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 […]

Jan 1, 1948

The new year entered in at 2.5 degrees below zero. A three-inch snowfall the day before caused slick streets and several accidents, one in which a man broke his hip.

Parade lights Portales streets

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By Mickey Winfield

Community prepares for Friday’s Christmas festivities

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Window displays are coming alive, Santa is stopping by, and streets are filling with lights. It’s not magic, but it is a little Christmas festivity whipped up by Portales MainStreet and the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. The chamber’s annual Christmas Lighted Parade and the crowning of Little Miss […]

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.

Religion Digest, April 11

Church hosts free health screeningsThe Church of Christ at 16th and Pile streets in Clovis will sponsor an afternoon of free health tests, blood donations and a clothes giveaway Saturday, according to associate minister Allen McKinney.Registered nurses and a local doctor will provide free testing for hearing, blood pressure, blood sugar levels and general health […]

Meager rainstorm welcome

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer It was the real thing this time! A 24-inch water main rupture flooded some downtown streets in Portales on Monday, making it look like it had rained. But when residents awoke on Wednesday morning to water-filled streets, it was the result of an unexpected downpour. And it was the […]

Few religions take more abuse than Christianity

Editorial If not for the teachings of tolerance, peace and love, a recent cartoon would have Christians rioting in the streets. They’d kill, threaten, and burn buildings to the ground. When Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published a cartoon in 2005 depicting the Prophet Muhammed with a bomb in his turban, parts of the Islamic world erupted. […]

City race plays out Tuesday

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Portales voters will have choices to make in two of the four open city council seats in Tuesday’s municipal election. Alfredo Bachicha Jr., incumbent in Ward A and Donald K. Shafer, incumbent in Ward C are both running unopposed. Incumbent Gary Watkins is facing challenger Michael Martinez in Ward […]

Street stories

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Streets are the veins of a city. They run throughout the city, dictating where and how the city’s traffic will flow. Though the names of Clovis and Portales’ streets are decided by the contractors who divide up a subdivision, the people who made these cities what they are have […]