Friday morning briefing: Holiday safety, bluegrass music and about that ball

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Fair warning Be careful celebrating the New Year. Clovis police will be conducting DWI saturation patrols targeting drunk and impaired drivers somewhere in the city on Saturday night and Sunday morning. Most area establishments are participating in the Curry County Sheriff’s Designated Driver Program […]

Tuesday morning briefing: A recital, meet the lawmakers and some old time music

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Recital set Eastern New Mexico University will host the junior recital of Franklin Piland at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building in Portales. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 575-562-2377. Meet the lawmakers […]

Thursday morning briefing: Music, building and the Teflon Don

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Music, music, music Evening of music is 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1101 Pile St., in Clovis. It features Jane Begley Saied of Clovis with acoustic, bluegrass, folk and contemporary music. There is also poetry and readings. Free and open to the public. […]

Ticket feature: Enter the Haggis to perform in Clovis

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Courtesy photo The latest installment in Clovis Community College’s Cultural Art Series, Enter the Haggis, is expected to bring “jolting spirit and energy” to the audience, according to a press release from CCC. Freedom New Mexico Blending Celtic, rock, Latin and bluegrass, Canada’s Enter The Haggis will be performing Tuesday in Clovis. The latest installment […]

Bluegrass music crossed state lines

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist “Bluegrass Music is coming back!” said bearded Jack Jackson in 1983 and more musicians with fiddles, mandolins, banjos, guitars are playing songs like “Arkansas Traveler,” “Boil the Cabbage Down,” and stompin’ music made by the great Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, Mac Wiseman and other old timers that took up the […]

Bluegrass band Spring Creek stopping in Clovis

Lyons, Colorado-based bluegrass band Spring Creek is stopping in Clovis during its summer tour. The band will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Lyceum Theater on Main Street. The band is touring after releasing their new album “Way up on a Mountain” on May 5 with Rebel Records. The five-year-old four-piece band […]

Brownlow, Ernest

Ernest Derrell Brownlow, 69, of Lamesa, Texas, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on May 28, 1934, in Lamesa to Luther E. and Mayme Lee Brownlow. He was a member of the First Baptist Church O’Donnell. Family members said he actively attended Bluegrass festivals. He married Claudia […]