Day trip: Fired Up! Train Depot Grand Opening

The Fired Up! Train Depot Grand Opening will be Nov. 4 at Railroad Plaza in downtown Tucumcari. Gabriel Monte Fired Up! Train Depot Grand Opening Location: Railroad Plaza, Downtown Tucumcari What activities can you enjoy at this location: Music, food and art. The centennial hot air balloon will be on hand and MainStreet will be […]

County fair kicks off

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Argen Duncan During the Roosevelt County Fair Entry Day on Monday, artists of a range of ages entered paintings, drawings and photographs into the photography and fine arts shows. The fair officially opens at noon today. “We’re just trying to get involved,” said Jessie Dodington, who entered paintings, photos and knitting in the fair. Dodington, […]

Our favorite things: Three creative toys to keep kids occupied in these last weeks of summer

Color blanks

Disney FamilyFun magazine Creative Fun: A Figure of a Different Color Here’s a unique blank slate for kids’ creativity: 4-inch-tall, posable, funky white plastic figurines. The Color Blanks sets come with permanent markers and stickers so that kids can jump right into the personalization. Ages 6 and up. RoseArt, $5 to $10. Creative Coloring: This […]

Kiwanis swim meet rescheduled

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Kiwanis Club annual swim meet, held for ages nine to 18, was canceled Wednesday because of weather. The event has been rescheduled for Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Portales City Pool.

Annual Kiwanis swim meet set

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Children ages 9 to 18 will go to the Portales City Pool to show off their talents 3 p.m. Wednesday for the Portales Kiwanis Club’s annual swim meet. According to Portales Kiwanis President Tony Schroeder, the event has been taking place in Portales for more than a decade and he has been the chair of […]

National Barrel Horse Association returns

Freedom New Mexico The National Barrel Horse Association is kicking up dust in Portales and Clovis for the first time in nine years. The association offers cowgirls and cowboys of all ages a chance to compete with other barrel horse riders from across New Mexico. District 3 consists of Roosevelt, Curry, Colfax, De Baca, Guadalupe, […]

Day trip: Museum gives visitors trip back into time

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Courtesy photo The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is located at 1801 Mountain Road NW in Albuquerque. Place: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Location: 1801 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque What activities can you enjoy at this location: Explore the pre-historic history of New Mexico with the Timetracks exhibits, which […]

Day trip: Ranch offers riding lessons

Place: Abrazos Adventure Location: 5 miles west of Portales. Call for detailed directions. What activities can you enjoy at this location: Horseback riding and lessons. What ages is this place best suited for?: All ages Admission prices?: Call for rates. Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7 days a week. Special events coming […]

Day trip: Center gives families chance to discover

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Courtesy photo The Don Harrington Science Center is located at 1200 Streit Drive in Amarillo. Place: Don Harrington Science Center Location: 1200 Streit Drive, Amarillo, Texas, 79106 What activities can you enjoy at this location: A variety of science exhibits including Amazing Bodies!, which connects science to everyday life using kids, cows, and dogs; Space […]

Day trip: Cultural works on display

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Place: Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian Location: 9151 I-40 East in Amarillo, Texas. It is about two-and-a-half hours from Cannon. What is it? The museum gives visitors a look into the cultures of the people of the pueblos and plains. The museum displays fine paintings, bronzes fine old beadwork and material culture items. What […]

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 […]

Curry County ousted from state Junior League tournament

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Clarence Plank It was a short stay for the Curry County all-stars in the Junior League division (ages 13-14) of the state Little League tournament. Rained out in Saturday’s first-round game, Curry County dropped a 12-1 decision to Albuquerque Altamont on Sunday at Ram Field in Portales, then bowed out of the double-elimination event with […]

Senior center hosting carnival

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Argen Duncan Burgers, sack races, ring tosses and live music are all on the lineup for a community carnival this month. The Portales Senior Center is hosting a carnival designed for all ages. “It’s something the whole family can come and enjoy,” said Miriam Welker, president of the Portales Senior Citizens organization. Welker expects the […]

Players sought for kickball tourney

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Recreation Center is taking registration for a co-ed kickball tournament on July 3. The tournament is open to all ages. Also, registration for the youth leagues of tackle football, flag football and soccer begins July 12. Information and registration: Rec center at 356-8598 or Michael Doerr at 505-577-0700.

Students studying Black Plague

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Social studies students at Lindsey Elementary are learning about the Middle Ages and the Bubonic Plague. The students have been making signs as part of the class project to warn other students, teachers and parents as if their classroom was a village in the Middle Ages. Christina Ortiz, 12, […]

Day trip: Museum focuses on nuclear history

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Courtesy of the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History. The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque offers a trip through nuclear history. Place: The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History Location: The museum is located at 601 Eubank Blvd. SE in Albuquerque. It is 210 miles or roughly a three […]

Day trip: Clovis home to model train museum

Cannon Connections Photo: Carrie Pendleton The Clovis Depot Model Train Museum displays nine model train layouts depicting railways from around the world. It also boasts a gift shop. Place: Clovis Depot Model Train Museum Location: The museum is located at 221 W. First St. in Clovis. It is 7.5 miles or a 15-minute drive from […]

Day trips: Picnic opportunities available at Hillcrest Park Zoo

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PNT Correspondent Photo: Carrie Pendleton A male peacock sun bathes in the afternoon sun at the Hillcrest Park Zoo. This peacock is one of more than 300 birds visitors can view while strolling through the park. Place: Hillcrest Park Zoo Location: 1201 Sycamore St., Clovis. The park is roughly 9 miles or an 18-minute drive […]

July 11, 2008 Sports Briefs

Soccer camp set The Clovis Youth Soccer Association is sponsoring a Soccer Speed and Skills Camp July 13-17 at Spencer Field. The camp is open to players ages 5-13 Times and each groups each day: • 4:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

A father’s love is greatest gift

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist I heard a story about a daddy and his two little girls, ages 9 and 5, who lived close to the beach. One day they all decided to go for a swim just a little way out into the ocean. Before the daddy realized it, a current had taken them […]