Firefighters investigating cause of three grass fires in Roosevelt County

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PNT Reports Three grass fires burned about 2,500 acres of land along U.S. 70 at Midway in Roosevelt County Tuesday afternoon. The state forest service said the blazes ignited a fourth fire in Curry County that was quickly extinguished. Portales Battalion Chief Lance Hill said no one was injured and no structures burned, but telephone [...]

ENMU adds Clovis’ Hill to fold

Freedom New Mexico Clovis High quarterback Jordan Hill has signed a national letter of intent to play football next season at Eastern New Mexico University. Hill became the 25th signee for the Greyhounds in two days, and the seventh quarterback. As a senior, he garnered second-team Class 5A all-state honors as a defensive back for [...]

Press release: Hounds add Clovis’ Hill

PORTALES, N.M.— Eastern New Mexico University head football coach, Mark Ribaudo has signed quarterback Jordan Hill (6-0, 175, Clovis, N.M./Clovis HS) to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Greyhounds in the upcoming season. Hill joins a talented group of newcomers to the ENMU roster. As a senior, he garnered second team all-state [...]

Dairy barn damaged in fire

PNT staff reports A fire destroyed about 500 tons of hay and damaged a barn Sunday at Westra Dairy in Portales. Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Lance Hill said Portales and Arch firefighters battled the blaze from just after 11 a.m. until 5:50 p.m. He said they provided protection for dairy workers to use fork [...]

Pump malfunction forces water restrictions

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Jared Tucker Portales residents are under water restriction because two pumps at one of the city’s well fields are malfunctioning. The city issued a stage two water rationing alert Thursday and is asking residents to stop watering lawns until two pumps are repaired or replaced and the level of the city’s water tank reaches 20 [...]

Fire damages attic

PNT staff A fire caused minimal damage to the attic of an unoccupied house Tuesday, according to Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Lance Hill. Hill said no one was injured. Traffic was blocked for less than an hour around the 700 block of Second Street. Hill said people working on the house noticed smoke and [...]

Our people: Covering all the bases

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Bio Name: Greg Hill Birthday: June 21, 1963 Hometown: Portales Profession: Head baseball coach at Clovis High School Family: Wife Debbie of 23 years, children Morgan and Jordan Greg Hill coached in Portales for 17 years before moving to Clovis High School two years ago. Hill played baseball, basketball and football beginning at 6 years [...]

No injuries in house fire

PNT staff No one was injured in a fire Friday that destroyed a home in the 500 block of South Roosevelt Road V, according to Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Lance Hill. Hill said the call came in about 8 a.m. He said the house was a total loss and investigators are still trying to [...]

U.S. 70 closed for disabled truck

Police closed U.S. 70 at Johnston Hill until a wrecker could move a disabled tractor-trailer Friday afternoon. Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Malin Parker said the axles came off the truck, but no one was injured. He said traffic was backed up from Johnston Hill, about 4.5 miles north of Portales, back to town. Parker [...]

Jan. 17, 1968

According to the Portales News-Tribune, a sandy hill three miles east of Portales will soon be the center of a 60-mile circle for relayed television transmission from an Amarillo station. Steel work was completed Sunday on a 724-foot high antenna which will replace KFDW’s installation in Clovis.