Starship kicks off music festival


Kevin Wilson The Clovis sound came out in full force Thursday night, as Starship took flight. From Jefferson Airplane to Jefferson Starship to Starship to its current incarnation as Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas, the historic tunes of the group resonated throughout the Curry County Events Center Thursday, the opening night of the three-night Clovis Music […]

Ticket feature: Motorcycle rally to complement music festival


Freedom New Mexico The three-day Rockin’ Motorcycle Rally, a complement to the Clovis Music Festival, is for more than just bikers. The rally, hosted by High Plains Harley-Davidson, 4400 Mabry Dr. , begins Friday and runs through Sunday. The rally, in addition to food, vendors, games, and a police demonstration will also feature live music […]

Ticket feature: Bobby Vee returning to Clovis Music Festival


Liliana Castillo Bobby Vee is returning to play the Clovis Music Festival this year. Vee has played the festival, slated for Sept. 9-12 at the Curry County Events Center, seven times he said and calls the experience “an absolute joy.” “The festival is full of grassroots kind of fun, nice people,” he said. “I love […]

Ticket feature: Pop musician Brian Hyland to perform at Clovis Music Festival


Liliana Castillo Pop musician Brian Hyland has been curious about the Clovis Music Festival for years being a friend with return act Bobby Vee. “I always had been asking him about it,” Hyland said. “What it’s like, what the studio is like. This year, I got to do it.” Hyland is one of the national […]

Magician to perform at ENMU


Kevin Wilson Most kids get asked what they want to do when they grow up. Josh McVicar was doing it before he grew up. “The only thing I’ve ever done in my life was magic,” said the St. Louis-based McVicar, who will perform Thursday at Eastern New Mexico University. “It was my first job, doing […]

Curry County Fair features five concerts


Freedom New Mexico Little Joe will take to the Curry County Events Center stage at 9 tonight as one of five concert performances during the Curry County Fair. Described as “the king of brown sound,” Little Joe has been performing music for more than 40 years and is credited as a pioneer of Tejano music, […]

Wild west comedy show featured at fair


The Curry County Fair begins Monday, promising a blend of traditional favorites and several new events. The six-day long event will offer everything from animal shows and sales to crafts and baking, vendors, carnival games and rides and night-time concerts and entertainment events. Carnival rides will open Monday at 6 p.m. adding an extra day […]

Ticket feature: 42 tournament set in Texico


Kevin Wilson It’s once again time to catch some tricks in Texico. That’s the site for the third annual 42 state championship, set for Saturday afternoon at the Texico Senior Citizens Center. The tournament is expected to draw between 20 and 25 teams, though tournament organizer Jerry Whitney said 30 is possible. There will be […]

Ticket feature: Texico, Farwell getting ready for Border Town Days


Freedom New Mexico Farwell and Texico are celebrating the 44th annual Border Town Days Saturday. Border Town Days is an event shared between the two communities which border the New Mexico/Texas state line. The annual celebration began as a spin-off from a rodeo event in Bovina and has become a small town social gathering. Musicians, […]

CCC presenting musical ‘Rent’


Freedom New Mexico Clovis Community College’s theater department will be performing the Tony Award and Pulitzer prize-winning musical “Rent” next week. The show will be performed 7 p.m. nightly July 28 through July 31 with a 2 p.m. matinee Aug. 1 at CCC’s Town Hall. The musical is loosely on Puccini’s opera “La Boheme” and […]

For whom the (hand)bell tolls


Argen Duncan A Portales man has been honored for his contributions during more than 30 years of handbell ringing and handbell choir directing. Bill Wood has received the 2010 Ring of Fame award from Area 11 of the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers. He said he was honored in June but learned of the […]

County fairs to feature mix of old, new


By Jared Tucker and Sharna Johnson This year’s county Curry and Roosevelt county fairs are expected to be a mix of tradition and new attractions. In Curry County, headline performers, more vendors, new shows and added contests are expected to help drive up attendance for the Aug. 16-21 fair. Curry’s Events Center and Fairgrounds General […]

Ticket feature: Junior rodeo finals start next week


Freedom New Mexico The High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals begins in Clovis Monday for the 36th year. The events are the pinnacle of the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association’s 2010 season. A highlight of the finals are the annual rodeo dinner, talent show of HPJRA members and their families and an auction held on Friday. […]

Ticket feature: ENMU alumnus, opera singer returning for homecoming


Jared Tucker ENMU alumnus and acclaimed opera singer Manuel Melendez will be in Portales at this year’s homecoming festivities. Manuel Melendez will be attending a breakfast ceremony to celebrate the newly renovated music building at ENMU, and will honor Melendez’s high school and college instructor, George Umberson. [image#1, align=right, size=medium] Melendez graduated ENMU in 1965 […]

Ticket feature: Fireworks displays readied to celebrate Fourth


Freedom New Mexico There’s sure to be no shortage of fireworks and fun Sunday. Clovis and Portales are each planning events to commemorate Independence Day complete with music, food, games and closing the night with fireworks. Portales’ annual Smokin’ Fourth of July will begin at 9 p.m. Sunday at Eastern New Mexico University’s football practice […]

Ham radio operators gather for mock emergency


By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Eastern New Mexico Amateur Ham Radio Operators Club in Curry County will contact other radio operators around the area in a mock emergency Saturday and Sunday at Clovis Community College. The weekend event is called the Amateur Radio Relay League. For recently retired Master Sgt. Jeff Hardy from […]

Ticket feature: Lions Club, Patriot Outdoors holding annual gun show


Freedom New Mexico It’s a weekend of guns and knives. For the sixth year, the Clovis Lions Club, in partnership with Patriot Outdoors, is hosting a gun and knife show. Traditionally held at the armory, this will be the first year the show is held at the Clovis Civic Center, organizer Dave Barth said. “It’s […]

Ticket feature: Clovis Soap Box Derby taking place Saturday


Freedom New Mexico Thirteen youngsters will gather Saturday for the ninth annual Clovis Soap Box Derby. The race begins at 10 a.m. on Sycamore Street near Yucca Middle School. According to Director Larry Erwin, racers are ages 10 to 18, with most competitors being in the 14-15-year-old range. Youth build their cars from kits with […]

Ticket feature: Events center hosting dog agility trials


Freedom New Mexico The upcoming Stars and Stripes AKC Dog Agility Trial is sure to be entertaining. Scheduled June 18, 19 and 20 at the Curry County Events Center, the trial will be three days of non-stop competition for dogs from numerous surrounding states. More than 300 dogs are expected to compete daily, with dogs […]

Oasis State Park hosting concert

By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer It’s time for music under the stars Saturday with the fifth annual Old Tyme Music Concert at Oasis State Park. It’s at 7 p.m. and features the Triple L Band and Hanks & Company. Oasis State Park Manager Jim Whary said the Triple L Band is the featured band […]