Fistful of weekend events keep residents busy

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Jim Shirley gets his calf in position to tie it down during Saturday action at the Joe’s Boot Shop calf roping competition at the Curry County Events Center. Shirley posted a time of 10.14. Kevin Wilson From kites to bikes to football to fiestas, from high winds to high honors, […]

Kite Karnival scheduled

CNJ staff Cannon Air Force Base will be hosting its annual Kite Karnival April 30 at Doc Stewart Park. Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the free event is expected to offer games, food and kite-flying demonstrations. Information: 784-6381

Kite Karnival takes off Saturday

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Kite Karnival organizer Paul Hopkins said the event will include a kite making tent, games, vendors and kite flyers from the American Kite Association. CNJ staff Kites will dot the sky during the seventh annual Kite Karnival Saturday at Doc Stewart Park. Paul Hopkins, Doc Stewart Park community center manager, said the event has been […]

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 […]

Cannon hosts annual Kite Karnival

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – Cannon Air Force Base will host its 5th Annual Kite Karnival at Doc Stewart Park April 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Officials from Guinness World Records will be on hand to witness an attempt to break the world record for most kites flown at one time. Other […]

Kite Karnival flies on Saturday

Freedom New Mexico Kites of all shapes, sizes and colors will take to the skies west of Clovis near Cannon Air Force Base this weekend for the 5th Annual Kite Karnival. The event is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday off-base at Doc Stewart Park. Kite enthusiasts of all ages […]

Kites fill sky during festival

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Bruce DeFoor, 52, of Ruidoso gets Ollie the Octopus in the air Saturday at Cannon Air Force Base’s Kite Karnival at Doc Stewart Park. A professional kite flier and member of the American Kitefliers Association. By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Kites colored the sky above Doc Stewart Park Saturday […]

TV show reminder of youthful imaginations

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The public television station out of Portales, KENW, runs a kids show every weekday afternoon called “Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks.” It’s an animated show that originates from the United Kingdom. The show revolves around Piggley and his friends: Ferny the bovine, Dannan the duck, his sister Molly and […]

Wind no-show at kite show

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Brad Martin of Lubbock shows the Stars and Stripes kite he was able to get airborne during Saturday’s Kite Karnival at Doc Stewart Park. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor The wind didn’t cooperate Saturday for the third annual Kite Karnival, but not even the invited guests — members of the […]

Kite carnival takes flight in breezy High Plains

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An “Ollie the Octopus” kite flown by Bruce DeFoor of Clovis looms over the field during the second annual Kite Karnival Saturday at Doc Stewart Park. DeFoor says he has a collection of at least 175 kites. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Don’t worry, it wasn’t a drug- induced […]