Councilors approve raise for city employees

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales city councilors approved expansion of the Yam renovation project and OK’d a 3 percent raise for city employees following a positive report as they made their mid-year budget adjustments Tuesday during their regular meeting. “Basically we’re very strong and healthy,” City Manager Debi Lee said. “We got our […]

12-16 Public Record

The following people applied for marriage licenses: • Benjamin Allen Herring, 32, and Shelly Lee Swinney, 26. • Randy J. Ornelas, 26, and Sabina A. Romero, 18. • Joaquin S. Torres, 19, and Chelsea L. Allison, 18. • Bobby Stone Timmons, 38, and Christy Johanna Cook, 35. • Roger Dale Martin Sr., 63, and Linda […]

Minimum wage law could affect overtime

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico An element of the new state minimum wage law could cost local governments tens of thousands of dollars in overtime pay and is drawing opposition from city officials across the state. The new law, effective Jan. 1, cements a work period as 40 hours in seven days with no […]

12-2 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: • Nathan D. Wood, 21, and Janet L. Kimbrell, 22, both of Portales. • Aldo D. Valenzuela, 25, and Milbia J. Marquez, 24, both of Portales. • Gregory O. Hill, 37, and Julie A. Watson, 28, both of Portales. • Benjamin Allen Herring, […]

School board briefed on downtown plan

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales City Manager Debi Lee and Community Affairs Coordinator Nicole Wilkening brought Portales school board members up to speed on a recent community planning process aimed at improving the city’s downtown. Lee told board members designers used a process called a design charrette in which community members share their […]

10-24 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays and Anniversaries: Saturday — Shayla Whitecotton Tuesday — Tiffany Lee Upcoming events Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Pot Luck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. Deaths Tommy Goff died over the weekend. Births Houston and Mary Lee […]

10-21 Engagements

Olmstead/Loper David and Ginny Olmstead of Decatur, Texas, and Karilyn Olmstead of Edgewood announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Karen Olmstead of Clovis to Daniel Loper of Clovis. He is the son of Tami and Kevin Lee of Las Vegas, Nev., and Dan Loper of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at […]

Designer, team present downtown plan

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Visions of a new downtown plan that might include a place on the courthouse square for domino players and families to gather was the focus of the “Work in Progress” portion of the Portales Downtown Plan presentation on Wednesday night. The “Work in Progress” presentation was an opportunity for […]

Councilors OK project expansion

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor Portales City Councilors gave the OK at Tuesday’s regular meeting to expand a street project currently under way in northeast Portales to include areas cut out in the project’s grant process. City officials say engineer Chad Lydick is estimating the extra work — on First Street near Mental Health […]

City councilors officially adopt transportation committee’s study

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales City Council officially adopted the year-long study that has produced the Portales Transportation Plan along with its recommendations. Work on the plan, done by a citizen and stakeholder group called the Portales Transportation Planning Committee, was directed by G.C. Engineering. It is wide-ranging, from a recommended northwest alignment […]