Tucumcari air show planned

By Chris Schmaedeke The 17th annual Tucumcari Rotary Club Air Show comes to the Tucumcari Airport on Wednesday with a full slate of performances and acts. The gates will open at 10 a.m. The main attraction will be the Canadian Air Force Snowbirds. The Snowbirds fly nine jets at the same time and perform numerous […]

Main Street converted to 2-way

Freedom New Mexico Beginning Wednesday, Main Street between First and Second streets in downtown Portales will be converted to a two-way street from its current one-way traffic configuration. In partnership with the New Mexico Department of Transportation, the city will configure the new signals for two-way traffic flow. The project also includes rebuilding the signal […]

Press release: Main Street switching to two-way on Wednesday

Beginning Wednesday, September 30, 2009, Main Street between First and Second Streets in downtown Portales will be converted to a two-way street from the current one-way traffic configuration. The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has partnered with the City of Portales to complete the transition from the one-way to two-way street. The NMDOT and […]

Mayor: Stoplight may take two years

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer The intersection of Main and Second streets may not receive at stoplight until 2011, Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. has said. Monday night at a regular session of the Portales City Council in City Hall, Roosevelt County Commissioner Bill Cathey asked the council whether it had estimates of when […]

Town reunion brings back memories of youth

By Joan Clayton: Local columnist Last weekend my brother, my husband and I attended a community activity that gave me a reassurance of wonderful people who love God and this country. All three of us at one time lived and grew up in Melrose. The celebration and reunion of those who once lived and loved […]

Mule Days offers parade, rodeo

Freedom New Mexico Mule Days, set for Saturday, includes a pancake breakfast, parade, mule rodeo and more this year. The pancake breakfast is from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Senior Citizen Center, 319 S. Main St. At 10 a.m., the parade with the theme “Mules Makin’ History” starts at the south end of […]

City council approves two-way Main Street

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer In another step to bring Main Street from a one-way road to one capable of two-way traffic, the Portales City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday during their meeting at City Hall. Tom Howell, interim city manager, said the New Mexico Department of Transportation office in Roswell requested the […]

Council to vote on Main Street traffic

Freedom New Mexico The Portales City Council is set to vote today on whether to make Main Street two ways between First and Second streets and to recognize and award Water and Wastewater Department employees. The council meets at 7 p.m.

Runners brave weather

Freedom New Mexico Rain did not dampen the participation at the Portales MainStreet Program’s 9th Annual Fun Run Saturday sponsored by Burger King. More than 80 runners and walkers participated in the 10K run and 5K run/walk on South Main Street, the largest turn out in the history of the event. “Runners like cool weather,” […]

Dogs main attraction at competition

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico If the dogs at the Curry County Special Events Center don’t know they’re the main attraction immediately, Heather Partain said, they figure it out pretty quick. “They pick up the nerves and everything,” from their owners, Partain, a pet photographer and dog handler, said at Friday’s American Kennel Club […]

Getting to know: Retiree devotes time to Dream Center

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Gail Keener, 68, is a resident of Pep who regularly drives 25 miles to Portales for work with the Dream Center. The main task for that charitable group right now is to erect a new building for itself, at 222 N. Main. The old structure’s roof was torn off by high winds in April. The […]

May 20, 1967

Eastern New Mexico University held its second annual Indian Day in the Campus Union Building ballroom. According to the Portales News-Tribune, the main attraction was ENMU

Cloivs sets Great American Cleanup date

Freedom New Mexico The Great American Cleanup is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25, starting at 500 Sycamore. The Clovis landfill will waive fees from noon Friday to 5 p.m. April 27 in conjunction with the event. Tire dumping will only be allowed for residential customers. The cleanup effort will cover the […]

Police: Officer injured while responding to call

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PNT Staff Police believe a 31-year-old Portales man wanted to stay out of jail so much, he reported a fake bank robbery. Now Rudolfo “Rudy” Sotelo Jr., 31, is in custody and facing new charges after he knocked down and injured a Portales police officer attempting to take him in to custody Wednesday afternoon. Police […]

Work continues on square

PNT Staff Report Construction crews will soon begin narrowing streets in Portales around the Roosevelt County courthouse square, starting with South Main Street. City Manager Debi Lee said Tuesday that crews are doing this for their safety while they work on the perimeter of the square. South Main and Second Streets will have a stop […]

ENMU to build new main campus for Ruidoso branch

By Gabriel Monte

Resident unhappy with sign change

Freedom New Mexico Some residents are hoping the trial period for traffic sign changes on Plains Ave. and Main Street will go no further. Jessie Ellison, who has lived at her house on Plains since 1954, said she doesn’t understand the reasoning for the removal of stop signs at the intersection of Plains and Main. […]

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.

Downtown crash

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A two-vehicle accident at the corner of Second and Main streets just before 8 p.m. Thursday resulted in one person being transported to the hospital. Details were unavailable at press times.

Police investigating assault

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PNT Staff Report Police were investigating an assault of undetermined type Monday afternoon that sent one man to the hospital. According to Capt. Lonnie Berry of the Portales Police Department, a person found inside a residence at 901 S. Main in Portales was transported to Roosevelt General Hospital after a witness reported a suspect with […]