March 8, Court Dispositions

The following criminal cases were recently closed through the 9th Judicial District Court. To view individual cases, visit http://www.nmcourts.gov/ caselookup/app and search by case number. Searches can also be conducted using last name, first name and by comparing the case number to the search returns. Under the “Register of Actions Activity” section of each case, […]

Business feature: Restaurant reopening keeps it in family

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer La Hacienda restaurant has reopened in Portales under new management, but is still in the Ornelas family. Nick Bara is the new owner. Bara said he made his mother-in-law Esther Ornelas an offer and she agreed to sell. La Hacienda closed in November after serving the Portales area for […]

Bills would make government more transparent

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican The public would have better access to and could gain more understanding of the state government under several bills making progress this session. Certain committees that are now closed would be open while government documents would become public sooner under the measures originating in the House. The House Appropriations […]

Feb. 13 -Feb. 19 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Seafood Newburg, fried pork chop Monday: Closed for President’s Day Tuesday: Cajun cuisine Wednesday: Carved roast beef, chicken cordon bleu Thursday: Baked and fried fish Whispering Winds 11 a.m.: Friday: Fish plate Monday: Meatloaf Tuesday: Fried chicken Wednesday: Barbecue beef Thursday: Chicken fried steak The End Zone: Closed until March […]

Jan. 23 -Jan. 25 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Bakd and fried fish Monday: Glazed ham steak and roast turkey Tuesday: Chinese cuisine Wednesday: Carved roast beef and spaghetti Thursday: Mexican cuisine Whispering Winds 11 a.m.: Friday: Fish Monday: Meatloaf Tuesday: Fried chicken Wednesday: Closed Thursday: Closed The End Zone 11 a.m.: Friday: Fish and chips Monday: Turkey club […]

Pool among local projects awaiting capital outlay money

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico There was never a good time for the Hull Street Overpass to be closed. But there could have been a better time than right now, ahead of a legislative session where capital outlay may be hard to come by for replacement of the now demolished bridge. “There are always […]

Jan. 18, 2008 Portales High School News

School closed Monday PHS will be closed Monday, January 19 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Day.

Dec. 24 -Jan. 30 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Wednesday: Carved roast beef and roast chicken buffet Thursday: Closed Friday: Closed Monday: Brisket and port loin Tuesday: Cajun cuisine Whispering Winds 11 a.m.: Wednesday: Barbecue beef Thursday: Closed Friday: Open from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday: Meatloaf Tuesday: Fried chicken The End Zone 11 a.m.: Wednesday: Green chilli bacon […]

Nov. 26, 2008 Local Briefs

United Way holds grant training United Way has scheduled training dates for non-profits wishing to apply for a grant in 2009. The Portales session is from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce downstairs training room at 100 S. Ave. A. The Clovis session is from 10 a.m. to 11 […]

Veterans Day closures, events

The following will be closed for Veterans Day: Clovis • City offices • County offices • Federal office • Clovis-Carver Library • Bank of Clovis • American Heritage Bank • Western Bank • Clovis National Bank • The Citizens Bank of Clovis • New Mexico Bank & Trust • Wells Fargo • First Community Bank […]

Editor’s election blog: Roch, Crook, Campos may be headed to House

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Republicans Dennis Roch and Anna Crook and Democrat Jose Campos appeared headed to the state House on Tuesday. With 22 of 33 precincts reporting, Roch led Democrat Craig Cosner by 62-38 percent in his attempt to take the seat previously held by Clayton’s Brian Moore, who did not seek re-election. Crook, an incumbent, was leading […]

Oct. 10, 2008 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Seafood Newbury and baked fish buffet. 5 p.m. Oktoberfest buffet. Monday: Closed for Columbus Day holiday. Tuesday: Cajun buffet. Wednesday: Carved roast beef and roast turkey buffet. Thursday: Mexican cuisine buffet. Whispering Winds 11 a.m.: Friday: Fish plate. Monday: Closed for Columbus Day holiday. Tuesday: Fried chicken. Wednesday: Barbecue beef. […]

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 […]

Local Briefs July 31, 2008

Municipal court closed for trainingThe Portales Municipal Court will be closed today through Aug. 8 to allow staff to attend training, according to a press release from the court. Persons with a court appearance scheduled during this time will not be penalized. Court will reopen on Aug. 11 and those who miss a date should […]

Stock market’s rough ride has locals nervous

By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico The Dow Jones industrial average closed Monday at 11,350, marking the worst June for the market since the Great Depression of the 1930’s and it’s lowest point since Sept. 2006. In addition to the current condition of the market, the price of oil hit another record high at mid-day […]

Dec. 14, 1987

• Fire destroyed the John Gentry home, located on the Bethel Highway. The couple and their two children were sleeping in the home but escaped the blaze. • School closed after about a foot of snow fell with drifts up to five feet deep reported in Roosevelt County. • The Ramettes beat Carlsbad to win […]

Clovis pizza location closed

Freedom Newspapers CiCi’s Pizza in Clovis is closed, according to company spokespeople. The Clovis franchisee chose to close the restaurant at 1913 N. Prince St. at the end of the day Wednesday, they said. “He continues to look in that whole area” for a new location, CiCi’s Pizza vice president of training Steve Hawter said. […]

Local grocery closes doors

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales has one less grocery store after La Tienda in the Sands Shopping Center closed its doors earlier this month. Russell’s Super Save has purchased the inventory and fixtures from La Tienda’s parent company, Dale’s Venture Foods of Denver City, Texas, and will absorb the inventory into its store […]

March 14, 2007 Briefs

U.S. 60-70-84 closed until Friday U.S. 60-70-84 will remain closed at the railroad crossing between Texico and Farwell until Friday afternoon, according to New Mexico Department of Transportation. BNSF Railway is repairing the crossing, according to railroad officials. Traffic is being detoured along U.S. 60 and Farm-to-Market Road 292. United Way holds annual banquet United […]

Strong snowstorm snarls traffic across area

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Travel throughout eastern New Mexico slowed to a crawl Saturday as a major winter storm dropped snow across the region. Numerous roads in Curry, DeBaca and Roosevelt counties were closed Friday and Saturday due to low visibility, drifting snow and accidents. The closures and treacherous road conditions jammed motels […]