Slam poet kicks off Hispanic Heritage month

Jillian Holbert An internationally-renowned poet takes center stage 8 p.m. today at the Eastern New Mexico University ballroom to kick off the college’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. Gabriela Garcia Medina has received international acclaim and has traveled to Brazil, South Africa, Cuba, Switzerland and all over the U.S. to perform her poetry. This poet has […]

Heritage Days bring community together

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Alisa Boswell The smell of fried potatoes and the sound of bluegrass music filled the air on Saturday at City Park in Portales as local residents enjoyed music, games and food at the 27th annual Heritage Days event. Melvin and Marie Littlejohn and Joe Blair were honored as Pioneer of the Year. The Littlejohns, in […]

Reader submitted content: Community invited to celebrate Heritage Days

The Heritage Days parade on Saturday will be taking parade registration up until 9:15 a.m. the day of the parade at the corner of South Avenue O and West Second Street on the Eastern New Mexico University campus. Anyone or group that has not pre-registered is invited to show up the morning of the parade […]

Heritage Day fun run set

Portales MainStreet will hold its 11th annual Heritage Days Fun Run June 18 in conjunction with the city’s Heritage Days weekend. The event begins 8 a.m. at the Yam Theatre, 219 S. Main St. There will be a 5K run/walk and 10K run, with awards for top three finishers in age categories and T-shirts for […]

ENMU kicking off Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month is not only a chance to learn about Native Americans and their culture, but it also helps young Native Americans to reconnect with their heritage. Director of Native American Affairs Jacob Lee said Native American Heritage Month has been going on at ENMU for 10 years. “The reason for this whole […]

ENMU continues celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

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Jared Tucker Celebration and understanding different cultures is the objective behind this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month at Eastern New Mexico University, and coordinators say the free events are open to both students and the public. Daniela Garcia, director of Hispanic Affairs at ENMU, said the month of recognition is geared to educate people about the […]

Monday morning briefing: Hispanic heritage month and the first Make a Wish dinner

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing.Hispanic heritage Eastern New Mexico University’s Hispanic Heritage Month is under way. Hispanic Affairs has events planned almost daily. These include speakers, a presentation on the legend of The Wailing Woman and arts and crafts. Information: Check the ENMU online calendar at www.enmu.edu or call […]

Obamacare will raise health care costs

Robert Moffit, director of the Center for Health Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation, met recently with a Freedom Communications editorial board in California for a discussion about the impending consequences of the new, 2,300-page health care law and simple, practical legislative alternatives to Obamacare that could better address problems in the U.S. health system. […]

Their view: Hispanics should be proud of heritage

Portales’ Geni Flores had this to say about last Sunday’s letter to the editor from Bill Cathey of Dora:

Money raised at Heritage Days

Argen Duncan Several fundraisers were part of Heritage Days this past weekend, and organizers say they went well for the most part. The Portales Recreation Center held fundraisers for youth sports during the events last weekend. Athletics Director Michael Doerr said the dunking booth made $200 Saturday. “We had the biggest crowd there for the […]

Heritage Days draws locals

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Classic cars, a talent show and lots of food kept a steady crowd entertained Saturday at the Portales Heritage Days celebration. The three-day event kicked off Friday night with a Gospel Jamboree at City Park. Saturday events kicked off with the 10th annual MainStreet Fun Run. Jo Allison, of Portales, said it is nice to […]

ENMU student holding bake sale to benefit children with cancer

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Argen Duncan For one Eastern New Mexico University student, a cartoon-watching session with her son turned into an effort to raise money for children with cancer. Marissa Hyde, a sophomore in public relations, is organizing a Heritage Days bake sale in conjunction with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, an organization that contributes money to pediatric cancer […]

ENMU briefs — June 2

Bake sale fundraiser set Marissa Hyde is organizing a bake sale June 19 during Heritage Days Celebration to raise money for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is committed to raising funds to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancer. Hyde is looking for volunteers to donate goods for the […]

Heritage Days Parade marches through Portales

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Other than yet one more case of bad timing for the Portales High class of 1969, Saturday’s Heritage Days Parade went off without a hitch. The Portales High School Band marched with alumni and current members up Avenue O, U.S. 70, Second Street and down Abilene Street to City […]

Heritage Days Schedule

Freedom New Mexico Heritage Days Schedule Friday: • 6:30 p.m. Christian Country Jamboree, City Park • 7 p.m. Mixed League Softball Tournament (preregistration required), City of Portales Softball Complex Saturday: • 8 a.m. MainStreet Fun Run, Yam Theater at 219 S. Main St. • 9 a.m. Antique, Collectable and Classic Car Show, City Park • […]

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 […]

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 […]

City seeking volunteers for cleanup duty

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The City of Portales is looking for a few good men and women to help clean up for the centennial celebration, Heritage Days and beyond. Saturday, the city is leading a volunteer clean up at City Park and, if time permits, Rotary and Lindsey parks. And in a separate […]

ENMU celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

PNT Staff Report The Hispanic Affairs Office at Eastern New Mexico University is holding 20 events in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Multicultural Affairs Director Diana Cordova believes it is important for individuals to learn the history behind other cultures. “The more we understand each other,” she said, “the better we are going to synergize […]

Rain doesn’t dampen Heritage Days

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer A crowd of Portales residents and visitors gathered at the City Park on Saturday to enjoy the food, fun and cool weather at the annual Heritage Days celebration. Early morning rain showers had Heritage Day’s events organizer concerned about the turnout for the annual event. Instead the rain seemed […]