Ticket feature: Dwight Yoakam performing in Mescalero

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Courtesy photo Dwight Yoakam will be performing at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero. Freedom New Mexico Dwight Yoakam will be performing 8 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero. Tickets are $32 for standing room only, $57 and $82 for floor seats and $107 for the golden […]

Coney island part of amusement park golden age

Last week, this columnist took you on an exploration of the beginnings of amusement parks, inspired by the annual trip to Wonderland with my grandchildren. This week, I’d like to continue that exploration, as we look at the Golden Age of amusement parks. The following information was researched by using primarily Wikipedia, and other sites […]

State Golden Gloves set for this weekend

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Elijio Sena of Clovis, right, makes adjustment to the turnbuckle to tighten the ropes of the ring while Andy Birch of Clovis checks the status of the rope being tighten across the ring. Sena is a six-time state champion in the super-heavyweight division and will be making his last Golden […]

Clovis artist exhibited at ENMU Golden Library

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Courtesy photo: Kasey Robinson Painter Andrew Jonathan Merritt spends time with dogs in his studio at Underground Embassy in Clovis. Several of his works are on display at Eastern New Mexico University’s Runnels Gallery. The “Snow on the Window Pane” art exhibit portrays somber undertones with characters trying to be positive in bad situations, said […]

Monday morning briefing: New game in town and your two cents needed

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Video game of the week Fresh from the desk of our own game specialist and wicked good copy editor Jenna Zamie. Game: Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Genre: Role-playing game System: DS What is it? This continuation of the Golden Sun series combines appealing gameplay […]

Thursday morning briefing: Bingaman video, back to school and The Golden Bear

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. Video of the day Check out our own political reporter Kevin Wilson in a one-on-one with Sen. Jeff Bingaman on the Ute water project and other important local issues. Opening day Just in case you forgot…it’s opening day for Clovis Municipal and Clovis Christian schools. […]

Boxers seeking regional berths

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Leo Valencia of Henry’s Golden Gloves, right, takes a swing at Leonardo Sanchez of Albuquerque’s Atrisco Boxing club in Saturday’s 123-pound semifinal bout in state Golden Gloves competition. Sanchez beat Valencia and faces Ronny Perez of Farmington in today’s title match. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer People come to […]

Portales outage leaves estimated 1,800 homes dark

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Cynthia Clark (left) and Terry Dawson read a newspaper Saturday while waiting at the Memorial Building for power to be restored at their home. An overloaded substation blew about 3 a.m. and Xcel crews have been working all day to restore electricity. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico An estimated […]

Free Internet access customer drawing card

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Electra Charles, 19, of Clovis, surfs the Web on Monday at Java Loft. Charles said she comes to Java Loft two to three times a week. By Jenna DeWitt: CNJ staff writer Restaurants offering free Internet have been popping in recent years, but in 2010 they will be as common […]

Ex-ENMU coach named Golden State’s top exec

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NBA.com Larry Riley was named general manager of the Golden State Warriors Tuesday. Riley is a former coach at Eastern New Mexico University. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Former Eastern New Mexico University basketball coach Larry Riley was promoted on Monday to vice president of basketball operations with the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. Riley, […]