Day trip: Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology • Location: 710 Camino Lejo off Old Santa Fe Trail • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Observe exhibits of native art and material culture and tells the stories of the people of the Southwest from pre-history through contemporary art. • What ages is this […]

My turn: Zingers telling of today’s culture

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I could write about comments I heard on TV that Texas governor Rick Perry is a “brunette Bush” or “Bush on steroids” or, to add my own biased commentary, Obama is a brunette “Bill Clinton.” While our country spirals into more debt and cultural decline, I’m taking on a deeper issue, “zingers.” “Of Thee I […]

Convention embraces steampunk culture

“ Bubonicon 43 is Aug. 26–28. Bubonicon 43 memberships at door only. We strongly recommend registering for Bubonicon 43 on Friday of the convention after 3 p.m. We might have to turn you away if we hit our fire-code capacity of 650 – and you wait until the last minute to get your membership. The […]

Texas discovery sparks debate on Clovis culture

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Alisa Boswell Archeologists burrowing in the dirt of central Texas are stirring up a scientific debate that could change history as we know it in eastern New Mexico. At issue is the recent discovery of artifacts at an archeological site on Buttermilk Creek, Texas. The artifacts found have been dated between 13,200 and 15,500 years […]

Storytelling part of every culture

Glenda Price The children, probably from 4 or 5 years old to 12, sat (or lay) on the floor in front, close to the speaker — the storyteller. The grownups sat on the floor or in chairs. The audience had a speaking part in the story, which the storyteller explained. The younger kids, especially, listened […]

ENMU kicking off Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month is not only a chance to learn about Native Americans and their culture, but it also helps young Native Americans to reconnect with their heritage. Director of Native American Affairs Jacob Lee said Native American Heritage Month has been going on at ENMU for 10 years. “The reason for this whole […]

Play highlights New Mexican culture

Clyde Davis I’m admittedly jaded when it comes to theater, maybe more than I should be at first glance. When I was a kid, my parents used to take us into Pittsburgh every New Years’ Eve to see the Tamburitzans, a group from Duquesne University who did a theatrical presentation of eastern European culture and […]

Their view: Congressman delighted by progress in district

This letter to the editor comes from U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M.: I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for welcoming me to your community this past weekend. Speaking with New Mexicans from Portales, Clovis, Melrose, San Jon and Tucumcari, I was honored that you welcomed me into your communities and […]

My turn: Green chile adds flavor to culture

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer “What’s the fascination with green chile?” a co-worker asked. According to county natives: “Other than the fact it’s just plumb good, it’s good for you. And it’s tradition. Everything’s better with green chile on it, the way I see it.” — Rick Ledbetter, chile grower. “Green chile is our […]

Thursday morning briefing: Local culture and following the sheriff

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. A little culture Albuquerque Youth Symphony performs 7 p.m. Friday at Marshall Auditorium. Open to the public and you can’t beat the price… it’s free. Web site of the day Follow the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office on Twitter. http://twitter.com/rooseveltso Today in historyTheologian, musician, philosopher and […]

New year brings clean slate

By Joan Clayton 2009 has come and gone with its challenges. With so many issues in government, chaos in culture, economy and all kinds of personal situations life would seem to be the pits. Not so dear reader. We are living in the “meanwhiles.” Whatever our life span covers, the real life is “losing your […]

Cannon spouses give back

Cannon Connections Photo: Eric Butler Thrift Store manager Nance Lavallee, right, tidies up while her duaghter, Elizabeth, test drives a bicycle. The thrift store is operated by the Cannon Spouses Club. By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections Officers wives clubs hold a distinct niche in images from American popular culture – and there’s usually several martinis […]

Press release: City of Portales launches flag design contest

The City of Portales is working on a variety of activities to celebrate its incorporation centennial this year. One of the planned activities is to host a City Flag Design Contest with the goal of creating and flying the first Portales City Flag during June 2009. Preserving the culture and heritage of the City of […]

Business feature: Store owner creates environment for expression

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer Nicole Thompson said she opened her specialty imports store “Purple Myst” in Portales to provide residents with a slice of culture and the unique. Been there myself: Thompson said she always had to drive out of town to buy imported items.“My idea was that I was tired of having […]

July 20, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: There Was a Woman : La Llorona from Folklore to Popular Culture by Domino Renee Perez. “How is it that there are so many lloronas?” A haunting figure of Mexican oral and literary traditions, La Llorona permeates the consciousness of her folk community. From a […]

It’s all hypothetical; make a choice

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico In his pop-culture book, “Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs,” Chuck Klosterman has a series of hypothetical questions that makes you consider your world (i.e. If cats could read, would they find Garfield to be an insulting caricature?), and perhaps yourself. I’ve been dabbling in hypotheticals myself, and here are […]

Cultural mecca: Why not?

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales MainStreet officials say an arts and culture district in downtown Portales could provide a key ingredient for revitalization — downtown activity in the evening. In 2007 the New Mexico Legislature adopted municipal-enabling legislation that allows for the creation of arts and cultural districts recognized by the state. The […]

Brazilian culture comes to Clovis

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers The Viver Brasil Dance Co. will use song and dance interpretation to portray Brazilian culture during a 90-minute performance Sunday at the Marshall Junior High School Auditorium in Clovis. Founded in 1997, the 12-member dance troupe focuses on bringing to life the Afro-Brazilian cultures, through dance, music and costumes, founder […]

Students celebrate with fund-raising on minds

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor It was a little late to celebrate the Chinese New Year but the Chinese culture, along with a mixture of other cultures, was on display Sunday at the Memorial Building. Jane Liu, a nine-year member of the Eastern New Mexico University staff, came up with the idea of a […]

Black History Month promotes cultural awareness

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Bringing cultural awareness to the community has been the focus of Eastern New Mexico University African-American Affairs in celebration of Black History Month. “We do this to promote cultural diversity and cultural awareness,” said Ashley Porter, director of African-American Affairs at ENMU. Black History Month provides the opportunity to […]