Wednesday morning briefing: Smoke, summer events and Richard Petty

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wenesday briefing. Money for ‘Smoke’ Smoke on the water, Clovis’ annual Fourth of July fireworks display, is in desperate need of donations if it is going to happen this year. The Clovis/Curry Chamber says it’s received $11,350 thus far — less than half what is needed […]

Ticket feature: Pioneer Days kicking off with PRCA rodeo

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Freedom New Mexico The 41st annual Pioneer Days begins today in Clovis with the start of the PRCA Rodeo at the Curry County Events Center. Nightly events will be ongoing with the Pioneer Days Parade taking place at 10 a.m. Saturday on Main Street. The parade theme for this year is “Celebrating the Fun and […]

Ticket feature: Events center hosting ranch rodeo

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Freedom New Mexico This weekend’s Working Ranch Cowboy’s Association Rodeo promises to be action packed fun the whole family can enjoy. Beginning with a women’s ranch rodeo at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Curry County Events Center, events will continue through Sunday. WRCA events begin Saturday evening at 6 p.m. and Sunday the Little Cowhand […]

May 17 — Elida news

Events Tuesday: High school awards, 7 p.m.; Mobile Science Spectrum for grades K-6, noon. Thursday: Last day of school, 1 p.m. release. Elementary awards, 9 a.m. Saturday: Graduation, 7 p.m.

Teaching children love for reading

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Parenting is a difficult job. Parents are expected to raise their children, discipline them, clothe and feed them, provide for them and care for them. And parents are expected to teach them rules, courtesy, manners and proper behavior. Further, parents are expected to assist in the educational process and get them ready for school and […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Graduation, Curry’s first elected woman and east meets west

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Check it out Floyd and Elida school districts have calendars of end-of-the-school-year events available at: • Floyd Municipal School District: http://www.floydbroncos.com/ • Elida Municipal Schools: http://www.elidaschools.net/ ENMU graduation set Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will host its 120th Commencement Convocation on Saturday at […]

Mother of Confusion: Celebrate National Train Day with live events, shows, crafts and more

All aboard, it’s almost time to celebrate National Train Day on May 7. If you haven’t heard of it before, that’s because it’s fairly new. Amtrak started the holiday in 2008 to bring attention to the advantages of traveling by rail and the history of trains. The event is held each year on the Saturday […]

ENMU track results — April 22

Freedom New Mexico Texas Tech Invitational Men Field events Javelin: 1. Daniel Draper 210-8; 7. Benjamin Faust 149-10. Shot put: 2. Bill Squire 54-10. Hammer: 2. Squire 181-5. Discus: 5. Squire 159-11; 6. Marcus Oakley 159-1. Long jump: 2. Robert Matthew 22-2 1/2. Triple jump: 2. Matthew 45-11 3/4; 3. Kenyatta Carter 42-4 1/2. Track […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Cannon’s first woman, music forbidden and a chance of rain

Good morning. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Meet the first woman The Women’s Initiative Network luncheon in April features the first female commander of Cannon Air Force Base’s 16th Special Operations Squadron. Lt. Col. Tracy Onufer will speak at the luncheon set for noon April 27 at […]

Art featured at area events

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Alisa Boswell Art in a variety of forms — from literature to painting — appears alive and well in Clovis and Portales. Two major annual events are already under way — The Jack Williamson Lectureship and the Pintores Art League Spring Fling. The Pintores Art League Spring Fling kicked off Friday by accepting submissions for […]

ENMU briefs — March 23

Events • Eastern New Mexico University is holding Eastern In Action, it’s second annual community service day, on April 16. Students, faculty and staff will band together to give back to the Portales community with their time and elbow grease. Community members can sign up for help from Eastern In Action by picking up forms […]

National Barrel Horse Association returns

Freedom New Mexico The National Barrel Horse Association is kicking up dust in Portales and Clovis for the first time in nine years. The association offers cowgirls and cowboys of all ages a chance to compete with other barrel horse riders from across New Mexico. District 3 consists of Roosevelt, Curry, Colfax, De Baca, Guadalupe, […]

Ticket feature: Dogs to strut stuff at agility trials

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Freedom New Mexico Dogs of all breeds and sizes will be showing their stuff for three days starting Friday at the third annual Stars and Stripes Agility Trial. Scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. each day with events ending around 5 p.m., the trials will be held at the Curry County Events Center. The event […]

Ticket feature: New Year’s Eve ranch rodeo coming to Curry events center

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Freedom New Mexico Hammer Down Rodeo Company is hosting the first New Year’s Eve Steven Watson Memorial Ranch Rodeo beginning 1 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Curry County Events Center. Hammer Down Rodeo Company owner Layton Belcher said he wanted to host a rodeo in honor of his friend, Steven Watson of Causey, who died […]

My turn: Holiday events highlight birthday weekend

Alisa Boswell Last weekend was my birthday and it was by far, one of the best I’ve had in awhile. After 21 years of living in the area, I finally visited Elida for the first time Friday night to attend the Christmas on the Square event. The square was charming with its lit buildings and […]

Dec. 7 — Elida news

Events Today: At Clovis JV C Team and JV girls and boys — 4 p.m. Wednesday: 80th Day (second state reporting period.) Thursday: Elida Tournament — Varsity girls and boys. Friday: Elida Tournament — Varsity girls and boys. Saturday: Elida Tournament — Varsity girls and boys. Sunday: Elementary Candlelighting 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

Ticket feature: Roping series coming to Curry events center

Freedom New Mexico As many as 500 teams are expected to compete in the Matthews Land and Cattle No Bull Series this weekend at the Curry County Events Center. And with prizes such as a three-horse trailer, saddles, buckles, cash and more on the line, the event is sure to be highly competitive, according to […]

My turn: ENMU events fun to cover

Alisa Boswell This week was fun covering the events going on at ENMU for International Week. Hopefully, my readers don’t think I am using my column as an advertising agent for all things ENMU, but their events have been some of the most fun to cover. I like seeing the excitement of the students and […]

Clovis, Portales groups to honor veterans

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Alisa Boswell Several events are happening in Clovis and Portales this week to honor veterans. Today at Eastern New Mexico University, students and faculty will be donating supplies, letters and thank you cards with care packages being sent to servicemembers in Iraq and Afghanistan. According to Nikki Howard of Academic Affairs, the university has been […]

FFA members recognized

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Argen Duncan Local FFA members recently stepped into national events, and in some cases, the national spotlight. Texico, Elida and Dora students participated in the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, and Texico FFA members competed in the American Royal Livestock Show in Kansas City, Mo. Both events were in late October. Texico FFA adviser Tod […]