My turn: Pioneer Day highlight of county fair

Alisa Boswell I got to enjoy the Roosevelt County Fair for the first time this week both personally and professionally. It was fun being able to ride the ferris wheel, tease the Portales firefighters at their display trailer and eat a good burger. But I think the biggest highlight for me was covering the Pioneer […]

Longtime county residents honored at Pioneer Days Festival

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Alisa Boswell Receiving Pioneers of the Year recognition at the annual Pioneer Days breakfast Thursday morning was both a surprise and an honor for Bill and Peggy Prater, according to Bill Prater. Prater, vice president for the Pioneer Board, said the board picks who is the Pioneer of the Year but when his name was […]

Ticket feature: Pioneer Days kicking off with PRCA rodeo

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Freedom New Mexico The 41st annual Pioneer Days begins today in Clovis with the start of the PRCA Rodeo at the Curry County Events Center. Nightly events will be ongoing with the Pioneer Days Parade taking place at 10 a.m. Saturday on Main Street. The parade theme for this year is “Celebrating the Fun and […]

Clovis high school reunion meeting set

A planning meeting for a reunion of Clovis High School alumni from 1970 to 1979 is 5:15 p.m. Monday at the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. The CHS 70s reunion is planned for June 3-4, in conjunction with the Pioneer Days celebration. Tentative plans include a Friday night mixer, class participation in the Pioneer Days […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Pioneer parade and vampires

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. Get in the parade The annual Pioneer Days Parade is just around the corner — June 5. Community organizations and business are being encouraged to be parade participants this year. Contact the Clovis/Curry County Chamber to sign up and enter a float. Question of the […]

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 […]

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Funeral services were held for Emma Wollard, wife of the late pioneer physician Dr.

George Causey: High plains pioneer

By Ruth Burns: Special to the CNJ No story of the High Plains would be complete without mentioning T.L. “George” Causey, for whom Causey was named. Causey was a rancher, freighter, and most famously, a buffalo hunter. It was his heavy wagons and ox teams hauling the hides to market that made the Portales Road […]

Pioneer picked

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer According to Webster’s Dictionary, a pioneer is ‘one of the first to settle in a territory’, and for several years, the city of Portales has honored its pioneers during Heritage Days. Friday night, four individuals and one couple were honored as pioneers of Portales, but 86-year-old Eunice Schumpert was […]

Events Calendar June 20

Friday Pioneer of Year Celebration — 5 p.m., Memorial Building Saturday Elida Flea Market — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Elida Town Hall Square Heritage Days Parade — 10 a.m. downtown Portales Blood Drive — 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Heritage Days at City Park ENMU Alumni Band concert — 7 p.m. Campus Union Ballroom at ENMU […]