Portales City League basketball — Jan. 21

Freedom New Mexico Saturday Pee Wee League Girls Extreme 14, Sparks 6 Scorers — Extreme, Cyria Aguirre, Sydnee Lemmon, 6 each, Hannah McDonald 2. Sparks, Olivia Low 4, Amanda Ornelas 2. Dora Lady Coyotes 8, Heat 0 Scorers — Lady Coyotes, Cashlyn Fraze 8. Monarchs 9, Sparks 6 Scorers — Sparks, Olivia Low 4, Amanda […]

Alcohol sales upset city councilors

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Alisa Boswell Portales city councilors are unhappy after learning that Sunday liquor sales include bars as well as restaurants. “I think it would have really affected the outcome of how people voted,” said Councilor Dianne Parker, after being told of the development at a council meeting Tuesday. “That’s not saying it would change it one […]

Election ballots to be mailed out soon

Alisa Boswell Ballots for the March 6 Portales municipal election are on their way, according to Portales City Clerk Joan Martinez-Terry. “We confirmed the ballots yesterday,” Martinez-Terry said Friday. “Jan. 31 is the first day I mail out ballots and Feb. 15 is the first day they (voters) can come into city hall.” Martinez-Terry said […]

Candidates draw for spot on ballot

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Christina Calloway Candidates for the Portales City Council March 6 election are wondering if their luck of the draw will have any effect on how their constituents will vote. Candidates drew numbers Friday at the city clerk’s office to determine where they would be placed on the ballot. “Well you can do just about anything […]

Carrying on the dream

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By Christina Calloway: PNT senior writer Portales residents and city officials marched Monday morning from Eastern New Mexico University to Portales’ Memorial Building, where they “celebrated the dream” with festivities in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A crowd of about 150 gathered in the Memorial Building to celebrate the holiday. With a […]

Portales city league basketball

Pee Wee League results Saturday Girls Storm 6 Extreme 4 Leading scorers — Storm, Rylee Stevens 6. Extreme, Cyria Aguirre, Hannah McDonald 2. Mercury 13 Dora Lady Coyotes 6 Leading scorers — Mercury, Riley Shillings 10. Lady Coyotes, Brynn Dilliard 4. Storm 8 Sparks 2 Leading scorers — Storm, Kylee Rodriguez 4. Sparks, Amanda Ornelas […]

Three of four city council seats challenged

Christina Calloway Incumbents are being challenged in three of four Portales City Council seats in the upcoming March 6th election after filings Tuesday at the city clerk’s office. Only Ward C Councilor by Leo Lovett is unchallenged. “I ran again because Portales is a great community,” Lovett said. “It’s a great place to raise your […]

Municipal races building steam

By Kevin Wilson Tuesday will be a busy day at city and town halls across eastern New Mexico, with candidates having an 8 a.m.-5 p.m. window to file for office. The following is a list of items that will be on Clovis’ March 6 ballot, including candidates who have announced their intentions to run so […]

McGee: Father’s advice helps with chat

Tomorrow marks a new year: 2012. It means different things to different people. For instance, I was chatting recently with my youngest daughter. She and her husband were pondering moving to the big city, getting away from their small town in West Virginia. “We want to be in a safe place, you know, for 2012,” […]

City clerk: Early election votes jump to nearly 250

PNT staff report Early voting for Portales Sunday alcohol sales sped up dramatically the last two days, according to Joan Martinez-Terry Portales city clerk. “We got 38 voters on Thursday and that’s good because initially we were averaging 20 voters a day at the beginning,” Martinez-Terry said. Martinez-Terry said 248 residents have voted so far […]

New city district map shows little change

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Alisa Boswell Portales city councilors voted on a redistricting option with minimal changes to district boundaries Tuesday night during the city council meeting. Sterling Fluharty, of Southwest Political Services, presented council members with three options for the redistricting of the city. “Concept A was the idea of least change or status quo oriented, so in […]

Financier invested wealth in education

Freedom New Mexico Education reforms come and go, usually with little impact. But one person who made a difference for the better was Ted Forstmann, who died Nov. 20 in New York City at age 71. Forstmann made a fortune through investment firms and other businesses. He also criticized junk bonds as too risky. And […]

Cosmetic product maker to build facility in Clovis

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Benna Sayyed Clovis city officials approved a $3 million interest-free forgivable loan Wednesday to a beauty supply manufacturing company that could create up to 350 jobs in the area over the next five years. Chase Gentry, executive director of Clovis Industrial Development Corp., said Beauty Health and Science Innovations hopes to be open by April. […]

Referendums give citizens voice

In an Oct. 25 CNJ article on the city charter commission, the CNJ quoted Commissioner Fred Van Soelen as saying that negative referendums cost the taxpayers too much money so it should be harder to have one. However, that is just plain wrong. If you will remember, the referendum this past summer, initiated by the […]

City officials invited to Africa

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Alisa Boswell Portales city leaders may be headed for Zambia, Africa, next summer for further meetings with Zambian kings Nzamane and Mukunis. The kings have offered to pay all costs except for flights to and from Zambia. “Next July, we would like to expect some people to come to Zambia,” said Patrick Mapalo, an ambassador […]

African royalty visit Portales, Roosevelt County during cultural exchange tour

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Alisa Boswell Portales and Roosevelt County officials visited with African royalty Wednesday during a lunch at Portales City Hall. King Nzamane and King Mukuni, both of Zambia, Africa, have been crossing New Mexico for more than a week, visiting officials in cities such as Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Clovis. The kings, along with their New […]

Meetings watch

PNT staff Portales City Council The following items are on the agenda for the Portales City Council meeting at 7 p.m. today at Portales City Hall: • Declaring Fire Prevention Week Oct. 9-15. • Notice of intent to adopt an ordinance amending certain portions of the Portales city code. • Items from Planning Commission: Recommendation […]

City of Clovis settles in officer-involved fatal crash

Freedom New Mexico The city of Clovis has agreed to settle a more than $1 million lawsuit involving a fatal vehicle accident involving one of its police officers. Mary Castillo was killed in the Nov. 10, 2010, accident involving former Clovis police officer Stephen Gallegos. Castillo was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Edith […]