Cannon's EMT Rodeo branded a success

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Maynelinne Y. De La Cruz From left, Tech. Sgt. Aramis Cedeno and Senior Airman Gilberto Maldonado, 27th SOAMS, provide rescue during the EMT Rodeo on Oct. 3. Staff Sgt. Ngu Do and Senior Airman Dena Levari, 27th SOMOS, are accessing the patient for any injuries. By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: […]

Student’s lesser prairie chicken poster wins contest

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A Portales student has drawn the best lesser prairie chicken in a contest, according to judges. Portales Junior High School eighth-grader Alexa Herrington’s watercolor won first place, and $50, in the junior high division of the 2009 High Plains Lesser Prairie Chicken Festival Poster Contest. Herrington’s art teacher, John […]

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 […]

Winning artwork chosen for prairie chicken festival

PNT Staff Report MILNESAND — A watercolor painting by Ranchos de Taos artist Valerie Graves has been selected as the winner of the 2006 High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival poster contest. Graves will receive $300 for her winning artwork of lesser prairie chickens at sunrise, which will be reproduced as a poster and distributed at […]

Nature Conservancy on mission to save lesser prairie chickens

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Members of the Nature Conservancy chapter in New Mexico listened about the importance of preserving the habitat of the lesser prairie-chicken on Friday night, then on Saturday got a first-hand look at what they were preserving. There was a reception held at Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble’s […]

Fest takes closer look at prairie chickens

Tony Parra Lesser Prairie Chicken enthusiasts will be on their heels during the birds’ mating rituals at the 3rd Annual Prairie Chicken Festival in Milnesand. Lesser Prairie Chicken Biologist Dawn Davis said the orientation is at 7 p.m., today and lek viewing will be on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Lek is defined as a mating […]