Passion for holiday lighting turned into obsession

I stand in full confession. I openly admit: I need a 12-step program for outdoor lighting dependency. My name is Clyde and I am powerless in the face of outdoor holiday lighting. I rise early the day after Christmas, to scour the town in search of bargain sales on outdoor lights. I begin planning next […]

Designer pillows featured on show

Information on making headbands, designer pillows and lighting for special events will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Designer Laura Bray will show how easy it is to make bright and whimsical headbands for children — or even for adults to wear. Her company is Katydid-Designs, and […]

County kicks off holiday season with parade, tree lighting

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The city’s Christmas tree was lit Saturday after the Christmas Light Parade. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer To represent the theme of Saturday’s Christmas Light Parade — Christmas Around the World — the Clovis chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America portrayed five countries, complete with red […]

Clovis schools receive lighting grants

Freedom New Mexico Clovis Municipal Schools and Clovis Community College are recipients of nearly $200,000 in federal stimulus funds, according to a release from Gov. Bill Richardson’s office. The funding comes from $24 million intended to improve energy efficiency at schools, college, tribes and other agencies across the state. Clovis Municipal Schools received $76,295 for […]

Lighting up the sky

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Penny White holds her sparkler in the wind as her mother, Carrie White, sits nearby on a blanket, handing out sparklers to any child who wanted one Friday at Greene Acres Park before the fireworks display. By Liliana Castillo and Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writers Boats filled the lake, music […]

First Person: Fireworks fan

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Tom Martin coordinated the Smoke on the Water fireworks display in Clovis for 13 years. After the Smoke on the Water fireworks display was dropped for a few years in the early 90’s, Tom Martin, a Clovis business owner, decided to pick them back up in 1994. His first concern […]

Got glowsticks?

A county-wide burn ban will prevent Relay For Life organizers from lighting up luminarias with candles this weekend.

Base tree lighting slated

Cannon Air Force Base Every year Cannon Air Force Base celebrates the beginning of the holiday season with the lighting of the base Christmas tree. This year’s event will be held at 4:45 p.m. Dec. 7 around the flagpole near the front gate of Cannon Air Force Base. The airmen and their families gather together […]

Christmas tree lighting set for Tuesday

Freedom New Mexico The lighting of the Christmas tree and holiday lights located at the Curry County Courthouse will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Clovis High School Chamber Choir will be performing Christmas Carols and cookies and hot chocolate will be served. “The holidays are such a special time of year and what […]

Resident: ‘I’ve never seen hail like this’

Freedom Newspapers Thunder, lighting and a feisty spell of hail hit the Tucumcari area between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Friday. Fluctuations in power flickered lights. Tucumcari Police officers directed traffic at Highway 54 and Route 66 because the signal lights were out. Hail was about three to four inches deep in that area. […]

Ruidoso hosts festival of lights

Compiled by Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers For most people — and anyone who enjoyed National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation — a big part of the holiday season is the variety of lighting displays. A few hours down U.S. 70, Portales and Clovis residents can enjoy the lights of homes and businesses in nearby Ruidoso, and perhaps […]

New Mexico airports to share $17 million

Staff and wire reports Airports around New Mexico, including those in Clovis, Fort Sumner and Tucumcari, will receive $17.3 million in federal grants targeted for airport safety and improvements. Twenty-five airports and the state of New Mexico will receive money for projects ranging from building, repairing and extending runways to building taxiways. The grants include: […]

It’s about face

By Darrell Todd Maurina Thanks to extra funding provided by Congress on Wednesday, Cannon Air Force Base will be able to replace some World War II-era buildings and add more runway lighting to improve pilot safety. The work will be in addition to upgrades the base has been doing all year. New Mexico Sen. Pete […]