New additions to county fair


By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Children and animals, musicians, a carnival and a fashion show. The Roosevelt County Fair is back with all its elements, plus a few changes. A few new musicians are set to take the stage, and a horse trainer who relates his work to human relationships with God is expected […]

Ticket feature: Dawg Days back at ENMU


Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s Dawg Days’ schedule is packed with information and entertainment. Dawg Days is a new student orientation held at ENMU each fall to help familiarize incoming freshman with their new school. The event runs Sunday through Tuesday. Shandra Smith, co-director of Dawg Days, said the event is a mix […]

Fair season


By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico With the temperatures into the mid-90s on Friday, it was a typical summer day. Except, inside the Home Arts Building at the Curry County Fairgrounds, where display booths were decorated in traditional fall colors yellow, orange, deep red and brown. The colors of autumn will soon be omnipresent and […]

Ticket feature: Curry County Fair starts Monday


Freedom New Mexico The 89th annual Curry County Fair kicks off Monday. The week-long fair features live entertainment, carnival rides, commercial exhibits, fun for children and livestock shows among others. Curry County Assistant Manager Connie Harrison said concerts will be held in the events center this year. Next Thursday, Zumbale will open for Tobias for […]

Class performs in free show for finals


By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Students of a Broadway-style singing class at Clovis Community College are gearing for their final exam. But they won’t need pen and paper. They’ll be performing their final for the community at CCC’s Town Hall 7 p.m. Tuesday. Admission is free. The 10-student class worked through the summer semester […]

Sixth ‘Potter’ movie conjures fans


By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico North Plains Cinema 7 assistant manager Manuel Romero will not tell any secrets about the sixth Harry Potter movie, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” But he says Wednesday — the movie’s release day — was busy. “It’s been pretty good,” Romero said between taking payment for tickets. Romero […]

Pop star Michael Jackson dies


By Ben Wener: Freedom Communications Michael Jackson, the iconic entertainer known the world over as the King of Pop, has died. He was 50. Jackson was rushed to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center early Thursday afternoon when paramedics were dispatched to his rented Bel-Air home and found him not breathing after suffering a cardiac arrest. […]

Dairy Fest features top country act, demonstrations


By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer 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, educational booths and games. And did anyone mention all that costs only $1 per person? The fourth annual Dairy Fest, complete with a Sammy Kershaw […]

High Plains Film Festival features professional workshops


By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the second annual High Plains Film Festival 8 a.m. Sunday in the University Theatre Center. Special guests are ENMU alumni and professional actors Michelle Tomlinson and Landall Goolsby, as well as documentary filmmaker Erin Hudson and producer Jon LeBlanc. The festival begins with […]

Cultural Arts Series to end with ballet, folklore


Freedom New Mexico Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a visual fiesta of culture and folklore at Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli de Veracruz 4 p.m. Sunday at Marshall Auditorium. This cultural event marks the final performance of Clovis Community College’s 2008-2009 Cultural Arts Series. Founded in 1985 by Maestro Hugo Betancourt, Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli de Veracruz makes […]

Santa Fe Opera visiting Clovis


Freedom New Mexico The Santa Fe Opera is stopping in Clovis during its tour through New Mexico and Texas — part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. The opera will offer free public concerts as well as daytime performances for students. The performances for students will be an adaptation of Donizetti’s comedy “The Elixir […]

Ticket feature: Killer Tumbleweeds movie comes to Clovis


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Ticket feature: Local group to play in award show


Freedom New Mexico Local Tejano band Grupo Eclipse is headed to the Tejano Music Awards in San Antonio, Texas, this week. The group of five was invited to play at the event after New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, and Oregon radio stations played their singles, “Porque Te Quiero,” which translates to “Why Do I Love You,” […]

Bye-Bye Birdie brings Broadway to Clovis


Freedom New Mexico The musical Bye Bye Birdie is bringing Broadway to Clovis at 7 p.m. Monday at Marshall Auditorium. As part of the 2008-2009 Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series, the original musical Bye Bye Birdie has won eight Tony Awards. Bye Bye Birdie revolves around a rock ‘n’ roll superstar who, to the […]

Music department set for production


Freedom New Mexico The Department of Music at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will present the operetta Die Fledermaus in the Campus Union Ballroom with a dinner this weekend. The performance is directed by Jeannie Ornellas, ENMU music professor. The cast features new assistant professor of voice Jason Vest as the rejected suitor Alfred, […]

Concert to revisit holiday sounds


Freedom New Mexico Kathie Fink will present “Christmas Treasures: Revisited”, a solo handbell concert at 7 p.m. on Friday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. Fink and her accompanist, Linda Maloney, toured in Germany and Finland in December 2008. They presented Fink’s new concert program “Christmas Treasures” in two German churches and in military […]

Dusk set for CCC performance


Freedom New Mexico Canadian crooner Matt Dusk will brings his “Rat Pack” jazz style to a concert Jan. 31 at the Clovis Civic Center. The concert kicks off the spring season of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series sponsored by Clovis Community College and The Citizens Bank of Clovis. Dusk, named one of Canada’s “Twenty […]

Local restaurant hosting record release party


Freedom New Mexico Local musician Keeson Bell will perform at a Blues Farm Records CD release party Saturday at Kripple Creek Restaurant. Blues Farm Records country recording artist Mark Kelley is bringing the release party for his December album to Clovis. Mark Kelley released his second CD, ‘Til I Get Home, in December of 2008. […]

Local Spanish band recognized


Freedom New Mexico When Paul Cordova began performing with a few family members and friends at church carnivals in 2003, he had no idea his band would be named one of the top 15 bands in New Mexico. Groupo Cielo, which means heaven in Spanish, is a Clovis band made up of 10 area residents. […]

Review: “Marley and Me”

By Jenna DeWitt: Freedom New Mexico A dog is a man’s best friend, according to “Marley and Me,” a movie that opened Christmas Day based on the book by John Grogan. The story follows Grogan and his wife, Jenny, through their marriage and the effect their 97-pound yellow Labrador had on their lives. The movie […]