Day trip: Sacramento Mountains Historical Museum and Pioneer Village

Sacramento Mountains Historical Museum and Pioneer Village • Location: 1000 Highway 82, Cloudcroft • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Learn about life during the turn of the century from exhibits featuring early farming and ranching and railroad models. • What ages is this place best suited for?: All ages • Admission prices? […]

Pioneer Days Parade includes 65 floats

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The New Mexico Army National Guard 717th Brigade Support Battalion’s float was a crowd favorite. The large vehicle on the left automatically unloaded and loaded the Humvee on its back. Liliana Castillo Parade organizers raved about the weather for the 41st annual Pioneer Days Parade held Saturday morning on Main […]

Ticket feature: Pioneer Days kicking off with PRCA rodeo

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File photo The 41st annual Pioneer Days begins tonight with the PRCA Rodeo at the Curry County Events Center. Freedom New Mexico The 41st annual Pioneer Days begins today in Clovis with the start of the PRCA Rodeo at the Curry County Events Center. Nightly events will be ongoing with the Pioneer Days Parade taking […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Mother dog, pioneer women and summer reading

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Mother dog needed Six puppies were dropped off recently at the Clovis Humane Society. They are too young to be away from their mother and are in need of another mother dog or a kind-hearted person willing to bottle-feed them. For more information, contact […]

Clovis high school reunion meeting set

A planning meeting for a reunion of Clovis High School alumni from 1970 to 1979 is 5:15 p.m. Monday at the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. The CHS 70s reunion is planned for June 3-4, in conjunction with the Pioneer Days celebration. Tentative plans include a Friday night mixer, class participation in the Pioneer Days […]

Letter to the editor: Clovis has lost remarkable Pioneer

CNJ staff report We recently lost a Clovis Pioneer baseball player, Ray Bauer, who died at age 93. He came to Clovis to play for the Pioneers, a member of the West Texas/New Mexico League. Ray played for pro teams affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians. I played […]

More than 70 floats featured in Pioneer Days Parade

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Brooke Reid, left, and Emile Reid ride a miniature horse-pulled carriage with the help of Harry Riser on Saturday during the 40th annual Pioneer Days Parade on Main Street. The miniature carriage and horses was a float with Southwestern Flavor, a riding group in Clovis. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff […]

Pioneer Days parade winners

2010 Pioneer Days Parade Winners Sweepstakes Trophy: Red Hat Floozies

Pioneer Day parade deadline Friday

CNJ staff The dealine to enter the annual Pioneer Days Parade is 5 p.m. Friday. The parade is 10 a.m. Saturday on Main Street. This year’s theme is The Clovis Sounds. The parade will start at Hilltop Plaza at Main and 21st streets and finish at Grand Street. Entry forms are available at the Clovis […]

Pioneer Days Parade to feature ‘sounds of Clovis’

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File photo Parade organizers said they have over 30 entries in for the 40th annual Pioneer Days Parade which will take place June 5 on Main Street. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The 40th annual Pioneer Days Parade is meant to be seen and heard. The parade will serve as one of the culminating […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Pioneer parade and vampires

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. Get in the parade The annual Pioneer Days Parade is just around the corner — June 5. Community organizations and business are being encouraged to be parade participants this year. Contact the Clovis/Curry County Chamber to sign up and enter a float. Question of the […]

Press Release: Pioneer Days parade call for floats

The annual Pioneer Days Parade is just around the corner, promising another colorful celebration on Main Street, Saturday, June 5th starting at 10:00 a.m. Community organizations and business are encouraged to be a parade participant this year.

Honor Guard wins parade sweepstakes

The base Honor Guard marches in downtown Clovis during the 39th annual Pioneer Days Parade on June 6. The Honor Guard received the most points in the parade, winning the Sweepstakes Trophy.

Participation varies for Pioneer Days events

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Though they figure the timing of Curry County’s centennial helped matters, organizers estimated participation in last week’s Pioneer Days saw small changes. The number of floats at the parade was slightly higher than normal, and the rodeo’s attendance was down a little, they said. “I think it went well […]

Pioneer Days parade celebrates heritage

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Queen of the Red Hat Floozies Betty Shober, left, and member Peggy Johnson dressed to the theme of celebrating 100 years of heritage during Saturday’s Pioneer Days Parade. Shober represented the railroad and Johnson dressed as pin-up girl Betty Grab By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico A hot and blustery […]

Pioneer breakfast

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Maegan Ridley, Miss Rodeo America, listens to a story from Curry County Pioneer, Lala Barnes, right while Lala’s daughter, Vivian Lake listens. Barnes told Ridley about the time she had made a batch of lye soap and laid it outside to dry. She said their greyhound dogs ate them all. Many women shared stories Friday […]

First person: Private investigator takes week off for rodeo

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis resident and Mounted Patrol member Kevin Clements gets the Curry County Events Center arena ready for the rodeo each night. Pioneer Days rodeo events couldn’t take place without help from Mounted Patrol member Kevin Clements. Clements, 53, prepares the arena for the rodeo events each evening. Clements took a […]

Events center makes Pioneer Days special

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Rhett Guthrie, 6, of Clovis reaches for the flag during the Little Buckaroo Rodeo flag competition Monday at the Curry County Special Events Center. Rhett said he has been riding since he was 2. The Little Buckaroo Rodeo continues tonight. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The crown jewel of […]

Jack Hull colorful Clovis pioneer

By Don McAlvy: CNJ columnist “In going thru’ an old scrapbook compiled by my wife and containing my newspaper columns of many years ago,” said Jack Hull, “I find the following touching on those eventful days in Clovis history that made my newspaper career something never to be forgotten. Some of the events recounted in […]

Pioneer picked

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Longtime Roosevelt County resident Eunice Schumpert accepts the Pioneer of the Year award Friday night at Portales’ Memorial Building. The Pioneer of the Year reception is the official kickoff to this weekend’s Heritage Days celebration. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico According to Webster’s Dictionary, a pioneer is ‘one of […]