Fort Sumner cowboy signs to rodeo at Mesalands

CNJ staff Kit Pettigrew of Fort Sumner signed a National Letter of Intent to compete on the Mesalands Community College rodeo team for the 2011-2012 season. The Mesalands Rodeo Team competes in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Last year, Mesalands claimed the Grand Canyon Regional Championship title.

Local Roundup: Candidate deadline near

CNJ staff Any person who plans to run for political office in the June Primary must make any necessary changes to their voter registration before 5 p.m. Monday, according the Curry County Clerk’s office. The potential candidate’s voter registration must show their correct address and political party affiliation to be included on the ballot. The […]

Prince Lounge closing

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Bartender Linda Kelm serves drinks at the Prince Lounge. Owner Kit Pettigrew opened the bar in 1965. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer With money he said he earned gambling, Kit Pettigrew bought one of 12 liquor licenses available in Clovis and opened a bar. More than four decades later, […]

Local steer wrestler posts night’s top time

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Shawn Hogg of Odessa, Texas, competes in bull riding competition on Thursday during the 36th annual Pioneer Days Rodeo at Mounted Patrol Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent As Chance Pettigrew waited for his chance in steer wrestling on the first night of the Pioneer Days PRCA rodeo, the public […]

Student profile: Stuart Pettigrew

Stuart W. Pettigrew is a senior at Clovis High School. He is the son of Douglas and Sherry Pettigrew. What’s your idea of a perfect day? No homework, no school, and not working and just practicing my trumpet. If money were no object, what would you do to make the world a better place? Teach […]

De Baca recall election back on — for now

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer The 10th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has instructed De Baca County Clerk Laurie Pettigrew to proceed with today’s scheduled sheriff recall election. The move comes on the heel’s of Monday’s ruling by a State Appeals Court judge to postpone the vote to determine whether Sheriff Gary Graves stays in […]

Clovis bar employee shot

CNJ staff A bar employee was shot at Clovis’ Prince Street Lounge early Saturday morning, according to police. Grant Cozene was shot once in the abdomen, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. Officials said Cozene was in stable condition at a Lubbock hospital. Prince Street Lounge owner Kit Pettigrew was not at the […]

ENM U cowboy a natural at steer wrestling

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Eastern New Mexico University senior Chance Pettigrew is second in the Southwesat Region in steer wrestling. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Eastern New Mexico University senior Chance Pettigrew took to steer wrestling naturally, which is not surprising considering his lineage. His great uncle, Homer Pettigrew, was a six-time world champion […]

College rodeo: Pettigrew wins all-around title

CNJ staff ALPINE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University senior Chance Pettigrew won the steer wrestling competition and the all-around cowboy title Oct. 2 at Sul Ross State. Pettigrew won the first round in 3.6 seconds and the short round in 4.3 seconds. Since no other cowboy won points in more than one event, Pettigrew […]

Drive-by shooting suspects sought

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Clovis police search the parking lot of the Prince Lounge for evidence after a man was shot about 2 a.m. on Sunday. (Staff photo by Eric Kluth) By Michelle Seeber Clovis police are searching for suspects involved in an early Sunday drive-by shooting that injured one man, Lt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis Police Department […]