Events center to host Resistol All-Around Ranch Rodeo

Sharna Johnson The Curry County Events Center has landed “the biggest and richest ranch rodeo in the world,” Manager Kevin Jolley told commissioners Tuesday. Jolley said he’s been working for a couple months to negotiate and secure a commitment from the 2011 Resistol All-Around Ranch Rodeo, traditionally held in Waco, Texas. “Never in my wildest […]

Capabilities exercise presented for base personnel, families

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Maynelinne De La Cruz The CV-22 Osprey lands in a cloud of dust made by its own powerful propellers during a capabilities exercise as opposition forces look on June 26. The exercise showcased several different aircraft By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs office The Army Special Forces […]

State police seize 400 pounds of marijuana from plane crash

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia A plane that police said was carrying more than 400 pounds of marijuana crashed Monday night in a field 14 miles southwest of Tucumcari. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico New Mexico State Police are investigating a Monday night “controlled crash” of a plane filled with more than 400 pounds […]

Musical talent landed boy in USO show

By Don McAlavy: County historian Before Chick Taylor Jr. died he sent me an email. It read: “Dear Don, yes I remember Tommy Thompson and very much enjoyed your column about him and his kids. Thank you Don for all the great work you have done in your columns and all the other historical documentation. […]

Jan. 25 – Up a tree

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ricky Ulses, 8, climbs a tree in his front yard after his twin brother Deven Ulses threw a pass that landed in the tree. The brothers play football with their neighbors almost everyday.

Texico bull rider returns from injury

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Friends of 18-year-old Texico bullrider L.J. Jenkins will get to watch the erstwhile high schooler compete professionally this weekend in New Mexico. For those close to Jenkins, seeing him at the PBR Ty Murray Invitational is quite a leap from where the young man was just a couple of months […]

Balloon race drifts near Clovis/Cannon

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Balloon racers participating in the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta lifted off from Balloon Fiesta Park Saturday. Courtesy photo. STAFF & WIRE REPORTS Military officials were trying to contact a balloon team participating in the America’s Challenge cross-country gas balloon race Monday to prevent the balloon from encroaching into restricted air space, said a local airport […]

Color them gone

Janet Bresenham His balloon is called “Ajuua Dreamer.” Tom Gardner of Albuquerque explains: “One time when we were in El Paso, we met some ladies from Juarez who made a toast by saying ‘Ajuua’ and they said it referred to a circle of friends and a circle of good cheer,” Gardner said. “Balloonists are very […]