Readers’ tips for handling Disneyland

Niesha Lofing The best spot to watch a parade, when to arrive at the park, how to save money on food without skipping meals. These are just a few of the topics that Bee readers weighed in on when I asked for cost- and sanity-saving tips regarding Disneyland travel. As many families (mine included) head […]

Game warden gets dose of humility

Glenda Price One summer we managed a guest ranch in the New Mexico mountains. Besides taking reservations, cleaning cabins and doing laundry, we had a string of dude horses. We took care of the horses and accompanied guests on trail rides in the nearby forest. We had one other duty — trash. The cabins were […]

Wild west comedy show featured at fair

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The Curry County Fair begins Monday, promising a blend of traditional favorites and several new events. The six-day long event will offer everything from animal shows and sales to crafts and baking, vendors, carnival games and rides and night-time concerts and entertainment events. Carnival rides will open Monday at 6 p.m. adding an extra day […]

Day trip: JoyLand offers evening of family fun

Place: JoyLand Amusement Park Location: Lubbock. Take U.S. 70/84 east to Lubbock. When you arrive in Lubbock at intersection of U.S. 84 and Avenue Q, turn left to Fourth/U.S. 82, which turns into Parkway Drive. Look for brown signs directing to amusement park. Travel time from base: About two hours. What is it? An amusement […]

Ticket feature: Texico, Farwell getting ready for Border Town Days

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Freedom New Mexico Farwell and Texico are celebrating the 44th annual Border Town Days Saturday. Border Town Days is an event shared between the two communities which border the New Mexico/Texas state line. The annual celebration began as a spin-off from a rodeo event in Bovina and has become a small town social gathering. Musicians, […]

Wounded warrior rides from coast to coast

USAF photo: Van Brinson Staff Sgt. Marc Esposito and actor/comedian Robin Williams met May 22 in San Francisco. Esposito is participating in Sea to Shining Sea, a 4,000-mile bike ride which started at the Golden Gate Bridge and will end July 24 in Virginia Beach, Va. By Maj. Belinda Petersen: Air Force Personnel Center Public […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Survey says and eight-second rides

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. Survey says If there’s really nothing for your kids to do, here’s your chance. The Curry County Wellness Council and the City of Clovis Quality of Life Committee want your opinion on Youth activities and recreation options. Click on this link to take a survey for parents […]

Hestands sets open house

Freedom New Mexico Hestands Floral Holiday Open House 2009 is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the store, 813 W. Second St. The program includes browsing through new inventory, centerpiece demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., a presentation on cut-flower care at 11:45 a.m. and live music by local musician Andy Mason at […]

Church fiesta attendees brave chilly weather

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer The chilly October air kept some of the crowd from the St. Helen Catholic Church Fiesta on Saturday. But brave souls who ventured out got a chance at plenty of food, games, rides and music for the fiesta. Today is the fiesta’s final day. “It started off slow this […]

AAA offers free New Year’s rides

On New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, intoxicated drivers will have another way to get home besides getting behind the wheel of a car. AAA Texas/New Mexico is once again offering its “Tipsy Tow” program to members and non-members alike. From 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve through midnight the following night, drivers who feel […]

Curry County fair bringing array of events

Freedom New Mexico file photo Curry County Fairgrounds Manager Susan Ferrell said carnival crews will assemble the carnival rides and games booths on Monday. By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Ten things you should know about the 2008 Curry County Fair: 1. It starts Monday and lasts until Saturday. 2. The fair will have 26 […]

Pony Express rides again

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Despite heat, dust and a few slightly uncooperative horses, the mail to Pep got through Saturday. Normally that’s not a major accomplishment for the tiny little village 23 miles south of Portales but Saturday it arrived from six other southeast New Mexico communities on horseback. The newly formed Southeast […]

ENMU rodeo rides well in Odessa weekend events

PNT Staff Report ODESSA, TEXAS — Two Eastern New Mexico University cowboys and a cowgirl made their mark over the weekend in the Odessa Rodeo. Senior Greyhound Jared Green registered a third place finish in bareback riding with 138 points, moving into second place in the region in the bareback riding event. “Jared continued to […]

PAT going for Mondays, too

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer More than 450 passengers used the Portales Area Transit System in May, according to city officials. “We’re really pleased with how things are going,” Portales City Manager Debi Lee said. “Everything is positive. Some of the seniors found out that they could get rides through our senior program for […]

Seniors speak out on reduced transit service

By Tony Parra Several community members voiced their displeasure about the Portales Area Transit system not giving rides on Mondays during a public forum on Tuesday. Twila Hurley of the Portales Area Transit system said they stopped giving rides on Mondays approximately a year ago because of rising gasoline prices and budget constraints. “I don’t […]

Fairgoers enjoy first day

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The opening of the gates to the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds was greeted by parents and children on their way to the rides, food, barrel racing and dancing. Wednesday marked the official open to the fair, a tradition which at one time during the 1920s took place in the downtown area […]

Fair to feature exhibits, carnival

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Kids’ eyes will light up today as the carnival rides will be at full-throttle for the first day of the Roosevelt County Fair. County residents can begin getting on the carnival rides, starting at 5 p.m. at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. The Murphy Brothers Expo ,with the help of […]

Rides top draw for brothers

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Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal gave Joshua Willmot, 9, of Clovis, $80 to spend at the Curry County Fair. He took his brother, Elighio Rodriquez, 7, and his mother, Tanya. The following is the boys’ report as told to CNJ staff writer Jesse Wolfersberger. Joshua and Elighio spent most of their time and energy […]

Fair organizers confident carnival is worth the wait

By Tony Parra The Murphy Brothers Exposition will bring their show to Portales for the carnival as part of the festivities for the 2004 Roosevelt County Fair. The Starlight Carnival was the carnival at the 2003 Roosevelt County Fair, but is now out of business. Mike Cone, vice president of the Roosevelt County Fair Board, […]

Fair draws near

By Mike Linn Freshen up those pretty pigs and voluptuous heifers. Get ready for carnival rides that rank high on the thrill meter. And super-shine those dancing boots. Once again, it’s time for the Roosevelt County Fair. A year’s worth of planning and preparation will come to fruition on Wednesday at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds, […]