Official: Ag expo on track

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FNM correspondent photo: Karl Terry New Mexico Ag Expo committee volunteers Colton Haragan, left, and Lonnie Banister set up booth space in the Idsinga Pavilion at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. The 18th annual Ag Expo runs Tuesday and Wednesday in Portales with approximately 150 vendors expected. By Karl Terry: FNM correspondent Organizers of the 18th […]

More parking available at fair

CNJ staff Fair-goers are being encouraged to use additional parking at the Special Events Center. County Manager Lance Pyle said Friday there is parking available on the east side of the fairgrounds, as well as at the events center, with ticket booths and entrances at both sides of the fairgrounds. People attending concerts at the […]

Fair season

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Ashley Olson, left, and Jo Schrepfer set up for the PM Productions show Pets Overboard at the Curry County Fairgrounds. The show is a pirate-themed animal show and its first performance is Monday at 7:30 p.m. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico With the temperatures into the mid-90s on Friday, […]

County responds to handicap needs at fairgrounds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Joe Wilson of Clovis said he refused to let his wheelchair stop him from attending the Curry County Fair with his grandchildren this year. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer This year, nothing will make Joe Wilson happier than to join a brigade of handicap residents with walkers, canes and […]

United Way selling base housing items

CNJ staff The United Way of Eastern New Mexico will sell items recovered from the demolition of Cannon Air Force Base housing this weekend. Volunteers will sell items such as cabinets, sinks and doors between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds and between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bosco […]

Dairy Fest offers educational fun

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ShiAnn Nash of Clovis Vet Supply teaches Raquel Anaya how to rope a cow made of a bale of hay and a plastic head during Saturday’s Dairyfest at the Curry County Fairgrounds. By CNJ staff writer: Gabriel Monte While other children played games, had their faces painted and drank milk […]

Fairgrounds hosts first Trade Days

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Cousins Leslie Vannatta, left, and McKinzie Davis, 5, browse some jewelery Saturday during Curry County Trade Days at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Davis said she “wanted some bling.” By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer The finish wasn’t perfect for Lee Chaffee, but the price was. A California native, and a […]

County to host monthly market

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer In an effort to put the Curry County fairgrounds to better use, the county will start hosting a monthly open market in April.

Events center losses predicted

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Officials with a Philadelphia-based facility management firm warned Curry County commissioners the county will lose about $500,000 during the Special Events Center’s first year of operation. Global Spectrum representative Neil McMullin said the county could continue to see losses of up to a $500,000 a year for at least […]

Fairgrounds manager: ‘Time to do something else’

Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Curry County Fairgrounds Manager Justus Anderson said Monday he’s resigned because he wanted to work under contract instead of as an employee. Anderson, the fairgrounds manager for 14 months, gave notice on Dec. 10 and his last day was Friday. “I just wasn’t enjoying it as much as I used […]