Pony Express Ride set for Saturday

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer Nineteen riders on horseback will make their way to Pep from surrounding communities Saturday in honor of the Pony Express. Your postal parcels will be galloping across the open range once again in the first annual Pony Express Ride. “We are doing this to help out the economic development […]

Clovis celebration includes second Dairy Boat Race

By Keely McDowell, Freedom New Mexico The Fourth of July celebrations in Clovis will include the Second Annual Dairy Boat Race at Greene Acres Lake. Participants were given a simple row boat and allowed to modify it within the rules, according to event organizer Steve Reshetar of the Matt 25 Hope Center, an office center […]

July 4 closures

The following offices will be closed in Roosevelt County and Portales for the holiday until Monday: District Court District Attorney’s Office Magistrate Court Post Office County Clerk City Hall County Manager New Mexico Bank and Trust The Portales National Bank First Financial Credit Union Western Bank Wells Fargo

Events Calendar July 4

Today Smoke on the Water — 3 p.m. Band performances. 9 p.m. fireworks. Green Acres Park in Clovis. Curry County Trade Days — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 762-8827. Region IV Housing Board of Commissioners meeting — 11 a.m. 600 Mitchell Street. Information: 935-4444. Second annual Great Dairy Boat Race — 2-6 p.m. […]

Holiday sizzle starts early

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer They’re lighting the fuse early, but coordinators are expecting a good turn out for the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce fireworks show and Smokin’ 3rd of July Bash today. The date for the annual Independence Day celebration had to be changed to July 3 due after the Chamber was […]

Spokesperson: Meatpacker drops local sale barn

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico A large Texas beefpacker won’t purchase cattle from Portales Livestock Auction until the auction makes changes in its animal handling procedures, according to the National Meat Association. Caviness Meat Packers made the decision following allegations of cattle abuse made last week against the Portales auction by the Humane Society […]

Ute pipeline’s fate in Senate omnibus bill

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico TEXICO — The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority is optimistic about an omnibus. That appears to be the fate for the potential Senate authorization for the Ute Water Project, which would pump water from the Ute Reservoir in Quay County to authority members. Federal consultant John Ryan told […]

Local Briefs July 3, 2008

Birdsong show opens at CCCThe Eula Mae Edwards Museum and Gallery at Clovis Community College will feature local artist Jon Birdsong, according to a press release. The show of watercolors will be on display until Aug. 29, with a public reception held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the gallery. Information: 769-4115 Traffic […]

Events Calendar July 3, 2008

TodaySmokin’ 3rd of July celebration — 4-8 p.m. Greyhound Arena FridaySmoke on the Water — 3 p.m. Band performances. 9 p.m. fireworks. Green Acres Park. Curry County Trade Days — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 762-8827.Region IV Housing Board of Commissioners meeting — 11 a.m. 600 Mitchell Street. Information: 935-4444.Second annual […]

RC all-stars rip American

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer The Roosevelt County 9- and 10-year-old all-stars lived up to their name Tuesday night at Portales’ Rotary Park in topping the visitors from Clovis American 11-0 in the first round of the New Mexico District 3 Little League tournament. The Roosevelt County bats were hot throughout the game, as […]