Portales company recognized

PNT staff report Levacy Sprinkler of Portales was recognized as a Valley Performance Plus Dealer at the company’s 2012 national meeting, according to a press release from Valmont Irrigation. Levacy Sprinkler earned this honor for excelling in the areas of sales, service and aftermarket parts, the release said. Each valley dealership is scored based on [...]

Production company, nonprofit team up for concert

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Christina Calloway A local production company owner was touched on hearing the story of a nonprofit organization’s message against drinking and driving and invited them to be a part of a concert featuring some well-known acts in the Christian music world. John Pennell of Total Productions was adamant about bringing the Love Come to Life [...]

Local film company launching web series

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Alisa Boswell A local film company launches its new web series this week, according to the show’s creator Will McGrath. The Internet series is called “Extragalactic Black,” in which McGrath plays spaceship Capt. Black, a character lacking a lot of common sense and getting his crew members into a lot of “sticky” situations. “The story [...]

Officials: Company could be up and running by April

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Kevin Wilson Clovis’ newest industry has plenty of work to do in the run-up, but officials are confident Beauty Health and Science Innovations could be moving products out of Clovis by the end of April. Brian Sperber, owner and CEO of BHSI —

Year in review: Abengoa comes, goes again

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Abengoa comes, goes again Abengoa Bioenergy USA restarted its Portales bioethanol plant on Jan. 12 after two years of inactivity. Then in December, it announced plans to close again. “There’s some really depressed market conditions right now, so we just made the decision to temporarily stop production and begin an extensive maintenance plan, so we’ll [...]

Ticket feature: CCC presenting ‘The 39 Steps’

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Freedom New Mexico The Company Class of Clovis Community College will be presenting the play “The 39 Steps” 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at the CCC Town Hall. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased in advance at the CCC cashier’s window or at the door the night of the show. The play is [...]

My turn: ‘Fair to middlin’

By Lonnie Berry: PNT columnist I recently made a call to a software company, asking for some help. I became a little annoyed when I thought the person on the other end of the line did not speak English well. I remembered a conference I had attended in Boston, when a presenter from Boston looked [...]

Press release: Listeria outbreak tracked to at least one Colorado grower

Jensen Farms, of Holly, Colo., is voluntarily recalling their shipments of Rocky Ford whole cantaloupe because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria. The company is working with the State of Colorado and the Federal Food & Drug Administration to inform consumers of this recall. L. monocytogenes is a bacterium that can contaminate [...]

Gas line repairs completed

PNT staff report Repairs to a ruptured natural gas line in Portales were completed as of 11 p.m. Tuesday, according to a New Mexico Gas Company official. The pipe was broken at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday on Boston Avenue, which led Portales police to evacuate four homes and a daycare center as a precautionary measure. Monica [...]

Tres Amigas official hopes to break ground in fall

Kevin Wilson Tres Amigas is pushing paperwork at the moment. The company is hoping to push materials by August, and push power across the nation two to three years later. Clovis Industrial Development Corporation Executive Director Chase Gentry figures it will be mid-2012 before any significant economic impact comes from the project, which will connect [...]