Kid’s pardon better left by wayside

Karl Terry Some want to see Billy the Kid exonerated of his crimes and riding the trail as a hero. Some, like Billy the Governor Richardson, might want to steal a little of his fame not unlike the Kid used to rustle cattle on the High Plains. I’ve kept silent for the last few months […]

N.M. governor considers pardon for Billy the Kid

By Barry Massey: The Associated Press SANTA FE — The showdown between Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid has fascinated the American public for nearly 130 years with its classic, Old West storyline of the frontier lawman hunting down the notorious gunslinger. As it turns out, the feud isn’t completely over. New Mexico Gov. Bill […]

Mom gives greatest advice

By Grant McGee: Local columnist My friend Michelle tells the story of disciplining her littlest kid, Zeke. “It was bath time and he didn’t want to take one,” she said. “But I told him he had to so he turns to me and says, ‘Momma I don’t love you anymore!’ I wanted to laugh but […]

The Kid Boss

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Photos courtesy of Nita Stewart Haley Jim Cook as a young man. Cook, a reputed gunman who was also known as an aggressive, overbearing range foreman, married Leta Easley, neice of the Winfrey brothers who owned the H-Bar Ranch. Cook lived the life of a rover traveling the country and Canada. Cook also wrote a […]

The Kid victim of steroids era

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The Kid could do no wrong. For baseball fans who grew up in the 1990s, Ken Griffey Jr. was the best baseball player in the world. He homered in his first major league at-bat, and followed with numbers so prolific you wondered when, not if, he’d pass Babe Ruth […]

May 29, 2008 Education Digest

College classes open to youth Clovis Community College is accepting registration for Kid’s College classes in June and July, according to a college press release. Children can be registered for a class from now until the first day of that class. Classes begin next week. Early registration is encouraged. Information: 769-4760 or www.clovis.edu

School fights still don’t make sense

Grant McGee: Local columnist A friend just told me about her son getting beat up at one of our High Plains schools. No need to go into detail of who, where, when or even why. The end result was a trip to the emergency room, stitches, a chat with police, and the family wondering how […]

Billy the Kid’s legend lives on long after his death

By Don McAlvy: Columnist In the fall of 1987 Maryln and Joe Bowlin, owners of the Billy the Kid Museum near Billy’s grave and what was left of the old Fort where Billy was killed, returned from Hico, Texas, mad as wet hens. They had seen Bob Hefner’s Billy the Kid Museum at the little […]

Abduction press conference notes

CNJ staff Clovis Police Chief Dan Blair on the safe recovery Friday of 10-year-old Marissa Graham, abducted from Texhoma, Okla., Thursday night: The recovery: We received the 911 call from a local convenience store that a little girl was there that had been kidnapped out of Oklahoma. We had received earlier or last night an […]

Declaring war on Christmas ridiculous

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Somewhere it went wrong. There was the 6-year-old, trudging through heavy snow to attend midnight mass at St. Charles Catholic Church in Boardman, Ohio. There was his rapt attention to the nativity scene depicting the birth of Jesus Christ. It had been a big day for the kid who would […]