Visitors from as far as United Kingdom attend festival

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Sharna Johnson While Thursday marked the beginning of the Clovis Music Festival, organizers expect the excitement will build through the weekend as crowds converge on Clovis. Festival attendees began trickling in Thursday from locations as distant as the United Kingdom, Canada, Rhode Island and Boston, said Kenneth Broad, curator of the Norman Petty Recording Studio. […]

Ticket feature: Alpaca farm hosting open farm day

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Freedom New Mexico Windrush Alpacas is hosting an open farm day March 12 to give people a chance to learn more about alpacas. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the second Saturday of every month, visitors are invited for free tours of the Clovis farm. In addition to a guided pasture tour, visitors can learn […]

PRMC changes visitation policy

Plains Regional Medical Center announced a new visitation policy Friday, citing efforts to help stop the spread of flu. Visitors must be at least 15 years old and all visitors will be limited to two per patient at any one time. Here are some exceptions to the age requirement for visitors age 14 or under: […]

Rock ‘n’ roll hitmakers showcase hits

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By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Visitors from all parts of the United States and beyond have made their way to this year’s Clovis Music Festival thanks to their fascination with the songs that were produced at Norman Petty’s studio. Bobby Vee sounded exactly like those people before he hit the stage on Friday night. Vee […]

Rain doesn’t dampen Heritage Days

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer A crowd of Portales residents and visitors gathered at the City Park on Saturday to enjoy the food, fun and cool weather at the annual Heritage Days celebration. Early morning rain showers had Heritage Day’s events organizer concerned about the turnout for the annual event. Instead the rain seemed […]

Floyd cheerleaders take 1A state title

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer As visitors drive to or through the village of Floyd a sign reads: “Welcome to Floyd. Home of the Floyd Broncos and home of the Floyd Lion’s Club Country Jamboree.” Now villagers can add home of the Class 1A state champion cheerleaders, to their

Park firearms rules inconsistent, infringe on personal freedoms

Talk in political circles often centers on bipartisanship. If politicians want to portray a bill or program as something few would quibble with, they reach across the aisle and find at least a handful of supporters in the other party. Then they can say their proposal is bipartisan and the rest of us are supposed […]

Man moved by music, literally

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By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers The music and legend of Buddy Holly changed Dave Tobin’s life. Tobin, a 67-year-old native of England, attended the Clovis Music Festival for the first time in 2001. “I’ve always been a Buddy Holly fan,” he said. “I came (to Clovis) to fulfill a dream.” That initial trip prompted the […]

Park officials must re-evaluate elk plan

Editorial Attention SEAL Team Six! Stop all overseas operations and return to base. Your next mission takes you to Rocky Mountain National Park, where, under cover of night, you’ll be stealthily stopping an invasion … of elk. We’re joking, of course. Navy SEALs won’t be helping to thin the herd in Colorado’s most popular crown […]

Jan. 25, 1960

The Busy Fingers Club had their latest meeting with Mrs. Delo Stephenson and spent the day in quilting. With nine members and seven visitors present, they almost completed two quilts for the hostess. The visitors were Peggy Morgan, Polly Bigler, Lou Williams, Nell Luce, Blanche Dallas, Mary Hill and Grandma Carlisle. The club is always […]

Day trips: Canyon close to home

Making it to the Grand Canyon from Portales within a few hours isn’t a feasible task. However, if that is what you’re seeking and only have a day to devote to travel, the Palo Duro Canyon State Park is a closer option. According to their Web site, the Palo Duro Canyon is often compared to […]

Legacy of early ranch life awaits visitors in Muleshoe

Compiled by William P. Thompson, Freedom Newspapers The Muleshoe Heritage Center takes visitors back in time to the age of the cattle barons. The center has two early-20th-century ranch houses on-site as well as a cookhouse/bunkhouse, a small hotel from the early 1900s and even a log cabin. The main ranch house was built by […]

Music festival kicks off tonight

Tonya Garner:Freedom Newspapers The Clovis Music Festival official T-shirts say “Rave On” and visitors have begun arriving in anticipation of having a “raving” good time. According to Ernie Kos, Chamber of Commerce executive director, the artists slated to perform during the event began arriving in Clovis Wednesday. “It is very exciting,” Kos said. Kos said […]

July 28 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Birthdays August 1-7 Heath Husted, Berlene Rogers, Gloria Carrasco and Roger Moore. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bird, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Creighton, Mr. and Mrs. Wes Fraze and Mr. and Mrs. Wade Jordan. Visitors The Thurmans recently had John Bailey, from Seaside, Ore., their daughter, Shirley […]

Get a taste of Western history at Lake Meredith

Angela Peacock Lake Meredith National Recreation Area north of Amarillo isn’t just a place to fish, swim, hike and camp, officials said. With the Texas-style musical “Lone Star Rising,” visitors can experience a piece of Western history. “Lone Star Rising,” which is held at the Fritch Fortress amphitheater, runs Wednesday through Sunday nights beginning at […]