Farmers, cowboys look for the bright side of life

By Glenda Price There’s a famous cartoon. A cowboy’s horse is bucking across a rock pile interspersed with cactus. He’s lost his bridle reins – and his stirrups. He’s hanging upside down on the horse’s side with one hand on the saddle horn. His friend is loping toward him, looking worried. The cowboy in the […]

Not all helping hands appreciated

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist There are stories about bachelor cowboys — they don’t clean their camp, they don’t cook at all, they’re cranky. Not true. I’ve known several bachelor cowboys, and those “truisms” are myths. In fact those guys, living alone, don’t have to worry about another person messing things up, and that’s the […]

Bachelor cowboys not always cranky but like their space

By Glenda Price There are stories about bachelor cowboys – they don’t clean their camp, they don’t cook at all, they’re cranky. Not true. I’ve known several bachelor cowboys, and those “truisms” are myths. In fact those guys, living alone, don’t have to worry about another person messing things up, and that’s the way they […]

Cowboys like to ride

Glenda Price Humans like to ride. They climb onto anything that can move and “go for a ride.” Even inveterate “hikers” catch a ride to the trailhead, the faster the better. It begins when we’re little, with tricycles, and really never ends. The milk cow was one of my favorite rides when I was young. […]

Who won Super Bowl XXX?

Mayor trivia: Who won the Super Bowl the year David Lansford was first elected Clovis’ mayor? Answer: The Dallas Cowboys, led by Emmitt Smith and Troy Aikman, beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17, on Jan. 28, 1996. Lansford is a pro football fan and considers the Cowboys his favorite team. • • • We’re working on […]

You gotta love cowboys

Cowboys are not known for their romantic side. Glenda Price explains the cowboy way. Look for her column in the Opinion section. • • • Need a little inspiration? Try our quote of the day: Quotable

Rivalry in family

The editors asked: No Cowboys. No Broncos. No Hank Baskett. Do you care about watching the Super Bowl? Maybe for the commercials or to see Tom Petty perform at halftime? Here’s what readers had to say: • I’m from New York so I’m loving it. I have a son-in-law who lives in Boston so we […]

Eli’s coming

The editors asked: No Cowboys. No Broncos. No Hank Baskett. Do you care about watching the Super Bowl? Maybe for the commercials or to see Tom Petty perform at halftime? Here’s what readers had to say: • The Super Bowl will be worth watching (because of) the Eli Manning story.” – Bill Gaedke • “Nuts. […]

Tom who?

The editors asked: No Cowboys. No Broncos. No Hank Baskett. Do you care about watching the Super Bowl? Maybe for the commercials or to see Tom Petty perform at halftime? Here’s what readers had to say: • “Nuts. Cowboys gone, Seahawks gone, football season is over. Might watch the commercials, though. … Who is Tom […]

Hounds claim third win

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Junior guard Marquis Ruffin scored a season-best 19 points and Eastern New Mexico University overcame a 10-point, first-half deficit to beat New Mexico Highlands 80-65 Monday night in men’s college basketball. ENMU (3-7), which snapped a six-game losing streak, had only seven players in uniform. But all seven […]

Red-hot Cowboys down ENMU

CNJ staff PORTALES — Maybe the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team should have played New Mexico Highlands early in the season. The Greyhounds fared much better against the Cowboys than in their earlier clash, but the result was the same — an 11-7 loss on Tuesday night at Greyhound Field. Two weeks earlier, Highlands […]

Highlands crushes Hounds

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M — New Mexico Highlands had a run on the board before getting a hit on Tuesday against Eastern New Mexico University. That was certainly bad news for the Greyhounds. Once they started raking, the Cowboys pounded out 26 hits and rolled to a 24-5 rout in a non-conference clash. All […]

CCS earns semifinals with win

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House’s Ronnie Eldridge, right, tries to block a shot attempt by Clovis Christian’s Will Genitski during Tuesday’s District 4-1A tournament game at the CCS gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Coach Randy McBroom said his Clovis Christian boys have had trouble putting together consistent games through the regular season, […]

Wolverines top Plains for tourney title

CNJ staff TEXICO — Texico boys coach Richard Luscombe said in order for the Wolverines to beat the up-tempo Plains Cowboys in Saturday’s boys finals of the Citizens Bank Border Shootout, they would have to control the game’s pace. They did just that Saturday night, posting a 51-35 victory to capture the title. Junior Daniel […]

Hounds top Cowboys for first victory

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ENMU senior Mikal Monette and New Mexico Highlands freshman David Omogham battle for a rebound during the first half of Tuesday night’s game at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University senior forward Mikal Monette said a win is a win. Monette scored 14 […]

Baskett flying high

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MCT Photo: George BridgesHank Baskett will suit up for his first NFL regular-season game Sunday when Philadelphia plays the Texans in Houston. By Jon Marks: CNJ Correspondent PHILADELPHIA — On Labor Day, Hank Baskett worked. And also packed. He worked for his new employer, the Philadelphia Eagles, having learned over the weekend — while he […]

Song rattles cowboy image

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In a house on the dry, windy plains of New Mexico, the first gay-themed country song performed by a major artist was penned. Lubbock-born singer-songwriter Ned Sublette wrote “Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond of Each Other” when he spent time in his parents’ Portales home in the summer of […]

2/15 Letters to the editor

County residents stranded after 2 a.m. I noticed the ad in Sunday’s newspaper about Doug Bowman running for sheriff. I am very interested to know what Bowman or anyone else running for the position is going to do to change the Sheriff’s Department. We have recently had two robberies at our business in town, then […]

2/5 Letters to the editor

‘Brokeback’ doesn’t apply to all cowboys In reference to Thursday’s CNJ story about “Brokeback Mountain:” One man interviewed for the story seems to think he can make sweeping generalizations about cowboys. He said cowboys have morals that include abstaining from sex before marriage, and honesty. But my best friend’s heart was broken by a cowboy […]

Two thumbs down: Gay cowboy movie gets poor reception

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“Brokeback Mountain,” a story about two cowboys who fall in love, had a poor showing in Clovis despite good reviews and Academy Awards nominations. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer There are many in this town of roughly 35,000 who have built a life around agriculture. It is an industry that […]