Portales has new building inspector

By Tony Parra The city of Portales hired a new building inspector, Billy Roach, and after earning his certification he’s been playing catch-up by inspecting buildings and granting licenses. Economic Development Director Darla Wilhoit said Roach was hired on April 5 and gained his certification from the Construction Industries Division of New Mexico last week […]

Grant intended for street repairs denied

Tony Parra New Mexico Community Development Council members rejected a block grant of $496,000 on Wednesday to help Portales projects in various street repairs around the city. The $496,000 would have gone to street repairs and other city projects. Community Development Director Darla Wilhoit, City Manager Debi Lee and Mayor Orlando Ortega were in Albuquerque […]

City welcomes new development director

Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com The position of community development director has been filled by Darla Wilhoit, who will work in conjunction with Community Development Executive Director Kim Huffman towards the future of economic development of Portales. “This is a great opportunity for me,” Wilhoit said. “I’ve been working for private […]