Ticket feature: Lonestar performing at Clovis Music Festival

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Courtesy photo Country act Lonestar is the featured performer of the 24th annual Clovis Music Festival. Lonestar is most famous for its song “Amazed,” which in 1999 spent eight weeks on the country and Billboard Hot 100 chart. Freedom New Mexico Country act Lonestar is the featured performer of the 24th annual Clovis Music Festival. […]

Ticket feature: Clovis Music Festival kicking off Sept. 8

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File photo “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” is part of the Clovis Music Festival held every September at the Curry County Event Center. Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Music Festival is throwing its annual party to celebrate the city’s rock ‘n’ roll heritage. The festival was originated by Clovis recording giant Norman Petty’s widow, Vi. […]

Ticket feature: Wiener Nationals set for Saturday

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File photo The third annual Wiener Nationals are set for Saturday at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Park. Admission to the races is free with donations given to the High Plains Humane Society. Freedom New Mexico The third annual Wiener Nationals is taking place Saturday morning at Hillcrest Park. The event, designed to raise money for […]

Ticket feature: CCC students performing Broadway hits

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Community College’s Broadway-style singing class practices the opening number “Getting to Know You” Tuesday for their end-of-class show. The performance is 7 p.m. Tuesday at CCC’s Town Hall and is free and open to the public. Freedom New Mexico The fourth annual performance of Clovis Community College’s Broadway-style singing […]

Ticket feature: Clovis-Portales Kennel Club hosting third year of agility trials

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File photo The Stars and Stripes dog agility trials begin Friday at the Curry County events center and last through Sunday. Admission is free. Freedom New Mexico Starting Friday hundreds of pooches will test their athletic abilities at the Curry County Events Center in the American Kennel Club’s Stars and Stripes dog agility trial. The […]

Ticket feature: Events center hosting ranch rodeo

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Courtesy photo: Kimberly Stone The Working Ranch Cowboy’s Association rodeo begins Saturday and will offer family fun as women, children and cowboys compete against one another in events fashioned after traditional ranch chores and some just for fun, such as “Mutton Bustin,’” in which children ride sheep. Freedom New Mexico This weekend’s Working Ranch Cowboy’s […]

Ticket feature: Resistol All-Around Ranch Rodeo kicking off

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File photo The 2011 Resistol All-Around Ranch Rodeo Challenge begins today and runs through the weekend. It will include a Chuck Wagon Cook-Off Saturday. Freedom New Mexico The “biggest and richest ranch rodeo in the world” begins today at the Curry County Events Center. Starting with Joe’s Boot Shop double mugging at 1 p.m., the […]

Ticket feature: Ropers to compete in Joe’s Boot Shop event

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File photo The Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping contest features world class rodeo stars and kicks off April 28 at the events center in Clovis. Freedom New Mexico The annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping event continues to challenge the skills of ropers at every level while giving spectators a chance to see some of […]

Religion feature: New pastor joins Iglesia Boutista Belen

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Bene and Terri Fasanando recently moved to Clovis when Bene accepted the position of reverend at Iglesia Boutista Belen. Sunday at 3 p.m. a special service will be held welcoming him as pastor. Sharna Johnson In his role as new reverend of Iglesia Boutista Belen, Benedicto “Bene” Fasanando hopes to […]

Education feature: French students expand learning with club

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo French Club Vice President Bryan Wygant, left, and President Sarafina Kwaku practice holding a conversation in French Tuesday in teacher Jennifer Kelley’s classroom. Liliana Castillo In French class at Clovis High School, students led by French teachers Diana Huey and Jennifer Kelley talked about crepes. In French club, the students […]

Ticket feature: Slide Ireland performing in Clovis

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Courtesy photo Slide Ireland’s sound is described as traditional Irish “with attitude.” The band will perform in Clovis March 31. Freedom New Mexico A spirited revival of tradition, Slide Ireland is posed to bring a taste of Ireland to Clovis audiences March 31. The five person multi-instrument band, with everything from wedding fiddles to mournful […]

Education feature: Students study ecology of prairie dogs

Liliana Castillo Carrie Geisler’s sixth grade class at Parkview Elementary School focused on prairie dogs for their ecology section. More specifically, they set out with the intention of answering a question: Why is careful interaction among lifeforms important? The class began by reading about and studying the animals in class. They then took their research […]

Wind festival to feature kinetic sculpture race

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CNJ staff Clovis MainStreet is organizing the inaugural Downtown Wind Festival 4-7 p.m. April 30 in downtown Clovis. The event will be held following Cannon Air Force Base’s annual Kite Karnival, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Doc Stewart Park. There will be educational booths and food vendors, with the “Pedal Art-itude […]

Ticket feature: ENMU hosting performances of ‘The Mikado’

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Courtesy photo “The Mikado” is being performed at Eastern New Mexico University tonight through Sunday. Freedom New Mexico Performances of the Japanese love story “The Mikado” begin today at Eastern New Mexico University. A love triangle between Japanese exchange students on spring break in Texas, the Gilbert and Sullivan play “The Mikado” tells the story […]

Ticket feature: String quartet to perform in Clovis

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Courtesy photo Brooklyn Rider will perform its music for Clovis audiences Feb. 19, offering classical string quartet sounds with a new twist. Freedom New Mexico A string quartet with unique twist will perform for Clovis community members Feb. 19. Brooklyn Rider is described as “adventurous,” with a “hip” contemporary take on classical music, according to […]

Ticket feature: Gypsy jazz band kicks off 2011 Cultural Arts Series

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Courtesy photo Fishtank Ensemble will play in Clovis Jan. 25 at the Civic Center as part of the Cultural Arts Series. Freedom New Mexico Fishtank Ensemble will kickoff the Cultural Arts Series in the new year on Jan. 25 at the Clovis Civic Center. A “high energy” band, the group’s sound is described as a […]

Ticket feature: New Year’s Eve ranch rodeo coming to events center

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File photo Ranch rodeos include activities that take place on ranches such as branding, stray gathering, doctoring, trailer loading pictured above at the first Curry County Ranch Rodeo held May 29. Freedom New Mexico Hammer Down Rodeo Company is hosting the first New Year’s Eve Steven Watson Memorial Ranch Rodeo beginning 1 p.m. Dec. 31 […]

Ticket feature: Mexican folk music, dance coming to Clovis Civic Center

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Courtesy photo Fiesta Navidad de Mariachi will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Civic Center as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. Freedom New Mexico Sunday afternoon will bring Mexican folk song and dance to the stage in Clovis. Fiesta Navidad de Mariachi will perform at 3 p.m. at the Civic Center […]

Ticket feature: Roping series coming to events center

Freedom New Mexico As many as 500 teams are expected to compete in the Matthews Land and Cattle No Bull Series this weekend at the Curry County Events Center. And with prizes such as a three-horse trailer, saddles, buckles, cash and more on the line, the event is sure to be highly competitive, according to […]

Ticket feature: Blues group Soul Kitchen to perform in Clovis

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Courtesy photo Albuquerque’s Soul Kitchen will perform Saturday night at the Clovis Civic Center as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. Freedom New Mexico The blues group Soul Kitchen will perform Saturday night as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. The performance is set for 7 p.m. at the Clovis Civic […]