Wednesday morning briefing: A video game, a play and King Kong climbs again

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Video game of the week Fresh from the desk of our own Jenna Zamie, who searches the Internet relentlessly to offer the best selections: Game: Mario Kart 7 Genre: Racing System: 3DS What is it? The newest installment in the fan-favorite Mario Kart franchise […]

Education column: Marshall students racing toward success

The race is on. If you’ve had occasion to drive by Marshall Middle School lately, you will have seen a giant banner with the words “The Great American Race” spanning the front doors of the building. No … the school is not buying each of the middle school students a race car. This program is […]

Barrel racing this weekend in Clovis

Freedom New Mexico The second annual Double Dash barrel race will be held Saturday through Monday at the Curry County Events Center in Clovis. Officials expects more than 200 contestants each day. Admission is free. Information: (806) 488-2144 or visit www.CBTProductions.com

Quay officials submitting application for state’s last racing license

Thomas Garcia An application for the state’s last racing license is ready to be submitted, said Warren Frost, executive director of the Quay County Gaming Authority. Frost said Don Chalmers and Coronado Partners, LLC, will submit their license application to the New Mexico Racing Commission on Wednesday with the intent of developing a racetrack and […]

Racing commission may open up racino license application

Quay County may be back in the running for a race track. The New Mexico Racing Commission announced Thursday that a license granted La Mesa Racetrack in Raton has expired and the commission plans to open up applications for the license to other interested communities across the state. The La Mesa license is last non-reservation […]

Bullriding event coming to Clovis

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Courtesy of David Wilkerson Henry Yoder of Garrett, Kan., tries to hold on to the bull during a bullriding competition earlier in the season. Yoder is one of 35 bullriders who will be in town for the Clovis Invitational Bullriding and Barrel Racing today and Saturday. Freedom New Mexico Clovis Invitational Bullriding and barrel racing […]

More than 180 turtles enter races

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis resident Sarah Heller and her daughter Elanna Heller place their turtle for a race in the first round of the 11th annual Great American Turtle Race Saturday at the Curry County Fair. Liliana Castillo The fence around the turtle racing ring was lined with children, some who couldn’t see […]

Monday morning briefing: Wiener dogs racing and local celebrity waiters

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Puttin’ on the dog Wienerschnitzel’s 2010 Wiener Nationals — races featuring dachshund dogs — are set for July 24 at Hillcrest Park in Clovis. Racers can check in at 9 a.m.. Races start at 11 a.m. at the park on 10th and Sycamore streets. […]

Let the dirt fly

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Ray Reeser of Clovis climbs out of the car he uses as an “enforcer” during enduro car races at the Ned Houk Motor Sports Complex. Reeser said the enforcer serves as the track referee, which may include bumping cars that are violating the rules. By Clarence Plank Engines rev and […]

ENMU adopting retired racing dogs as mascots

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Morrow By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University is going to the dogs, and not in a bad way. The school is getting a pair of retired racing greyhounds to serve as official mascots. The greyhounds will begin appearing at university and community events starting early next year. A committee of student […]

Press Release: ENMU adopting rescued greyhounds

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is adopting two rescued former racing Greyhound dogs, from the New Mexico Greyhound Connection, as its official animal mascots.

Reporter’s notebook: Late Clovis resident receives racing recognition

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Bob Snipes said he learned many life and business lessons from his father, Jake Snipes, who was inducted into the Appaloosa Horse Club Hall of Fame in June. “Dad was my best friend,” he said. What started as a hobby landed Jake Snipes of Clovis in the Appaloosa Horse Club […]

New racetrack announcement due Monday

The New Mexico Racing Commission meets on Monday and will announce its choice for the state’s newest racetrack and casino.

Tucumcari racetrack studies

Freedom New Mexico staff The following reports were purchased by and prepared for Coronado Partners LLC, which hopes to bring a racetrack and casino to Tucumcari. The New Mexico Racing Commission is scheduled to make a decision on Monday. It has received proposals from Tucumcari, Raton and Santa Fe.

Racing commission to announce decision Aug. 25

By Chelle Delaney, Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Racing Commission will announce which city will receive the state’s sixth racing license at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 25 at its Albuquerque offices, according to officials from Quay County who attended today’s commission meeting. The commission met in closed session at its regular meeting to discuss […]

Racing commission meeting to discuss applications

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Racing Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Santa Fe and plans to discuss applications for the state’s newest racetrack. Raton, Santa Fe and Tucumcari are vying for the state’s sixth racetrack license. Commissioners will announce today when they will hold a special meeting to declare which site has […]

Racing Commission sets Wednesday meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission is scheduled to meet on Wednesday morning in Santa Fe.

National debate no sub for local

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Since last November, both Tom Udall and Steve Pearce have been racing toward this November, and the election for the Senate seat left vacant by Pete Domenici’s retirement. They’ve disagreed on many issues as they’ve met people across New Mexico, and they’re set to disagree on “Meet the Press.” The […]

Agenda for Tucumcari Racing Commission hearing

To view a copy of the agenda for tonight’s Racing Commission hearing in Tucumcari, click on the link below. Hearing agenda

Racing commissioner has Clovis ties

Eddie Fowler of Ruidoso is vice chairman of the New Mexico Racing Commission, which will be in Tucumcari on Thursday to hear a proposal for a racetrack and casino.