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Pool should reopen Wednesday

The Portales city swimming pool should reopen Wednesday pending the approval from the state health department, according to Public Works Director John DeSha. The pool was odered closed Friday by the state health department after it was confirmed a...

 

Centennial quilt will be on display

The New Mexico Daughters of the American Revolution Society designed a quilt for New Mexico's centennial representing the 19 chapters in the state. Courtesy photo The El Portal chapter, founded in 1931, consists of Roosevelt and Curry counties. The... Full story

 

Commissioners OK fireworks ban

At a special meeting for the Roosevelt County Commission Tuesday, commissioners approved a resolution limiting the sale and use of fireworks within the county. Portales Fire Department Chief Gary Nuckols said according to state statute, counties and...

 

Art show entries sought

The Llano Estacado Art Association and the Lea County Commission for the Arts are asking for local artists in Roosevelt and Curry counties to submit entries for the 2012 Fall Juried Art Show, 100 Years of Enchantment, Oct. 6 to Nov. 3, at the Center... Full story

 

Murder trial delayed

The trial of a Portales teen charged with murder last April has been postponed from Monday until September. Erick Pina, 17, and two other men were arrested last year in connection with the shooting death of 25-year-old Jose Alfredo Charize Montoya of... Full story

 

Police investigating stabbing

A 52-year-old Portales man was stabbed Wednesday evening at a residence on East Brazos Street, Portales police said. The man was flown to a Lubbock hospital early Thursday morning. He was listed in stable condition Thursday afternoon. According to...

 

Chamber: Changes in store for annual festivals

The annual events of Heritage Days, scheduled for June 15-16 and the Peanut Valley Festival, Oct. 20-21, will experience significant changes this year, according to Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karl Terry. Both events will...

 

Meetings watch: County commission

In a special Roosevelt County Commission meeting today in the county courthouse, commissioners approved the renewal of a resolution declaring fire danger in Roosevelt County and the renewal of Western Emulsions agreement for emulsion products for... Full story

 

Meetings watch: City council

The following items are on the agenda for the Portales City Council meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at city hall: A resolution approving participation in programs of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments Items from the Planning Department including...

 

Portales receives airport funding

Portales Municipal Airport will soon be receiving $139,880 in federal funds, which will be used to reseal a runway. Eight New Mexico airports will receive funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation to make improvements to their facilities...

 

Portales company recognized

Levacy Sprinkler of Portales was recognized as a Valley Performance Plus Dealer at the company’s 2012 national meeting, according to a press release from Valmont Irrigation. Levacy Sprinkler earned this honor for excelling in the areas of sales,...

 

Portales company recognized

Levacy Sprinkler of Portales was recognized as a Valley Performance Plus Dealer at the company's 2012 national meeting, according to a press release from Valmont Irrigation. Levacy Sprinkler earned this honor for excelling in the areas of sales,...

 

Police blotter — March 13

Here are Portales police call logs from Sunday: • 1:01 a.m., Caller complained about a vehicle revving its engine, 100 block of East Ivy. • 1:40 a.m., Caller complained about a loud party going on, 1700 block of South Avenue B. • 3:35...

 

Police blotter - March 13

Here are Portales police call logs from Sunday: 1:01 a.m., Caller complained about a vehicle revving its engine, 100 block of East Ivy. 1:40 a.m., Caller complained about a loud party going on, 1700 block of South Avenue B. 3:35 a.m., Caller...

 

Portales polling places combined

The city of Portales will use a central polling place — the auditorium in the Portales Memorial Building — for today's election. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. It is the first time one poll location will be used in a municipal election. The city... Full story

 

Portales polling places combined

The city of Portales will use a central polling place — the auditorium in the Portales Memorial Building — for today’s election. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. It is the first time one poll location will be used in a municipal...

 

Police blotter: March 6

Here are Portales police call logs from Friday: 1:34 a.m.: Driving while intoxicated, First and Elgin 1:35 a.m.: Driving while intoxicated, Second and University 2:55 a.m.: Caller requested cat trap. Address not specified. 8:41 a.m.: Officer...

 

Police blotter: March 6

Here are Portales police call logs from Friday: 1:34 a.m.: Driving while intoxicated, First and Elgin1:35 a.m.: Driving while intoxicated, Second and University2:55 a.m.: Caller requested cat trap. Address not specified.8:41 a.m.: Officer advising...

 

Inmate may face additional charges after escape attempt

Cody Chandler A Roosevelt County Detention Center inmate who tried to escape whille seeking medical treatment will most likely face additional charges, according to Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Malin Parker. Cody Chandler, 22, of...

 

Inmate may face additional charges after escape attempt

A Roosevelt County Detention Center inmate who tried to escape whille seeking medical treatment will most likely face additional charges, according to Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Malin Parker. Cody Chandler, 22, of Washington,...

 

Portales city council ward D candidate Q&A

Candidates for the Ward D city council seat were asked four questions. Answers were limited to 240 words on the first question and 120 words per question thereafter and edited for clarity and style. The election is March 6. Jeffrey Burmeister What...

 

Portales city council ward D candidate Q&A

PNT staff reports Candidates for the Ward D city council seat were asked four questions. Answers were limited to 240 words on the first question and 120 words per question thereafter and edited for clarity and style. The election is March...

 

Portales man facing drunken driving charge

PNT staff reports A Portales man was arrested Wednesday for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, after crashing his truck into three vehicles on South Avenue K. The 1995 GMC pickup collided with three other vehicles parked on...

 

Portales man facing drunken driving charge

A Portales man was arrested Wednesday for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, after crashing his truck into three vehicles on South Avenue K. The 1995 GMC pickup collided with three other vehicles parked on the opposite side...

 

Police blotter - Feb. 5

Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Saturday, Jan. 28 At 3:02 p.m., police units were dispatched to west 18th Street in reference to a fight. Dispatch told officers one of the parties left the... Full story

 

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