Council to vote on restaurant grant

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The Portales City Council is set to vote on whether to provide $50,000 in economic development assistance to Vines Italian Restaurant. The vote is part of the agenda for the council meeting at 7 p.m. today in City Hall. Vines owner Mark Vigil said he applied for the money […]

Two state road workers killed

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Freedom New Mexico A 39-year-old Roswell man with the state Department of Transportation died Thursday northwest of St. Vrain when he was run over by a piece of heavy machinery. He was one of two workers killed on state roads Thursday. Steve Vigil was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 12:30 p.m., State Police […]

Owners say church reformed dog

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A little dog went to church and became a new person … uh, canine, that is. Clovis residents Kurt Vigil and Joy Lucero started taking Rambo, an overly aggressive corgi cross, to Faith Christian Family Church last year. They insist the dog became well behaved after the first trip. […]

State officials: Fear of infant deaths at Clovis hospital unfounded

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Any fears sparked by a recent cluster of infant death reports at Plains Regional Medical Center are unfounded, according to the state health department. Dr. Alfredo Vigil, cabinet secretary for the health department, said research done by his agency indicates there is no pattern or related causes of death […]

Racetrack promoters sponsor tailgate vigil

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico TUCUMCARI — Dressed in race-horse attire, an 8-year-old burro named Jack Rabbit gave rides to children Thursday in the Tucumcari Convention Center parking lot. Many adults in the region are hoping to see some real race horses in the coming months. “We need something to boost the economy,” said […]

Summit makes second run

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Enthusiasm rippled through the crowd as high school students gathered Friday at Eastern New Mexico University to participate in the second annual Latino Leadership Summit. Keynote speaker Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch spoke passionately about her experiences growing up in the barrio in Laredo, Texas, and the challenges she faced as […]

9-15 Local Briefs

Udall aide to hold office hours A staff member of U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., will hold constituent office hours in Portales next week. Peter Wells will be available to meet with area residents at Portales City Hall from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Anyone wishing to make an appointment may call 763-7616. Anyone […]

Vigil family operates from afar

By Laurie Stone Editor’s Note: This story is part of a weekly series on Portales business owners who have been with their respective businesses for at least five years. For Mark Vigil and his family, owning Mark’s Restaurant and Catering has taught them the importance of lasting relationships that stand the test of time. For […]

Golden Arches to open 24-7 in June

Tony Parra Portales residents can eat out around the clock, starting next month. Starting next Tuesday, McDonald’s will begin staying open 24 hours, owner John Snowberger said. It will be Portales’ only restaurant open 24 hours. Snowberger said he’s confident his fast-food place will find plenty of customers between midnight and 5 a.m. when other […]