Clovis MainStreet hosting downtown makeover event

Clovis MainStreet is continuing its revitalization efforts by creating a Facade Squad, to help repaint buildings in the downtown district on Saturday. Robyne Beaubien, executive director of the Clovis MainStreet program, said she’s hoping the event will be the first of many. Beaubien said Clovis MainStreet received a grant of $1,500 from Friends of New […]

My Portales: Remembering the downtown fire

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Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: The following is one in a series of reports related to the history of Portales. The city celebrates the 100th anniversary of its incorporation in 2009. March 10, 1978, began like many March days in Portales, with the wind blowing. By mid-day, winds were at 50 to 60 mph … […]

Council will consider greenery for entry points, courthouse

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The comprehensive plan for the Portales downtown area includes greenery around the Roosevelt County Courthouse and gateway structures at key points. At the Portales City Council meeting Tuesday in City Hall, Lee D. Einsweiler of Code Studio design company from Austin, Texas, presented the comprehensive plan. Einsweiler suggested five […]

March 8, Letter to the Editor

Downtown shaping up to be mess I’m beginning to doubt our county/city officials can make the right decisions in improving infrastructure. The changes recently made around the Roosevelt County Courthouse are the latest example. As the project began to take form, doubts and confusion also began to take form. I thought the trees and other […]

Commission OKs downtown funds

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer All but one Roosevelt County commissioner voted at Tuesday’s meeting to fund half of the projected shortfall for the Courthouse Square improvement project. City officials had asked the county to help pay for the project after the bid came in almost $178,000 over budget. The commission could have also […]

Revamped downtown could benefit city

Karl Terry It happened downtown. That’s a line Portales MainStreet folks are hoping we’ll all hear a lot more often in the future. The passion this group of citizens displays toward the vitality of our city is likely going to make it happen too. As evidence, take the third Summer Wine Festival that filled the […]

Meeting will iron out plans for square

By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer A technical meeting will be held on Monday addressing concerns raised by county and city officials about the design of the Downtown Master Plan.The purpose of the master plan design is to promote tourism and new business to the downtown square. The cornerstones of the plan include balancing the […]

Council approves zoning for Downtown Master Plan

Thomas Garcia The Portales City Council moved one step closer to revamping downtown as they adopted an ordnance approving the zoning district for the Downtown Master Plan. The Master Plan, approved June 17, has designated character zones which include shopfronts, live-work, urban residential and mixed use. “Adoption of this ordinance puts in place and enforces […]

City council approves downtown master plan

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer A resolution for adopting the Downtown Master Plan was approved at the regular meeting of the Portales City Council on

Downtown master plan presented

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer The city of Portales wants to see more people downtown: Shopping, congregating, walking, bicycling, eating and even living downtown. It’s all part of a master plan to make the downtown area more walkable, shopable and livable. The master plan and downtown zoning code was presented to a crowd of […]