KENW continues working on its new home

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By Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer The director of production services at Eastern New Mexico’s KENW-TV said that the station is extremely busy preparing their new studios in the campus’ new Communication Center, which are expected to be completed in six months. Donald Criss said they have new equipment ordered — such as cameras — […]

Station pleased with annual auction

By Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer Sheryl Borden, director of marketing for KENW-TV and producer of the station’s tele-auction, is pleased this year’s seven-day tele-auction met its fund-raising goals. Borden said the station raised about $65,000 this year, utilizing 2,000 items for sale. “The auction started out a little slow during the first three days,” […]

Local country fans still vocal about Dixie Chicks

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer It was three years ago that Dixie Chicks’ lead singer Natalie Maines insulted President Bush and many country music fans with her now famous comment heard around the world, literally. Back from a long hiatus and with their new album titled, “Taking the Long Way,” the Dixie Chicks remain […]

Career certificates will walk the talk for you

27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs The Career Readiness Certificate is a portable skills credential that is easily and universally understood and valued by employers, educators and recipients in that it facilitates job placement, retention and advancement in today’s mobile society. These credentials describes exactly what the holder can do and supplements a high school diploma, […]

City hopes to see prompt construction project completion

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Some city councilors would like to see more promptness in the completion of construction projects in which the City of Portales receives money from the New Mexico Department of Finance Administration. City councilors approved an amendment to a $466,528 grant agreement with NMDFA to include that all expenditures from the […]

15th annual fishing clinic lures kids

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By Kevin Wilson Thanks to a stocking of trout, the lake at Oasis State Park had a noticeable population. Despite the weather, Saturday’s free fishing clinic had the same thing. About 85 children, joined by parents and nearly 30 volunteers, populated the lands and waters of Oasis for Saturday’s 15th annual Kids Free Fishin’ Clinic. […]

Free fishing clinic offered Saturday

Mike Jimenez: PNT Intern Oasis State Park is hiolding the 15th annual Kids Free Fishin’ Clinic Saturday. The event is sponsored in conjunction with the Friends of Oasis, ENMU Wildlife Club, Clovis Evening Alliance, local volunteers and other area organizations. The fishing clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parents are encouraged to […]

BRAC closing list

The Associated Press A look at a federal commission’s decisions on the list of major bases the Pentagon wants to close. The Pentagon defines “major” as facilities whose replacement cost would be $100 million or greater. CLOSE (as Pentagon recommended) Alaska: —Kulis Air Guard Station (closure was conditioned on there being enough federal money to […]

KENW-TV tele-auction deemed a success

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Bid they did, as viewers helped KENW-TV raise $65,000 during its 29th annual tele-auction which ran June 6 through last Saturday. “We upped our dollars per hour by a thousand,” Said Sheryl Borden, marketing director for KENW-TV. “Last year we averaged $2,000 an hour.” The total is $4,000 greater […]

29th annual Tele-Auction begins June 6

Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Call it shopping at home, but for a worthy, entertaining and educational cause. The 29th annual KENW-TV Tele-Auction will take over the area airwaves beginning on June 6 and will run through June 11 as 2,000 items are auctioned, ranging from $5 “Steal of the Night” items up to a […]

Kenna service station deemed historic

By Marc Schoder: PNT Correspondent The Midway Service Station in Kenna, just north of Elida, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places according to records from the U.S. Department of the Interior. “My staff from the Historic Preservation Division in Santa Fe went to Roosevelt County to look for sites that stood out […]

Fuel prices dropping during holiday season

By Mike Linn Virgil Helker fills up his gas tank twice a week for frequent trips to Tucumcari and Portales from his Clovis home. While his Buick LeSabre gets good gas mileage, a recent drop in gas prices in the area is saving him even more money. In Clovis, average prices for regular gasoline have […]

Reagan memory endures for Edwards

By Kevin Wilson For Ronald Reagan, it was an early-morning layover at a small train station in Clovis. For a 20-something ticket agent, the Cold War-era words they exchanged are still memorable 42 years later. “We just talked about a lot of things,” said Dennis Edwards, now the president of Wells-Fargo Bank in Portales. “I […]

Tele-auction set for this week

By Tony Parra Autographed photos of celebrities, a seven-day trip to England and a variety of gift certificates are among the items for bid at the 28th Annual Tele-Auction on KENW-TV. The tele-auction begins on Memorial Day and will go through Saturday, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. each evening. The tele-auction is the biggest […]

Company settles with state

Mike Linn Officials with the locally operated Transwestern Pipeline Company entered into a settlement this week with the state’s environmental department over air violations in the summer of 2001. Transwestern compresses natural gas for transmission through a pipeline at a compressor station located five miles northwest of Portales in Roosevelt County. As part of the […]

Portales gets ready to shine on televised centennial celebration

Kevin Wilson Everybody dreams of extending their own birthday party. So when a KFDA-TV representative in Amarillo called Kim Huffman, it was too great an opportunity to pass up on Portales’ behalf. The Portales town square will play host to the station’s news broadcast at 4 p.m. Thursday with the theme a continuance of Roosevelt […]

Resident awarded for fixing generator

Mike Linn Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. presented a certificate of appreciation to Michael Parkey after he fixed a generator at the Portales Police Department on the night of June 4, when tumultuous weather bombarded Portales. Parkey received the certificate at the Portales City Council meeting Tuesday night. Parkey, a city employee, was called to the […]

Lights, camera,bidding… KENW Tele-Auction begins

By Janet Bresenham When the 27th annual KENW-TV Tele-Auction hits the airwaves this week, at least one group of Clovis volunteers will be helping raise money for the Public Broadcasting System station. Clovis Community College staff and students plan to man the phones Friday night as bidders call in for a variety of items up […]

Tele-auction: Let annual bidding begin

Janet Bresenham For anyone whose wish list includes the prospect of enjoying a weeklong vacation in a five-star hotel in London, England, and spending Halloween evening in an 800-year-old castle, the opportunity is as near as the television remote. The vacation package is part of this week’s KENW-TV, the Portales-based Public Broadcasting System television station […]