Portales Christmas parade features 31 floats

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Alisa Boswell The square in Portales will be filled with Christmas themes and lights tonight as the 25th annual Christmas Jubilee kicks off with a Christmas parade, food vendors and live music, and a few new twists. “This may be one of the best ones ever,” said Chamber of Commerce Director Karl Terry. “The first […]

Thanksgiving kicks off holiday traditions

Go to Macy’s official website — Macy’s department store, I mean. This is the week to finish my focus on gratitude by writing about media, pieces and parts of which I am grateful for, and one of those would be the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, begun in 1924. If you go to their website and […]

Ticket feature: Cultural Arts series kicks off with the Bronx Wanderers

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Freedom New Mexico It’s time once again for Clovis Community College and the Citizens Bank of Clovis’ Cultural Arts Series of 2011-2012. This year there is a variety of acts performing for the series. Tickets can be purchased at the Clovis Community Colleges cashier windows, the Curry County Chamber of Commerce or at the Cannon […]

County fair kicks off

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Argen Duncan During the Roosevelt County Fair Entry Day on Monday, artists of a range of ages entered paintings, drawings and photographs into the photography and fine arts shows. The fair officially opens at noon today. “We’re just trying to get involved,” said Jessie Dodington, who entered paintings, photos and knitting in the fair. Dodington, […]

Roswell UFO festival kicks off Friday

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Freedom New Mexico It’s expected to be a weekend of alien fun in Roswell with the launch of the annual UFO festival. Beginning at 9 a.m. Friday with an opening ceremony at the UFO Museum, activities will stretch through Monday with everything from food and spirits to costume contests and music. The family-friendly event celebrates […]

Friday morning briefing: Relay kicks off, Cannon chips in and an iconic deadly crash

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Relay for Life The annual Relay for Life fundraiser kicks off at 6 p.m. today at Ned Houk Park. Participants walk through the night to raise money for the American Cancer Society and the fight against cancer. There’s food, live bands and a Lady […]

AFAF campaign begins

By Capt. Dan Melott: AFAF project officer The 38th Air Force Assistance Fund officially kicks off at Cannon Air Force Base on Monday and runs through May 6. This year’s theme, “Commitment to Caring” captures the Air Force’s proud heritage of taking care of its own through four charities that assist active-duty, Reserve, Guard, retired […]

Portales kicks off holiday with tree lighting ceremony

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Argen Duncan Santa would have brought Rudolph, but it’s deer season in New Mexico, the jolly old elf explained during the lighting of the Mayor’s Blessing Tree Monday night at the Yam Theatre. Along with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, the annual event included a performance by Portales High School choir students, 36 […]

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 […]

Thursday morning briefing: Just for kicks, sneak peaks and money machines

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday morning briefing. Just for kicks There’s a kickball tournament Saturday at the Portales Recreation Center. Registration deadline is Friday.

Eagle View Rally kicks off

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico A motorcycle village popped up northeast of Clovis at the Eagle View Rally, and it’s open through Memorial Day. Organizer Melba Eagle said about 1,800 bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts had ridden through the gates by evening Saturday. “And we have two days left,” she said, manning the entrance booth. […]

CFC campaign kicks off

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Staff Sgt. Kenneth Wall, 73rd Special Operations Squadron, shows Airman 1st Class Trevor Plasterer, 27th Special Operations Component Maintenance Squadron, the Combined Federal Campaign booklet. By Tech Sgt. Gloria Wilson: 27th SOW Public Affairs Cannon AFB’s Combined Federal Campaign kicked off Oct. 5 during the wing’s Commando Run […]

ENMU celebrating homecoming, anniversary

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Songfest 2009 kicks off a week-long celebration of Eastern New Mexico University’s 75th anniversary and homecoming. It all begins Monday, giving ENMU organizations on campus a chance to cut a rug and bring down the house. “It is… an annual event that falls on the Monday before homecoming,” said […]

Portales Smokin’ Third bash kicks off Independence Day festivities

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Every holiday seems to be a time for family to get together. The Fourth of July, however, is often a wider community celebration. And that’s a major reason Clovis and Portales citizens are soaking up as much of the Independence Day festivities available. The holiday was kicked off by […]

Energy Star program kicks into high gear

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Steve Myers, the base resource efficiency manager here, moves a refrigerator around a storage facility. An energy mandate now requires that refrigerators, microwaves and coffee pots be removed from personal work areas. By Greg Allen: 27th SOW Public Affairs

Heritage Days kicks off Friday in Portales

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer The annual Heritage Days celebration will begin Friday with the Pioneer of the Year celebration. This year’s nominees include Paul Murphey, Eunice Schumpert, Billy and Peggy Prater, Gene Collins and Tommie Bennett, according to Sharon King, executive director of the Portales Chamber of Commerce. Pioneer of The Year candidates […]