Concert mix of country, rock ‘n’ roll performances

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Liliana Castillo Brian Hyland had more than 2,000 people on back up when he sang his 1960’s hit “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” Friday at the Clovis Music Festival. Organizers said about 2,200 fans came out to see Portales native Will Banister and the Mulberry Band, Hyland, Bobby Richards’ Coasters and Bobby […]

Friday morning briefing: Little rock stars, limited lunch and an Oscar

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. School of rock Looking to catch a budding rock star or hot new group right here in Clovis? Check out the “Kids Rock” Rock and Roll Assembly 9 a.m. today at Mesa Elementary. It’s part of the Clovis Music Festival. In case you’re hungry […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Old time rock and a presidential pardon

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Old time rock Thursday is the official kickoff of the annual Clovis Music Festival featuring museum tours and lots of live old time rock n’ roll. Here’s a link to the complete schedule: http://www.clovismusicfestival.net/index2.php#/info1/1/ Open gates The Open Gate Program is making enrolled private […]

ENMU grad behind KISS lottery ticket

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Argen Duncan An Eastern New Mexico University graduate has displayed her art in 1,100 locations, worked with rock band KISS and made her mark on the New Mexico Lottery. Jessica Quintana, who graduated from ENMU in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, designed the new popular KISS scratchers. “They were fun,” she said. […]

Our people: Hometown girl

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Mayor Gayla Brumfield enjoys rock ‘n’ roll music and the beach. She has always enjoyed the roots Clovis has to rock ‘n’ roll and misses the beach while in our landlocked state. Tell us how you met your spouse. Dragging Main Street in downtown Clovis. He was with his friends and I was with my […]

Portales Past: March 9, 1960

March 9, 1960: Portales police were on the lookout for rock throwers. Frank’s University Food Store and Cooper-Hobbs Chevrolet both lost large plate-glass windows to the vandals within a week. Police Chief L.D. Baker said he knew of only one reason anyone would break the business’ windows: “Meanness.”

Ticket feature: Rock ‘n’ Roll panel part of festival

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico While the Clovis Music Festival has boasted its ability to bring fans from across the world, this year’s festival gained the attention of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Museum Exhibitions Coordinator Shelby Morrison is heading to Clovis for the Sept. 10-13 festival as a show […]

School shopping strategy required

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist I decided to homeschool my kids again this year, but I also feel the back-to-school frenzy that sweeps Wal-Mart aisles across the country, if only because I buy supplies that school children use for the kids’ curriculum, co-ops and various classes. Like many other adults across the country, I get […]

Police: Hittson beaten to death with rock

A witness described seeing his coworker beat a 51-year-old Tucumcari truck driver to death with a rock after the two had an argument in the early morning hours Thursday. The witness, an employee of a Roswell milk testing company, said he, Brandon Barela and Ronnie Hittson had left a Clovis bar together and, “went to […]

Shows feature drinks, designs

by Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on thread painting, making blueberry drinks and creating a faux rock finish on walls will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Author and designer Nancy Prince will show how to do thread painting. This method is especially good when a design […]