Gas leak leads to evacuation

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A handful of Portales residents were allowed to return to their homes about 5 p.m. Tuesday after being evacuated earlier in the day because of a nearby gas leak. Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said the four homes and a daycare center near the corner of North Boston and East Amazon streets were evacuated […]

Turn lane temporarily closed

By 27th SOW Public Affairs The dedicated right turn lane at the intersection of D.L. Ingram Blvd. and Casablanca will be closed for construction starting at 7 a.m. Monday and ending 5 p.m. Wednesday. Drivers who need to turn right onto D.L. Ingram Blvd. can do so during this time from the through lane of […]

Traffic light to go up soon

Freedom New Mexico The state Department of Transportation is installing a temporary traffic signal at Second and Main streets, according to a news release from the department. The signal will go in this week and remain in flash mode until Oct. 25 to let motorists become familiar with it, according to the release. The stoplight […]

Some doubt efficacy of traffic lights

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Jared Tucker A new, temporary traffic light is scheduled to be installed at the intersection of Main and Second Streets in downtown Portales, but not all business owners and drivers alike are convinced the light will solve the traffic congestion on the square. Nancy Tivis, owner of Fashion Girl Clothing, said a traffic light will […]

Debris from wind cause of power outage

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Freedom New Mexico An estimated 376 Clovis customers went without power for about an hour Friday due to damage from high winds. Power went out at around 3:50 p.m., and was restored shortly before 5 p.m. City workers helped clear metal roofing that had blown near the intersection of Second and Pile streets, according to […]

Nov. 3, 1959

A 1963-model car was demolished yesterday afternoon in a collision at the intersection of South Avenue G and 16th Street, but the occupants escaped without serious injury.

April 24, 1948

The big news in Portales was that Robert Sharp, the 17-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Sharp of Roosevelt County, fractured his leg after colliding with a truck driven by 14-year-old Ray Barbar at the Blankenship and Ohio streets intersection. Sharp was admitted to the Lehman hospital.

Four students injured in one-car crash

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Four Portales High School students were injured Monday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Lime Street. Two of the students were reported in stable condition at Lubbock hospitals Monday evening, and another was treated at Roosevelt General Hospital and released, according to officials and hospital staff members. An updated […]

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 […]

Local briefs 11-14

Semi truck hits horses A tractor-trailer hit and killed four horses on N.M. 206 early Thursday morning, according to Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker. The semi driver, 52-year-old Harlin Shrock of Portales, was not injured in the crash, which occurred about 4:30 a.m. near the Mooreland Road intersection. The vehicle was disabled. Shrock’s truck was […]

Portales police car in crash

PNT Staff Report A Portales police car was involved in an accident Sunday evening. Capt. Lonnie Berry said Officer Lee Ferguson had turned on his lights and siren in pursuit of a vehicle that ran a red light in front of him at the intersection of First and Main streets. Ferguson was headed north on […]

Grant keeps business in Portales

By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer Tina Hughes was considering relocating the family business to Clovis but decided to stay in Portales thanks to an economic development grant. Hughes and her husband Craig owned Craig Hughes Trailers and Craig Hughes Welding at the intersection of N.M. 467 and U.S. 70. After Craig Hughes died two […]

Local Briefs Sept. 19

PNT Staff Reports Four-way stop planned The city of Portales will place a four-way stop at the intersection of 17th Street and Avenue D on Monday. The four-way stop is needed because this intersection is a detour because of construction at the intersection of 18th Street and Avenue D, according to city officials. Information: 356-6662 […]

Two vehicle accident slows traffic along West First Street

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Portales Police officer C. Morgan directs traffic following a two-vehicle accident at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of South Main Street and West First Street. There were no injuries reported at the scene.

Third and Kilgore to be four-way stop

PNT Staff Report The New Mexico Department of Transportation District 2 will be installing four-way stop signs at the intersection of N.M. 88 (East Third) and Kilgore in Portales. Installation will be complete Monday, according to a press release. The NMDOT traffic study done last month at the intersection determined that additional safety measures were […]

Rules of the road

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Clovis and Portales police officials said area drivers have lost their awareness of the rules of the road. “I try to correct (the loss of the rules) when I can,” said Roland Kroeger, master patrol officer with the Clovis Police Department. “When I stop you, it’s usually for a safety […]

Four-way stop coming to Abilene, 18th

PNT Staff Portales Police officials are informing residents to be prepared for a new four-way stop. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said Friday that there will be a four-way stop implemented at the intersection of S. Kilgore Ave. and 18th St. There are currently stop signs on Kilgore, but Berry said the additional signs will […]