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    Wednesday, June 12, 2019
    Join the City of Portales Cultural Affairs CommitteeJune 19th, 201910amRoosevelt County Courthouse Square(South steps of Courthouse)Speaker:  Dr. Donald "Doc" ElderProf. of History, Social Sciences & Religion
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    Friday, June 07, 2019
    Cruising through the Heritage Days Car Show is a step back in time. From the old rock & roll music playing to the meticulously restored vehicles, it takes folks back to another era.   Most years about 75 vehicles are entered in the show and the owners are usually close by and , eager to answer questions about their pride and joy. Just remember to look but don’t touch.   Those wishing to enter ...read more
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    Friday, June 07, 2019
    Two-stepping the night away beneath the eastern New Mexico stars is the plan for the start of the 35th Heritage Days.   The Heritage Days Street Dance gets started at 7 p.m. Friday, June 14 in the Memorial Building parking lot. Food vendors are expected to open at 6 p.m. to allow dancers to get a bite to eat before the boot-scooting starts.   Local band The Blackwater Band will play a variety ...read more
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    Friday, June 07, 2019
    Portales kicks off its summer June 14-15 at City Park with the 35th annual Heritage Days celebration.   The event pays tribute to the pioneering spirit of the area, which was settled by cattlemen in the late 1800s, then by farmers in the early 20th century.   The event officially gets under way on Friday, June 14 with the Heritage Days Street Dance in the Memorial Building parking lot. Some of ...read more
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    Monday, June 03, 2019
    The Leadership Portales committee is recruiting individuals to participate in the 2020 cohort. Leadership Portales is designed to provide a series of educational and participatory experiences for 20 individuals each year. The nine-month leadership training program consists of nine full-day sessions once a month starting in September and ending with a graduation in May. Sessions combine forums, ...read more
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    Friday, May 31, 2019
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    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    ENMU offers its second Theatre Arts and Drama Academy (TADA!) for elementary and middle-school-age children on June 17-21 and June 24-28 in Portales. The two weeks are independent so children can participate in either or both weeks. The academy is led by ENMU theatre-faculty member Patrick McCreary, MFA. TADA! is a great cure for summer boredom and teaches valuable creative and teamwork skills. ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    Portales City Pool Summer 2019 Now Open Regular hours: Tuesday-Sunday 1-5:45pm Night Swim: Tuesday-Thursday 6-7:45pm Baby Pool: Tuesday-Sunday 2-5pm   Adults $4, Under 18 $3, Baby Pool $2 575-359-4805  *** Swim lessons will be June 18-28, $50 per child and we start at age 3.  We will begin taking registrations for that on June 4th at  the pool.  For more information, contact Jodi Diaz ...read more
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    Friday, May 10, 2019
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    Thursday, April 11, 2019
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    Thursday, March 28, 2019
    The Portales Rotary Club honored the winners of the annual 4-Way Test Essay contest on Wednesday, March 27. The students entering were from the Portales Junior High School classes of Ginger Golden-Fowler (8th grade) and Sara Meeks (7th grade). Winners for 8th grade were first place Jenna Brown and runner up Malia Poyer. Seventh grade winners were first place Kaylynn Belew and runner up Abby ...read more
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    Thursday, March 14, 2019
    Roosevelt County Chamber'sLegislative ReportMarch 13, 2019  Only three days left!The frenzy is growing as the Saturday noon session's end looms. Much has been accomplished but several important items are still undecided. Those things still dangling in the balance are the minimum wage bill, tax reform, a measure to tap the permanent fund and recreational marijuana. At the same time capital outlay ...read more
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    Thursday, March 07, 2019
    Roosevelt County Chamber'sLegislative ReportMarch 6, 2019  Legislative pace checked in SenateJust when many thought nothing would slow the out-of-control wildfire that has been the 2019 New Mexico Legislative session the Senate showed it still has a conservative stripe. The more aggressive House version of the minimum wage increase proposals, HB 31 ran aground in the Senate Corporations and ...read more
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    Monday, March 04, 2019
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    Thursday, February 28, 2019
    Roosevelt County Chamber'sLegislative ReportFeb. 27, 2019  House begins discussion on Democrats' tax overhaulDemocrats have unveiled HB 6 which would raise taxes by a whopping $328 million. The one thing that most business owners wouldn't have any beef with is leveling the playing field with internet businesses by requiring them to charge gross receipts tax. It would restructure income tax for ...read more
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    Thursday, February 21, 2019
    Roosevelt County Chamber'sLegislative ReportFeb. 21, 2019  Second Amendment SanctuaryPerhaps the biggest legislative news of the week didn't occur in Santa Fe. With all but two of New Mexico's County Sheriffs lining up against several gun-control legislation they took the fight back home as bills began passing through the two state houses. The sheriffs began introducing resolution to their ...read more
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    Thursday, February 14, 2019
    Roosevelt County Chamber'sLegislative ReportFeb. 13, 2019  Almost Halfway HomeThe 60-day session of the New Mexico State Legislature will reach the halfway point tomorrow and that is also the deadline to file bills. Things have been rolling at breakneck speed, especially when compared to recent years when the budget was tight. Money in the bank and a Democratic majority in both houses as well as ...read more
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    Thursday, February 07, 2019
    Roosevelt County Chamber'sLegislative ReportFeb. 6, 2019  Minimum Wage Bills of ConcernAs we noted in previous weeks, one of the initiatives we're tracking most closely in Santa Fe are efforts to raise the minimum wage. We reported on HB 31 which has been the fastest moving bill and would raise the minimum wage to $10 this spring and then head to $12 an hour by 2021. This bill also removes the ...read more
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    Friday, February 01, 2019
    Roosevelt County Chamber'sLegislative ReportJan. 30, 2019  Goober diplomacy alive and wellThe Chamber's officers and staff just returned from the annual trip to Santa Fe where we liberally plied lawmakers, lobbyists and anyone else wandering the halls of the Roundhouse with our wonderful Portales Valencia peanuts. We're happy to report we're still famous for our peanuts and Sen. Stuart ...read more
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    Friday, February 01, 2019
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    Friday, January 11, 2019
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    Monday, November 05, 2018
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    Friday, November 02, 2018
    It seems a good while ago when two young sisters, Megan and Cassidy, entertained themselves sorting bolts at the Ace Hardware Store in Portales, NM, while their parents worked.   Today, those two girls and their husbands operate that Ace Hardware Store, two Ashley Home stores, one in Portales, one in Clovis, Enchantment Vineyards in Portales, and real estate. They now represent the third ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    SafeWise Announces the 20 Safest Cities in New MexicoAccording to statistics compiled by security firm SafeWise, Portales is among the safest cities in New Mexico, ranking 12th. SafeWise released its “20 Safest Cities in New Mexico” report on March 26, 2018. To compile this report, the company reviewed the 2016 FBI crime report statistics and population data. Cities that fell below identified ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    REGIONAL CUSTOMERS TO REALIZE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS IN SAVINGS OVER 30 YEARS     New Mexico regulators approved a historic expansion of wind energy generation in Xcel Energy's New Mexico and Texas service areas, a move that will return significant savings to regional customers over the next several decades.  In a 5-0 vote today, the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission approved a plan to add ...read more
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