Ticket feature: Roping association expanding to New Mexico

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Freedom New Mexico Amarillo-based Original Team Roping Association is starting off the year by expanding to New Mexico. The group will be holding a team roping event Saturday and Feb. 13 at the Curry County Special Events Center. Whitney McCright, business manager for the association, said the association organizes team-roping events in Texas and Oklahoma. […]

Tuesday morning briefing: NCIS and special events center

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Dec. 13 Floyd News

Schedule of events Today • New Mexico volleyball showcase — Rio Rancho Monday • K-8 MAP winter MAP Testing for all students • 4 p.m. — Junior high basketball Dora at Floyd 4 p.m. for boys and girls • 7 p.m. — School board meeting Tuesday • 7:30 p.m. — Leadership Team. • Final exam […]

Dec. 13 On the Shelves

The following books are available at the Portales-Public Library A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, illustrated by Brett Helquist: The watercolor/pen and ink drawings of the illustrator of The Series of Unfortunate Events and other children’s books bring this timeless classic to life just in time for the holidays. Helquist’s dramatic sense of scale captures […]

Veterans Day events

Today A Tribute to Veterans — 10:30 a.m., Memorial Building at Seventh and Abilene streets in Portales. Veterans Day breakfast — 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., American Legion No. 25, 2400 W. 7th in Clovis. White table setting — 8 a.m., Ranchvale Elementary School in Clovis. Veterans Day assembly — 9 a.m., Mesa Elementary School, […]

11-8 Community calendar

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited.

Clovis residents share weight loss successes

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Kimmie Davis has done it all. She got married, raised a family, went back to school to finish her degree. She did boy scouts and sporting events. “I did everything but take care of me,” Davis said. A month and 9 and 3/4 a pounds later, Davis is on […]

Youth day events put kids at center stage

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Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Children not old enough to show animals competitively at the Roosevelt County Fair were given the chance Saturday by a variety of sponsors, including the Kiwanis Club. Events included a pet show, turtle race, stick horse race, pig race, dummy roping and goat branding Skyler Davis, 8, of Roosevelt County […]

More parking available at Curry County Fair

Freedom New Mexico Fair-goers are being encouraged to use additional parking at the Special Events Center. County Manager Lance Pyle said Friday there is parking available on the east side of the fairgrounds, as well as at the events center, with ticket booths and entrances at both sides of the fairgrounds. People attending concerts at […]

Ticket feature: Portales, Clovis July 4th events set

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Freedom New Mexico Portales and Clovis area residents won’t be short on options for celebrating July 4th this year. Clovis festivities at Greene Acres Park begin at 2 p.m. Saturday. Anyone not wanting to wait until July 4 to celebrate can join in with Portales’ Smokin’ 3rd Bash, 3 p.m. Friday. Both events include live […]

Dogs main attraction at competition

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico If the dogs at the Curry County Special Events Center don’t know they’re the main attraction immediately, Heather Partain said, they figure it out pretty quick. “They pick up the nerves and everything,” from their owners, Partain, a pet photographer and dog handler, said at Friday’s American Kennel Club […]

AKC agility dog trials this weekend

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico This weekend at the Curry County Special Events Center, it’s a dog’s life. More than 300 canines will be featured Friday, Saturday and Sunday as the Clovis-Portales Kennel Club holds its first American Kennel Club-sanctioned Stars and Stripes dog agility trial. Admission is free, with shows starting 8 a.m. […]

Heritage Days schedule of events

Heritage Days Schedule Tuesday: • 6 p.m. Portales Flag raising, City Hall. • 6-9 p.m. Centennial Street Fair, Main Street between Second and Fourth Streets. Wednesday: • 10:30 a.m. Hispanic-themed Storytime, Portales Public Library. Thursday: • 5:30 p.m. Buffalo Soldiers, Portales Public Library. Friday: • 5 p.m. Branding Iron Party, Portales Public Library. • 6:30 […]

Library events celebrate Portales’ history

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Hot branding irons and Buffalo Soldiers are making history come alive at Portales Public Library this week. In honor of the Portales Centennial and Heritage Days, the library has scheduled several events. Among other things, Assistant Librarian Danielle Swopes said people are encouraged to bring their family branding irons […]

Community calendar

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Sunday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30-8:30 p.m., […]

Annual Heritage Days celebration adding new event

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The 25th annual Heritage Days is on the horizon with a new softball tournament joining its traditional events. Heritage Days is scheduled to begin Friday and run through Sunday with a parade, barrel racing, a fun run, geocaching, music and more at City Park and around Roosevelt County. In […]

Fire near Special Events Center

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Freedom New Mexico An old underground fuel tank near the Curry County Special Events Center caught fire while being cut into pieces for removal Friday morning. Clovis Fire Chief Ray Westerman said the fire was reported around 10:30 a.m. and was quickly extinguished using foam spray. No one was injured. “They’re going to discontinue that […]

Shenandoah to play at Curry County Events Center

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Freedom New Mexico Grammy award winning country band Shenandoah is playing the Curry County Events Center 7 p.m. Saturday. The band began with drummer Mike McGuire and guitarist Jim Seales in a house in Muscle Shoals, Ala. in 1984. The band grew to five members over the next year. Shenandoah is best known for it’s […]

Rumors spread quicker than flu

By Kevin Wilson: FNM columnist When the announcement came that the New Mexico Activities Association was suspending athletic events due to swine flu outbreak concerns, I have to admit I was on the fence. From my platform as a media representative, I saw a positive in that it makes immediate coverage a little bit easier. […]

NMAA suspends athletic events

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