Clovis boy honors deceased firefighters with memorial

By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER The mountains of Prescott, Ariz., mean plenty to Mikala Gray and her son, Landon Davis. Landon was born in Prescott and learned to walk in those mountains, and when Gray was a young girl traveling cross-country with the family, she would ask family members to wake her up […]

Ticket feature: ENMU performances lined up

Entertainment and arts are on deck for Eastern New Mexico University this semester, with numerous events on the college's fine arts calendar. Courtesy photo The Eastern New Mexico fine arts calendar is full of dramatic acts, art displays, and musical performances. Performances include: "Night at the Songbird: Viva Vegas," Sept. 26-30. Held at the University […]

Eleven acts scheduled for contest

Eleven acts are scheduled to perform in Saturday's 31st annual Texaco Country Showdown at the Lyceum Theatre. The winner advances to the state level in the contest. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for kids 9-18, and kids 8 and under are free. Acts scheduled to perform are: Vyanne […]

What to know about the Curry County Fair

Curry County residents will celebrate the county's 92nd annual fair from next week and organizers are expecting increased attendance. Kevin Jolley, Curry County Events Center and Fairgrounds general manager, said last year's attendance was about 35,000. The year before had 30,000 attendees, he said. He said entertainment activities such as concerts and arena cross racing […]

Ticket feature: County fair season gearing up

Whether it's rhythm or rides, magic or music, there's something of interest over the next two weeks at the Curry and Roosevelt county fairgrounds. File photo Carvinals, music and other events are availalbe for entertainment at the Curry County Fair next week and the Roosevelt County Fair the week after. Each county is getting set […]

Ticket feature: Border Town Days ‘simple celebration’

Mike Pomper was putting the finishing touches on the upcoming edition of the State Line Tribune Tuesday evening — the second biggest paper of 2012, behind the Christmas edition. The reason why is a mystery, unless you're familiar to Texico, N.M., or Farwell, Texas — the two towns the paper serves and the participants in […]

Ethnic fair learning experience

There was plenty to see and hear Saturday at Hillcrest Park, the former and now current home of the annual Clovis Ethnic Fair. CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Zambian singer Maureen Lupo Lilanda entertains the Clovis Ethnic Fair crowd Saturday morning with her rendition of Bob Marley's "No Woman, No Cry." But beyond the dances, […]

Ethnic Fair schedule

2012 Ethnic Fair schedule at Hillcrest Park Saturday 8:30 a.m. — Fun run/walk (5k and 1.25 Mile), 14th and Main 10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Arts and craft booths, children's activities and food vendors 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. — Car show 10 a.m. — Children's entertainment hour, Center Stage dance duo and Roy Lions stomp team 10 […]

Ethnic fair hosts new events

Most years, the lineup for the annual Clovis Ethnic Fair changes little, as the performers, volunteers and educators always plan to come back. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Anna Watkins, 13, left, and her sister Maria Watkins, 12, both of Waco, Texas, take part in the Batik and tie dye" workshop Tuesday at Roy Walker […]

Area officials remember Griffith

Entertainer Andy Griffith died Tuesday at his North Carolina home. He was 86. The cause of death has not been released. Area officials had fond memories of the man best known for his role as Sheriff Andy Taylor on the TV series "The Andy Griffith Show." Curry County Clerk Coni Jo Lyman: "I liked anytime […]

Smoke on the Water schedule

Smoke on the Water schedule When: Today Where: Greene Acres Park Cost: Free 8 a.m. — 5k fun walk/run (race begins at the intersection of Main street and Grand Avenue (entry fee is $20) 3:30 p.m. — Live entertainment, main stage at Greene Acres Park 3:30 p.m. — The Hamilton's 4:30 p.m. — Highway 84 […]

Community band holding summer concert

While the "Clovis sound" is a phrase often thrown out to remind Clovis Music Festival attendees of the sounds of Buddy Holly, the Fireballs and the Crickets, it could just as much be applied to the tunes that play on a warm summer night every year at Ned Houk Park. The Clovis Community Band is […]

What’s Happening: March 29

Today Selecting, Installing and maintaining a computer — 9 a.m. to noon, Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 769-7840 Pre-school story hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 769-7840. LEPC Emergency Response/ HAZMAT Committee meeting — 10 a.m., 320 Connelly. High Plains Patriots meeting — 7 p.m., Master's Center Conference Room. Jail bond proposal will be […]

Ticket feature: U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors to take stage

Clovis, known widely as an Air Force town, is getting a visit from some very boisterous Army members. Courtesy photo The U.S. Army Field Band's Jazz Ambassadors will perform a free concert Wednesday at Marshall Auditorium. Those members, 19 in all, comprise the Army Field Band's Jazz Ambassadors, set to perform a free concert next […]

Ticket feature: ‘Queen of Bingo’ being performed in Clovis

Courtesy photo Clovis Community College is offering a game of bingo, a night of laughs and a chance for a frozen turkey. "The Queen of Bingo," scheduled Wednesday at Marshall Auditorium in Clovis, follows two men playing sisters in the world of over-50 bingo. Hailed as witty and outrageous stage comedy that follows in the […]

Ticket feature: Dual band concerts set in Clovis, Portales

The Triple L Band, shown here, will perform with the Alaskan String Band in a pair of concerts this weekend in Portales and Clovis. Members of Portales' Triple L Band and the Alaska String Band consider their musical stylings to be fit for the family. It shouldn't be a surprise, as both bands basically are […]

Production company, nonprofit team up for concert

The Love Come to Life Tour, coming Sunday to Eastern New Mexico University, features well-known Christian music performers Big Daddy Weaver, Kerrie Roberts and Mike's Chair. A local production company owner was touched on hearing the story of a nonprofit organization's message against drinking and driving and invited them to be a part of a […]

Ticket feature: Cathie Ryan Band performing at Clovis Civic Center

The Cathie Ryan Band will perform 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Clovis Civic Center. Irish tradition will come to Clovis on Wednesday, when the Cathie Ryan Band will perform in a 7 p.m. show at the Clovis Civic Center. The show is part of Clovis Community College's Cultural Arts Series. Tickets are available at the […]

Q&A: Will Banister talks music, his career

Will Banister stopped at KENW studios Thursday for an interview before heading off to England for a concert tour. "Well, my shirt, it's got some holes, and my boots have half their sole, but I'm wearing them anyway … and I've never been any other way than I am today." The words come with the […]

Behind the scenes with Sheryl Borden

“Creative Living” where Sheryl Borden records her show on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University. The set shown is one of three sets for “Creative Living” and is used to produce 54 shows a year. Jacob Workman, rear, producer and director of “Creative Living,” and Duane Ryan, director of broadcasting at ENMU, monitor and […]