Friday morning briefing: Holiday safety, bluegrass music and about that ball

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Fair warning Be careful celebrating the New Year. Clovis police will be conducting DWI saturation patrols targeting drunk and impaired drivers somewhere in the city on Saturday night and Sunday morning. Most area establishments are participating in the Curry County Sheriff’s Designated Driver Program […]

Heritage Days bring community together

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Alisa Boswell The smell of fried potatoes and the sound of bluegrass music filled the air on Saturday at City Park in Portales as local residents enjoyed music, games and food at the 27th annual Heritage Days event. Melvin and Marie Littlejohn and Joe Blair were honored as Pioneer of the Year. The Littlejohns, in […]

Longtime Roosevelt County residents honored

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Jared Tucker Bluegrass music and an array of food followed the presentation of this year’s Roosevelt County Pioneer Awards at the Roosevelt County Fair. Lifelong Roosevelt County residents Joe Blair and Melvin and Marie Littlejohn were all chosen as this year’s award recipients. Blair, a WWII veteran and recipient of the 2008 Portales citizen of […]

Ticket feature: Enter the Haggis to perform in Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico Blending Celtic, rock, Latin and bluegrass, Canada’s Enter the Haggis will be performing Tuesday in Clovis. The latest installment in Clovis Community College’s Cultural Art Series, is expected to bring “jolting spirit and energy” to the audience, according to a press release from CCC. Enter the Haggis has achieved high Billboard listings […]

Bluegrass comes to the sandhills

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By Michael Harrell: Freedom Newspapers Friends of Bluegrass, a local club of musicians with a mission to keep bluegrass music alive, will come together in performance this Saturday for the Old Tyme Music Concert at Oasis State Park. The members, a majority of them older men and women, will play a myriad of traditional bluegrass […]

Gospel Grass a new addition to Portales’ Heritage Days

By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County’s Heritage Days has a new element this year called Gospel Grass. It will feature five bands coming from towns as far away as Branson, Mo., that will perform in the afternoon on June 17 and 18. Their music is gospel bluegrass — or Gospel Grass, what the […]