Cannon Kite Karnival

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Nashawn Hare, 9, works to detangle his kite’s tale from its string. Liliana Castillo Flying kites was a family affair for the Naddell family on Saturday at the eighth annual Cannon Air Force Base Kite Karnival. Armed with a dragon kite and a fairy kite, the family of five took turns […]

Coloring the sky

Sam Pedregon’s 300 foot dragon kite is the length of a football field. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections A dragon kite the length of a football field welcomed attendees to the seventh annual Kite Karnival. The 300-foot kite belonged to Sam Pedregon of Colorado. Its colorful striped tale was one of the kites that dotted […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Free kites, father-in-law jokes and a pink Cadillac

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Video of the Day Joking around: new car? Free show Parkview Elementary School is having a talent show today at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the gym. The show is free and open to the public. Question of the day How come you never […]

Kites come to Clovis

Freedom New Mexico Kites of all shapes, sizes and colors will take to the skies west of Clovis near Cannon Air Force Base from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday for the fifth annual Kite Karnival at Doc Stewart Park. The free event sponsored by the Cannon Community Center celebrates April as National Kite Month. […]

Karnival offers high-flying fun

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By Jean Verlich: Freedom Newspapers Kites colored the sky above Doc Stewart Park Saturday and captivated the crowd below at Cannon Air Force Base’s fourth annual Kite Karnival. “At a good kite festival, you want color on the ground and in the air,” Bruce DeFoor, 52, of Ruidoso explained as he corrected terminology for an […]

Lack of wind fails to faze kite fans

Janet Taylor-Birkey (Editor’s note: Due to a production problem in last week’s Mach Meter, the article did not correctly appear. It is being printed in its entirety with an additional photograph.) It has been said the wind always blows in this part of New Mexico. Unless the wind is needed for Cannon’s 3rd Annual Kite […]

Kite Karnival a hit

Isabelle Winters, 9, took advantage of sparse breezes to fly her butterfly kites Saturday. Isabelle enjoyed the day with her mom, Vickie Winters, at the 3rd Annual Kite Karnival. Janet Taylor-Birkey It has been said the wind always blows in this part of New Mexico. Unless the wind is needed for Cannon’s 3rd Annual Kite […]

Clovis Kite Karnival, amazingly, short of wind

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By Jean Verlich The wind didn’t cooperate Saturday for the third annual Kite Karnival, but not even the invited guests — members of the American Kitefliers Association — seemed to mind. With winds barely getting up to a light breeze through Doc Stewart Park, many kites were grounded. That just meant children could learn how […]

Everybody’s a target during kite season

By Bob Huber You hear it every spring — “The kites are coming! The kites are coming.” Mothers shield their kids, bikers don helmets — Imagine that! — and police warn citizens to stay off the streets and listen to disaster radio. Behind all the screaming, yelping, baseless accusations and the wanton abuse of the […]