Motorcycle group helps tour supporting servicemembers

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Rick Romero of Cuba, N.M. adjusts his Patriot Guard Riders flag outside of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3280 Monday afternoon. The Patriot Guard Riders helped escort the “Campaign 99” tour through New Mexico during its nine-day trip to Washington, D.C. Kevin Wilson Reaching the other 99 percent is […]

Organizers say they are expanding music festival’s sound

Robin Coffey It’s been nearly a quarter-century of celebrating the Clovis sound, and festival organizers are hoping spectators from Clovis and across the world will be “amazed.” Country act Lonestar is the signature event of the 24th annual Clovis Music Festival. The four-day event starts 6 p.m. Thursday with “Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story” at […]

Math camp organizers hope to foster student interest

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo David Vargas, 11, counts the number of items he placed in an egg carton as an example of how fractions work Wednesday at Marshall Middle School’s Kitten Math Camp. Liliana Castillo Clovis resident Carman Richard had trouble getting her daughter Joy Richard to read until she found a story that […]

Pioneer Days Parade includes 65 floats

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The New Mexico Army National Guard 717th Brigade Support Battalion’s float was a crowd favorite. The large vehicle on the left automatically unloaded and loaded the Humvee on its back. Liliana Castillo Parade organizers raved about the weather for the 41st annual Pioneer Days Parade held Saturday morning on Main […]

CHS graduates look to future

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School graduates picked up their diplomas after the ceremony with family members waiting for them. On Saturday, about 260 seniors graduated from Clovis High School during commencement at the Curry County Events Center. Organizers estimated about 3,500 attended the ceremony.

Floyd jamboree starts Thursday

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Courtesy photo: Sherry Fahrenkrug Local musician Will Banister performs during the Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree dress rehearsal Sunday. The 61st annual music show is scheduled for this weekend. Argen Duncan The annual Floyd Lions Country Jamboree is still going strong, and organizers say this year’s four-day event will be one of the best in […]

Organizers say they’re pleased with Ag Expo turnout

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan John Baker of Friona carries his Australian kelpie puppy into the ring during the working dog clinic Wednesday at the New Mexico Ag Expo at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Baker said he comes to the expo every year. Argen Duncan The New Mexico Ag Expo ended Wednesday with an average […]

Make A Wish holding auction

CNJ staff The New Mexico chapter of Make A Wish is holding its inaugural auction 4 p.m. July 24 at the Lyceum Theatre. Organizers are hoping to raise $25,000 for Make A Wish, which grants the fondest wish of a child with a life-threatening illness or condition. The auction is followed by a 7 p.m. […]

Music fest organizers aiming for younger audience

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CNJ file photo Johnny Rogers performs as Buddy Holly during a past Clovis Music Festival concert. This year’s lineup will also include Starship, adding a younger sound to the festival. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer This year’s Clovis Music Festival is combining the same classic Clovis sound with a newer twist for the younger […]

Organizers: Bull riding to offer “non-stop action”

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Organizers are expecting crowds of up to 3,000 fans for two days of “nonstop action” during this week’s bull riding event at the Curry County Events Center. Featuring 90 top bull riders from several professional bull riding associations, the event will take place Friday and Saturday nights. Sponsor Joe […]

Official: Ag expo on track

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FNM correspondent photo: Karl Terry New Mexico Ag Expo committee volunteers Colton Haragan, left, and Lonnie Banister set up booth space in the Idsinga Pavilion at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. The 18th annual Ag Expo runs Tuesday and Wednesday in Portales with approximately 150 vendors expected. By Karl Terry: FNM correspondent Organizers of the 18th […]

Organizers: Miscommunication led to early parade start

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An unspecified miscommunication between police and event organizers Saturday led to the premature start of the Christmas parade by about 20 minutes. “It was just a miscommunication, it was a total miscommunication,” said Robyne Beaubien, executive director of Clovis MainStreet and event organizer. “I’m sure it surprised a lot […]

Education feature: Cat Grad Night organizers planning to up ante

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A group of community members are working to provide Clovis High School graduates “one last hurrah” for the second year. Not just any last hurrah. A safe one. Cat Grad Night is a lock-in event that provides graduates with a safe, chaperoned environment in which to celebrate. Event organizer […]

Organizers anticipate thousands at music festival

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File photo Buddy Holly Tribute artist Johnny Rogers performs for Mesa Elementary students as part of last year’s Clovis Music Festival schedule. Rogers will perform Friday at the Curry County Events center alongside other tribute performers. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Yes, “Peggy Sue” will be at the Clovis Music Festival, and so will […]

Organizers: More vendors at this year’s Home and Garden show

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castilllo Home and Garden show organizers said the weekend event had more than 80 vendors and attracted more than 3,000 people to the Clovis Civic Center. CNJ staff The Home and Garden show at Clovis Civic Center attracted more than 3,000 people during the weekend, organizers for the Homebuilders Association of […]

Peanut Valley Festival set for weekend

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The 35th annual Peanut Valley Festival will be held this weekend at the Campus Union Building at Eastern New Mexico University. Event organizers hope the good weather forecast for the weekend will draw a large turnout for this year’s festival. There will be 65 vendors selling arts and crafts, […]

Sept. 14, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Organizers largely unappreciated One really has to wonder about the Republican party after its national convention. Speaker Rudy Giuliani brought up the topic of community organizers and the audience laughed. Then vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin made a reference to community organizers and the audience snickered. For a party that wants to be known as […]

Got glowsticks?

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

Erecting the wall

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High School football player Sergio Hernandez checks to be sure a panel of the Vietnam Wall Memorial replica is level before it is anchored Friday morning. CNJ staff writer Sharna Johnson The steady clanging of mallets hitting metal stakes and voices shouting “level” and “hold it, hold it!” mingled […]

Fireworks donation goal halfway met

CNJ staff Donations for the Smoke on the Water Fourth of July fireworks display at Greene Acres Park are more than halfway to the goal, according to the organizers. Nearly $17,000 has been raised toward the $30,000 goal, according to Tom and Gail Martin, Steve Rooney and Duffy Moon, the event’s organizers. The annual event […]