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. [...]

Our People: A bridge to the past

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Kenneth Broad has been an administrator of Vi Petty’s estate since 1985, the year after Norman Petty died. Before retiring, Broad was a minister. He also provides tours at the Norman and Vi Petty Recording Studio. Broad moved to Portales 41 years ago. What do you think about Portales? It’s a fine town. It’s a [...]

Business naming tradition dates back decades

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Plain 1.a. An extensive, level, usually treeless area of land. b. A broad level expanse. That residents of Clovis and Portales live in the high plains, there’s little doubt. The New Mexico-Texas border area known as the Llano Estacado, literally translated as “staked plain,” is not only high in [...]

Editorial: President has good start on education

For better and for worse, President Barack Obama has been reasonably consistent in trying to put in place as policy some of the broad and ambitious hopes he expressed during his campaign. Many aspects of his broad vision are alarming to those who see a larger and ever-growing government as more of a problem than [...]

Clovis Music Festival continues today

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By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico Laser pointer in hand, Kenneth Broad pointed to several records hanging on the wall to a dozen visitors taking a tour Thursday of the Norman Petty Recording Studio. As the red dot on the wall shifted from record to record, singers who recorded at the world-renowned studio, such as [...]

Local residents come together

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The smell of frying turkeys, mashed potatoes and gravy and all the traditional Thanksgiving fixings wafted through the air at the Memorial Building during the fifth annual community-wide Thanksgiving meal on Thursday. An army of volunteers from the community and several local churches helped put the dinner together to [...]

Clovis looks into buying studios

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Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers The city of Clovis is to seek $750,000 in capital outlay funds for tourism development, with the remote dream of purchasing Norman Petty Studios, local officials said. To be requested in the next legislative session, the funds could be earmarked for purchase of the studio where rock ‘n’ roll legend Buddy [...]

March 20 Broad Horizons News

State mandated testing has been wrapped up on the campus of Broad Horizons, bringing a sigh of relief to students and staff. This past week was “jam-packed” with review and mid-term exams to close out the grading period. The typical end of nine weeks activities was complicated with class time being cut short by school [...]

March 13 Broad Horizons School News

Students and teachers of Broad Horizons were glad to get settled back into their regular class schedules this last week following the previous week’s state mandated testing requirements. School staff went an extra step to encourage attendance the week of testing by offering prizes in a drawing for those who were present. All currently enrolled [...]

School board postpones action on Broad Horizons

By Kevin Wilson After a heartfelt delivery by Broad Horizons students, parents and an employer of former Broad Horizons students, Portales school board members postponed action for one month on moving the alternative educational center. The school is currently located on 1034 Community Way, but Portales Municipal Schools does not hold a title to the [...]