My turn: Holiday traditions never get old

Alisa Boswell I could potentially be an incredibly cheesy person because without fail, no matter how old I get, I still get ridiculously excited about the holidays. But I like to think of it as me just being ‘a kid at heart.’ My family has always been one of those families with multiple corny traditions […]

My turn: Fairs are time for family

I love fairs. I was recently thinking about why, in my mid-20s, I still get excited about going to the fair and I realized it’s nostalgia. The local county fairs are a symbol of home and family for me. Some of my fondest memories as a child are going to local fairs and similar events […]

‘Note’-able performance

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Alisa Boswell Rebekah Christensen, 9, of Portales is excited to get a delicious solo line in “Chocolate,” the final song in a children’s choir performance noon today in Buchanan Hall at Eastern New Mexico University. Christensen said “Hot fudge with all the fixins has become a cute addiction” is the line she will sing in […]

Press Release: Junior rodeo finals set locally

The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals, set for July 19th-24th at the Curry County Events Center.

Pioneer Days Rodeo moves indoors

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer An increase in competitors, partially thanks to a new venue, has Curry County Mounted Patrol members excited about the event they sponsor every year. And that’s despite the 39th annual Pioneer Days Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Rodeo moving away from the facility that bears the group’s name. This […]

Hounds excited about new passing offense

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Count wide receiver Justin Campos among those excited about Eastern New Mexico University’s new wide-open approach on offense. Campos knows there will be competition at his position, especially when new recruits get into camp in August. For now, though, he couldn’t be much happier. “I’m loving it,” […]

First aircraft arrives for new Cannon squadron

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Courtesy Photo A PC-12 Pilatus parks on Cannon’s flightline Jan. 8 and is the first of a planned 10 aircraft to be assigned to the 318th Special Operations Squadron over the next four years. The 318 SOS, when fully active, will have approximately 90 Airmen assigned to 27th Special Operations Wing Cannon Air Force Base […]

Ortega tapped for bank board

Freedom Newspapers Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. has been named to the board of directors of Western Bank of Clovis and Portales, according to a Western Bank news release “I am very excited to be a part of Western Bank, an institution that cares about the success of its customers,” said Ortega, who also serves […]

Friends make deployment tolerable

Tonya Fennell A group of wonderful, but strikingly different women have recently become a big part of my life. We all differ in age, family background and personality. I grew up in Texas, have a house full of kids and can see the age of 40 looming on the horizon. I’m loud (or so my […]

Portales shows pep

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Hundreds of Ram fans huddled together outside of the Roosevelt County Courthouse on a frigid Thursday night, bundled in their warmest red clothes while cheering on their hometown Rams at a community pep rally. Lance Hill, a lieutenant with the Portales Fire Department, was among the Rams’ supporters. “I’m […]

Richards will return to Zia basketball

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Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers After a one-year hiatus, former Texico High School standout Elizabeth Richards is coming back to the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball program. Richards, who helped the Zias contend for the Lone Star Conference South Division title in 2003-04 but decided not to play last season, said the year off might […]

Elida back in state baseball tournament

Dylan Radcliff led off the bottom of the seventh with a triple, then scored the winning run on a passed ball as Elida won the Region B championship, 11-10 over Mesilla Valley Tuesday at Ram Field in Portales. The Tigers will face Gallup Catholic to start the state tournament next week. That game is set […]