Officials break ground on Hotel Clovis renovation project

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Benna Sayyed Stephen Crozier believes each building project should be authentic, and vary in design, construction and environmental efficiency. When the Taos real estate developer looks at the dilapidated Hotel Clovis — once among the city’s economic strengths — he envisions an opportunity to revive the city’s downtown area. Crozier plans a $12.8 million renovation […]

Barbershop reopens as inn renovation continues

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Argen Duncan With the renovation of Portales Inn continuing, the first floor dining establishments and ballroom are scheduled to open in late summer or early fall. Yantie’s Barber Shop has been operating there for about two months and it is the first business to open in the inn. Bob Morrow, managing member of Maxwell Group […]

Year in review: 2010 was year of improvement projects

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Alisa Boswell Portales became a city of change in 2010 with various renovation projects to improve the city’s appearance and the flow of highway traffic. According to Mayor Sharon King and City Manager Tom Howell, Portales hopes to bring even more positive changes with the new year. One of the big projects in 2010 was […]

New plans for old hotel

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Argen Duncan The Portales Inn is getting a facelift, a new name and a presidential atmosphere, the new owners say. Maxwell Group LLC, a consortium of professionals, has purchased the inn, vacant for 12 years, with plans to remodel it into an exclusive hotel with restaurants and space for events, said managing member Bob Morrow. […]

ENMU regents OK revise for technology building proposal

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PNT Staff Report Eastern New Mexico University Regents have approved revised language in a previously passed proposal for a $9 million renovation to the university’s Technology Building. Regent Marshall Stinnett was at the regular meeting Tuesday in person, while Regents Pauline Ponce and Chad Lydick were on the phone to constitute a quorum to vote […]

ENMU briefs

Music building renovation ramping up Eastern New Mexico University may be on a break from classes, but renovation work at the Music Building will be ramped up. This week, utilities to some campus buildings will be turned off periodically as a result. Among the effected areas will be the water cutoffs to the faculty lounge […]

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A recent renovation of the city’s water distribution system

ENMU music building gets makeover

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By Celena Cordova, PNT Intern Eastern New Mexico University is tuning up for the future with a $9 million renovation of the school’s music building. Michael Sitton, dean of the College of Fine Arts, said recruiting potential students is becoming more competitive for colleges these days and the new facility will be a great way […]

Oasis reopens pond

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The pond is stocked, lines are being cast and for the first time since last April, the lake at Oasis State Park is open for fishing. The lake has been closed for 10 months for major renovation to seal the lake-bottom to repair water leakage. Oasis State Park manager […]

Regents adjust project budgets

By Karl Terry In a time of rapidly changing construction costs, Eastern New Mexico University Regents are learning that estimating project budgets for renovation of older buildings is far from an exact science. The Regents met in a special meeting Monday specifically to go over capital projects in Portales. They OK’d two new projects and […]