Poster contest promotes Prairie Chicken Festival

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior staff writer The lesser prairie chickens will be strutting their stuff again this year in Milnesand, and artists have a chance to show off their work, too. The ninth annual High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival in Milnesand is scheduled for April 16-18, and the affiliated art contest is ongoing, with […]

Region wakes up to snow

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico It just might be a white Christmas on the High Plains. An overnight storm brought blowing and drifting snow to the area Thursday, making roads slick and dangerous. About an inch of snow fell overnight. The National Weather Service is predicting high winds — 30 mph to 40 mph […]

Local shoppers boost business at the mall

By Jenna DeWitt: Freedom New Mexico If shopping at North Plains Mall is any indication, it’s beginning to look a lot like economic recovery this holiday season. Mall Manager Cindy Banister said it appears Clovis area retailers are fairing better than other areas of the country hit hard by the global economic downturn. “Our sales […]

Engineering group hosts job seminar

Cannon Connections: Clarence Plank Job seminar participants listen to information about jobs on base for military spouses, retirees and dependents. By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections Family members of military personnel got advice and help in getting their resumes into the job market. The event was a job fair held on base Nov. 5 and sponsored […]

Business receives award

Freedom New Mexico Plains Farm and Ranch of Portales has received a Golden Achievement Award from Golden Acres Genetics seed company, according to a news release from the company. The annual awards recognize Golden Acres “resellers” who made significant contributions to the yearly sales effort. In the press release, Golden Acres President Lou Buice praised […]

Oct. 9 -Oct. 15 What's Happening

Friday High Plains Quilt Festival — 9 am. to 6 p.m., Portales Memorial Building, 200 E. 7th St. Includes classes, demonstrations and displays.

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 […]