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CNJ Staff The Crickets have withdrawn from the lineup at this year’s Clovis Music Festival, scheduled for Sept. 4-6.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 film festival screening to be held Sunday

By Sarah Meyer, Cannon Connections 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 break […]

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.

ENMU accepting High Plains Film Festival entries

ENMU Seeks Entries for New Film Festival PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University is accepting short film entries through March 21 for the first High Plains Film Festival. A judging panel of award-winning actors, directors and screenwriters will award six $500 prizes. Winning entries will be screened May 4 in Portales, at a location to […]

Feb. 21, 2008 Education Digest

ENMU accepting festival entries Eastern New Mexico University’s Department of Communicative Arts is accepting entries for its fourth annual Communication Festival, according to a university news release. The festival is open to ENMU students with no entry fee, according to the release. Entries include video, writing, photography and design. The deadline to submit entries is […]

‘Our Towns’ coming Feb. 29

The annual “Our Towns” special section is scheduled for publication on Feb. 29. This is a community introduction for newcomers, but also a reference for everyone who lives in the Clovis-Portales area. Content ranges from church listings to weather trends to suggestions for watching movies. Clovis News Journal Managing Editor Rick White coordinated coverage, with […]

Wall on the way?

We keep hearing rumors that the Vietnam Veterans Memorial known as The Moving Wall will be coming to Clovis this year. We’ll let you know more when we know more. Until then, here’s the Web site: The Moving Wall • • • Promotion for the 2008 Clovis Music Festival is under way. Check out the […]

Music to our ears

Promotion for the 2008 Clovis Music Festival is under way. Check out the new Web site: Clovis Music Festival

Prairie Chicken Festival poster contest announced

Freedom New Mexico Sponsors of the High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival, to be held April 11-13 in Milnesand, invite artists of all ages to participate in a poster contest. The grand prize winning entry will be reproduced as the festival poster, according to a New Mexico Department of Game and Fish news release. The grand […]

Dec. 13, 2007 Education Digest

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Theater students headed to festival The Clovis Community College production of “Buried Child” will play in a February college theater festival in Huntsville, Texas. The 14-member cast directed by CCC Cultural Arts Director Christy Mendoza is competing with seven other colleges in the Region VI Kennedy Center American College […]