Western artists have roots in rodeo

Glenda Price I’m sure it’s written someplace that every ranch boy must try riding a bull – in a rodeo – at least once in his life. In the olden days most every town had an amateur rodeo every year – usually a jackpot deal. That was the perfect place for a ranch youngster to […]

Rodeo royalty

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Wilma Fulgham displays the key to the city she was award by the city commission in honor of her selection to the Miss Rodeo America Hall of Fame. She is wearing the Stetson hat she earned as New Mexico state fair queen in 1950. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Locally, […]

Ranch and rodeo invention suggestions

Glenda Price A new product for barrel racers is now available – pop-up barrels. They collapse and fit into a bag a little bigger than a rope can, and when opened up are bottom-weighted so they don’t fall over easily. Besides the portability, those of us with scarred shins from banging into metal barrels will […]

Moseley holds lead in rodeo finals

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Cassie Moseley of Farwell holds the overall lead Monday after five of 10 rounds in barrel racing competition of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Moseley won Friday’s second round, placed second in Sunday’s fourth round and fifth in Monday’s fifth round. Her overall time is 69.94 seconds, giving her […]

Curry County to host 2009 High School Rodeo

Curry County will host the 2009 New Mexico High School Rodeo Finals, according to a news release from the county. More than 100 cowboys and cowgirls from across the state are expected to attend the June event, the release said. The county learned last week it had been awarded the bid, Administrative Services Coordinator Connie […]

Education feature: Pro rodeo clown brings bullying program to local students

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Marvin Nash was in Curry County this week working with the sheriff’s department to introduce the program “Bullying Hurts” at rural schools. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Bullying in schools has changed and its impact reaches further than most people think, according to Marvin Nash. Nash, a professional rodeo […]

ENMU squad pleased with home rodeo

Freedom New Mexico Junior cowboy Cole Jackson helped the Eastern New Mexico Greyhound rodeo team secure a third-place finish at the weekend’s College Daze Rodeo at Portales’ Lewis Cooper Arena. “Really and truly, I thought the boys team had a good rodeo,” first-year ENMU rodeo coach Albert Finn said. West Texas College took first place, […]

Rodeo full of student effort

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern New Mexico University’s Kyle Roberts recorded a time of 14.6 seconds in the calf roping event in Thursday’s College Daze Rodeo at Lewis Cooper Arena. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University rodeo team has been busy for days, rounding up calves and steers, and […]

ENMU rodeo begins today

CNJ staff PORTALES — The annual Eastern New Mexico University College Daze rodeo begins a three-day run at the school’s Lewis Cooper Arena at 6 p.m. today. The event is the first organized by first-year Greyhounds and Zias coach Albert Flinn, featuring college rodeo athletes from across the region. The rodeo also marks the return […]

Reporter’s notebook: CHS grad to be featured on horse show

Tara Harris, a 2001 Clovis High graduate, said horses have always been a part of her life. Her passion for horses will be featured on a television show in two weeks. Harris started riding horses when she was 2 years old and competed in rodeo events when she was in elementary school. While pursuing a […]

The rodeo life

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Contestants Caleb Christian, left, and Hayden Moore, talk as they watch their peers compete perched on a fence near the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. The row of seven friends come from as near as Farwell and as far as Lovington. By Jenna DeWitt: Freedom New Mexico Participants in this […]

Founders see grandsons compete in HPJRA rodeo

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Hayden Moore, left, of Clovis, and teammate Ty Anderson of Artesia chase down a calf in the team roping event Wednesday at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Trying to control his horse after missing his target in the steer breakaway roping, Payson Moore knew he […]

Rodeo feels gas pinch

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Shad Mayfield of Clovis shows the judge he’s done tying his goat Tuesday at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Mayfield’s time was 14.36 seconds. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Like a steer with a lasso around his head, events such as the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals are […]

Junior rodeo opens weeklong run

By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer The High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals are a 30-year tradition in Clovis, and are important for the contestants as well as the community, according to organizers. With 135 contestants registered to compete in the week-long event at the Curry County Fairgrounds, the rodeo is expected to draw around […]

Junior rodeo highlight for youngsters

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis farrier Dusty Leatherwood fits a horseshoe to the hoof of El Paso on Monday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Leatherwood was shoeing the horse in preparation for this week’s High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer The High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals are […]

High Plains Junior Rodeo has array of events

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CNJ file photo Begun in 1974, the High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals are a 34-year tradition in Clovis. Pictured s Don Denley during the 2006 steer riding competition. For 34 years Clovis has won the bid to host the High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals. The week-long event will include activities such as a talent show, […]

Rodeo has ‘outside’ flavor

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Anthony Bellow of Oakley, Utah, scored 82 points Saturday during the saddle bronc riding competition at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Scanning the list of numerous contestants from New Mexico, Texas, Arizona and Colorado, it’s not difficult to figure out which region of the country […]

Rodeo champ stays busy

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo World all-around champion Trevor Brazile of Decatur, Texas, competes in steep roping on Thursday at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Part of the week-long Pioneer Days celebration, the event featured some of the world’s top steer ropers. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The 38th annual PRCA Pioneer Days Rodeo began […]

Pro rodeo rider returns home

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico’s L.J. Jenkins ropes his bull before participating in Thursday’s Pioneer Days rodeo. Jenkins, 20, received a score of 87 for his ride. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Monetarily speaking, L.J. Jenkins really didn’t need to participate at the Pioneer Days rodeo on Thursday night, even if bull riding is […]

Pioneer Rodeo royalty crowned

CNJ Staff Local young ladies were crowned the 2008-2009 Pioneer Days Rodeo Royalty last Saturday at the Mounted Patrol Arena. Competitors were judged on horsemanship, appearance, and personality, which includes speech and photogenic qualities. The winners reign over the county fair, do radio promotions for the rodeo, are introduced each night of the rodeo, and […]