Cannon Kite Karnival

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Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Nashawn Hare, 9, works to detangle his kite’s tale from its string. Liliana Castillo Flying kites was a family affair for the Naddell family on Saturday at the eighth annual Cannon Air Force Base Kite Karnival. Armed with a dragon kite and a fairy kite, the family of five took turns […]

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, […]

Coloring the sky

Sam Pedregon’s 300 foot dragon kite is the length of a football field. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections A dragon kite the length of a football field welcomed attendees to the seventh annual Kite Karnival. The 300-foot kite belonged to Sam Pedregon of Colorado. Its colorful striped tale was one of the kites that dotted […]

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 […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Free kites, father-in-law jokes and a pink Cadillac

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Video of the Day Joking around: new car? Free show Parkview Elementary School is having a talent show today at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the gym. The show is free and open to the public. Question of the day How come you never […]

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 […]

Lack of wind fails to faze kite fans

Janet Taylor-Birkey (Editor’s note: Due to a production problem in last week’s Mach Meter, the article did not correctly appear. It is being printed in its entirety with an additional photograph.) It has been said the wind always blows in this part of New Mexico. Unless the wind is needed for Cannon’s 3rd Annual Kite […]

Kite Karnival a hit

Isabelle Winters, 9, took advantage of sparse breezes to fly her butterfly kites Saturday. Isabelle enjoyed the day with her mom, Vickie Winters, at the 3rd Annual Kite Karnival. Janet Taylor-Birkey It has been said the wind always blows in this part of New Mexico. Unless the wind is needed for Cannon’s 3rd Annual Kite […]

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 […]

Beware, Mississippi kites are moving in

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist You hear it every spring — “The kites are coming! The kites are coming.” Mothers shield their kids, bikers don helmets — Imagine that! — and police warn citizens to stay off the streets and listen to disaster radio. Behind all the screaming, yelping, baseless accusations and the wanton abuse […]