Gas line break causes partial evacuation at Brown Elementary

By Tony Parra Kindergarten and pre-kindergarten students had to be evacuated for an hour from portable buildings because of a gas leak noon Tuesday. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said no one was hospitalized or injured and the ambulance didn’t have to respond. Scott Arnold, general manager for Yucca Telecommunications, confirmed a main gas line […]

Main Street programs hope for downtown revival

By Marlena Hartz The quaint, red bricks that pave Clovis’s Main Street are at odds with other parts of the downtown district. Available parking is sparse and obstructs traffic, with spots for vehicles laid at an angle. Minimal lighting, in the form of utilitarian lampposts, bathes tiny portions of the district at night, leaving blocks […]

Water main fails, Portales without water

By Karl Terry Shortly after midnight Saturday a major water main in Portales broke causing flooding and necessitating that city crews shut down water to the entire city. According to City Manager Debi Lee, the broken line was a 24 -inch water main near First and Avenue O, behind Taco Box. Lee said that for […]

Water main break leaves residents dry

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By William Thompson Workers for a contractor of Yucca Telecom broke an underground water main in Portales leaving about ten square blocks without water for about four hours, according to Portales City Manager Debi Lee. Portales High School and the Broad Horizons Alternative School let students go home at 12:20 p.m. due to the water […]

Roswell museums offer variety

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Complied by Mike Jimenez There are very few cities in this area with as varied a choice in museums a Roswell, just a short 90 minutes to the west of Portales. For a quick and easy day trip to Roswell, visitors can begin their day at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, then drive a […]

Stanfield to perform annual concert Saturday

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Those who have watched her show have enjoyed it and are looking forward to her concert again this year on Saturday at the Portales High School Auditorium. Jana Stanfield, a motivational speaker/singer, will be performing in the 4th annual Jana Stanfield Concert that will take place on Saturday with proceeds […]

Oct. 16 Police Blotter, Public Record, and Local Briefs

Police Blotter The following is a sampling of calls taken by the Portales Police Department Oct. 8. According to the reports: Oct. 8 • At 2:32 a.m. a caller advised that a man, who appears drunk is parked in front of local store in a gray car. • At 5:08 a.m. a caller on North […]

10/15 Local Briefs

Cannon, Arizona bases finalists for award Cannon Air Force Base and the Davis-Mothan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz., are the finalists for the Commander-in-Chief’s Installation Excellence Award for Air Combat Command, according to Capt. Andre Kok, of Cannon’s public affairs. The award recognizes efforts of airmen at Department of Defense installations who have most […]

Wishes broadcast from locals

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Laverne Robbins waited for hours. Her feet hurt as TV cameras panned the crowd that lined Main Street in search of the perfect moment. Meanwhile, the 75-year-old waited. And then she got her chance. She told Grammy award-winning singer Amy Grant her wish. “My grandson’s wife died from blood clots. […]

MainStreet considers bike path

By Tony Parra New Mexico Department of Transportation members viewed futuristic appearances of Clovis and Portales downtown areas on Thursday. Portales and Clovis MainStreet members discussed and displayed conceptual designs to members of the Bicycle/Pedestrian/Equestrian Advisory Committee of the New Mexico Department of Transportation in the Memorial Building in Portales. The BPE advisory committee, created […]