Day Trip: Brighten holidays with trip to River of Lights, Luminaria Tour

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer For a dose of well-lit Christmas spirit, take a drive to Albuquerque for the city’s annual River of Lights or Luminaria Tour. Get tickets for each beforehand, though. The events have become popular holiday sellouts. River of Lights is held nightly through Dec. 30 at the Rio Grande Botanic […]

Holiday decor

Freedom Newspapers Holiday traditions don’t just happen — they take planning and hard work. Members of the Altrusa Club of Portales say the club has been working for months to make sure a nine-year holiday tradition turns out festive and fun for everyone. The organization is sponsoring the 9th annual Holiday Happening from 10 a.m. […]

Annual Jana Stanfield charity concert comes to Portales

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By Ashley Lee: PNT Staff Writer Singer, songwriter and inspirational speaker Jana Stanfield will be back in Portales Saturday for her annual concert sat the Portales High School Auditorium. The event benefits children with muscular dystrophy. “I am looking forward to seeing old friends, family, and making new friends, as well as performing with the […]

Dinner honors General Lloyd ‘Fig’ Newton

Freedom Newspapers The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is selling tickets for an appreciation dinner to honor retired Gen. Lloyd “Fig” Newton. Newton served on the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission and proposed sparing Cannon Air Force Base from closure. About 50 tickets remain for the dinner, and about 160 people already are expected […]

ENMU fraternity fundraiser benefits cancer survivor

By William Thompson The Kappa Sigma fraternity at Eastern New Mexico Unversity will donate some of the proceeds from it’s ninth annual “cow drop” to benefit the family of a teen cancer survivor. Portales resident Dominga Carrasco, 13, was diagnosed with bone cancer in October. She eventually wound up at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, […]

Military wants share of lottery profits

Tom Philpott Over 178,000 retail outlets across 41 states and the District of Columbia sell state lottery tickets. Last year they earned over $3 billion in commissions on ticket sales of almost $49 billion. Military exchanges want a piece of that action. Congress is weighing a proposal from the Department of Defense to amend current […]

Tucumcari Altrusa branch holding yearly car lottery

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — It’s wonderful to win a new car — just ask Tucumcari’s Alex Mills, who struck gold two years ago with a Ford Mustang. The only problem was Alex was 5 years old at the time. The wheels he won from the 2003 Altrusa Car Party didn’t go to […]

Crowds sparse for BRAC tickets

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Officials expected crowds throughout Wednesday night at the ticket giveaway for Friday’s Base Realignment and Closure hearing. They left the Roosevelt County Courthouse with about 75 percent of the tickets unclaimed — with less than 50 tickets still available for the auditorium where the hearing will take place. Portales […]

6/23 Ticket calendar

All times Mountain Clovis Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp meeting — Through Saturday. Begins with fellowship at 5 p.m.followed by free supper, sermon and music. Information: 762-3237. Badlands Rally Kick Start Party — 7 p.m. Elks Lodge on Sycamore. Free and open to public. All you can eat hamburgers and hotdogs for $6. Information: 769-1000. Badlands […]

BRAC hearing tickets available tonight

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Ticket distribution is tonight in Portales for the Base Realignment and Closure hearing set for Friday in Clovis. The tickets are available at 5:30 tonight in the lobby of the Roosevelt County Courthouse. Tickets are available for free on a first-come, first-served basis with a limit of one ticket […]

6/16 Ticket Calendar

All times Mountain Clovis Monster Truck Show — Gates open at 6 p.m. Meet and Greet from 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Show begins at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Curry County Fairgrounds. Clovis Juneteenth Extravaganza — 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday at Potter Park. Various activities including gospel music, Miss Juneteenth Pageant, […]

Residents prepare for BRAC hearing

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor At least 16 buses will be on hand June 24 to take Portales residents to the Base Realignment and Closure Commission hearing in Clovis, according to the Portales “Operation Keep Cannon” committee. Members also discussed Tuesday plans for distributing tickets to the hearing, set for 8:30 a.m. at Marshall […]

5/26 Ticket Calendar

All times Mountain Clovis Hoopla 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament —Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Hillcrest Park. Information: 763-6188. Pioneer Days — Monday through June 4. Various events and locations. Information: 763-3435. Merle Haggard’s UFO Music Fest — 1:30 p.m. July 3. Doc Stewart Park. Tickets on sale at www.ufomusicfest.com, (800) 470-5361, and various locations in Clovis, […]

5/12 Ticket Calendar

All times Mountain Clovis The New Era — 7 p.m. today, Lyceum Theatre, 411 Main St. Christian concert. Tickets: $7/at the door. Information: 571-0246, www.testraps.com, or www.trackteamproductions.com. ‘Pops’ Concert — 7 p.m. today, Clovis Schools All Band Night at Rock Staubus Gym. Show Off — 6 p.m. May 24, The Restaurant at Fox Run. Cross-stitch, […]

Nelson rolling into town today

PNT Staff Country music artist Willie Nelson will be rolling into town today for a concert at 7:30 p.m. at Eastern New Mexico University. The concert will be at the university’s Campus Union Ballroom. Bruce Williams, a promoter for Nelson, said the doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Billy Joe Shaver, country music singer/songwriter, will […]

Concert organizers baffled Nelson show isn’t yet sold out

By Tony Parra Organizers are at a loss as to why the Willie Nelson concert on Wednesday in Portales has not yet sold out. Bruce Williams, Joint Venture Productions promoter for the Nelson concert said, 1,250 of the 1,970 tickets have been sold. Williams said Nelson’s agents asked him to find out why the concert […]

5/5 Ticket Calendar

All times Mountain Clovis Annual Spring Student Fine Arts Show — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Main ARTeri, 311 N. Main St. Information: 742-3112. Student Fine Arts Show — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Main ARTeri Gallery, 311 N. Main St. Information: 742-3112. Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Fiesta […]

Local country fans excited for Nelson concert

By Tony Parra People of all ages from Portales are eagerly awaiting the arrival of country music legend Willie Nelson to Portales. Nelson will be in concert on Wednesday at the Campus Union Ballroom of Eastern New Mexico University. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. with Billy Joe Shaver as the opening act. Promoters and […]

Nelson coming for May concert

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University officials have announced that country music legend Willie Nelson will be in concert on the ENMU campus six weeks from today. The show is set for 7:30 p.m. on May 11 in the ballroom of the Campus Union Building on the ENMU campus. Tickets will be on sale […]

Jan. 23 Floyd School News

Floyd School News Upcoming events • Sophomores will be taking the New Mexico Competency Exam on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. asketball • Tuesday–Junior High, JV and Varsity girls and boys vs. Melrose at Floyd. teams. 3pm • Friday–JV Girls and Boys, Varsity Girls and Boys vs. Tucumcari at Tucumcari. 4 p.m. Fund=raisers The Seniors will […]