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 […]

Events Calendar

Thursday High Plains Film Festival meeting — 1:30 p.m., Zia Room at ENMU Campus Union Building. Saturday Lovers for Learning dinner — 6:30 p.m. Presbyterian Campus Ministry House Kids Day at Key Ingredients — 1:30-4:30 p.m. Golden Library Monday Hampton Sides author’s lecture — 4:30 p.m. ENMU’s Becky Sharp Auditorium The events calendar is a […]

Portales Springs important water source on trail

By Ruth White Burns: Special to the PNT Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series of Sunday articles describing the importance of Portales Springs in eastern New Mexico history. The trail going past Portales Springs, commonly known as “The Portales Road” or the “Fort Sumner Trail,” followed an old Indian trail that […]

Prairie chicken sponsors call for poster contest entries

PNT Staff Report Sponsors of the High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival, to be held April 11-13 in Milnesand invite artists of all ages to participate in a poster contest. The grand prize winning entry will be reproduced as the festival poster, according to a New Mexico Department of Game and Fish news release. The grand […]

Official: Playa lakes’ importance not understood

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Many people do not understand the importance of the playa lakes, according to Tish McDaniel, Southern Shortgrass Prairie coordinator with The Nature Conservancy. An integral part of the High Plains, playa lakes are the main source for recharging the Ogallala Aquifer, she said. McDaniel has been working with landowners, […]

Zia volleyball loses and Zia and Hound cross country competes

LUBBOCK — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team finished fifth out of eight teams while the women were sixth out of 10 in Friday’s Jackrabbit Open, hosted by Texas Tech. Tech swept both team titles, finishing with 35 points in men’s competition to 55 for runnerup South Plains and 29 points for […]

Clovis hospital transitioning services

Freedom Newspapers Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis is transitioning its urgent care services from the hospital emergency department to its primary and specialty clinic, Plains Regional Medical Group, according to a PRMC press release issued Friday. The change is effective today. Plains Regional Medical Group has extended its hours for urgent care needs such […]

Sept. 3, 2006 Birth

McGregor Audrey Morgan McGregor was born July 4, 2006, to Jason and Lori McGregor of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces. She has one brother, Avery, age 3. Grandparents are Doug and Brenda McGregor of Clovis and Steve and Linda Connelly of Portales. Great-grandparents are Vilola McGregor, […]

Clovis man dies in car accident

Freedom Newspapers. A local man died Saturday night in an automobile accident north of Clovis on Highway 209, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s office. Richard Cerda of Clovis, the driver of the vehicle involved in the one-vehicle accident, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at 10:30 p.m. Samuel Galvan of Amarillo, […]

Blackmon, Gomez move on next year

By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers Just as one local product makes her way to South Plains Junior College in the fall, another will come back from the Levelland, Texas school. Clovis’ Brittany Blackmon has decided to go to South Plains for her freshman year, while Portales’ Roni Gomez has signed to play at Eastern New […]

Local weather prognosticator says spring will be active

By Marlena Hartz Tiny snowflakes hadn’t yet begun to fall from the sky Wednesday when Joseph Weldon Crim predicted the region would see slightly above average moisture this spring. The billowing smoke rising from a bonfire told him so. It blew eastward across the cloudy, morning sky, then trailed westward and disappeared. Crim, 70, has […]

Obituaries for March 16

Acencion Rubio Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Clovis. Acencion Rubio, 93 a longtime Clovis resident, died Tuesday, March 14, 2006, at his home. Born Oct. 30, 1912, in Santa Rosa, to Julio Rubio and the former Josefita Montano, he was raised in Santa Rosa. He married Eufelia Lucero in Santa […]

Levelland makes name for itself with town mosaics

Compiled by William Thompson Freedom Newspapers When one thinks of art meccas, cities like New York, Paris and Rome come to mind. Levelland, Texas doesn’t roll off the tongue when thinking of a place to view great art, but Levelland boasts a “small, but impressive collection of art pieces donated by Marjorie Merriwether Post, the […]

Museum offers 3 million artifacts

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Compiled By Karl Terry During the winter months a safe bet for a daytrip is always a museum, and one of the biggest and best is the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum on the campus of West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. The museum’s Web site bills the institution as the largest history museum in […]

Calendar: 12-01-05

Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff All times Mountain Albuquerque Family Art Workshops —1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Saturday at the Albuquerque Museum. Visitors of all ages are invited to join the Family Art Workshops. All supplies provided. Free with museum admission. Info: 243-7255. River of Lights— Nov. 26 until Dec. 30 at the Albuquerque Biological […]

Ticket Calendar

All times Mountain Albuquerque Family Art Workshops — 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Albuquerque Museum. Visitors of all ages are invited to participate in the Family Art Workshops every Saturday. All supplies provided. Free with museum admission. Info: 243-7255. River of Lights — Nov. 26 to Dec. 30 at the Albuquerque Biological […]

Fitzgerald, Stephens Obituaries (Nov. 12)

Robert Stephens Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Christian Family Church in Clovis. Robert “Bob” C. Stephens, 76, of Borger, Texas, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, in Borger, Texas. He was born Jan. 31, 1929, in Belen. He had been a Borger resident for three and a half years. He was a sheriff in Curry County […]

Portales joins High Plains Yard Sale relief effort

Tony Parra Portales community leaders decided they will combine efforts with various Clovis organizations to raise money for the victims of the Hurricane Katrina disaster through the High Plains Yard Sale. The High Plains Yard Sale will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 1 at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Dan Williams, […]

Portales joins High Plains Yard Sale

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales community leaders decided they will combine efforts with various Clovis organizations to raise money for the victims of the Hurricane Katrina disaster through the High Plains Yard Sale. The High Plains Yard Sale will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 1 at the Curry County […]

Trees can be festive, but beware of fire

By David Irvin The Christmas tree is a venerated and respected symbol of Christianity and the holiday season. Not to mention a beacon of joy for children come Christmas day. But it can also be a fire hazard, officials say. Local fire departments are spending time and energy to inform those decorating for the holidays […]