FFA results

CNJ staff Local results of the New Mexico FFA Leadership Conference Feb. 11-12 in Albuquerque: Quiz Bowl: Contestants were judged on their knowledge of the Future Farmers of America organization. 1. Moriarty 3. Texico

Commissioners to consider 400-stall horse barn

Robin Fornoff Among items coming up Tuesday at a meeting of the Curry County commissioners: An ambitious plan for a 400-stall horse barn to be built adjacent the Events Center at an estimated cost of $5 million. The commission meets at 9 a.m. at Melrose City Hall. The horse barn is a concept being offered […]

Participants visit prehistory with atlatl throw

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank New Mexico Military Institute cadet 6th Classman Cody Charlie winds up to fling his spear Saturday at the Atlatl Competition at the Blackwater Draw dig site. More than 40 people participated in the competition. Clarence Plank Modern people took a step back to pre-historic times Saturday by competing in the […]

Womanless beauty pageant to raise funds for formal wear charity

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Holly Calkins, right, and her mother Erica Calkins look through dresses Saturday at Monarch Formals. Holly Calkins needed a dress for a father daughter ball held at Cannon Air Force Base. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The contestants in the womanless beauty pageant don’t have to sing or dance […]

‘Jingle Bell Classic’ prepares contestants for county fairs

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Courtesy photo: Karen Cone Koby Cone grooms a calf to get it ready for a show at a past Jingle Bell Classic steer jackpot. The event is scheduled for this weekend. By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County is hosting a contest for 4-H members this weekend that should be a learning experience for […]

Junior rodeo opens weeklong run

By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer The High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals are a 30-year tradition in Clovis, and are important for the contestants as well as the community, according to organizers. With 135 contestants registered to compete in the week-long event at the Curry County Fairgrounds, the rodeo is expected to draw around […]

Junior rodeo highlight for youngsters

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis farrier Dusty Leatherwood fits a horseshoe to the hoof of El Paso on Monday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Leatherwood was shoeing the horse in preparation for this week’s High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer The High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals are […]

Rodeo has ‘outside’ flavor

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Anthony Bellow of Oakley, Utah, scored 82 points Saturday during the saddle bronc riding competition at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Scanning the list of numerous contestants from New Mexico, Texas, Arizona and Colorado, it’s not difficult to figure out which region of the country […]

July 21, 1924

More than 4,000 rabbit scalps were turned in by contestants in the rabbit killing contest sponsored by Barry Hardware Co. Jack Eller, rural route carrier of Clovis, won first prize with 1,954 scalps. … Blackwell-Buck Chevrolet advertised a two-passenger utility coupe for $640. … Chief of Police R.M. Hall was driving a new six-cylinder sport […]

Rodeo set for Clovis next week

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Founded in Clovis in 1974, the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association still calls the city home. During the HPJRA Finals this week, some 250 contestants will also call Clovis home — at least temporarily. Participants younger than eight, and as old as 19, will culminate a circuit that started in […]

July 9, 1973

A 58-year-old Clovis man was charged with bootlegging. A quantity of beer and wine was confiscated following the arrest, the Clovis News-Journal reported. … The Piggly Wiggly grocery store announced it would be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. …Susan Murrell of Clovis was one of 14 contestants competing for the New […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Rodeo queen contestants sought

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer APRIL 30 IS THE DEADLINE for contestants who wish to enter the annual Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen Pageant competition. The pageant is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. May 29 at Joe’s Boot Shop in Clovis. Contestants will be judged on appearance and personality. Horsemanship competition will follow at […]

CCC hosting spelling contest

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The fate of the young contestants hinge on words that are rarely used in daily speech and rarely seen in ink: “Samovar,” a metal urn; “nisse,” a friendly goblin of Scandinavian folklore that frequents farm buildings; “torrenticole,” an organism that lives in swiftly flowing water. But it isn’t the […]

Pioneer Days gets a twist

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Children scramble to find their boots during the 29th annual Little Bucaroo Rodeo/Clovis Pioneer Day’s 5-and-under boot race in June 2004 at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Most of Clovis has seen a rodeo — specifically the annual Pioneer Days Rodeo at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena, […]

Heritage Days wrap up despite dark skies

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Everything worked out perfectly for Heritage Days’ organizers and vendors as Portales residents participated in the events without it being rained out. The recently built Portales Junior High Gymnasium was dedicated to Kenneth Livingston, who was a longtime PJH principal before his death in 1987. “It’s amazing,” Bill Livingston, Kenneth’s […]