Calling all artists: Poster contest needs entries

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PNT staff The Lesser Prairie Chicken Festival poster contest is back. Artists from kindergarten through adulthood are invited to create an original two-dimensional design for the contest, according to a press release from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Entry deadline is March 1. The winner will receive $300, and the design is […]

Fall festival features Santa Fe Brewing Co.

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PNT Staff Report The Portales MainStreet Program is bringing the Santa Fe Brewing Co. to town for a fall festival Saturday night. “(We are hoping) to create ‘Alive After 5’ entertainment, to have different venues for people — young and old,” said Danny Woodward, president of Portales MainStreet. MainStreet organizers have said the planned the […]

Events Calendar Oct. 19

Sunday Peanut Valley Festival — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building. Monday Community Worship Service — 7-10 p.m. at the Memorial Building. All faiths are welcome. Tuesday City Council — 7 p.m. City Hall. Regular meeting. Friday ENMU Board of Regents — 9:30 a.m. Regents’ room, ENMU. Saturday Fall Festival — […]

Quilt show set for weekend

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer Anyone who enjoys quilts will likely find something of interest at the third annual High Plains Quilt Festival. Organizers say nearly 200 quilts will be on display Friday and Saturday at the Memorial Building. Classes and seminars will be offered, and several vendors will offer fabric and other quilt-related […]

Local Brief Oct. 7

PNT Staff Report The third annual High Plains Quilt Festival will be held from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 17-18 at the Memorial Building. Organizers say they expect about 200 entries. In addition to quilts, vendors will display products, and seminars and demonstrations will be offered. Amy Armenta, local quilter and artist, will teach the double […]

MainStreet seeks city council’s permission for Beer and Nut festival

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer The Portales City Council is considering approval of a resolution that will allow a downtown Beer and Nut festival. The topic was discussed at Tuesday’s City Council meeting and will come back at the Oct. 7 meeting. The MainStreet Program requested permission to use the Farmers Market property at […]

Clovis Music Festival continues today

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By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico Laser pointer in hand, Kenneth Broad pointed to several records hanging on the wall to a dozen visitors taking a tour Thursday of the Norman Petty Recording Studio. As the red dot on the wall shifted from record to record, singers who recorded at the world-renowned studio, such as […]

Vee established as festival fan favorite

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Though not a direct product of Clovis’ Norman Petty Studios himself, Bobby Vee has certainly become a favorite of Clovis Music Festival organizers in recent years. A regular performer at the annual event, Vee has entertained fans with his own top ten hits like “Take Good Care Of My Baby” […]

Group pulls out of Clovis Music Festival

Freedom New Mexico The Crickets have withdrawn from the lineup at this year’s Clovis Music Festival, scheduled for Sept. 4-6. The rest of the lineup will continue as scheduled, according to the Clovis Music Festival’s Web site. Founded in 1957 with Buddy Holly as lead guitar and vocalist, the group recorded hits like “That’ll Be […]

Events Calendar May 30, 2008

SaturdayOld Tyme Music Festival — 7 p.m. Oasis State Park MondayBoard of Regional Substance Abuse Treatment Initiative meeting — noon, Mental Health Resources, 1005 S. Monroe, Tucumcari, Information, 483-5081Ram Basketball Camp — First day of four-day camp, 9 a.m. third through sixth grade, 1 p.m. seventh through ninth grade. TuesdayRoosevelt County Commissioners meeting — 9 […]

First High Plains Film Festival screened

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer The inaugural High Plains Film Festival at Eastern New Mexico University focused on the power of film. The first half of Sunday’s event featured a screening of “King: A Filmed Record … Montgomery to Memphis.” The 1970 black-and-white film showed its age with some grainy sections and some distorted […]

Events Calendar May 4, 2008

TodayHigh Plains Film Festival — 1-5 p.m. University Theatre Center, call to reserve free admission 562-2373 MondayMelrose High School Spring Concert — 5:30 p.m. MHS Commons AreaDowntown Master Plan meeting — 5-8 p.m., Memorial Building TuesdayBlood Drive — 1-4:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 100 S. Ave. CHigh Plains Quilters brown bag luncheon — noon, Chamber […]

ENMU film festival screening to be held Sunday

By Sarah Meyer, Cannon Connections Eastern New Mexico University will host its first film festival from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the University Theatre Center. The High Plains Film Festival will feature a Martin Luther King Jr. documentary, filmed in 1969, and a discussion led by the editor of the film, Jack Sholder. After a break […]

ENMU film festival screening is Sunday

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University will host its first film festival from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the University Theatre Center. The High Plains Film Festival will feature a Martin Luther King Jr. documentary, filmed in 1969, and a discussion led by the editor of the film, Jack Sholder. After a […]

First person: Tish McDaniel organizes Prairie Chicken Festival

By Liliana Castillo, Freedom New Mexico Part of Tish McDaniel’s job with the Nature Conservancy is to coordinate the Prairie Chicken Festival in Milnesand each year. Born and raised in eastern New Mexico, McDaniel, 54, is glad she can do what she loves in a place she calls home. The issues: The grasslands are critically […]

Governor added as judge to High Plains Film Festival

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Governor Bill Richardson is the newest celebrity to be added to an already distinguished panel of judges for the inaugural High Plains Film Festival in Portales on May 4. Other judges for this Eastern New Mexico University-sponsored film festival include actress Joan Leslie of “High Sierra” fame with Humphrey […]

Governor to judge film festival

Freedom New Mexico staff Gov. Bill Richardson will serve as a judge in the Eastern New Mexico University High Plains Film Festival, according to a press release from ENMU. Richardson joins a panel of award winning and established actors, directors and screenwriters, the release said. As a result of Richardson’s addition to the panel, the […]

Prairie Chicken Festival set for April 11-13

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PNT Staff Report Once a year, the small eastern New Mexico community of Milnesand hosts the annual High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival, drawing spectators from near and far, to watch the mating dance of the lesser prairie chicken. Registration is now being taken for the seventh annual High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival which is slated […]

ENMU planning film fest

By Thomas Garcia, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University is prepping for the first High Plains Film Festival that will be held on May 4 in Portales. The film festival celebrates ENMU’s Digital Cinema Arts program, established in 2006, and New Mexico’s growing film industry, said Michael Sitton, dean of ENMU’s College of Fine […]

2-12-08 ENMU Briefs

Faculty / Alumni • Gov. Bill Richardson has appointed ENMU grad Brian O’Neill as the new executive director of the New Mexico Sports Authority. O’Neill had been serving as the authority’s deputy director since July 2006. Before going to work for the Sports Authority, O’Neill was an assistant coach for the University of New Mexico […]