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  • Governor signs red-flag gun bill

    Staff reports|Updated Feb 25, 2020

    SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday signed Senate Bill 5 — the red-flag gun bill — into law. In a news release from her office, she said the measure enhances public safety and reduces “the risk of mass gun violence.” SB 5 will allow law-enforcement officers to “temporarily disarm individuals who present a clear danger to themselves or others in emergency situations. It is a proven-effective tool law enforcement officers can use to address gun violence in communities across New Mexico, a state with unconsciona... Full story

  • Fire destroys Clovis residence

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    A residence was destroyed by fire Saturday in the 2200 block of Chapparal Avenue, according to a report from the Clovis Fire Department. No injuries were reported, with the cause under investigation. According to the report: - The department was dispatched to the location, in a mobile home park, at 11:05 p.m. for a report of a house and vehicle on fire. Four units responded. - Upon arrival at 11:08, dispatch informed command that a neighbor had heard an explosion, which staff later discovered to be a propane tank on the...

  • 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 6. Jeffrey Burmeister What are the two biggest issues facing Portales and what are your solutions to these issues? The most significant issues facing Portales are 1) providing an adequate supply of clean and fresh water to residents and businesses for the future, and 2) a quality of life that can be provided...

  • Portales man facing drunken driving charge

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    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 of the road at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on the Eastern New Mexico University campus. ENMU Police Chief Brad Mauldin said there were no injuries and no one was hurt. Mauldin said debris from the truck damaged two more vehicles. He said the man had almost three times the legal limit of...