Day trips

Freedom Newspapers American Museum of Agriculture, Lubbock — The museum strives to tell the story of American agriculture. Info: (806) 239-5796 American Wind Power Center, Lubbock — Collection of historic windmills in the world with more than 90 windmills dating back from the 1870s. Info: (806) 747-8734 Art Gallery in the South Plains College Library, […]

Things to do

Freedom Newspapers June 16-18 — 22nd annual Heritage Days, Portales City Park, live music, food, art, car show, Portales 23-25 — Badlands Motorcycle Rally, Clovis Civic Center 24 — Dairyfest, featuring the Bellamy Brothers, Curry County Fairgrounds 24 — Clovis Juneteenth Extravaganza, Potter Park, Clovis July 4 — Smoke on the Water fireworks, Greene Acres […]

Station pleased with annual auction

By Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer Sheryl Borden, director of marketing for KENW-TV and producer of the station’s tele-auction, is pleased this year’s seven-day tele-auction met its fund-raising goals. Borden said the station raised about $65,000 this year, utilizing 2,000 items for sale. “The auction started out a little slow during the first three days,” […]

Elida native nominated for pioneer honor

By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of three stories about nominees for the Roosevelt County Pioneer of the Year. Heritage Days is a celebration of tradition, descent and of course, heritage. To kick off the three days of celebration an important decision is made: The winner […]

Agent testifies in airman hearing

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Airman Edward Novak II told emergency responders he found his wife dead in an upstairs bathroom with her head inside the toilet, according to testimony Tuesday from an agent with Cannon Air Force Base’ Office of Special Investigations. Special Agent Kelley Siler also said Novak told emergency responders the toilet […]

Liason: Special Ops unit only one to inquire about Cannon

Freedom Newspapers The Air Force Special Operations Command is the only agency that has submitted a proposal for the use of Cannon Air Force Base, according to Lt. Col. Gary Jones of Cannon. Despite the lone proposal, “no decision has been made,” in regards to the future of Cannon at this time, said Jones, who […]

Geocaching event a staple of weekend events

By Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer The fourth annual Nomad Cachers Allowed at the Oasis, a Geocache event, will be held Saturday at Oasis State Park as a part of Roosevelt County’s Heritage Days festivities. Event organizer Doug Lynch said Geocaching is basically a high-tech scavenger hunt using GPS devices. He said participants need to […]

June 14, 2006 Elida News

By Roberta Burkstaller: PNT Correspondent Pope new director at CSC Amanda Pope is the new director of the Community Services Center in Portales. Anyone in Elida interested in CSC’s volunteer program can call her at 356-8576 or stop in and talk with her at 1100 Community Way in Portales. Hull called to San Jon Rev. […]

June 14, 2006 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary: PNT Correspondent Transitions Birthdays: Winifred West; Dink Miller; Mike Lee; Felecia Harvey Upcoming Events • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Pot luck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. • Commodities will be distributed Friday afternoon at the Bethel Baptist […]

Elida trio captures state rodeo crown

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Elida Tigers rodeo team holds an honor no other school in the state can say they have accomplished — a New Mexico Activities Association high school rodeo title. Tori Bilberry, Kodi Armitage and Trent Bilberry competed in rodeo events in Gallup during the weekend and won the team […]

ENMU rodeoer in seventh

Freedom Newspapers CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University senior Rowdy Sanders is seventh in bull riding while ENMU sophomore Raelyn Gardner is in a three-way tie for 10th in breakaway roping after the second go of the College National Finals Rodeo. Sanders, from Whiteface, recorded a no-score in Tuesday’s second go after posting a […]

June 14, 2006 Obituaries

Jeffrey Townley Services: Have been held Jeffrey (Scott) Townley, 44, of Capitan, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, in Capitan. He was born on Nov. 24, 1961, in Portales, to Sam and Lela Jo Townley. He moved to Capitan in 1971 and attended Capitan schools. He graduated in 1980. He attended New Mexico State University. He […]

Fun run set for Heritage Days

By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff This Saturday the Portales Main Street Organization will hold its Sixth Annual Fun Run as part of the Heritage Days celebration. The run is a fund-raiser to help the organization continue its quest in revitalizing the downtown. The Fun Run will consist of a 5-kilometer run, a 10-kilometer run and […]

School district mulls soccer team

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Young Portales soccer players may have dreams of playing for the United States national team, but for now they’d settle for playing on a high school team in Portales. More than 30 parents and children attended the Portales School Board meeting Monday evening requesting that school officials explore the […]

Hearing begins for Cannon airman

Freedom Newspapers Proceedings began Monday in a Cannon Air Force Base courtroom to determine if a base airman will stand trial for the homicide of his wife. The hearing comes more than 20 months after Kimberly Novak, 20, was found dead at the base home she shared with her husband and young daughter. She died […]

All jammers welcome at music group

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer Anyone who walks past the Wesley Foundation on Eastern New Mexico University’s campus between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. every second and fourth Sunday will likely hear the sounds of traditional old-time, bluegrass and Irish music drifting out the front doors and into the streets. That’s because the Portales […]

June 13, 2006 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. Tuesday Parents of sexual assault victims — 7 […]

Legislation may not change ‘limbo’ status

By Tom Philpott: Military Update The Senate 16 years ago refused to confirm a naval officer’s promotion to captain because of what investigators described as his “peripheral role in the Iran/Contra matter.” The officer had influential supporters and friends. He remains on active duty even today because the Navy keeps his name on its O-6 promotion […]

June 13, 2006 Obituaries

Clint King Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. J. C. (Clint) King, 89, of Portales died Monday, June 12, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis. He was born Feb. 16, 1917, in Scottland, Ill., to Mahree and John T. King. He lived in Illinois and Indiana until 1980, when […]

County preps to celebrate heritage

By Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County will celebrate the 22nd Annual Heritage Days on June 16-18 in the Portales City Park which will include live music, craft booths and plenty of activities. “It’s going to be a fun day in the park,” said Ken Huffman, director of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. […]