Shoppers go nuts over arts and crafts at Peanut Festival

By Helena Rodriguez People are going nuts over the 30th annual Peanut Valley Festival, but it’s because of the arts and crafts, not the peanuts. Approximately 140 vendors packed into almost every available space Saturday at the three-level Campus Union Building at Eastern New Mexico University, and will be peddling their wares again today from […]

Validity of language arts curriculum questioned by school board member

By Gary Mitchell When assistant superintendent for instruction Ladona Clayton reviewed the materials adoption/curriculum revision schedule for language arts Tuesday night, a Clovis school board member questioned its validity. Board member George Banister first asked who required the changes in the language arts curriculum revision timeline. “The State Department of Education,” Clayton said. “But the […]

Arts festival lights up downtown

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Lincoln Jackson sixth-grade teacher Chris Harrell, dressed as Spike the Clown, juggles as he walks in Saturday’s 2003 Downtown Arts Festival Children’s Parade/Ethnic Fair Parade. By Darrell Todd Maurina Vintage cars, Scottish bagpipers, Hispanic and Native American dancers and music groups shared Clovis’ Main Street on Friday and Saturday with handmade crafts and artists painting […]

Spotlight falls on Alborada

Gary Mitchell The traditional music of the Andes and Mexico, Peru and other Latin American countries will fill the Lyceum Theatre this weekend to entice music lovers of all ages. Alborada, the Batista family music group, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday as the inaugural event of the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series for […]

Ethnic affairs director to be advocate, organizer

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LaTanya Lowery, director of ethnic affairs at Clovis Community College, right, helps students Marisela Rivera, 17, left, and Kim Glotzbach, 19, look for job openings. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Helena Rodriguez LaTanya Lowery describes her new role at Clovis Community College as an advocate, a resource person, a public relations officer, a student activities […]

Downs to highlight CCC Fall Cultural Arts Series

By Helena Rodriguez Clovis Community College’s Fall Cultural Arts Series will be highlighted by a performance by Golden Globe-winning singer, Lila Downs, who performed this past year on the Academy Awards and whose singing voice has been featured in several movies. Tickets for CCC’s premiere cultural art series event, “Alborada” — a Sept. 20 concert […]

Ticket Calendar

Albuquerque Los Lobos — 7 p.m., Friday, Rio Grande Zoo, . Gates open 5:30 p.m. Tickets only available at the zoo; $18 adults, $15 senior citizens, $10 children 3-12. Steve-O from “Jackass” movie – Tuesday, Journal Pavilion. Information: Ticketmaster at (505) 883-7800 or (505)-2-4-MUSIC. Olivia Newton-John — Aug. 19, Sandia Casino. Tickets available at the box […]

Writer’s goal not influence

A couple of weeks ago, the occasion being the baptism or christening of a child, I focused the homily on “Why We Do What We Do.” In other words, why do we baptize as we do, why do we revere the sacrament of baptism, etc.? In a similar vein, today I choose to address why […]

Residents enjoy Cinco de Mayo celebration

By Janet Bresenham A festive mood filled the American Legion Post #25 Saturday night, as people of all ages and backgrounds celebrated a Cinco de Mayo festival with music, dancing and food. The evening was organized as a fund-raiser for the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series. “It’s supporting the cultural arts,” said CCC Cultural […]

Community college event unites cultures

By Janet Bresenham A festive mood filled the American Legion Post No. 25 Saturday night, as people of all ages and backgrounds celebrated a Cinco de Mayo festival with music, dancing and food. The evening was organized as a fund-raiser for the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series. “It’s supporting the cultural arts,” said CCC […]