 5:05 p.m. a victim’s advocate requested a deputy to take a report of a sexual assault at an address on N.M. 88. • At 11:34 p.m. a one-vehicle rollover accident with […]

Christian school getting finishing touches

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By Tonya Fennell: Freedom New Mexico A handful of construction workers were busy putting the finishing touches on the new Clovis Christian School Thursday morning. The ceiling and floor tiles have yet to be placed, but Superintendent Steven Medeiros said the work will be completed and students will move into the building Jan. 8, 2008. […]

Parade, pageant to kick off holiday season

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor It’s likely the entire city of Portales will be looking for a sprig of mistletoe Friday night. That’s when the holiday season gets its kickoff with the Christmas Light Parade and the Little Miss Merry Christmas contest. The evening begins with music by Steve Davis’ band, Master Works, at […]

Christmas Light Parade set for Friday

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor It’s likely the entire city of Portales will be looking for a sprig of mistletoe Friday night. That’s when the holiday season gets its kickoff with the Christmas Light Parade and the Little Miss Merry Christmas contest. The evening begins with music by Steve Davis’ band Master Works at […]

Nov. 18, 2007 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Portales Police Dispatchers during the past week: Saturday • At 7 p.m., a caller reported an open door on a building located on North Main Street. • At 8:04 p.m., a caller reported a suspicious subject in a black vehicle parked in front of a store […]