Clovis boy honors deceased firefighters with memorial

By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER The mountains of Prescott, Ariz., mean plenty to Mikala Gray and her son, Landon Davis. Landon was born in Prescott and learned to walk in those mountains, and when Gray was a young girl traveling cross-country with the family, she would ask family members to wake her up [...]

Ticket feature: ENMU performances lined up

Entertainment and arts are on deck for Eastern New Mexico University this semester, with numerous events on the college's fine arts calendar. Courtesy photo The Eastern New Mexico fine arts calendar is full of dramatic acts, art displays, and musical performances. Performances include: "Night at the Songbird: Viva Vegas," Sept. 26-30. Held at the University [...]

Eleven acts scheduled for contest

Eleven acts are scheduled to perform in Saturday's 31st annual Texaco Country Showdown at the Lyceum Theatre. The winner advances to the state level in the contest. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for kids 9-18, and kids 8 and under are free. Acts scheduled to perform are: Vyanne [...]

What to know about the Curry County Fair

Curry County residents will celebrate the county's 92nd annual fair from next week and organizers are expecting increased attendance. Kevin Jolley, Curry County Events Center and Fairgrounds general manager, said last year's attendance was about 35,000. The year before had 30,000 attendees, he said. He said entertainment activities such as concerts and arena cross racing [...]

Ticket feature: County fair season gearing up

Whether it's rhythm or rides, magic or music, there's something of interest over the next two weeks at the Curry and Roosevelt county fairgrounds. File photo Carvinals, music and other events are availalbe for entertainment at the Curry County Fair next week and the Roosevelt County Fair the week after. Each county is getting set [...]

Ticket feature: Border Town Days ‘simple celebration’

Mike Pomper was putting the finishing touches on the upcoming edition of the State Line Tribune Tuesday evening — the second biggest paper of 2012, behind the Christmas edition. The reason why is a mystery, unless you're familiar to Texico, N.M., or Farwell, Texas — the two towns the paper serves and the participants in [...]

Ethnic fair learning experience

There was plenty to see and hear Saturday at Hillcrest Park, the former and now current home of the annual Clovis Ethnic Fair. CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Zambian singer Maureen Lupo Lilanda entertains the Clovis Ethnic Fair crowd Saturday morning with her rendition of Bob Marley's "No Woman, No Cry." But beyond the dances, [...]

Ethnic Fair schedule

2012 Ethnic Fair schedule at Hillcrest Park Saturday 8:30 a.m. — Fun run/walk (5k and 1.25 Mile), 14th and Main 10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Arts and craft booths, children's activities and food vendors 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. — Car show 10 a.m. — Children's entertainment hour, Center Stage dance duo and Roy Lions stomp team 10 [...]

Ethnic fair hosts new events

Most years, the lineup for the annual Clovis Ethnic Fair changes little, as the performers, volunteers and educators always plan to come back. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Anna Watkins, 13, left, and her sister Maria Watkins, 12, both of Waco, Texas, take part in the Batik and tie dye" workshop Tuesday at Roy Walker [...]

Area officials remember Griffith

Entertainer Andy Griffith died Tuesday at his North Carolina home. He was 86. The cause of death has not been released. Area officials had fond memories of the man best known for his role as Sheriff Andy Taylor on the TV series "The Andy Griffith Show." Curry County Clerk Coni Jo Lyman: "I liked anytime [...]