Pioneer Rodeo keeps ‘em coming

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Fast facts What: 36th annual Pioneer Days Rodeo When: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday Where: Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena Tickets: $10-12 in advance at Joe’s Boot Shop; $12-14 at gate With 35 years of continuity behind it, the Pioneer Days PRCA rodeo could have just about anyone in the […]

May 28, 2006 Organizations

Nite Owl Extension Club The Nite Owl Extension Club met at the Extension Building on May 4 with 11 members present. The meeting was called to order by Charlotte Adams. Members agreed to hold future meetings at the Baxter-Curren Senior Citizen Center on the first and third Wednesdays. The door prize was donated by Arleen […]

Quilting, horsemanship on display at Ag Expo

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Horsemanship and quilt designs were among the demonstrations during the first day of the 14th annual New Mexico Ag Expo at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Orine Barnes and Beth Berggren of Orine Barnes Training of Canyon, Texas, shared tips with horseowners of all ages. Barnes showed horseowners how […]

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BPO DOES Clovis BPO DOES #108 held a public ceremony on Jan. 14, at the Elks Lodge to install the 2006 officers. Kaye Parrish served as Deputy Supreme Installing President, Tosalie Crowley was installing Conductor and Linda Catanzaro was installing Chaplin. The following officers were installed: President-Gaylynn Essary First counselor-Gwen Williams Senior counselor-Georgia Urioste Junior […]

Texico could be growing

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Cody McCord from Guy’s Electric works on the interior of Justin and Kim Barnes’ new home in a planned subdivision of Silver Shadows Estates, just north of Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Ryn Gargulinski) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer For 27 years, Nancy Barnes has lived in the same house on the same farm with […]

County approves tax hike

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Commission raised the gross-receipts tax Tuesday, but a former commissioner vowed to petition the increase. The Commission unanimously approved an ordinance that will raise gross-receipts taxes by .125 percent — or $1.25 more for a $1,000 purchase. The increase will take effect July 1. The board […]

County commission incumbents prevail

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J. Albin Smith, left, and his wife Sandra watch the election results Tuesday at the Curry County Courthouse. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Republican incumbents Albin Smith and Tim Ashley will remain on the Curry County Commission. Ashley held 57 percent of the votes (2,287) in defeating Democrat Paul D. […]

District 5 candidates unopposed in primary

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer District 5 County Commissioner Tim Ashley, a Republican, has no opponent in the June 1 primary. Democrat Paul D. Barnes, who is challenging Ashley this fall, also is unopposed in the primary. Both candidates recently talked with the Clovis News Journal on issues surrounding county government. If elected in […]

Chili’s hot for Clovis

By Glen Seeber A Chili’s Grill & Bar Family Restaurant will open in Clovis this fall, a spokesman for Brinker International Inc. said Monday. “We’re very excited to be bringing Chili’s to Clovis,” Chris Barnes said. “We have signed a lease on a property in Clovis.” The new restaurant will be located in a lot […]

Former county commissioner ill with West Nile

Jack King Paul Dee Barnes, a former Curry County commissioner and longtime community leader, said Tuesday he has contracted West Nile virus. “Unfortunately, I have it,” the 60-year-old farmer and rancher said. “I don’t know when I got it. I’ve spent about two weeks in the hospital, but I’m OK. There’s no permanent damage that […]