Thursday morning briefing: Music, wine and a Toy Story

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Concert The Oak Ridge Boys Concert is 7 p.m. Friday at the Curry County Events Center. Tickets can be purchased at the Event Center or online at www.curryeventscenter.com. Information: 935-7000. Wine and music There is also a wine and jazz festival starting at 7 […]

Friday morning briefing: A march, music and getting more juice

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Marching on The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative walk is 9 a.m. Monday and starts at Potter Park. Music, music, music The Yam Music Series is 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Yam Theatre, 219 S. Main St., Portales. Hiway 84 will be performing. […]

Thursday morning briefing: A free concert, big Melrose bash and a Soviet space dog

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Free concert Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is hosting a special concert by Irish pianist Peter Mack at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building. Admission is free. Mack is the winner of the New Orleans, Young Keyboard Artists […]

Barrel racing this weekend in Clovis

Freedom New Mexico The second annual Double Dash barrel race will be held Saturday through Monday at the Curry County Events Center in Clovis. Officials expects more than 200 contestants each day. Admission is free. Information: (806) 488-2144 or visit www.CBTProductions.com

Officials estimate fair attendance up

CNJ staff Though admission dollars are still being counted, Curry County Fair officials are estimating a gate attendance spike of at least 15 percent compared to the 2010 fair. “We’re still counting arm bands and the weekly passes we sold,” said Kevin Jolley, general manager of the Curry County Fairgrounds that held the fair Aug. […]

Concert will benefit family of cancer victim

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer SOS Outlet in Portales is hosting a concert to benefit the family of a 6-year-old Clovis girl who died of leukemia July 4. Organizer and SOS Outlet manager Rocky Banda said admission to Music Fest would be any donation, even food gift certificates, to help Harley Pena’s family with […]

Zoo to hold Easter egg hunt Saturday

CNJ Staff Hillcrest Park Zoo will hold an Easter egg hunt 11 a.m. Saturday. The event is for children ages 10 and under. The zoo will charge standard admission prices. Information: 769-7873.

Religion Digest: Handbell Festival set for Saturday

By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant The 15th annual Eastern New Mexico Handbell Festival will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Portales, 200 S. Avenue C. Twelve handbell choirs from Clovis, Portales and the surrounding areas will be performing. Music on the program will include massed ringing pieces […]

June 22, 1960

More than 500 children and adults had turned out for free swimming lessons at the Hillcrest Park pool. … About 45 Jehovah’s Witnesses from Clovis were attending a district assembly in Fort Worth. … Walt Disney’s “The Sign of Zorro” was playing at the Lyceum theater. Admission was 65 cents for adults, 25 cents for […]

May 3, 1972

Woolworth, open until 9 p.m., was selling record albums for 47 cents, 8 track tapes for $2.99 and tape cassettes for $2.99. … “Bonnie and Clyde” was showing at the Yucca drive-in theater. Promotional material read, “They’re young, they’re in love and they kill people.” Admission was $1. … Anthony’s was suggesting polyester double-knit tunic-top […]

Feb. 28, 1935

Law officers were asking for help investigating the death of a 9-year-old boy who was the victim of a hit and run driver. … Gorillo Pogi was set to square off against Vic Webber in wrestling at the Armory. Ringside admission was 60 cents. Ladies and children were admitted for a dime. … Barnes Tailoring […]

Feb. 12, 1963

Elvis Presley and Stella Stevens were starring in “Girls, Girls, Girls” at the State theater. Admission was 90 cents for adults. … The Thunderbird Drive-In had two locations in Clovis – 1112 E. First and Prince and Grand. … Despite hazardous driving conditions caused by snow and ice, Clovis police reported only five traffic accidents. […]

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

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Thousands of illuminated luminarias, hand-filled sandbags with lighted candles, will line the streets of Albuquerque during the annual Luminaria Tour on Dec. 24. (Courtesy photo) By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers 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 […]

Western memorabilia on display

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This covered wagon, also known as a prairie schooner, is on display at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. Courtesy photo By Ashley Lee: Freedom Newspapers Roswell has more to offer than UFOs. The Roswell Museum and Art Center has reopened an exhibit called “West of Beyond.” “The collection consists of 2,000 artifacts, all western […]

Day Trip: Parks can help make fun finale for summer

With summer winding down, families are looking to squeeze that last little bit of fun from summer. A quick way to do that on a day trip would be a visit to an area amusement park. Casel-Land Fun Center Located on the outskirts of Clovis, Casel-Land Fun Center includes a go-cart track, 18-hole miniature golf […]

Potter Park Pool opens noon today

CNJ staff Potter Park Pool opens at noon today with free admission. Admission after today is $2. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a guardian. Proper swimwear is required. Pool hours are: • Saturday — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Sunday — 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. • Monday, Friday — noon […]

Spring flings: 10 things to do before summer

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Bruce DeFoor of Clovis flies his Kite Karnival • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Doc Stewart Park View a colorful display of kites. Events include demonstrations, displays, paintball, food, beverages and rides. Admission is free. Santa Fe Opera performers • April 15, Town Hall, Clovis Community College Joyous music, heart-wrenching melodies and show-stopping arias […]

Moody planetarium hosts holiday shows

Freedom Newspapers Need a day trip diversion for the week between Christmas and New Year? The Moody Planetarium on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock has a couple of special holiday programs going on through Jan. 8 that could just fill the bill for the whole family. A little science mixed with the […]

Day trips: Blackwater Draw

Freedom Newspapers For a day trip that is much closer to home and doesn’t require much more than 15 minutes of driving time, visit the Blackwater Draw Museum outside Portales. This museum was opened to the public in 1969 as a means of displaying artifacts found at the Blackwater Locality No. 1 site. These artifacts […]

Melrose city pool scheduled to open

CNJ Staff The pool at Melrose’s city park is scheduled to open today — just in time for the end of the community’s first day of school. State environmental officials on Tuesday night approved the pool’s opening after nearly two years and more than $100,000 in repairs, City Council member Lance Pyle said. Pyle said […]