Thu. Feb 22nd, 2024


As 2022 comes to an end neighboring counties, Curry and Roosevelt; have both received significant grand funding that will impact the infrastructure of each in the coming new year.

Curry County has been awarded $6,500,000 from New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration, Local Government Division, to put towards the County’s plan to demolish the existing 60-year-old livestock barns at the Fairgrounds and construct a new multipurpose livestock pavilion fully equipped with portable stalls. The plans for the new multipurpose livestock pavilion include a 41,400 square foot pavilion with approximately 252 stalls. The pavilion will also include an office, restrooms and wash stalls for livestock.

In August of 2022, Curry County submitted the Regional Recreation Centers-Quality of Life Grant application requesting $11,618,889.67. With the grant award of $6,500,000, and cash match from the County of $2,133,400, the remaining amount still needed to fund the project is $5,118,889.67 for a total project cost estimated at $13,752,289.67. The County has submitted an appropriation request for the 2023 Legislative Session for the additional amount needed.

In past years, event partners have voiced their concern with the lack of available space and have moved their events to other facilities equipped to handle their needs. “The new pavilion would allow event contestants a location to stall their horses or other livestock and significantly improve the quality of life for all residents of Curry County and the surrounding area. In addition to equine events, the pavilion can also be used for year-round activities such as farmer’s markets, craft shows, sales, and more.” stated County Manager Lance Pyle.

Additionally, the City of Portales is excited to notify their citizens that they have  been awarded four (4)  grants to our Community.

  1. The Portales Area Transit has been approved for a brand-new vehicle that will be
    100% funded by the New Mexico Department of Transportation.
  2. Grant Award from Regional Recreation Centers/Quality of Life Grant in the amount of $728,385.00 for the phase I (one) design and construction for a Skatepark
  3. Grant Award from Regional Recreation Centers/Quality of Life Grant in the amount of $143,490.00 that will replace our playground equipment at our Parks.
  4. Grant Award for Grant Capacity in the amount of $56.000.00 for Grants Management and position. The City will post the position to our website here

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