Day trips: Museum preserves agriculture heritage

Freedom Newspapers The main mission for the American Museum of Agriculture in Lubbock is to preserve the hidden treasures of American agriculture for future generations. According to the museum’s Web site, with nearly 400 toy and pedal tractors and over 300 other artifacts from farm equipment to household items on display, the museum strives to […]

Science Spectrum offers education, variety of exhibits

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Courtesy Photo Science of Sports is one of the many different exhibits offered at tehe Science Spectrum in Lubbock. Compiled by Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Ever wanted to hang-glide? Or see a space suit? Now you can do that, or many other things, less than two hours away from the Clovis/Portales area. The Science Spectrum […]

Museum offers 3 million artifacts

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Courtesy Photo This chuckwagon display is one of the many exhibits featured at the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, Texas. Compiled By Karl Terry During the winter months a safe bet for a daytrip is always a museum, and one of the biggest and best is the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum on the campus […]

Clovis officials interested in Petty studio

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Various recording artists including Tommy Allsup, Aubrey Decordova, Charlie Phillips, Richard Stephens, and Gary and Romona Tollett talk with director Shawn Nagy during a filming session August 2002 at Norman Petty Studios. (File photo) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The city of Clovis is to seek $750,000 in capital outlay funds for tourism development, […]

Day trips: Roswell

Freedom Newspapers There are few cities in this area with as varied a choice in museums a Roswell, just a short 90 minutes to the west of Portales. For a quick and easy day trip to Roswell, visitors can begin their day at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, then drive a few minutes to […]

Campus museums offer area’s history

Compiled by Mike Jimenez: Freedom Newspapers If you’re tired of driving, try visiting one or all of these Portales museums. There are several museums on the grounds of the Eastern New Mexico University campus, including the Roosevelt County Museum, Miles Mineral Museum and the Natural History Museum. The Roosevelt County Museum has its own building, […]

Day trips: Blackwater Draw

Freedom Newspapers For a day trip that is much closer to home and doesn’t require much more than 15 minutes of driving time, visit the Blackwater Draw Museum outside Portales. This museum was opened to the public in 1969 as a means of displaying artifacts found at the Blackwater Locality No. 1 site. These artifacts […]

Day Trips: Old West lives on in Fort Sumner

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The Billy the Kid museum has one of the largest collections of the Western past, including the Kid’s rifle, chaps and spurs. (Courtesy photo) For a look into the “Wild West,” why not try a short day trip to Fort Sumner’s “Billy the Kid Museum.” About an hour’s drive from Portales lies the remains of […]

Day trips: Alamogordo makes for spontaneous day

By Mike Jimenez: Freedom Newspapers Where in New Mexico can you surf the pristine white sand dunes in the morning, stroll the New Mexico Museum of Space History in the afternoon, and save that show at the IMAX theater for last? Where else, but in Alamogordo. Located in the Tularosa basin and surrounded by the […]

ENMU biology department receives alligator

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This Caiman crocodylus, also known as the South American Alligatorid, was donated to the Natural History Museum exhibit at Eastern New Mexico University. The Caiman is about 3 1/2 feet long. By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Portales residents and school children won’t have to go across the country to the Florida swamps to see an […]

Proposed business center unveiled

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A preliminary plan for a Business Enterprise Center was presented Thursday at the Clovis City Commission meeting. The project includes two museums, computer labs and a business help center. “With all of the growth we have experienced, with all the people who might want to start their own business, […]

Holiday day trips

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer With all of the stress of planning and shopping for the holiday season, sometimes everyone needs a break. And with the children out of school, it seems that everyone is also looking for activities to enjoy with the family. During the holidays, there are some family activities designed especially […]

11/18 Ticket Calendar

All times Mountain Albuquerque New Mexico Food & Gift Showcase— Oct. 29 to Jan. 23 at the Coronado Center during regular mall hours. Information: (505)331-3019. “Starry Nights” — Shows every Saturday evening through Feb. 26 at the LodeStar Astronomy Center. Tickets $6 adults, $5 seniors, $3 children ages 3-12. Information (505)841-5955 or www.lodestar.unm.edu. Amarillo Christmas […]

Diggin’ science

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Barry Elementary fifth-graders Ryan Curry, 10, left, and Michael Maese, 10, looks for articles in their plot during an archeological dig Friday at Highland Elementary. By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Clovis scientists are starting young these days. Barry and Highland elementary combined for a science project that left students piecing together artifacts and deciphering […]

Diggin’ for dinosaur bones

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Michael Wood, left, of Clovis and son Parker, 14, right, work under the supervision of museum curator Axel Hungerbuehler as the group encases a fossil specimen with plaster prior to moving it to the museum laboratory. (Courtesy photo) Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer It didn’t look like much. Michael Wood dug and scraped at the […]

8/12/04 Events Calendar

All times Mountain Alto “The Pendragons” — 8 p.m. Saturday at the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts, Airport Highway 220. Information: 505-336-4800. Amarillo “Old West Melodrama” and dinner — 7:30 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. dinner served, 9:15 p.m. show starts, Friday and Saturday. Big Texan Steak Ranch. Information: 806-372-6000. Starlight […]

Events Calendar

All times Mountain Alto “The Brothers Four” — 8 p.m. Saturday at the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts, Airport Highway 220. Information: 505-336-4800. Albuquerque Albuquerque Old West Collectible and Antique Gun Show — 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday at the New Mexico State Fairgrounds, […]

Project details women’s role in agriculture

By David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Glenda Balas grew up on a peanut farm in Portales and watched her mother play a vital role in the success of her family’s business. She also watched her mother, Verla Brown, 80, receive little credit for the successes. That’s one of the reasons the University of New […]

There’s plenty to do this summer within a short drive

By David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent With gas topping out at $2 a gallon across the country it’s understandable why many might not beplanning a major cross country road trip this summer. It might just be the summer of day-trips. And if you live in eastern New Mexico, you have plenty of options. Muleshoe A 30-minute […]

Billy the Kid — Outlaw’s authenticity no issue for museum

By Michelle Seeber, Freedom Newspapers Tourist destinations at Fort Sumner certain they have the correct body in the proper grave. Fort Sumner’s Lula Sweet is pretty adamant that Bill the Kid rests below the ground not far from where she works. Sweet, wife of Don Sweet and mother of Tim Sweet, all of whom own […]