Clovis Music Festival upcoming

The annual Clovis Music Festival runs Sept. 7 through Sept. 11 and draws music fans from around the world. The festival is an annual celebration of the Clovis sound, attributed to music producers Norman and Vi Petty and rock music legend Buddy Holly, who recorded many of his biggest hits at their studio in Clovis.

Wednesday morning briefing: Meet the author, Rock n’ roll cleanup and the Red Scare

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Meet the author Portales’ award-winning writer of paranormal romances, Darynda Jones, is scheduled to speak at the Friends of the Portales Public Library meeting at noon Sept. 1 at the library. The meeting is a brown bag lunch and open to the public. While […]

Friday morning briefing: Rock the Park, Ike in Clovis and a fairy tale wedding

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Music, music, music Rock the Park is four hours of contemporary Christian music and it’s from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Potter Park. Cowtown The National Corriente Cattle Show is all day today and Sunday at the Curry County Events Center. Fast […]

Rodeo family affair for steer wrestlers

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Michael Bates Jr. of Mexican Springs tries to wrestle his steer down during his run at the Friday night performance of the Pioneer Days Rodeo. Bates took a no time on the run. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Silver City on Thursday, Clovis on Friday, and Window Rock, Ariz., […]

Kids and Cops basketball tournament Saturday

CNJ staff Local law enforcement is hosting a basketball tournament Saturday, giving local youth an opportunity to compete against officers. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., at The Rock — Clovis High School gymnasium — children 6 to 13 can play a 10 minute game of basketball against local officers. There will be five 20-person teams formed […]

Monday morning briefing: Spring break, farm values and closing The Rock

Good morning and happy spring. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Spring break Sunday marked the first day of spring. Today marks the start of a week-long spring break for students at Eastern New Mexico University. Alas, university staff must continue to report to work. Quirky quote of the day “How would we measure […]

First person: Sideline supporter

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Clovis High junior Kelsie Schwartz first joined the cheerleading squad as a sophomore. When a group of Clovis High cheerleaders was asked Thursday who was the best representative among the group, all indications pointed to junior Kelsie Schwartz. The cheerleading crew, coached by B.J. Burnett, worked shifts throughout the holiday […]

Religion calendar — Sept. 24

Today Rock the City — 12 p.m., Hillcrest Park. Southern Baptist ministry with family fun. Information: 762-4727 or 763-3471. Spiritual Truth and Prayer Seminar — 6 p.m., Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Nationally renowned speakers, John Martignoni and Tim Staples. $10 for non-members of the parish. Information: 575-317-8942 Saturday Coffee House Inter-denominational concert — 7 p.m., […]

‘Rock the City’ about ministry, fun

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CNJ staff photo: Alisa Boswell Mike Napier explains how to use a pamphlet on faith during evangelism training to prepare for Rock the City from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Park. Alisa Boswell The annual block party, Rock the City, kicks off with music, games and food noon Saturday at Hillcrest Park. The […]

Artists revive rock ‘n’ roll legends

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Buddy Holly tribute artist Johnny Rogers got up close and personal with the crowd during the last concert of the music festival Saturday night. Sharna Johnson While Bobby Brooks did “the Twist” on stage, dozens of area elementary students in poodle skirts and jeans twisted in front of the stage, […]