A festive affair: Counties prepare for fairs

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Alisa Boswell: Freedom New Mexico Logan Hinders, left, and Austin Bagwell, of New Day Productions in Amarillo, put together sound equipment at the Curry County Events Center Friday afternoon in preparation for the upcoming Shattering the Silence concert and the Curry County Fair. General Manager Kevin Jolley said the fairgrounds will be ready Monday for […]

Rodeo family affair for steer wrestlers

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Michael Bates Jr. of Mexican Springs tries to wrestle his steer down during his run at the Friday night performance of the Pioneer Days Rodeo. Bates took a no time on the run. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Silver City on Thursday, Clovis on Friday, and Window Rock, Ariz., […]

For Nitzers of Muleshoe, running a family affair

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Nizter family welcomed two new members, Beric and Berin, when the twins were born three months ago. Deb and Grant Nitzer stand with their nine children Laurel, back left, Bethany, back middle, Hudson, back right, Gracee, front left, Holly, front middle, Rasmey and Jonathan, front right, in front of […]

County fairs more of family affair

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist County fairs are under way now, and the big state fairs are not far off. This tradition includes almost every state as well as many other countries. It all began as a way for people to compare their livestock, vegetables, etc., with those grown by their neighbors. Small towns, many […]

Private sector probably best bet for Edwards

Freedom New Mexico It has been a few days since John Edwards went on national television to admit an extramarital affair. While the passage of time has calmed some of the tumult surrounding this latest sex scandal, North Carolina’s former senator has yet to emerge on the other side of this dark cloud of controversy. […]

Blackmail affects Clovis citizen

By Don McAlvy: Columnist Arthur E. Curren, first newspaper publisher in Clovis, told a strange story that happened in Clovis in its early days. Curren had come to Clovis from California in 1929. He came to celebrate the joining of his old Clovis News to the Clovis Journal and creating the Clovis Evening News-Journal. Arthur […]

Lynch affair is symbolic of war’s lack of clarity

Freedom Newspapers When commentators first suggested the U.S. military’s depiction of Army Private Jessica Lynch’s “heroic” struggle against her Iraqi captors was overblown, U.S. officials were indignant. But the more the public learns about the event, the more clear it is that initial Pentagon descriptions of what happened were untrue. A new biography of Lynch, […]