Our people: Music fan

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Clovis native Randy Petty has been working at Triangle ACE Hardware since he was 11 years old. Petty is now 47 and spends his time as general manager of ACE, a volunteer with Faith Christian Family Church and is involved with the annual Clovis Music Festival. Petty grew up around Norman and Vi Petty, no […]

K-ENMU hosting sidewalk chalk competition

Bright-colored chalk is meeting pavement to become art by local students again this year. The Second annual K-ENMU Sidewalk Chalk Competition is set for April 30 on the Square, and the deadline to enter is April 1. The first 45 seventh-grade through college students to apply can participate. “We’re building on what we’ve already done,” […]

ENMU hosts Junior Preview Day

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Alisa Boswell High school juniors swarmed the Eastern New Mexico University campus Saturday for a preview of college life. Students talked to teachers and faculty and learned what makes ENMU tick during the annual Junior Review Day. ENMU faculty and staff involved in the event said the group of high school students in attendance were […]

Portales past: March 23, 1962

March 23, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: Future farmers from 22 Eastern New Mexico schools will be in Portales Saturday for the annual judging contest sponsored by the agricultural department of Eastern New Mexico University.

Annual chamber banquet set for Thursday

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Argen Duncan Blues, brisket and the “State of the City” address. This year’s annual Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce banquet features all three, and chamber board President Chris Wood said he hopes to have a new executive director to introduce then. He said the chamber is still in the hiring process for someone to replace […]

Prairie chicken poster contest open

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Argen Duncan The annual High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival poster contest is taking entries as the event, which had participant slots filled in record time this year, nears. The 10th annual festival offers viewings of the lesser prairie chickens’ mating dances, entertainment and educational tours April 15-17 in Milnesand. The event is limited to 100 […]

Interviews ongoing for Chamber director

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce is interviewing candidates to replace resigning executive director Sharon King and hopes to hire someone within the next few weeks, chamber board President Wanda Graham said Monday. Graham declined to name the candidates. She said the new director would be paid up to $35,000 per year, […]

Restaurant preps for annual community dinner

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The Garcia family starts planning a year in advance for the annual free Christmas dinner at El Rancho Restaurant. Co-owner Joe Garcia said every year he starts preparation for the next Christmas dinner the day after the big event, using the latest head count and factoring in other projections to ensure there is plenty of […]

Floyd school news — Dec. 21

Second Annual Alumni Tournament On Jan. 15 the Floyd Booster Club will host its second annual alumni tournament. Any adult who has attended Floyd Schools is eligible to be on a team. Teams must have a minimum of eight members, at least two must be of minority gender. During play at least one minority member […]

Christmas parade lights up Portales

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Argen Duncan With antique trucks, horses wearing Christmas lights, Santa Claus and Nativity scenes, the annual Christmas Jubilee Lighted Parade rolled through Portales Friday night. For the 24th annual Jubilee, organized by the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, the weather was breezy and mild. Chamber Executive Director and Portales Mayor Sharon King said the parade […]

ENMU briefs — Dec. 1

ENMU hosting holiday concert Eastern New Mexico University will host the Symphonic Band, Chamber Singers and University Singers in their annual Holiday Concert at 6:30 and 8 p.m. Friday on the Mainstage of the University Theatre Center. The groups are to perform several Christmas songs. Audience members can join with the performers as they play […]

Library book sale to benefit reading programs

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Argen Duncan With far more than 5,000 books, the long-running tradition of the Friends of Portales Public Library used book sale is returning this week. Library Director Denise Burnett said the annual sale was already established when she came on at the library 25 years ago. This year’s sale involves a variety of children’s and […]

Fall festivities

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Argen Duncan Halloween weekend promises candy and fun in abundance with a number of free or low-cost activities for families for several days. Among the reasons for holding the events, organizers name providing a safe place to have fun and serving the community. For example, Portales Senior Center is holding its second annual Trick and […]

Residents turn out for annual Peanut Valley Festival

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Clarence Plank The 37th annual Peanut Valley Festival at Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday was a busy day for vendors, local shoppers and some who attend the festival every year. Vendors came from North Carolina, Florida, west Texas and New Mexico. Cheri Quinn, owner of Kountry Klutter in Roswell, is a regular at the […]

Peanut Valley Festival upcoming

The 37th annual Peanut Valley Festival is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. the next day in Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Building. The festival will feature more than 50 craft booths and a variety of food vendors, according to a news release from ENMU. A […]

ENMU rodeo team starts season at home

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Clarence Plank The Eastern New Mexico University rodeo team kicks off their fall season with the ENMU College Daze Rodeo. The annual event drew 16 universities and colleges from around the southwest. “The first rodeo of the season always sets up the rest of the rodeos and can a be a confidence booster,” said ENMU […]

9/11 memorial set for Friday

The James Polk Stone Community Bank will host its annual 9/11 community memorial ceremony 7:30 a.m. Friday, according to a press release. The ceremony will take place near the bank’s flag pole at the corner of Abilene and West First Streets. Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry and J.P. Stone Community Bank President David Stone […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Old time rock and a presidential pardon

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Old time rock Thursday is the official kickoff of the annual Clovis Music Festival featuring museum tours and lots of live old time rock n’ roll. Here’s a link to the complete schedule: http://www.clovismusicfestival.net/index2.php#/info1/1/ Open gates The Open Gate Program is making enrolled private […]

City officials: Report confirms need for new water supply

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Jared Tucker The annual water report recently presented to the Portales City Council paints a gloomy picture for the area’s water supply. According to the city’s water consultant, Charles Wilson, the High Plains Aquifer currently has a saturation thickness of 42 feet and is declining at a rate of 3.4 feet per year at the […]

Press release: 21st Annual Cannon Appreciation Day set for August 6th

There’s no question that Cannon Air Force Base is an integral part of the local community. And for the past 20 years, the local community has shown its support for the individuals and families who are dedicated to preserving the safety and freedom of the United States of America. Now, for the 21st year, the […]