County commissioners talk fairgrounds management

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners on Wednesday discussed a potential contract with Global Spectrum to manage the county fairgrounds and events center. Commissioners heard the Philadelphia-based facility management company’s proposal during its last commission meeting. In what became his last meeting as county manger, Dick Smith said the company would be […]

Smoking ban enacted near county property

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Smokers will have to stay 25 feet from county-owned property before lighting up under a new ordinance approved Tuesday by Curry County Commissioners. Penalties for violating the ordinance include a $100 fine for the first violation, $200 for a second violation within a year of the first; and $500 […]

County, Mounted Patrol lock horns

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The future of the Pioneer Days Rodeo could be in peril without a compromise between the county and the Curry County Mounted Patrol, according to an organization spokesperson. Bob Lacey told the Curry County Commission on Tuesday planning for next year’s rodeo is behind schedule because of the stricter […]

Commission considers smoking code

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Commission is considering limiting outdoor smoking at the Curry County Fairgrounds. The proposal would limit outdoor smoking to 25 feet or more outside the fairgrounds gates. The ordinance will also designate a distance of 25 feet for smoking areas at all county building entrances and ban […]

Sept. 1, 1975

The first animals to show up at the Curry County Fairgrounds were those in the dairy herd of Friona’s Dale Hart. … The Sea Food Shop, at 1005 W. Seventh St., was under the new management of Sam and Sheryl Eldridge. … The Clovis-area office for the Corporation in Action for Minority Business and Industrial […]

Fair organizers hyping heritage

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Clovis’ oldest surviving house will reside at the Curry County Fair as part of the new Pioneer Village. Fairgrounds Manager Justus Anderson said the village will include antiques, demonstrations and people dressed as pioneers. “To go with the Pioneer Village, we’re going to have all kinds of antiques in […]

July 18, 2007 Meetings Watch: Curry County Commission

Curry County commissioners on Tuesday approved the contract for roofing work at the Curry County Fairgrounds with Conklin Roofing Systems. But commissioners also questioned the roofing company’s previous service. The contract will pay the roofing company about $16,000 to repair the roof over the Home Arts Building and about $12,000 to repair the roof over […]

County toughening policy enforcement at fairgrounds

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Organizations participating in the Curry County Fair in August will have to present proof of liability insurance before they can set up booths. Curry County Manager Dick Smith told county commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting the policy has been selectively enforced over the years, but the new fairgrounds manager, Justus […]

Old Fort Days schedule

Fort Sumner: Today Musicfest, 7 p.m., high school multi-purpose room Friday Great American Cow Plop, 10 a.m., north of Chamber of Commerce Windows to the Past, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., downtown Kids goat roping, 11 a.m., south of the Chamber of Commerce Kids Street: pet show and games, noon to 4 p.m., Dallas Park […]

Upcoming events

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CNJ file photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis’ Smoke on the Water fireworks display will be held at dusk on July 4 at Greene Acres Park. CNJ staff The following is a list of some of the area events scheduled this spring and summer: June 4-9 — Pioneer Days, Clovis June 6-9 — Old Fort Days, Fort […]

Jail employees need supervisors’ support

Letters to the Editor Regarding the Feb. 20 CNJ article headlined “Jail guards arrested in assault:” How is it that a jail inmate can complain he was not handled more delicately by Curry County Adult Detention Center officers and disrupt so many lives? And when these allegations were made by inmate Walter Dixon on Feb. […]

Officials investigate liquor license for fairgrounds

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer County officials are researching obtaining a license to serve liquor at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Curry County Fairgrounds Manager Justus Anderson is gathering information on how county officials would acquire the license, he said during a Tuesday Curry County Commission meeting. Officials envision serving alcohol in a contained and […]

Ground broken for events center

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Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, takes part in a calf-roping contest during the groundbreaking for the Special Events Center Saturday at Curry County Fairgrounds. Harden did rope the mechanical calf for a score. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Elected officials from the state and county gathered Saturday at the Curry County […]

Lubbock Winter Rodeo Series can give fans quick rodeo fix

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers For nearly three decades, Charlie Thompson has produced winter training rodeos. This season’s rodeo offers spectators a chance to get a glimpse at potential future world champions, in addition to names they may already recognize. What is it? The Lubbock Winter Rodeo Series was spawned from a small organization called […]

Oct. 16 Club Notes

Encanto Garden The Encanto Garden Club met Tuesday at the home of Elsie Dean with Jacque Wuest, vice president, presiding. Guest speaker was Gina Shelly of Makin’ It Natural Health Food Store. Gina distributed gift bags to each member and explained that her motto is “Take charge of your own body.” She also said that […]

Yard sale gears up

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Mike Krell piles donated clothes on his son, Cub Scout Scott Krell,10. Father and son volunteered to assist in sorting donations Saturday morning at the Fairgrounds in Clovis. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Pickup trucks and horse trailers are nothing new at the Curry County fairgrounds, but — pickup trucks and […]

Route 66 event calendar

Thursday 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. — Bluegrass Music and Watermelon Feed at Kvols Park, next to the Chamber. Music provided by the Northeast New Mexico Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Association. Admission is free. Friday 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. — Fandango Dinner Party at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Admission is $15 and includes […]

6/16 Ticket Calendar

All times Mountain Clovis Monster Truck Show — Gates open at 6 p.m. Meet and Greet from 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Show begins at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Curry County Fairgrounds. Clovis Juneteenth Extravaganza — 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday at Potter Park. Various activities including gospel music, Miss Juneteenth Pageant, […]

Scout has plans set in stone

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Boy Scout Tyson Bare, 17, with Troop 128, explains Tuesday afternoon the adobe rock structure that he and his troop will build at the entrance to the Curry County Fairgrounds. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. Jack King A Clovis High School junior told the Curry County Commission Tuesday he wants to build a stone entrance […]

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 […]