Production company, nonprofit team up for concert

51afdb1f3a3e3.jpg

Christina Calloway A local production company owner was touched on hearing the story of a nonprofit organization’s message against drinking and driving and invited them to be a part of a concert featuring some well-known acts in the Christian music world. John Pennell of Total Productions was adamant about bringing the Love Come to Life […]

Sept. 20 —

PHS drama production announced The drama department is in rehearsal for their upcoming production of Oscar Wilde’s play, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” which will open Nov. 18. The house will open at 6 p.m. with a 7 p.m. curtain. Tickets will be $5 for all seats.

ENMU musical production opens auditions to public

PNT staff reports Members of the public can audition for Eastern New Mexico University’s fall musical production of “Into the Woods,” according to a news release from ENMU. Auditions are set to begin at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 30 in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building. All roles are open, including several non-singing roles. Participants need […]

My turn: Don’t go to ancient rain god production without umbrella

s-helenar12.jpg

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist When I lived in Abilene, Texas, a fanatical preacher wrongly predicted a seven-year drought during a desperate dry spell like we’re experiencing this heated summer. At the risk of sounding not-as-fanatical, I predict a major quenching over our Llano Estacado during fair week. Never fails. I don’t recommend a do-it-yourself […]

Portales past: March 22, 1950

March 22, 1950: The Portales Daily News: The first Rural Electric Administration 1943 food production award in New Mexico will go to J.W. Terry, a member of the Roosevelt County Electric Cooperative of Portales. The award was for outstanding use of electricity in food production.

ENMU presenting ‘The Rabbit Hole’

lgfvvl-lgfvsn211playgirlsweb.jpg

Alisa Boswell The Eastern New Mexico University theater production “The Rabbit Hole” kicked off production Thursday. The production, written by David Lindsey-Abaire, was first performed in 2006. Janeice Scarbrough, the ENMU director of the production, said she chose the play for its realistic and easy-to-relate-to elements. Scarbrough said the production deals with “real people speaking […]

Portales past: Jan. 14, 1942

Jan. 14, 1942: Portales Daily News: A meeting of farmers and ranchers was set for Jan. 30 to consider the new production goals set for the Food for Freedom campaign.

ENMU students to perform ‘Peanuts’ production

lam57m-lam4yu1021charliebrownstory1.jpg

By Alisa Boswell: PNT staff writer So much talent showed up for auditions, Eastern new Mexico University’s production of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” features a double cast production. The musical opens today. Steven Roberts, director of the production, said one set of actors will be performing Thursday and Saturday and another set on […]

No opposition voiced on proposed street closure

l15t8u-420streetclosureweb.jpg

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer If there are Portales residents opposed to closing a section of Commercial Street adjacent to a feed production plant, none of them voiced that opposition Monday night. That’s when the Portales City Council held a public meeting to discuss a closure request made by J.D. Heiskell and Co. The […]

Portales officials wary of proposed water authority legislation

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Orlando Ortega remembers his early days on the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority, when he felt entities in Quay County were holding back production of the Ute Water Project. Now, it’s years since those entities left, and the pipeline project has been approved by Congress and President Obama,

Southwest Cheese expanding

Freedom New Mexico A $90 million expansion at Southwest Cheese will increase its milk processing capacity by one-third and bring approximately 50 full-time jobs to the area. Production at the Clovis plant is expected to increase from 7 million pounds of milk processed a day to 10.5 million pounds and a daily production capacity of […]

March 26, 1964

Five hundred farmers and their wives from the Portales, Clovis and Fort Sumner areas met in Portales for the 30th annual meeting of the Production Credit Association at the ENMU Theatre Building.

Education feature: PHS students prepare for Calamity

kfwxqx-33programweb.jpg

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Students in the Portales High School dramatic arts program are working hard on their latest stage production “Calamity Jane” the annual spring musical. Student performers have been rehearsing since January for the three-day play, which starts March 20. The musical comedy involves 35 students volunteering their time to run […]

It’s their job: Don Criss

kfpkh6-227itjcrissweb.jpg

Name: Don Criss Job: KENW director of production services Time on job: 35 years Background: Criss grew up in Upstate New York and came to Eastern New Mexico University in 1962. He earned a bachelor’s degree in theater and a master’s degree in educational media from ENMU. What does your job entail?: I supervise the […]

USDA: County farmers ahead in production

kdjzor-116agstatsweb.jpg

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Roosevelt County farmers are leading the state with dramatic increases in sorghum, peanut, wheat and corn production.

Price increased for Sunday paper

Freedom New Mexico The price for Sunday editions of the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune is going up by 25 cents. Freedom New Mexico, which publishes both papers, is increasing the price from $1 to $1.25 effective Sunday to offset production costs, according to Publisher Ray Sullivan. Sullivan said the rising cost of utilities, […]

Researchers study canola as viable crop

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer Researchers at the New Mexico State University Science Center in Clovis said canola would be a viable crop in High Plains because it can be used for biodiesel production and as dairy feed. Science center assistant professor Sangu Angadi advocates the use of canola over corn in biofuel production. […]

Xcel Energy asks customers to continue power conservation

FNM Staff Persisting maintenance issues with two generators in coal-fire power plants in Muleshoe and Amarillo has affected electricity production, according to an Xcel Energy press release. Xcel Energy officials are asking customers in West Texas and eastern New Mexico to continue to turn off unnecessary appliances and lights until 7 p.m. today, according to […]

FFA Awards

New Mexico FFA members received proficiency and state star awards during the 80th Annual New Mexico FFA State Convention June 2-4 at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Elida FFA member Ryan Best received the star in production agriculture. His SAE focuses on the production of animals for the show ring. Each of the […]

Challenges ahead, but bio-fuels promising

Thomas Garcia, Freedom New Mexico Several obstacles have to be overcome, according to experts, but alternative fuels production could be a viable economic development option for Roosevelt and Curry counties. Alternative fuels production was the topic of a seminar by New Mexico State extension agents Wednesday at the 16th annual New Mexico Ag Expo. There […]