DWI Saturation Patrol planned

The Clovis Police Department has announced a DWI Saturation Patrol Scheduled for Saturday: On Saturday Night, 2/02/2008, from 11:00 PM to 3:00 AM, Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting a DWI Saturation Patrol in the City of Clovis. Officers will be specifically targeting drunk drivers. The ODWI Grant makes this possible from […]

DWI saturation patrol

On Saturday Night, 1/19/2008, from 11:00 PM to 3:00 AM, Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting a DWI Saturation Patrol in the City of Clovis. Officers will be specifically targeting drunk drivers. The ODWI Grant makes this possible from Safer New Mexico Now. The Clovis Police Department would like to remind you […]

Border agents should follow golden rule

By Freedom New Mexico What would Americans think if Mexican officials routinely fired pepper spray and tear gas into California neighborhoods as a way to root out, say, smugglers who were operating from the U.S. side of the border? How would we, as Americans, feel if our houses were damaged, our neighborhoods evacuated and our […]

Air patrol teaches cadets to fly

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jay Burns of Clovis, a pilot in the Civil Air Patrol, sits inside a Cessna aircraft Saturday morning at the Clovis Municipal Airport. Burns, a flight officer joined the group two years ago to learn how to fly. By Gabriel Monte The Civil Air Patrol has three congressional mandates: Search […]

Rodeo agreement up for vote

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer An agreement is in place that would allow the Curry County Mounted Patrol use of the county fairgrounds arena for the Pioneer Days Rodeo. The Curry County Commission will vote today on a proposal in which a scoreboard the Mounted Patrol purchased three years ago for about $10,000 will […]

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 approves contracting

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Department heads in Curry County can become contracted employees with benefits under a new personnel policy. The policy passed Tuesday at the County Commissioners meeting in a 4-1 vote. Commissioner Frank Blackburn opposed the new policy. “My thinking of a contracted employee has always been one that’s hired to […]

PRCA Rodeo set to begin Thursday

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The 37th annual Pioneer Days PRCA Rodeo in Clovis, which begins Thursday, is hardly the only rodeo in the country going on this weekend. But it’s the only one that matters to the Curry County Mounted Patrol, and organizers are pleased with the quality of contestants competing over the three […]

Rodeo comes close to being cancelled

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent The annual Pioneer Days Rodeo will get started Thursday as scheduled. But there were a few anxious moments at Tuesday’s Curry County Commission meeting. County officials said the event was in danger of being cancelled because the event organizer — Curry County Mounted Patrol — had not signed a contract […]

Pioneer Days schedule

Today 6 p.m. — Little Buckaroo Rodeo, Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Wednesday 8 a.m. — Pageant speech competition at Clovis Civic Center. Noon — Rodeo barbecue kick-off at Bender Dodge 7 p.m. — Fashion show/buffet and auction at Clovis Civic Center Thursday 8:30 a.m. — Miss Rodeo New Mexico horsemanship competition. 2-4 p.m. — […]

Pioneer Days honor western heritage

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom Newspapers This year’s Pioneer Days celebration has added significance with Clovis celebrating its centennial. In its 37th year, Pioneer Days celebrates past traditions, heritage, pioneer spirit and progress of the area. “It is tradition that looks back on the days of the cowboys and settlers on the open range and honoring […]

2007 Pioneer Days schedule

Monday 5 p.m. — Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen pageant at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. preceding 32nd Annual Little Buckaroo Rodeo. 6 p.m. — Little Buckaroo Rodeo, Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Tuesday 6 p.m. — Little Buckaroo Rodeo, Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Wednesday 8 a.m. — Pageant speech competition at Clovis Civic Center. […]

Pioneer Days schedule of events

Monday, June 4 5 p.m. —Coronation/Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen pageant at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena, preceding 32nd Annual Little Buckaroo Rodeo. 6 p.m. —Little Buckaroo Rodeo, Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Horse events (13 and under, trophies and ribbons in each category), rodeo clown/bullfighter finals, calf riding (13 and under, three groups), dummy roping […]

Cops get new rides

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Clovis Police Lt. Richard Johnson sits atop the first of two Harley-Davidson motorcycles to be placed in service with the Clovis Police Department. Thursday was the first day the bike was used, Johnson said. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer They’re taking to the streets of Clovis on two wheels […]

Sheriff voices departmental desires to commission

Compiled by Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Curry County Sheriff Matt Murray outlined his department’s wish list at Wednesday’s Curry County Commission meeting, which included two patrol units, personal safety equipment and salary increases. Murray, who was elected sheriff in November and took office this month, said the department has 10 patrol units for 12 […]

Volunteer civic-assist groups growing

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Two local groups offer a way to serve their country without joining the military. Called upon by the state and federal government in times of need, the Civil Air Patrol and the New Mexico State Guard stand at the ready to provide ground and air support in times of […]

Pioneer Rodeo keeps ‘em coming

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Fast facts What: 36th annual Pioneer Days Rodeo When: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday Where: Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena Tickets: $10-12 in advance at Joe’s Boot Shop; $12-14 at gate With 35 years of continuity behind it, the Pioneer Days PRCA rodeo could have just about anyone in the […]

Pioneer Days kicks off Monday

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Rodeo royalty, clowns and cowboys will be in attendance at the upcoming Pioneer Days. The six-day event will kick-off at 5 p.m. Monday with the coronation of the Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen. According to pageant coordinator Wilma Fulgham, six girls ages 5 to 9 were judged on personality, appearance […]

Twilight fall leads to finding help from beyond

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist (Part two. Continued from last week.) Summary: The narrator, while skiing near Vancouver, British Columbia, has become disoriented during twilight and lost her partner. The snow was falling faster now, black clouds rolling in from the west, and the wind had picked up to a roaring level, seeming to come […]