Freedom Fest buzz abounds in Las Vegas

Freedom New Mexico Anyone curious about the direction of the conservative or libertarian movements, priorities for Tea Party enthusiasts or Republicans, or the hottest topics bound to affect the 2010 presidential elections, ought to pay close attention to issues raised at Freedom Fest, through Saturday in Las Vegas. Last year’s event turned out to be […]

Freedom Fest offers insight for libertarians

Freedom New Mexico Anyone curious about the direction of the conservative or libertarian movements, priorities for Tea Party enthusiasts or Republicans — or anyone generally interested in the hottest topics for right-leaning politicos — ought to pay close attention to what happens at Freedom Fest, set for July 14-16 in Las Vegas. This conference may […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Golf, a chicken fest and shots fired

Welcome to the best way to start your day. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Sponsors needed The 2010-2011 Leadership Clovis Class’ Annual Golf Tournament — in memory of the late Greg Skarda — is Saturday at Chaparral Country Club. Teams and sponsorships are currently being sought.

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 […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Career expo, wine fest and connecting a nation

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Video of the Day Joking around: how Lady Gaga likes her meat Career expo The New Mexico Workforce Connection is holding a career expo Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the National Guard Armory, 601 South Norris. Open to anyone seeking work. Bring a […]

Concert will benefit family of cancer victim

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer SOS Outlet in Portales is hosting a concert to benefit the family of a 6-year-old Clovis girl who died of leukemia July 4. Organizer and SOS Outlet manager Rocky Banda said admission to Music Fest would be any donation, even food gift certificates, to help Harley Pena’s family with […]

Dairy Fest draws more than 9,000

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Michael Stillion of Roswell takes his education about manure a little too seriously at the “Smells like poo … it grew” booth at Saturday’s Dairy Fest. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When most Dairy Fest fans walked up on Ryan White’s tent Saturday, they either laughed or stopped for […]

Dairy Fest to feature No.-1 hit country singer

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File photo The fourth annual Dairy Fest, complete with a Sammy Kershaw country concert, starts 5 p.m. Saturday at the Curry County Special Events Center. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico This year’s Dairy Fest is featuring a No. 1-hit country singer and, for the first time, a mechanical-bull, on top of cheeseburgers, dairy foods, […]

ENMU Jazz fest features trumpet soloist Mike Vax

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Courtesy photo The Eastern New Mexico Jazz Combo opens Jazz Fest Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s Jazz Fest is 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Portales. This event is open and free to the public. The ENMU Jazz Combo […]

ENMU Hosting Jazz Fest on March 5-6

Eastern New Mexico University’s Jazz Fest will be at 7 p.m. on March 5-6 at the First United Methodist Church in Portales. This event is open and free to the public. The ENMU Jazz Combo will open the Thursday evening performance, followed by the Bert Dalton Trio. The ENMU Jazz Guitar Ensemble will perform on […]

Portales hosting Summer Wine Fest

Portales will get a taste of New Mexico Friday during Portales MainStreet’s annual Summer Wine Fest. A fundraiser for the non-profit organization, the event, cosponsored by First Community Bank, gets under way at 7 p.m. at The Ice House, 208 N. Ave. A. The $25 per person ticket price includes food, music, art viewing and […]

Rock groups hit Albuquerque

Freedom New Mexico Crue Fest 2008, the first of what is planned to become an annual festival, will be in Albuquerque on July 26 as part of a tour of the United States and Canada this summer. Besides Motley Cruce, the tour features Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Sixx: A.M., and Trapt. “We are so excited not […]

Dairy Fest offers food, entertainment and education

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CNJ file photo The third annual Dairy Fest will be held this Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Curry County Fairgrounds. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico For anyone who has ever wondered about life on a dairy, one local summer event has the answers. This year’s third annual Dairy Fest will […]

Restless Heart featured performer at Dairy Fest

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Courtesy photo Restless Heart will be performing Saturday night during Dairy Fest at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Restless Heart is scheduled to perform Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. during the third annual Dairy Fest, with a guest performance by local fiddle player Coby Carter. Fiddle player Coby Carter, […]

Film festival draws crowd

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Cedrick Rael stood outside the Lyceum Theater Saturday and watched independent filmmakers and enthusiasts sharing ideas about movies. This is the best part of a film festival for him, said Rael, who founded the Fiery Film Festival six years ago. More than 100 people filed into the Lyceum Saturday […]

Film fest set for weekend

By Jennifer Laurent: Freedom Newspapers Clovis will host a world premiere Friday when “His Eyes, My Eyes” is shown during the Fiery Film Fest. Starring Clovis native Ashley Southard and Caleb Brandon, and shot in Clovis, the movie is approximately 30 minutes long. It is directed by Cedrick Rael, founder and director of the Fiery […]

Day Trips: Latin Dance Fest offers lessons in salsa, merengue

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Dancers are taught at Plaza Park in Las Vegas, N.M. The city will have its inaugural dance festival next weekend at New Mexico Highlands University. (Courtesy photo) Compiled by Mike Jimenez If you have ever wanted to learn to dance salsa, merengue, or other Latin dances, then the first Latin Dance Fest 2005 in Las […]

Talent takes center stage at Kid Fest

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Trazon Jimerson, 4, of Cannon Air Force Base climbs through a blow-up tunnel Saturday afternoon at Kid Fest at Clovis High School. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer She’s a seasoned performer — but Amy Carter is only 8 years old. In a red polka dotted shirt, her hair in curls, […]

Kid Fest 2005 to feature talent show, food, games

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Andrew Dixon has been trying to break through to the big time as he raps his way into the minds and ears of the Clovis community. He is only 11, but already he has performed in several talent competitions over the last year, most recently winning the Juneteenth talent […]

Fund-raising and food

By Eric Butler One family member wants chicken. Another perhaps pizza. How about tacos or a home-style meal? All that — and more — in a two-hour period would ordinarily mean an extremely frantic rush around Clovis. Instead it’s all available during the 13th annual Food Fest to benefit the Curry County United Way. Twenty-one […]