Portales boy coming home from Nashville to headline fair

By Helena Rodriguez From the Floyd Jamboree to Opryland and now back to the Roosevelt County Fair. Portales native turned Nashville performer John W. Hill will headline entertainment at this year’s Roosevelt County Fair. After spending three years playing acoustic guitar with country star Chad Brock in the late 1990s, Hill has been flying solo […]

Ticket Calendar

Albuquerque Los Lobos — 7 p.m., Friday, Rio Grande Zoo, . Gates open 5:30 p.m. Tickets only available at the zoo; $18 adults, $15 senior citizens, $10 children 3-12. Steve-O from “Jackass” movie – Tuesday, Journal Pavilion. Information: Ticketmaster at (505) 883-7800 or (505)-2-4-MUSIC. Olivia Newton-John — Aug. 19, Sandia Casino. Tickets available at the box […]

Youngsters ready animals for Curry County Fair

By Gary Mitchell Mike Burns says the two steers his son plans to show at this year’s Curry County Fair eat better than he does. Kevin Burns, a17-year-old Texico High School senior, regulates their diet to add bulk without getting them overweight, keeps a “cooler house” for them to rest during the heat of the […]

Roosevelt County Fair opens today

By Kevin Wilson Although the Roosevelt County Fair officially opens today it was a busy place on Tuesday as people from every facet of the fair made their final preparations. Local businesses and organizations set up shop in the merchant’s building, with spots reserved months in advance through the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. Anna […]

Back-To-School fair to help kids stay healthy, safe

By Janet Bresenham Before area students head back to school, they will have an opportunity this week to play streetball, receive free dental, vision and scoliosis screenings and immunizations, play games, enjoy free refreshments and learn more about go-kart safety and fire safety. All the activities, which are free, will take place at this year’s […]

Private citizens not fair game for letters

By David Stevens Most letters to the editor received by the Clovis News Journal are published, especially when the writer follows the parameters outlined daily on this Opinion page. Letters must be no more than 300 words, they must be on topics of general interest and the writer must be identified. Letters may be edited […]

Q&A with Buddy Vaughan

Buddy Vaughan, 40, has been president of the Curry County Fair Board since January 2001. Question: How long have you been working with the Curry County Fair? Answer: I joined the fair board in 1998, and I’ve been working with the fair since then. When Charlie Vannatta was running for Curry County Sheriff, he had […]

Fair planning winds down

By Jack King It’s almost time to load up those freshly canned pickles, secret recipe cookies and prized animals. The Curry County Fair is only four weeks away, plenty of time to plan to be at the Curry County Fairgrounds for a week of competition, entertainment and chances to learn about the latest in home […]

Fair books ready, waiting for fair participants

For those 4-H and FFA members interested in exhibiting their projects in this year’s Curry County Fair, the 2003 Curry County Fair books are hot off the press. The books can be picked up at the Curry County Extension Office, 818 Main St. It’s not just for youngsters, though, said Glenda Belcher, extension home economist. […]

Being fair, balanced is a balancing act

David Stevens Our newspaper faces potential conflicts of interest almost every day. Our news editor has close family ties with Clovis law enforcement. Two staff members teach in the public schools. Our religion writer is often a guest preacher at area churches. And the editor’s cousin is a controversial figure with the Muleshoe police force. […]