Fairgrounds arena near completion

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Alisa Boswell The new arena building at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds is set to be finished by June 20, giving Roosevelt County a much larger space to hold agricultural and rodeo events. According to Roosevelt County Manager Charlene Hardin, the project was initially estimated to cost $4 million when the county was going to build […]

Ticket feature: Monster trucks coming to Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico Nationally known Monster trucks and utility vehicle racing comes to the Curry County Fairgrounds this weekend. This is the third year Cycle City Promotions along with The Bank of Clovis will bring the monster truck show to Clovis at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. “We want the people to come out and […]

Easter Eggstravaganza

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About 1,000 people came out for the Eggstravaganza, a new Easter event sponsored by several area churches Saturday at Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. The Eggstravaganza included an egg hunt, live music and children’s activities, all free and open to the community. Almost 10 churches from around the area sponsored the event to share the Christian meaning […]

Vendors in place for Ag Expo

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By Karl Terry: PNT Correspondent Organizers of the 18th annual New Mexico Ag Expo hope the two-day event will give agriculture producers a chance to put thoughts of economic recession aside in favor of learning ways to improve their operations. The Ag Expo runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the […]

County commission gets grant for indoor arena

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County Commissioners have approved a memorandum of understanding to get an indoor arena at the county fairgrounds. The vote came during their regular meeting Tuesday morning in the county courthouse. Through the agreement with the state Department of Finance and Administration, a state grant of $250,000 from Gov. […]

Commission to OK fairgrounds arena funding

PNT Staff Report Roosevelt County commissioners are expected today to approve money for moving an existing building from Colorado to Portales, where it will serve as a new indoor arena at the fairgrounds. On the commissioners’ agenda is a memorandum of understanding between the Department of Finance and Administration and Roosevelt County concerning the arena. […]

More parking available at Curry County Fair

Freedom New Mexico Fair-goers are being encouraged to use additional parking at the Special Events Center. County Manager Lance Pyle said Friday there is parking available on the east side of the fairgrounds, as well as at the events center, with ticket booths and entrances at both sides of the fairgrounds. People attending concerts at […]

Fair season

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico With the temperatures into the mid-90s on Friday, it was a typical summer day. Except, inside the Home Arts Building at the Curry County Fairgrounds, where display booths were decorated in traditional fall colors yellow, orange, deep red and brown. The colors of autumn will soon be omnipresent and […]

United Way selling base housing items

PNT staff The United Way of Eastern New Mexico will sell items recovered from the demolition of Cannon Air Force Base housing this weekend. Volunteers will sell items such as cabinets, sinks and doors between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds and between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bosco […]

Fairboard seeks new building

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Roosevelt County commissioners are behind exploring the possibility of a building multi-purpose building at the Roosevelt County fairgrounds. “When you go to the fair everything looks so festive you don’t realize what all’s wrong with the facilities,” said Sharon King, fair board member and Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce […]

Fare at the fair a treat for some

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer From the moment a fairgoer enters the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds in Portales, their senses are quickly assaulted by colorful food booths and an intoxicating blend of sweet, tempting aromas designed to separate you from your money, faster than you can say, “I’ll have two funnel cakes and a turkey […]

Junior rodeo under way in Clovis

By Keely McDowell The High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals are a 30-year tradition in Clovis, and are important for the contestants as well as the community, according to organizers. With 135 contestants registered to compete in the week-long event at the Curry County Fairgrounds, the rodeo is expected to draw around 500 people to […]

August 9, 1982

• Relatives of Tillie Carlson hosted a birthday dinner and reception at the Portales Inn in honor of her 100th birthday. • A workday was held at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds in preparation of the upcoming Roosevelt County Fair. • “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial” was playing at the Tower Twin.

Lubbock Winter Rodeo Series gives fans quick rodeo fix

Compiled by Kevin Wilson For nearly three decades, Charlie Thompson has produced winter training rodeos. This season’s rodeo offers spectators a chance to get a glimpse at potential future world champions, in addition to names they may already recognize. What is it? The Lubbock Winter Rodeo Series was spawned from a small organization called C-T […]

United Way yard sale to benefit hurricane victims

Staff reports The United Way is sponsoring a yard sale to offer relief to the recent hurricane victims. The sale will take place at the Curry County Fairgrounds from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 1 Laurie Bentley of the United Way said area residents can drop off donated items on Sept. 24 and Sept. […]

Sept. 22 Local Briefs

Four candidates file for elections Four people have declared their candidacy for two open positions on the Roosevelt County General Hospital Board for four year terms in District 1 and District 2. Lydia Ornelas was the only person who declared candidacy for District 1. Terry Cone, Margaret Davis and Linda Baca declared their intentions to […]

Route 66 event calendar

Thursday 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. — Bluegrass Music and Watermelon Feed at Kvols Park, next to the Chamber. Music provided by the Northeast New Mexico Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Association. Admission is free. Friday 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. — Fandango Dinner Party at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Admission is $15 and includes […]

City, college plan Cinco de Mayo events

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer As the calendar turns over to May, people can look forward to Cinco De Mayo celebrations throughout the week in Portales. Cinco De Mayo organizers are preparing their festivities for the people of Portales to enjoy from Tuesday to Saturday. Eastern New Mexico University faculty, staff and students are […]

Sheriff’s department slated to receive money for vehicles

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County representatives saw some big numbers come back for the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department and the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds from capital outlay funds. The total amount of money set aside for Roosevelt County from the house and senate is $983,000, but is still subject to Gov. Bill Richardson’s approval. Road improvements […]

Commissioners finalize repair decisions for detention center

Tony Parra The Roosevelt County Commissioners decided on Tuesday to go with Kold King to repair the roof at the Roosevelt County Detention Center for a cost of $48,500. Mike Tucker of Kold King will repair the roof and he said he will use fully, self-contained chopped fiber-glass, which is a clay-based material, over the […]