Day trip: Roswell UFO Festival

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Courtesy photo The Roswell UFO Festival runs July 1 through July 4. Roswell UFO Festival • Location: Roswell • What activities can you enjoy at this location: A four-day festival about the much-debated 1947 UFO crash in Roswell. The festival offers a variety of activities including alien costume contests, 10K and 5K run and walks, […]

Tuesday morning briefing: A windy festival and the end of polio

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Wind festival Don’t forget the first Downtown Wind Festival in Clovis this week.It’s from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring a Pedal ARTitude Rally, which is a kinetic sculpture event. Basically take a bike and decorate it, wear a costume, carry a sock puppetand […]

Film festival, lectureship audience doubles

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Argen Duncan The fourth annual High Plains Film Festival, held in conjunction with the Jack Williamson Lectureship, had twice the turnout of last year, an organizer said. This was the first year the two events operated together. “I think it was great to have a theme, and we were able to build an audience from […]

Jack Williamson Lectureship combined with annual film festival

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Alisa Boswell ‘Exciting’ is a term many Eastern New Mexico University faculty used when talking about the upcoming 35th annual Jack Williamson Lectureship and the fourth annual High Plains Film Festival, which will be taking place March 31 through April 2. This year marks the first time the two events have been combined and the […]

Wind festival to feature kinetic sculpture race

Cannon Connections staff Clovis MainStreet is organizing the inaugural Downtown Wind Festival 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 30 in downtown Clovis. The event will be held following Cannon Air Force Base’s annual Kite Karnival, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Doc Stewart Park. There will be educational booths and food vendors, […]

Clovis MainStreet to host wind festival

Clovis MainStreet will be hosting a new Downtown Wind Festival April 30 on Main Street, according to a news release. The event will be held in conjunction with Cannon Air Force Base’s Kite Karnival, which will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Doc Stewart Park. The main event at the festival will be […]

Prairie chicken poster contest open

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Argen Duncan The annual High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival poster contest is taking entries as the event, which had participant slots filled in record time this year, nears. The 10th annual festival offers viewings of the lesser prairie chickens’ mating dances, entertainment and educational tours April 15-17 in Milnesand. The event is limited to 100 […]

Thursday morning briefing: Books galore, a fall festival and drinking the Kool-Aid

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday morning briefing. Books on the cheap Thousands of used books will be available at bargain prices during the annual Friends of the Portales Public Library sale set for today through Saturday in the meeting room at the library, 218 S. Ave. B. Hours for the […]

Families enjoy fall festival

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Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Military spouse Susan Hinrichs paints faces Saturday at one of the free booth activities for children. Liliana Castillo Airmen of the 27th Special Operations Group and Special Operations Maintenance Group, along with their families, enjoyed a day of fun, food and games Saturday at Cannon Air Force Base’s Fall Festival. […]

Halloween festivals more fun

Karl Terry Trick-or-treating was a big part of the fall season when I was a kid but the annual Fun Festival at L.L. Brown Elementary School was a fall classic. When I was trick-or-treat age we lived in the country and so that activity wasn’t as big for us as it was for city kids […]

Local fall festival schedules

The following is a list of local holiday happenings this weekend:

Fall Harvest Festival day for family fun

Cannon Connections photo: Gabriel Monte John Vuong, 8, crosses the pumpkin obstacle course finish line at the skate park at Doc Stewart park. Vuong had the winning time. Cannon Connections staff During the winter months, the Cannon Community Center doesn’t have much in terms of family activities, according to center manager Paul Hopkins. The center […]

Residents turn out for annual Peanut Valley Festival

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Clarence Plank The 37th annual Peanut Valley Festival at Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday was a busy day for vendors, local shoppers and some who attend the festival every year. Vendors came from North Carolina, Florida, west Texas and New Mexico. Cheri Quinn, owner of Kountry Klutter in Roswell, is a regular at the […]

Peanut Valley festival may feature petting zoo

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PNT Staff Fifty craft booths. Eight food vendors. Maybe even a petting zoo and kiddy train. The 37th annual Peanut Valley Festival is featuring all those things, plus a few information tables and fundraisers, during its two-day run this weekend at Eastern New Mexico University, said Britnie Burds, Campus Life graduate assistant working with the […]

Peanut Valley Festival upcoming

The 37th annual Peanut Valley Festival is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. the next day in Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Building. The festival will feature more than 50 craft booths and a variety of food vendors, according to a news release from ENMU. A […]

My Turn: Oldies acts still impressive

Wendel Sloan During the Clovis Music Festival, I saw Bryan Hyland, 66, The Coasters (formed in the 1950s) and Bobby Vee, 67. When younger, I wondered why aging stars kept performing after the white-hot spotlight had cooled. Why did those hitless-for-decades wonders continue taking the stage before dwindling crowds (although 2,000-plus that night was impressive)? […]

A rockin’ good time

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Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Johnny Rogers, a Buddy Holly impersonator, took the stage Saturday with Kevin Montgomery to play their music, rather than Holly’s. Liliana Castillo The Clovis Music Festival drew more than 6,000 people over the course of four days. The festival was started in 1987 by Vi Petty in honor of her […]

Starship kicks off music festival

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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

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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 […]

Clovis Music Festival features Bobby Vee

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 […]