New museum would enrich town

On Dec. 26, I gave a presentation to Fort Sumner Mayor Windell Bridges, resident J.W. Wilson and DeBaca County News Publisher Scot Stinnett. The subject of my presentation was Fort Sumner Army Air Field and what I foresee as a World War II museum commemorating that training field to be located at the municipal airport. […]

Van of Enchantment stopping at Blackwater Draw

CNJ staff The New Mexico Van of Enchantment mobile museum will be at the Eastern New Mexico University Blackwater Draw archaeological site July 30-31, according to a news release. The van is free with admission to the site. The van will be at the site from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The Van […]

Antagonizing each other’s beliefs shameful

Freedom New Mexico Poor Professor PZ Myers. He is clearly upset that a group of four Catholics in France barged into a French museum on Palm Sunday, one week before Easter, and vandalized a print of “Piss Christ.” They smashed plexiglass that protected the print and then slashed it with a sharp object. Gallery director […]

Reader-submitted content: Former glider school would be boon as museum

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Courtesy photo: Scot Stinett This towering building at the former Fort Sumner Army Air Field is a focus on the property’s past and what graduate student John W. McCullough thinks could be the key to a whole new future for the community. By John W. McCullough Along with the many extraterrestrial mysteries and legends of […]

Veterans museum designers seeking input

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Courtesy illustration Architect renderings of the planned New Mexico Veterans Museum, which will be one of several veteran-oriented facilities on the museum’s campus which will be located in Las Cruces. Liliana Castillo The designers of the New Mexico Veterans Museum are holding a meeting to gain input from Clovis and Portales area veterans at the […]

‘Clovis Sound’ traveling to Carlsbad

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File photo Tommy Allsup will perform in a Jan. 8 concert in Carlsbad to bring the “Clovis Sound” to the area. CNJ staff The Clovis sound is going to Carlsbad. The Carlsbad Museum and Arts Center is hosting a look back at the Norman Petty recording studios in Clovis, and the era of music made […]

Club notes — Oct. 17

Daughters of the American Revolution The El Portal Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, met Oct. 9 at the Miles Anthropological Museum at ENMU in Portales with Cori Snobble and Pam Wallace as hostesses. The program was presented by John Montgomery, professor of anthropology at ENMU and director of Blackwater Draw Museum. Miles […]

Offensive art denounces religious beliefs

Freedom New Mexico Christians have rights and they had best assert them regarding a government- funded exhibit, at a Colorado museum, that depicts Jesus receiving oral sex from a man. No way should Christians have to tolerate this, any more than Muslims should have to tolerate a government-sponsored burning of the Koran. Nobody, but nobody […]

Traveling museum to stop at library

CNJ staff Van of Enchantment, New Mexico’s statewide outreach program operated by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, is bringing a traveling museum called Riding the Rails to Clovis, according to a news release. The exhibit will cover the Santa Fe Trail, the arrival of railroads in New Mexico and the New Mexico Rail […]

Texas artist featured at CCC museum

CNJ staff The Eula Mae Edwards Museum and Gallery at Clovis Community College is currently hosting artwork of West Texas artist Cherine Marie. The exhibit is through Aug. 31. Marie is a self-taught artist and photographer who presents items in watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel and sculpture. She is known for her feathered horse design that […]

Ordnance taken to Melrose range

Freedom New Mexico A joint team of U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) specialists identified the contents of a World War II-era ordnance located June 11 near a Hobbs museum. Tests confirmed Monday the nearly 100-pound ordnance was an incendiary device, typically composed of a gasoline and rubber mixture or oil […]

Listening party draws around 100 visitors to museum

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Kathy Teston shows a copy of Tom Petty’s unreleased CD “Mojo” to Clovis City Commissioner Juan Garza during a Monday night “Mojo Listening Party”. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer About 100 people mingled at the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum Monday night to hear Tom Petty’s […]

Education feature: Texico students impersonate historical figures in living museum

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castil Texico fifth grader David Martinez impersonated Albert Einstein during Texico Elementary School fifth grade living museum. Teacher Melissa Hartley said the living museum was a culminating activity after a year of studying American history. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer “I am Albert Einstein. I am the most important scientist […]

Grapefruit, oranges featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on museum collections, using grapefruit and oranges, and making centerpieces will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon. Pamela Kelly works with the Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe. She will explain how licensees use the historic collections of museums for product […]

Blackwater Draw museum closing for winter break

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University’s Blackwater Draw Museum will close for winter break from 5 p.m. Wednesday until 10 a.m. Jan. 4. The museum is on U.S. 70 approximately 7 miles north of Portales near Greyhound Stadium. Information: Matt Hillsman at 562-2202.

Eula Mae Edwards Museum and Gallery to feature watercolorist Suzy Powell

Eula Mae Edwards Museum/Gallery will be exhibiting the award-winning work of Suzy Powell, Plains, Texas watercolorist, from November 3 through December 18, 2009. Her art has been featured in North Light Magazine, on covers of Texas Country Register, Oklahoma Festival, Writers Post Journal, and Senior Connection (Chicago, Illinois). Many of Powell’s scenes are sentimental and […]

Train museum features Clovis history

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist It has been a long time since I was in Phil Williams’ “Clovis Depot Model Train Museum.” The old Clovis Santa Fe Passenger Depot now houses Phil’s museum which has been restored. Phil’s museum, to be exact, is at 221 West First St. in Clovis, south of U.S. 60/80 on […]

Betty Blevins watercolors collection featured at Eula Mae Edwards Museum

A wonderful collection of watercolors called “Realism 2009” by Betty Blevins of Lubbock will be on exhibit from May 5 through June 30 in the Eula Mae Edwards Museum/Gallery at Clovis Community College. Blevins states that preserving memories of the past can inspire the present.

County museum named for ‘Pappy’

By Don McAlavy Born in 1913 on the north side of the Running Water Draw near Pleasant Hill, Ardale “Pappy” Thornton started cowboying at age five by herding cows on horseback. When Pappy was old enough, he decided to try his hand at homesteading. Since there was no more homesteading land in Curry County, he […]

Clovis Community College and the Eula Mae Edwards Museum/Gallery present The New Deal: A 75th Anniversary Celebration

The National New Deal Association’s exhibit of New Mexico’s photo-documented New Deal Treasures will be on exhibit during March and April, 2009, in the Eula Mae Edwards Museum/Gallery, Clovis Community College, 417 Schepps Ave.