Sept. 23, 1962

The Portales News-Tribune reported that the Portales High School marching band would march in the annual Parade of Bands, which was to open the Panhandle-South Plains Fair in Lubbock the following Monday. This parade featured more than 30 marching bands each year with no other type of entry allowed.

Clovis youth among winners at High Plains Junior Rodeo

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The High Plains Junior Rodeo Association finals wrapped up Saturday at Curry County Event Center with a couple of Clovis natives taking the top spots in some events. Seaver Tate, of Clovis, took first place in the short go of Calf Roping. Tate said this was his second time […]

Cemetery all that’s left of Blacktower

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico When the town of Blacktower faded away, the only thing left behind was its dead. The Blacktower Cemetery, located west of the Chavez West Housing edition near Cannon Air Force Base, appears to be a fraction of what it used to be. About eight headstones stick inches, and possibly […]

High Plains Film Festival features professional workshops

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the second annual High Plains Film Festival 8 a.m. Sunday in the University Theatre Center. Special guests are ENMU alumni and professional actors Michelle Tomlinson and Landall Goolsby, as well as documentary filmmaker Erin Hudson and producer Jon LeBlanc. The festival begins with […]

Press release: ENMU hosting second annual High Plains film festival

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is hosting the High Plains Film Festival 2009 on Sunday, May 10 in the University Theatre Center.

Parent company of North Plains Mall struggling

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Freedom New Mexico Severe financial difficulties and the looming possibility of bankruptcy for the corporation that owns North Plains Mall is unlikely to cause noticeable changes at the mall for customers, a General Growth Properties spokesman said Monday. GGP, the nation’s second-largest mall owner, is struggling to refinance billions in debt it took on during […]

Respiratory virus tough on toddlers

By Sharna Johnson Around this time every year the majority of Plains Regional Medical Center’s 12-bed pediatric ward is full with babies and young toddlers and often there’s a single culprit to blame — Respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus or RSV. “When a child has RSV, they’re pretty sick little kids,” said Janna Flores, director of […]

Resident unhappy with sign change

Freedom New Mexico Some residents are hoping the trial period for traffic sign changes on Plains Ave. and Main Street will go no further. Jessie Ellison, who has lived at her house on Plains since 1954, said she doesn’t understand the reasoning for the removal of stop signs at the intersection of Plains and Main. […]

Aug. 21, 1975

The Plains Inn is the only one of five liquor license recipients to meet all legal stipulations to begin selling alcohol; breaking a 57-year dry spell.

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 […]

July 18, 2008 events calendar

Today High 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 Building 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. Friday High Plains Junior Rodeo finals — […]

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 […]

Eastern Plains Council of Governments helps with planning

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico The Eastern Plains Council of Governments is one of seven associations of counties that assist local governments in economic development and planning. MembersThe Eastern Plains Council of governments is made up of seven counties in eastern New Mexico and the local governments in those counties, the council helps with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Solitude, emptiness of Plains a different vibe

By Baxter Black “It’s so quiet here. The air is clear. There’s no trash along the highway? I can’t smell carbon monoxide fumes in the air. People are friendly … there must be something wrong?” Once again the Plains have been visited by big-city reporters who found it … what? Beautiful? Natural? Vibrant? Addictive? No. […]