Students tap into primitive skills

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Christina Calloway Eastern New Mexico University and Texas Tech students brought out their primitive skills Saturday afternoon, shaping obsidian rock into stone tools, a process called flintknapping. Flintknapping was just one of the activities students practiced during the 13th annual Cynthia Irwin-Williams Lecture Series/Conference at ENMU sponsored by ENMU’s anthropology club and department. The two-day […]

Turn your summer memories into permanent decorations

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Disney FamilyFun magazine Summer is over, but you have memories with your kids that you want to hang onto forever. Use these three ideas to turn your souvenirs into keepsakes. Slide Sleeve Treasure Holder This playful version of a shadow box can be tacked up just about anywhere or hung like a mobile to let […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Meet the author, Rock n’ roll cleanup and the Red Scare

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Meet the author Portales’ award-winning writer of paranormal romances, Darynda Jones, is scheduled to speak at the Friends of the Portales Public Library meeting at noon Sept. 1 at the library. The meeting is a brown bag lunch and open to the public. While […]

Friday morning briefing: Rock the Park, Ike in Clovis and a fairy tale wedding

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Music, music, music Rock the Park is four hours of contemporary Christian music and it’s from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Potter Park. Cowtown The National Corriente Cattle Show is all day today and Sunday at the Curry County Events Center. Fast […]

Rodeo family affair for steer wrestlers

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Silver City on Thursday, Clovis on Friday, and Window Rock, Ariz., on Saturday. And Mexican Springs for a quick break. That’s one of the patterns most summers for the Bates family, who made their annual stop at the Pioneer Days Rodeo on Friday night. The trio, who all competed […]

Monday morning briefing: Spring break, farm values and closing The Rock

Good morning and happy spring. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Spring break Sunday marked the first day of spring. Today marks the start of a week-long spring break for students at Eastern New Mexico University. Alas, university staff must continue to report to work. Quirky quote of the day “How would we measure […]

My turn: I don’t think Roy did it this way

I grew up watching Roy Rogers every Saturday morning. Roy could ride like the wind. Roy could jump off of a big rock and knock a bad guy off his horse. Roy could jump off of Trigger onto a bad guy’s horse and knock him off. I was watching Roy a couple of nights ago. […]

My turn: Raising fish no easy feat

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Rock Lake State Fish Hatchery in Santa Rosa offers tours for people who want to know what it takes to grow fish in area lakes said Leonard Rice, Rock Lake Hatchery manager. The hatchery has been around since 1968. It was renovated a few years ago from a cold water fishery to a warm-water facility. […]

My turn: Rock bottom good place for life to pick up

As I kneeled before the Blessed Sacrament at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Day, I thought, “When we hit rock-bottom, that means there’s a rock at the bottom, right?” A rock, or better yet, a foundation. According to the Bible, the house of he who builds it on a rock won’t collapse. And […]

Oct. 23 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales-area dispatchers, according to records: Tuesday About 8 p.m., an officer spoke with a 22-year-old man who said someone had thrown a rock through the window of his apartment in the 500 block of North Avenue K. The man said he heard the sound of glass breaking while he was […]

Concert mix of country, rock ‘n’ roll performances

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Liliana Castillo Brian Hyland had more than 2,000 people on back up when he sang his 1960’s hit “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” Friday at the Clovis Music Festival. Organizers said about 2,200 fans came out to see Portales native Will Banister and the Mulberry Band, Hyland, Bobby Richards’ Coasters and Bobby […]

Friday morning briefing: Little rock stars, limited lunch and an Oscar

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. School of rock Looking to catch a budding rock star or hot new group right here in Clovis? Check out the “Kids Rock” Rock and Roll Assembly 9 a.m. today at Mesa Elementary. It’s part of the Clovis Music Festival. In case you’re hungry […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Old time rock and a presidential pardon

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Old time rock Thursday is the official kickoff of the annual Clovis Music Festival featuring museum tours and lots of live old time rock n’ roll. Here’s a link to the complete schedule: http://www.clovismusicfestival.net/index2.php#/info1/1/ Open gates The Open Gate Program is making enrolled private […]

ENMU grad behind KISS lottery ticket

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Argen Duncan An Eastern New Mexico University graduate has displayed her art in 1,100 locations, worked with rock band KISS and made her mark on the New Mexico Lottery. Jessica Quintana, who graduated from ENMU in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, designed the new popular KISS scratchers. “They were fun,” she said. […]

Our people: Hometown girl

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Mayor Gayla Brumfield enjoys rock ‘n’ roll music and the beach. She has always enjoyed the roots Clovis has to rock ‘n’ roll and misses the beach while in our landlocked state. Tell us how you met your spouse. Dragging Main Street in downtown Clovis. He was with his friends and I was with my […]

Portales Past: March 9, 1960

March 9, 1960: Portales police were on the lookout for rock throwers. Frank’s University Food Store and Cooper-Hobbs Chevrolet both lost large plate-glass windows to the vandals within a week. Police Chief L.D. Baker said he knew of only one reason anyone would break the business’ windows: “Meanness.”

Churches will 'Rock the Block'

Courtesy photo Live music, bounce houses, face painting and food are all part of the free fun at the Rock the Block party on Saturday. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Three churches in north Clovis are teaming up to host a block party on Saturday. The pastors of Highland Baptist Church, Kingswood United Methodist […]

Ticket feature: Rock ‘n’ Roll panel part of festival

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico While the Clovis Music Festival has boasted its ability to bring fans from across the world, this year’s festival gained the attention of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Museum Exhibitions Coordinator Shelby Morrison is heading to Clovis for the Sept. 10-13 festival as a show […]

School shopping requires strategy

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist I decided to homeschool my kids again this year, but I also feel the back-to-school frenzy that sweeps Wal-Mart aisles across the country, if only because I buy supplies that school children use for the kids’ curriculum, co-ops and various classes. Like many other adults across the country, I get […]

School shopping strategy required

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist I decided to homeschool my kids again this year, but I also feel the back-to-school frenzy that sweeps Wal-Mart aisles across the country, if only because I buy supplies that school children use for the kids’ curriculum, co-ops and various classes. Like many other adults across the country, I get […]