Events Calendar July 17, 2008

TodayHigh Plains Junior Rodeo finals — 6 p.m., Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 763-3435 or 356-8541.Commodities Distribution — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Memorial BuildingGalilee By-the-Sea Marketplace VBS — 6-8:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Second Street and Avenue C, ages 3 years to fifth grade. FridayHigh Plains Junior Rodeo finals — 6 p.m., Curry County […]

Events Calendar July 16, 2008

WednesdayHigh Plains Junior Rodeo finals — 6 p.m., Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 763-3435 or 356-8541.Galilee By-the-Sea Marketplace VBS — 6-8:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Second Street and Avenue C, ages 3 years to fifth grade. ThursdayHigh Plains Junior Rodeo finals — 6 p.m., Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 763-3435 or 356-8541.Commodities Distribution — 9 a.m. […]

Events Calendar July 15, 2008

TodayHigh Plains Junior Rodeo finals — 6 p.m., Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 763-3435 or 356-8541.AARP Driver Safety Program — 8 a.m. to noon, Community Services Center. Information: George Lees, 742-2271Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., commissioners roomGalilee By-the-Sea Marketplace VBS — 6-8:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Second Street and Avenue C, ages 3 […]

Events Calendar July 13, 2008

MondayHigh Plains Junior Rodeo finals — 6 p.m., Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 763-3435 or 356-8541.Portales Farmers Market — 5 p.m. Corner of West First Street and Avenue B.Push America team arrives — 1:30 p.m. Roosevelt County Courthouse lawn.Portales Municipal School Board meeting — 6 p.m., board room at Central Office.Galilee By-the-Sea Marketplace VBS — 6-8:30 […]

PHS graduate races to championship

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer A former Portales resident rode her way to a championship at the Better Barrel Races World Finals in April. Angie (Welch) Grand Pre placed first in the 1D division at the finals held in Oklahoma City. “I have competed in the past in this event and done OK,” Grand […]

Greyhound tied for lead in team roping at College National Finals Rodeo

Freedom New Mexico CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University’s Kyle Roberts is the tied for average lead in team roping after two rounds at the College National Finals Rodeo. Roberts, a junior from Durango, Colo., teamed with Kory Bramwell of Ranger (Texas) Junior College for a time of 6.0 seconds in Tuesday’s second round […]

Dora School News May 18

Finals week High school students in grades seven through 11 will take final exams Tuesday through Thursday this week. They will take first and third hour finals Tuesday; second, fourth and fifth hour finals Wednesday; and sixth and seventh period finals Thursday. School will be released early Thursday, with buses running at 12:30. BPA wins […]

ENMU tabs Flinn as new rodeo coach

Freedom New Mexico Albert Flinn has been hired to take over as rodeo coach at Eastern New Mexico University. Flinn, who is retiring after a 34-year banking career, will replace David Browder after the ENMU administration chose not to renew his contract. Browder will complete his eighth year at the school at the College National […]

Four ENMU cowboys make National Finals

PNT Staff Report The Eastern New Mexico men’s rodeo team finished their regular season with four members qualifying for the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. Jared Green, placed fourth in bareback riding at the Tarleton State Rodeo, at Stephenville, Texas. With a score of 150 at the TSU rodeo, Green is now ranked […]

Hofstetter headed to nationals

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor She admits it was a nerve-wracking way to do it, but Portales native Brittany Hofstetter has made it to the National Finals Rodeo in barrel racing set for next month in Las Vegas, Nev. Hofstetter found out Sunday at the Texas Stampede Rodeo in Dallas, where she was forced […]

Bull riders compete in Clovis

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Bonner Bolton didn’t need to rub a rabbit’s foot or keep a horeshoe, or even wear lucky socks Friday night when he got on Chaotic, about 1,500 pounds of riled-up muscle. “I don’t have any rituals — I’m a firm believer in Jesus Christ,” said the 20-year-old bull […]

Bull riders seek shot at finals

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Bull riders will stop in Clovis for a chance to move up in tour standings in hopes of qualifying for November’s Professional Bull Riders Final in Las Vegas, Nev. PBR Tour organizer Marc Andrus said 74 riders in what is considered the bull riding minor league will compete in […]

County natives part of Pro Rodeo Tour

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Sports Writer Two Roosevelt County natives are racing and roping their way through the PRCA rodeo circuit and both are attending the opening event in the 2007 Wrangler Pro Rodeo Tour tonight. The first event in the playoff series is the Caldwell Night Rodeo in Caldwell, Idaho this evening and Dora […]

Texico youth turning heads in barrel racing

By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent CLOVIS — It’s a long way from the 8-and-under category at the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals to the upper echelon of the rodeo profession. And, as Audrey Wren’s mom pointed out to one flatterer, there are little things like junior high, high school and college to consider. But […]

Lane Hedeman competes in Clovis

By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent All of the contestants for this year’s High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals are from either New Mexico or Texas. But Lane Hedeman comes from such an interior portion of the Lone Star state that he might be considered an outsider to those based in either eastern New Mexico or […]

High Plains Junior Rodeo begins today

By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent Founded in Clovis in 1974, the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association still calls the city home. During the HPJRA Finals this week, some 250 contestants will also call Clovis home — at least temporarily. Participants younger than 8, and as old as 19, will culminate a circuit that started in […]

Portales pair picks up state titles

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Portales High’s Jordan Roehl didn’t give herself much in the way of style points in Friday’s Class 3A state girls shot put competition, but she was OK with the results. The junior turned the tables on Cuba’s Victoria Dominguez in the event, winning with a throw of 35 […]

Clovis Christian’s Bell wins 1A triple jump

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis Christian Eagles junior Keeson Bell beat his personal best by more than two feet to win Class 1A state boys triple jump competition on Friday at the University of New Mexico’s track facility. He barely missed winning in high jump. That performance gave CCS 12 team points after the first […]

Area woman races toward nationals

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer LUBBOCK — In her first season with the Lady Red Raiders, Dora graduate and former Eastern New Mexico University Zia Brittany Bennett is the top barrel racer in the Southwest Region, and in the process has helped the Texas Tech women’s rodeo team claim third place in the 17-team […]

Cats cruise into tourney finals

Freedom Newspapers Artesia — Senior guard Cody Thornsbury hit five 3-pointers for 15 points and the Clovis High boys basketball team cruised into the finals of the Artesia Invitational on Friday with a 63-44 victory over Roswell Goddard. Junior guards Jaden Isler and Bryce Hill added 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the Wildcats (2-0), […]