Motocross hits rodeo arena

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Brian Leonard, 15, from Gallup, practiced jumping his motorcycle Sunday afternoon on the Arena Cross track at the Curry County Fairgrounds. He competed in the 1-5 Novice Open Sunday evening. Photo by Mike Linn. By Janet Bresenham Gentlemen, start your engines. In the last three days, the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena has been transformed […]

Wolverines looking for brass ring this time

By Dave Wagner TEXICO — The Texico Wolverines are sick of being bridesmaids. After losing to Fort Sumner for the past two years in the Class 1A state championship game, fourth-year Wolverines coach Mike Prokop hopes this is the year his team is able to break through. With nine starters back on offense and defense, […]

Offseason has Cats ready for two-a-days

By Dave Wagner If offseason workouts are any gauge, things are looking good this season for the Clovis High football team. CHS defensive coordinator Darren Kelley said the Wildcats had a good turnout for their three-times-a-week, early-morning program over the summer. The Cats begin two-a-day workouts on Monday, the first day of official practice for […]

Rider doesn’t let handicap slow him down

When people say they can’t ride a motorcycle, Don Smith points to himself as an example of someone who refuses to say “can’t.” “I’ve done it one-handed for 40 years,” said Smith, who at 50 has spent most of his life with a single arm. “People say you shouldn’t (ride), you’ll get hurt, and that’s […]

Letters to the Editor 7/20

When my husband told me we would be moving to Clovis, New Mexico, I was less than thrilled. Two years later, I am very saddened at the thought of leaving. My husband has served in the Air Force for nearly 18 years and, needless to say, we’ve had our share of moves and lived in […]

Billy the Kid probably a media creation

By Ned Cantwell Somewhere between heaping one more spoonful of potato salad onto the plate and decorating the hot dog with colorful pickles and mustard, a sense of foreboding clouds this celebration of our independence. Nagging thoughts: – Where in the heck are those WMDs (weapons of mass destruction)? – When will the next TIM […]

Broker, truck driver preach the Word

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The Rev. Sam Duncan, who drives a Schwan’s truck during the week, serves as pastor of Floyd Baptist Church on the weekends. By Gary Mitchell Dean Turvaville is among a growing army of bivocational pastors throughout the nation — pastors of churches who also work in the public marketplace for their livelihood. So is Sam […]

First Christian Country Jamboree is this weekend

By Helena Rodriguez Eight area entertainment acts are slated to perform in Portales’ first Christian Country Jamboree on Friday and Saturday. The inaugural event is being held in conjunction with Roosevelt County Heritage Days and will run from 6:30 to about 9 p.m. nightly at City Park. Admission is free and the public is encouraged […]

Microplex drawing businesses to Clovis

By Gary Mitchell With the coming of Lowe’s, Hobby Lobby and Chili’s restaurant to the area, a new era of growth seems to be permeating the business community, local officials say. One of the factors that has apparently influenced chain retailers and other businesses to locate in the region is the recent designation of the […]

Hooked on fishing

By Janet Bresenham On the Saturday before Father’s Day, nothing beats spending a beautiful sunny day beside the lake fishing with your dad, your grandpa — or even your mom. “This is a good Father’s Day gift,” said Kenneth Bobo, who was watching his son Weston fish the waters of the big lake at Ned […]