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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]