Q&A: A time to rebuild

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Kristen Soukup has the task of rebuilding the Eastern New Mexico University women’s softball program after serving as the director of compliance for ENMU last year. After a successful playing career at Concordia University, where she was named NCAA Regional Tournament most valuable player in 2005 and 2006, Soukup joined the staff at Concordia. How […]

Hatchery conducting proper steps, state says

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By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Privett Hatchery is decontaminating all eggs before entry to its hatchery and is taking other steps to ensure consumer safety, according to the state’s health department, after the Portales facility was tied to a national salmonella outbreak last week. The hatchery, which supplies baby chicks, ducklings and other […]

Lady Rams beat Hobbs; Rams edge Clovis JV

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CMI staff The Portales High volleyball team oplened its season on Tuesday night by spanking Hobbs 25-14, 25-14, 25-15 at the Ram Athletic Center. PHS pulled away in each game to win comfortably against the Class 5A Lady Eagles (0-2). “It was back and forth for the first few points (in each set),” Lady Rams […]

Q&A: Blades and his band

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Jack Blades, center, of Night Ranger said the group has been touring a lot this summer, including shows with Journey, Loverboy and Cheap Trick.

By Emily Crowe CMI staff writer ecrowe@cnjonline.com From the moment Jack Blades first saw the Beatles, he knew he wanted to be a part of rock ‘n’ roll. As a singer, bassist, songwriter and producer with more than 30 years in the business, Blades has worked with the likes of Ted Nugent, Cher, Ringo Starr, […]

Saturday Success

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Roosevelt County Fair officials said 4-H activities, including the swine show pictured here, as well as Saturday night entertainment made this year’s fair a success.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com A crowded Saturday made up for a slow week at the fair, resulting in ticket sales being nearly the same as 2012’s fair, according to Roosevelt County Fair officials. Fair Board Treasurer David Craig said Saturday night’s ticket sales were the largest of any Saturday in the last […]

Coolest county companions

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By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Saturday might as well have been designated children’s day at the Roosevelt County Fair, as activities geared towards the little ones dominated the action early. The pet show brought out some of the coolest companions in the county and the stick horse race highlighted a family fun […]

Youth participate in livestock sale

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By Christina Calloway ccalloway@pntonline.com Between the loud cheering and toe tapping that matched the auctioneer’s rhythm, if audience members paid attention, they might have known they were being fooled by Tayler Fraze’s confident smile. While the 16-year-old reigned supreme as the steer grand champion at the Roosevelt County Fair, she said it was an emotional […]

Home Arts Barn has variety of exhibits

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Reggie Yarbrough stops to look at a Boy Scout exhibit in the Home Arts barn at the Roosevelt County Fair. Yarbrough, who recently moved to Portales from Alaska, said this is the first county fair she has been to. Yarbrough is a police officer in Portales.

By Kevin Baird kbaird@cnjonline.com For Reggie Yarbrough, the Home Arts Barn at the Roosevelt County Fair was a chance to learn more about her new community. A Portales police officer and transplant from Palmer, Alaska. Yarbrough said Friday it was her first time at a county fair, and she was enjoying the fair as she […]

Police: Abduction warning a hoax

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By Robin Fornoff CMI PROJECTS EDITOR rfornoff@cnjonline.com Clovis police say a warning about a man trying to abduct area children is a Facebook hoax. The report apparently duped police at Eastern New Mexico University and campus security at Clovis Community College. On Thursday, CCC Director of Campus Security Freddie Salazar passed along an email received […]

Competition spans three generations

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By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com It was all family at the 2013 Roosevelt County Fair Replacement Dairy Heifer Show, as Dottie Tipton got to watch her grandchildren compete 40 years after competing herself. “When I was young I showed registered Herefords,” said Tipton. “I competed myself in these same fairgrounds from 1972-1974.” […]