Xcel Energy educates customers


By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Community leaders got a closer look at how Xcel Energy brings the local communities power and the company’s future plans at what Xcel calls its Customer and Community Xchange meeting Wednesday in Portales. The meeting was one of six in Xcel’s Texas-New Mexico service area this week and […]

My Turn: Fair is bouquet of memories

Betty Williamson

The News-Tribune website conducted a poll this week asking readers, “What is your favorite part about the fair?” Participants could choose “the food,” “the rides,” “the animal shows,” “the music,” or “I don’t go to the fair.” Another answer needed to be there. It’s the reason I go to the fair, and why I’ll bet […]

Show of the swine


By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com There was no bigger smile in the show arena than the one coming from 12-year-old Devin Medina, who proved to be a competitor to be reckoned with at his first try at the swine show of the Roosevelt County Fair. Medina, of Portales, wore his second-place ribbon proudly […]

Prepping for the show


By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Heather Buzard said the hardest part about raising 22 animals this year was going from barn to barn in the heat of the day to check on them. She hopes her hard work and investment in her animals will prove to be a fruitful endeavor this year at […]

New ENMU professors incoming

New Professors

By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Every semester, Eastern New Mexico University adds new professors and instructors to their faculty. Many are students themselves, and teach while attaining a higher degree. Others may have worked in the field they teach, and come back to be instructors. Classes start today. Here are five with […]

Food, family and fun

Fair schedule graphic

By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com The 2013 Roosevelt County Fair is in town and will be opening on noon Tuesday. Delicious food, live family friendly entertainment, Livestock Shows, and fun rides highlight what figures to be an enjoyable experience. Everybody from lifetime Roosevelt County residents, Eastern New Mexico University students to Cannon […]

ENMU welcomes new students


By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com The incoming freshmen could not wait to get on campus at Eastern New Mexico University this semester. “I’m finally here. It was heartbreaking leaving my mom but I’m ready to start class,” said James Reeder, an incoming freshman from Amarillo. ENMU welcomed all of its new students […]

Jumping at the opportunity


By Kevin Baird kbaird@cnjonline.com While most people his age would rather play golf, 51-year-old Allen Scott prefers motocross. “My thing is,” Scott said. “I want people to say, ‘that old guy is pretty fast.’” Scott, who is from Lubbock, raced in the pro-level heat Friday evening at the Curry County Fair’s Arenacross event. He finished […]

Curry County livestock auction tops $300,000


By Kevin Baird kbaird@cnjonline.com For one teen, auctioning his prize steer wasn’t all about the money. “I’m going to miss him,” Tristan Lockmiller said while patting his steer Monopoly on the shoulder, shortly after auctioning off his grand champion steer Friday night at the Curry County Fair’s Junior Livestock Auction at the Curry County Events […]

Higher aspirations


Editor’s note: This is the third in a weekly series this month on students entering their senior year of high school. By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Shelden Breshears and Leslie Bohn enter their senior years at Dora High School with high expectations and higher aspirations. Shelden Breshears has a 3.4 overall grade […]