Bethanie Baker to represent Clovis in Mrs. New Mexico Pageant

Freedom New Mexico Bethanie Baker is the new Mrs. Clovis-America 2012, according to a release from the Mrs. New Mexico Pageant. Baker will represent the city in the 36th annual Mrs. New Mexico Pageant on Feb. 4 at the Rodey Theater in Albuquerque. The winner of the pageant goes on to compete in the Mrs. […]

Portales past: March 7, 1962

March 7, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: Playing at the Tower Theater: John Wayne starring in “The Comancheros.” Other stars were Stuart Whitman, Ima Balin, Nehemiah Persoff and Lee Marvin.

Portales past: March 3, 1944

March 3, 1944: The Portales Daily News: Featured at the Kiva Theater: “Bordertown Gunfighters” with Bill Elliott. Featured at the Yam Theater: “Happy” starring Bill Boyd and “Two Senoritas From Chicago” with Joan Davis and Ninx Alkenburg.

ENMU presenting ‘The Rabbit Hole’

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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: Feb. 20, 1959

Feb. 20, 1959: Portales News-Tribune: Movies currently showing at Tower Theater: “Bend of the River” starring James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy and Rock Hudson. Also showing was “World in His Arms” with Gregory Peck and Ann Blyth. Both movies were in Technicolor.

Portales past: Jan. 16, 1962

Jan. 16, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: In the movie review column by Dan Ihde: It might be incorrect to say that splendor existed in “Splendor in the Grass,” the current feature at the Tower Theater, but most of the grass was present only in the minds of the advertising agency.

Day trip: Science Spectrum Museum and OMNI Theater

Gabriel Monte Science Spectrum Museum and OMNI Theater • Location: 2579 S. Loop 289, Lubbock, Texas, 79423 • What activities can you enjoy at this location: The Science Spectrum offers 250 hands-on exhibits that show science applied to life. Exhibits include Flight, which shows the science of flight; the Science of Sports, which shows how […]

City seeking movie theater

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Argen Duncan A movie theater in Portales again — that’s a new priority for Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation. Portales has been without a movie theater since Tower Twin Theatre closed in June 2009 because the air conditioning system stopped working and the replacement cost was about half of the building’s value. The City of […]

Portales past: Dec. 28, 1942

Dec. 28, 1942: The Portales Daily News: The movie showing at the Yam Theater was “Private Buckaroo” with Dick Toran and Mary Wickes, and music by Harry James and the Merrymakers, as well as the Andrew Sisters. “A parable of fun and JIVE…”

Portales past: Dec. 18, 1956

Dec. 18, 1956: The Portales Daily News: Ad for the Tower Theater: “Open — 2 p.m., Housewives’ Matinee. Admission 40 cents ‘til 5. Today and Wednesday’s features at 2, 4:15, 6:30 and 8:45 p.m. Movie: “The Prisoner,” stars Alec Guiness and Jack Hawkins.

Class of ’57 reunites at Yam Theater

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Childhood memories of popcorn, candy and movies echoed through the newly renovated Yam Theater in downtown Portales Saturday, as the Portales High School Class of 1957 gathered for its 53rd class reunion. Marcea Clive, one of several reunion coordinators said the theater, though not quite complete in its renovations, was the perfect location for the […]

Portales past: Aug. 20, 1945

Aug. 20, 1945: Staff Sgt. A. B. Munsey, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Munsey, was on furlough in Portales. He had served 28 months as a platoon sergeant in the European theater.

Choir camp to perform in renovated theater

Freedom New Mexico Choir Camp at Eastern New Mexico University is scheduled to end on a high note today. At 2 p.m. in Buchanan Hall, choir campers will perform at the nearly renovated theater. A total of 85 students participated in the annual camp and have been working to prepare for the concert since Sunday. […]

Our people: Taking center stage

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Name: Christy Mendoza Birthday: Nov. 28, 1949 Hometown: Clovis Profession: Film and theater instructor and director, Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series director Family: My mom Mary Mendoza and my aunt Rachel Cassillas

ENMU briefs — March 31

Saturday Lab set Eastern New Mexico University will show the second installment of its Saturday Night Lab theater performances 7 p.m. Saturday in the University Theatre Center on the Portales campus. The three, 45-minute performances are completely student-run from selecting the script, editing, auditioning and other elements of creating a play for each student director. […]

Portales Past: March 31, 1950

March 31, 1950: The Yam theater was advertising two features — The “Adventures of Wild Bill Hickock” and a return showing of “Gungadin,” starring Cary Grant, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and Joan Fontain.

Yam Theater nears completion

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer After a long period of vacancy and renovations, The Yam Theater is nearing its re-opening day. Stephen Doerr, board member of Portales MainStreet, which owns The Yam, said he expected sub-contractors to finish their work in three weeks. Volunteers are to complete tasks that don’t require licensed professionals, such […]

Feb. 10, 1975

According to the Portales News-Tribune, Varsity Drive-In Theater advertised a showing of “Foxy Brown” on Friday and

Jan. 28, 1962

According to the Portales News-Tribune, the Tower Theater will be showing “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Sunday thru Wednesday.

Council to discuss funds for landscaping

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Portales City Council members are expected to hear Tuesday how federal stimulus funds will be used to improve landscaping for medians on U.S. Highway 70. Improvements are part of a $247,000 award through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act intended for the Highway 70 medians and other landscape work […]