Day Trip: Pinatafest celebrates party tradition

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Compiled by Mike Jimenez: Freedom Newspapers Roswell is home to the Coyotes of Roswell High, the Rockets of Goddard High and UFO fanatics. It’s also home to the annual “Pinatafest.” The festival is set to be held Friday through Sept. 11. The event is sponsored by the Roswell Hispano Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with […]

Route 66 Festival kicks off Thursday

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By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers Every year, cities along “The Mother Road” embrace the rich history that built Route 66 with festivals focusing on the highway’s past and purpose. This year marks the fifth annual “Best Little Festival on Route 66” happening in Tucumcari on Thursday, Friday and Saturday hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. […]

BRAC Briefs

Amarillo Chamber to visit Clovis Representatives of the city of Amarillo, the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce and the Amarillo Economic Development Council will visit Clovis on Thursday, according to a Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce press release. The representatives will host a press conference at 4 p.m. at the Clovis-Carver Public Library North Annex, and […]

Chamber’s new manager aims for future

By Marc Schoder: PNT Correspondent When Sharon King retired from Eastern New Mexico University in May, her original plan was to relax. Instead, she took over as Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce manager on June 1. The self-proclaimed scooter fanatic said she was going to travel and take time away from work when she first retired, […]

Fireworks fund in need of donations

By: Marc Schoder: PNT Correspondent The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce is in the process of kicking off its annual Fourth of July fireworks fund-raising campaign according to Sharon King, chamber manager. “The goal that we have set for the chamber is $10,000 for this year’s celebration,” King said. The chamber has achieved $6,000 of […]

Area hopeful letters help stop closure

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Kenneth Realty Inc. agent Maureen Burns said she hunched over mounds of letters for three consecutive days last week. She wrote the names of the nine Base Realignment and Closure commissioners in blue ink over countless envelopes, addressing letters written by fellow community members to the Virginia-based Commission that will […]

Heritage Days full of family fun

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Whether people want to play poker riding a motorcycle or watch competitors carry 50-pound peanut bags and hurdle obstacles, the 2005 Heritage Days in Portales will offer many activities for families to enjoy. The 2005 Annual Heritage Days will kick off with the Pioneer of the Year reception on […]

Volunteer, write letters to help save Cannon

By Freedom Newspapers The past week has shown again that the communities of Portales and Clovis, and Roosevelt and Curry counties, can respond quickly and fully in a time of crisis. After all, in rural areas neighbors are used to being called upon and helping out wherever they are needed. We’ve done this many times, […]

Chamber manager leaving Monday

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Over her three years with the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, Pat Willis wore many hats as manager, and even got the chance to be a nun and a bed and breakfast operator on the side. Citing a “lifestyle change,” Willis will be leaving those opportunities to work in […]

First beer and wine license sought

By Tony Parra The first beer and wine license for the City of Portales needs only approval from the New Mexico Alcohol and Gaming Commission to be granted. Mayor Orlando Ortega and city councilors held a public hearing in regards to the beer and wine license during Tuesday night’s city meeting. There was no opposition […]

Contemporary music performer, conductor travels throughout the country.

By Freedom Newspapers A conductor and performer in contemporary music, David Felberg’s recitals and chamber music presentations have taken him around the country. The associate concertmaster of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra will perform tonight in Clovis at the Town Hall as a part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Art Series. He will be accompanied […]

New movie could be filmed in Clovis

By Mike Linn Clovis has become the closest thing to a Hollywood on the High Plains. Just weeks after producers of “Believe in Me” called it a wrap, Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce officials are recruiting a film with a new set of stars — more specifically Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Kline and Ashley […]

Chamber pays tribute to members

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By Tony Parra Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce officials took the time to recognize those who have worked hard in the progress of Portales during the chamber banquet on Tuesday evening. It’s been a year which has seen many businesses expand and open. New stores such as Dollar General, American Eagle Tattoo, Buena Vista Realty […]

Chamber prepares for annual banquet

By Tony Parra The Roosevelt County Chamber officials are looking forward to their annual banquet which will have a “southwestern flare” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Portales High School cafeteria. Pat Willis, Roosevelt County Chamber manager, is helping to organize the banquet and said it will be a southwestern decor this year. There […]

Cannon man dies playing on soccer field

By Mike Linn He was good at mimicry. He always opened the door for his coworkers. And he had a voracious appetite. But what coworkers with Cannon Air Force Base Public Affairs remember most about Airman 1st Class Brian Kane was his ability to put a smile on their faces — day in and day […]

Departments make move downtown

By Tony Parra Tourists will not need to drift off the course from now on in order get information about Roosevelt County. Roosevelt County Chamber officials held a grand opening for the new Business Welcome Center Wednesday afternoon at the new building, located on the town square. The welcome center contains the Roosevelt County Chamber […]

Area full of summer fun

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent Fireworks displays, concerts, county fairs, a big-time bicycle tour and a first-time golf tournament top the list of things to do in the area this summer. There seems to be something for everyone — from sports fans to pageant competitors to people who get their kicks running across a field […]

Funding spark

By Tony Parra With a little over a month left before July 4, Roosevelt County Chamber Commerce officials are hoping to get a big funding boost or they may not be able to conduct fireworks’ displays in the future. Chamber Manager Pat Willis said the goal is to raise around $10,000 for this year’s fireworks […]

City officials look to reduce personnel costs

By Tony Parra City Manager Debi Lee stressed the importance of cutting costs in personnel and the first move was made in her budget proposal in Thursday’s finance committee meeting. In the previous budget meeting, Lee said normally the personnel portion for city budgets should be 50 to 55 percent, but the portion for Portales’ […]

Quilter to showcase work at Ag Expo

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Tony Parra Laura Merrick will be one of many who will show their talents in the quilt show of the 12th Annual New Mexico Ag Expo, Feb. 23-25 at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Her family is rich in a quilting tradition which dates back to the 19th century. Merrick knows all too well about quilting. […]