TV show hits right chords

Curtis Shelburne I learned long ago to be careful about recommending movies or television shows to anyone. Either they’ll hate the show and wonder about you, or they’ll love the show and tell other people you recommended it. Then, chances are, a good many of those people will wonder about both of you. But I’ll […]

Monday morning briefing: Homecoming, free music and fun with plastic

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Homecoming week Elida Municipal Schools celebrate Homecoming next week with Spirit Week and the coronation. Monday is Pajama Day; Tuesday is Fashion Disaster; Wednesday is Tossed Salad Day; and Thursday is Duct Tape Day and Way Out Games. Star in town County bass player […]

Ticket feature: Events center to host Oak Ridge Boys

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Courtesy photo The Oak Ridge Boys are performing Jan. 20 at the Curry County Events Center. Freedom New Mexico The Oak Ridge Boys, one of the most distinctive and legendary country music groups in the country, will be performing 7 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Curry County Events Center with doors opening at 6 p.m. […]

Proposed gun legislation hits target

Gun owners have been shafted for years, and a bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday stands to change things for the better. Hunters, recreational shooters and other gun owners pay an 11 percent excise tax, established under the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act of 1937, on ammunition and other hunting and shooting […]

‘Wildfire’ singer Michael Martin Murphy headlines Fort Sumner event

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Courtesy photo Michael Martin Murphy will be performing at the Under the Stars New Mexico event 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Bosque Redondo Memorial in Fort Sumner. Freedom New Mexico Michael Martin Murphy, singer of hits such as “Wildfire” and “Carolina in the Pines,” and the Rio Grande Band will perform at the Under […]

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 […]

Hounds rack up season-high for hits in 19-9 win

Freedom New Mexico Senior second baseman Chris Eaton drove in four runs with a career-high five hits and Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team pounded out a season-best 22 hits Friday night in a 19-9 Lone Star Conference win over Northeastern State at Greyhound Field. Eaton went 5-for-6 — all singles — and the Hounds […]

Traffic slows as winter storm hits New Mexico

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — A winter storm blasted New Mexico with snowfall and freezing temperatures Tuesday, causing icy roads and littering streets with fender-benders. The morning commute in Albuquerque was lengthy and treacherous as cautious motorists slowed to negotiate ice-covered roadways. Schools were closed in Albuquerque, Los Lunas and Rio Rancho and placed on […]

Obamacare hits first major roadblock

Staff and wire reports President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul hit its first major legal roadblock Monday, thrown into doubt by a federal judge’s declaration that the heart of the sweeping legislation is unconstitutional. The decision handed Republican foes ammunition for their repeal effort next year as the law heads for almost certain eventual […]

Bullriders make way to Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Dusty Rogers attempts a ride during Saturday’s Clovis Invitational Bullriding and Barrel Race event at the Curry County Events Center. Rogers received a no-time on the ride. Karl Terry When a load of the rankest bulls in the West hits town, you know professional bullriders can’t be far behind. This […]

Ticket feature: CCC students to perform songs from broadway hits

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Students of Clovis Community College’s Broadway-style singing class perform the song “Greased Lightning” during a dress rehearsal. The class is putting on a performance Monday night, including performances from Broadway hits such as Guys and Dolls, Bye Bye Birdie, Grease, Oklahoma! and Chicago. Freedom New Mexico Students of Clovis Community […]

Zias’ Mayo Otis sets school hits record with ‘slam’

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — Alex Mayo Otis broke an Eastern New Mexico University career record on Saturday, and she did it in style. In what was otherwise a tough weekend for the Zias, the senior outfielder from Phoenix became the program’s all-time hits leader with a third-inning grand slam in a 15-12 loss to […]

Campaign money bill hits snag

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican With time running out for this Legislature, a bill that would prohibit campaign contributions from lobbyists and state contractors hit a bump Monday in the House of Representatives. After debating House Bill 118 for more than an hour, sponsor Rep. Joe Campos, D-Santa Rosa, asked to “roll […]

E-file: Billy Walker got start in Clovis

Even those well-versed in the rich music history of Clovis are sometimes unaware of a country singer named Billy Walker and his connection to the city. Walker had 37 Top 40 country chart hits between 1954 and 1975,

Rock ‘n’ roll hitmakers showcase hits

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Tommy Vee, left, plays with Chris Montez, right, Friday during the second concert night of the Clovis Music Festival at Marshall Auditorium. Montez performed songs such as “Come on Let’s Go” and “Before the Next Teardrop Falls.&#82 By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Visitors from all parts of the United States […]

Clovis native co-founder of Pixar studio

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Courtesy photo Alvy Ray Smith credits his high school teachers for inspiring him in art and math. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Before Alvy Ray Smith co-founded one of the most successful animation studios in the country, he was thought of as a brilliant and funny Clovis High School student. Smith is one of […]

Big day for Portales-born ballplayer

Portales-born Cody Ross started in center field and had three hits for the Florida Marlins on Sunday in their 5-1 loss to Houston.

Broadway show hits Amarillo

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Courtesy photo playsMichael Newman, left, Katurian in Amarillo Little Theatre’s production of “The Pillowman.” Freedom New Mexico Amarillo Little Theatre is presenting “The Pillowman” as its final production of the 2007-08 Adventure Space season. The Tony-nominated play, written by Martin McDonagh, is the winner of England’s Olivier Award for best play. The show runs tonight […]

ENMU earns series split against Cameron

CNJ staff LAWTON, Okla. — Third baseman Derrick Kennedy and catcher Freddy Carmona each had four hits and four RBIs and Eastern New Mexico erupted late for a 20-7 Lone Star Conference baseball victory over Cameron on Sunday. With the scored tied 3-3, the Greyhounds (10-6, 4-4 LSC) scored seven runs in the sixth, three […]

Southeastern Okla. outslugs Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — A pitching duel was breaking out on Sunday at Greyhound Field, and all of a sudden it turned into a slugfest. Leading 2-1, Southeastern Oklahoma erupted for three homers and eight runs in the top of the fifth and managed to hang on for a 22-12 win over Eastern New Mexico […]