School board to meet

PNT Staff Report The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education is set to have a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the district administration building. The agenda includes a technology plan addendum, the personnel report and budget adjustment and cash transfer requests.

Printing building becomes event venue

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A dilapidated building has become a new downtown event facility with brick and concrete interior walls, rusty antiques for decoration and open-air rooms. Portales MainStreet has renovated the former Bishop Printing building on Main Street to become the Stargazer, named for the two roofless rooms at the front of […]

Purchasing training set for Monday

Freedom New Mexico A cooperative educational services meeting will be held 8 a.m. Monday at the Clovis High School cafeteria. The meeting will focus on building bids, including construction, electrical, and plumbing. The city’s purchasing department will be available at the conclusion of the meeting to help local companies learn about the process. For more […]

Fire destroys dairy building

PNT Staff Report A Thursday afternoon fire destroyed a building used to store dry milk at Western Star Dairy near Floyd. No one was injured. Floyd Fire Department Lt. Steven Cain said Thursday night the 40-foot-by-40-foot shop was a total loss. According to Cain: • the cause of the fire was still under investigation. • […]

Business feature: Building to return to roots

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By Eric Butler: PNT Staff Writer The one-time location for a J.C. Penney store in Portales is going back to its roots in a sense — clothing will be the main product once again. Suzi Webb is renovating the old store at 109 S. Main St., next door to Valley Furniture. Webb hopes to open […]

Two hurt in Hotel Clovis fall

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Police revealed few details at a Wednesday evening press conference, more than 30 hours after two men were injured in a fall down an elevator shaft at Hotel Clovis. Clovis police said they have ruled out criminal activity in the incident. The city’s Director of Building Safety Pete Wilt […]

ENMU regents OK revise for technology building proposal

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PNT Staff Report Eastern New Mexico University Regents have approved revised language in a previously passed proposal for a $9 million renovation to the university’s Technology Building. Regent Marshall Stinnett was at the regular meeting Tuesday in person, while Regents Pauline Ponce and Chad Lydick were on the phone to constitute a quorum to vote […]

ENMU briefs

Music building renovation ramping up Eastern New Mexico University may be on a break from classes, but renovation work at the Music Building will be ramped up. This week, utilities to some campus buildings will be turned off periodically as a result. Among the effected areas will be the water cutoffs to the faculty lounge […]

Abandoned building burns

By Eric Butler: PNT Staff Writer An abandoned building on East Brazos in Portales caught fire late Tuesday night. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said Wednesday afternoon the damage was so extensive investigators weren’t cleared to walk through the structure and could not determine the cause of the fire. “When the guys got out there, […]

April 28 ENMU Briefs

Annual dinner set for Saturday The annual ENMU Women’s Lovers for Learning dinner and silent auction will be held 6-8 p.m. Saturday in the Campus Union Building Sandia Room. Proceeds help fund scholarships. Tickets are $20 per person in advance, or $25 at the door. Sodexho will cater a “Little Italy” buffet. Music and silent […]

Wheatland school reunion to be held

PNT Staff Report The Wheatland School Reunion is set for 8 a.m. May 23 in the Grady Senior Citizens Building. Attendees should bring a covered dish for lunch. Donations are to be taken to cover rent of the building. People are asked to pass the information to friends and family who would want to come. […]

Portales building permits

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The number of building permits issued by the city of Portales for new residences rose more than 6 percent in 2008. The city compiles a monthly report on building permit activity.

Dream Center loses roof in high winds

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer The Portales Dream Center will be closed temporarily after high winds peeled the sheet-metal roof off the building Monday afternoon. Dream Center volunteer Gail Keener said the center will be closed about a week until a temporary cover is in place. The inner ceiling remains intact, she said. Keener […]

Bovine TB meetings scheduled

An informational meeting on the bovine tuberculosis situation in Roosevelt and Curry counties with the new split-state status is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the McAlister Room of the Jake Lopez Building on the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. The New Mexico Livestock Board will also discuss cattle movement regulations, TB testing requirements and premises registration […]

March 26, 1964

Five hundred farmers and their wives from the Portales, Clovis and Fort Sumner areas met in Portales for the 30th annual meeting of the Production Credit Association at the ENMU Theatre Building.

Freedom lets us act morally wrong

By Tibor Machan At a recent demonstration outside the Earl Warren Building in San Francisco, someone was waiving a sign that read: “A moral wrong can’t be a civil right.” Well, in fact, it can. A simple case in point is when someone writes something that is immoral or produces pictures or movies that are […]

Peanut Growers meeting set

The New Mexico Peanut Growers Association Annual Meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 25 at the Memorial Building, at the corner of Seventh and Abilene Streets. Growers and anyone interested in the latest Farm Bill may attend. Speakers are Maria Fenn of the National Peanut Board on promotion of the industry, […]

Feb. 25, 1981

Thirty Portales residents, mostly elderly, showed up for a Planning Commission meeting to hear a discussion of a request by the Amvets to use a building on South Avenue C as a private club to sell liquor, but were told that the veterans association was reconsidering because of the controversy over the site. Residents complained […]

New rehearsal hall for opera on horizon

By Anne Constable: The Santa Fe New Mexican The Santa Fe Opera is seeking legislative approval for an agreement with the state to lease and eventually purchase a yet-to-be-built open-air rehearsal hall and the land it sits on. Speaker of the House Ben Lujan, D-Nambe, introduced this week House Joint Resolution 8, which would give […]

Commission considers alternate building plans

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer The Roosevelt County Commission is looking at a change in plans for the proposed multi-purpose building at the fairgrounds. At the commission meeting Tuesday morning in the County Courthouse, County Manager Charlene Hardin said the proposed 63,000-square-foot metal building would cost $5.8 million, which was not a viable option. […]