Water main fails, Portales without water

By Karl Terry Shortly after midnight Saturday a major water main in Portales broke causing flooding and necessitating that city crews shut down water to the entire city. According to City Manager Debi Lee, the broken line was a 24 -inch water main near First and Avenue O, behind Taco Box. Lee said that for […]

Dec. 11 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls taken by Portales Police Department dispatchers in the last week. According to the reports: Dec. 1 • At 8:35 p.m. a Portales police officer requested a case number on an arrest for a narcotics violation made on North Avenue A. Dec. 2 • At 11:40 a.m. a caller […]

Nov. 6 Police Blotter/Public Record

Police Blotter The following is a sampling of calls taken by the Portales Police Department in the last week. According to the reports: Oct. 28 • At 7:08 a.m. a caller reported his home broken into and items taken on East Second Street Oct. 29 • At 10:34 a.m. a caller reported his garage broken […]

10-30 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls taken by the Portales Police Department in the last week. According to the reports: Oct. 20 • At 7:18 a.m. a caller reported someone broke into his vehicle on North Avenue I. Police investigated as a burglary. No details of what was taken. • At 2:18 p.m. a […]

Oct. 16 Police Blotter, Public Record, and Local Briefs

Police Blotter The following is a sampling of calls taken by the Portales Police Department Oct. 8. According to the reports: Oct. 8 • At 2:32 a.m. a caller advised that a man, who appears drunk is parked in front of local store in a gray car. • At 5:08 a.m. a caller on North […]

Construction on horizon for north Portales

By Tony Parra Sometime next spring, certain parts of north Portales will take on a new look. The Portales City Council, in a meeting Tuesday night, authorized the start of a construction project to improve curbs and gutters in north Portales. The project will give a new look to: • North Abilene Avenue from West […]

City receives block grant

By Tony Parra Portales city officials received good news from New Mexico Department of Finance representatives on Thursday when they were approved for $466,528 to use for street repairs in the north part of Portales. The money will be for street and drainage improvements in areas in the north part of Portales: • North Abilene […]

Bodies not identified, no arrests made

By Kevin Wilson Two bodies found Thursday in a burned car southeast of Portales were still not identified on Friday. But law-enforcement officials said they have found a blue pickup that may be connected to the deaths. Now officials are asking for the public’s help in identifying anyone who may have been in the vicinity […]

Religion Calendar, August 1

Sunday Foundations Class — 10 a.m., Liberty Baptist Church, 2000 S. Main St., Portales. For those who want to learn the basics of the Bible. For information, call 356-6023. Cornerstone Youth Ministry — 6 p.m., Cornerstone Building, 109 S. Main St., Portales. An off-campus youth ministry of First Baptist Church. For information, call 356-6761. Youth […]