ENMU hosting second annual High Plains Film Festival

PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is hosting the High Plains Film Festival 2009 on Sunday, May 10 in the University Theatre Center.

Jesus’ birthday gives Christians chance to connect

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Columnist At times I am able to tune in to Ravi Zacharias on the radio. A dynamic speaker, he is also a wonderful teacher and a Christian theologian that has a world wide ministry. He is highly educated, and a visiting scholar at Oxford. Zacharias speaks to scores of college groups […]

Local fall festival events

All times Mountain Today Trunk or Treat — 7:30 p.m., 21st Street Church of Christ Free reflective trick or treat bag giveaway — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Western Bank Thursday Children’s Harvest Festival — 6 p.m.-8 p.m., New Life Assembly of God Free reflective trick or treat bag giveaway — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Western Bank Friday […]

Festival set for Saturday

Freedom New Mexico The Portales MainStreet Program is bringing the Santa Fe Brewing Co. to town for a fall festival Saturday night. “(We are hoping) to create ‘Alive After 5’ entertainment, to have different venues for people — young and old,” said Danny Woodward, president of Portales MainStreet. MainStreet organizers have said the planned the […]

Peanut Valley Festival set for weekend

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The 35th annual Peanut Valley Festival will be held this weekend at the Campus Union Building at Eastern New Mexico University. Event organizers hope the good weather forecast for the weekend will draw a large turnout for this year’s festival. There will be 65 vendors selling arts and crafts, […]

Alcohol waiver requested for Portales festival

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — The Portales City Council is considering approval of a resolution that will allow a downtown Beer and Nut festival. The topic was discussed at Tuesday’s City Council meeting and will come back at the Oct. 7 meeting in the form of a resolution. The MainStreet Program requested […]

Museum, festival draws rock ‘n’ roll fans

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jay Parmenter of Clovis and a guide at the Norman Petty Recording Studio provides information about the control center Thursday afternoon during one of the scheduled tours of the studio during the Clovis Music Festival. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Laser pointer in hand, Kenneth Broad pointed to several […]

Vee established as festival fan favorite

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Though not a direct product of Clovis’ Norman Petty Studios himself, Bobby Vee has certainly become a favorite of Clovis Music Festival organizers in recent years. A regular performer at the annual event, Vee has entertained fans with his own top ten hits like “Take Good Care Of My Baby” […]

Christian band wins invitation to music festival

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Courtesy photo Portales Christian rock band Third Morning Rise will be performing at the Rock the Desert music festival in Midland, Texas. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Portales Christian rock band Third Morning Rise is making a name for itself after only a year playing together. The four-member band is leaving for the Christian […]

Vacated music festival slot filled

CNJ staff Chris Montez, Bobby Preston and the Chiffons will fill the Clovis Music Festival lineup vacated by the Crickets, according to Clovis Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman Beverly Reynolds. The festival is scheduled for Sept. 4-6. According to an official statement Wednesday from the Crickets management, “unforeseen circumstances” caused the group to pull out from […]

Prairie Days Festival

Group pulls out of Clovis Music Festival

CNJ Staff The Crickets have withdrawn from the lineup at this year’s Clovis Music Festival, scheduled for Sept. 4-6. The rest of the lineup will continue as scheduled, according to the Clovis Music Festival’s Web site. Founded in 1957 with Buddy Holly as lead guitar and vocalist, the group recorded hits like “That’ll Be The […]

Git a rope

More than 60 teams competed in the Route 66 Festival team roping competition in Tucumcari over the weekend.

Cowboy Symposium full of activities

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Courtesy photo Jean Prescott is one of the musicians who will be performing Friday night at the Running Water Draw Cowboy Symposium. Freedom New Mexico The Running Water Draw Cowboy Symposium is a three-day festival celebrating the chuck wagon era, with period events, demonstrations, and activities. Activities include a chuck wagon cook-off, concerts, demonstrations, a […]

ENMU to host inaugural film festival

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University will host its first film festival from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the University Theatre Center. The High Plains Film Festival will feature a Martin Luther King Jr. documentary, filmed in 1969, and a discussion led by the editor of the film, Jack Sholder. After a […]

April 22, 2008 Business Digest

Music Festival award runner-up The Clovis Music Festival was the runner-up April 17 for a 2007 Tourism Industry Association Recognition Award, according to a Tourism Association of New Mexico news release. The festival came in second to Carlsbad’s Christmas on the Pecos in the Outstanding Event category. High Plains Harley honored Clovis’ High Plains Harley-Davidson […]

Festival brings out avid kite-flyers

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Louisa Ytuarte of Portales brought her butterfly kite out of the air because there wasn’t enough wind to keep it in the air, she said. Ytuarte, an invited flyer at the Kite Karnival, is a member of the American Kite-flying Association. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Dennis Ware knows […]

Governor to judge film festival

PORTALES — New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson has been added as a judge for Eastern New Mexico University’s High Plains Film Festival.

March 19, 2008 Local Briefs

Festival finalist for state award The Clovis Music Festival has been named a finalist in the annual Tourism Industry Association Recognition Awards, according to a news release. The winners will be announced by the Tourism Association of America on April 17 during the Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Roswell. Information: (575) 345-5553 or www.tanm.org Spiritual […]

Registration being taken for Prairie Chicken Festival

Freedom New Mexico Once a year, the small eastern New Mexico community of Milnesand hosts the annual High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival, drawing spectators from near and far, to watch the mating dance of the lesser prairie chicken.