Enrichment weekly task at zoo

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Once a week they get something new, something exciting, something tasty or maybe even frightening. The goal is to get their blood pumping, their brains working and sparked their instincts and creativity. Enrichment activities, which stimulate one of four areas — tactile, environmental, scent or food — are a [...]

Church resumes fiesta

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer St. Helen Catholic Church members are hoping to revive their annual fiesta. This weekend’s fiesta is the first in about four years, according to fiesta organizer Sandra Salguero. She said the fiesta is not just for church members but also the community. “We want to get it going again,” [...]

Health fair on horizon

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer La Casa Family Health Center will host a public health fair Saturday. The fourth annual event will take place at 1515 West Fir. The 5K Run/Walk for your Health will kick off the festivities at 8 a.m. All other activities will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., [...]

Area students vie for place on fair’s royal court

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Six young ladies from Roosevelt County will begin competition to determine who will be the reigning Roosevelt County fair royalty for the 2007-2008 year. The horsemanship portion of the competition will take place on Thursday morning at the Special Events Arena at the fairgrounds. During the competition, each of [...]

Portales Recreation Summer Youth Program to begin Monday

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Portales area youth will once again have the opportunity to participate in the Portales Recreation Summer Youth Program, set to begin on Monday. A variety of games and activities will be offered during the two four-week sessions of the program. Activities will range from sports games to swimming to [...]

St. Patrick’s Day celebration planned

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The Portales Cultural Affairs Committee is holding a St. Patrick’s Day celebration Saturday at the Memorial Building in its continuing effort to celebrate the city’s cultural diversity. Festivities will include Irish music, poetry and dancing along with children’s activities. “The cultural affairs committee is set up to celebrate the [...]

Day Trip: Let it snow in Cloudcroft

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By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Getting snowed in can be fun when you’re in the mountainous village of Cloudcroft. Just take a short drive to the snow-covered hills for a day of snow tubing, snowmobiling, skiing and ice skating. Nestled in the Sacramento Mountains, conditions are just right for plenty of outdoor winter activities. A [...]

Halloween Happenings

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer As Halloween looms near, the streets of Portales will soon see a flurry of activity as children set out to trick-or-treat and visit the various activities that will be offered. Officials from the Portales City Hall are encouraging children to trick-or-treat from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday [...]

ENMU to host Peanut Valley Festival

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Beginning Saturday, Eastern New Mexico University will host the 33rd annual Peanut Valley Festival, with a wide range of crafts, food and entertainment available on campus. “Just name it and we’re going to have it,” said Alex Hamzy, promoter of On the Road Ranch Shows, which is handling publicity [...]

ENMU kicks off homecoming week

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer “Under the Big Top” is the theme for this year’s Eastern New Mexico University homecoming, set to kickoff on Monday. This will be the 68th year of homecoming at ENMU, said Janice Cowen, alumni affairs coordinator. Among Friday’s activities will be the dedication of the new KENW Broadcast Center [...]