Dogs strut stuff at agility trials

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Teresa Jansen of Shallowater, Texas, runs the course with her miniature Schnauzer Radar during Saturday’s American Kennel Club Stars and Stripes Agility Trial at the Curry County Events Center. Kevin Wilson After spending the last few weekends on big rodeos, the Curry County Events Center has gone decidedly smaller this […]

Rodeos offer good, seasonal fun

Glenda Price Summertime in the Southwest is rodeo time. We’ve got 4-H rodeos, high school and junior rodeos, high class amateur shows, punkin rollins, ranch rodeos and, of course, professional productions. In the old days we had several especially fun amateur rodeos — the kind where you can pay your entry fee and get your […]

Amateur rodeos have unexpected results

Glenda Price Summertime in the Southwest is rodeo time. We’ve got 4-H rodeos, high school and junior rodeos, amateur punkin’ rollin’s and, of course, the professional productions. In the old days we had many amateur rodeos — the kind where you can pay your entry fee and get your number half an hour before the […]

A Country Rodeo

by Glenda Price Professional rodeos are fun, but my favorites are the small-town amateur “punkin rollins” and the ones at neighbor ranches. If we have an announcer at all he mostly yells through whatever kind of speaker system he can rig up. Often the local funnyman finds some baggy pants, borrows his wife’s makeup (which […]

High Plains, high returns

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CNJ staff photo: Tony BullocksOwner Ron Waters, front, and employee Adrian Largo of ShyAnna Leather of Gallup get ready Monday for this week’s High Plains Junior Finals Rodeo in Clovis. ShyAnna Leather makes custom leather items. By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent If ever there was such a thing as a traveling, summer rodeo camp for […]

‘Vets’ appreciate local rodeos

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Quinton Ellis hangs on during the 9-12 year old steer riding competition Thursday at the High Plains Junior Rodeo. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Kids like Dana Lewis and Jared Eshleman, both of Clovis, are getting to the age where they can now appreciate rodeos that take place near their […]

‘Flash’ can still compete

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Despite Flash’s relative lack of size, the 20-year-old horse has been doing rodeos since before his rider, 7-year-old Brogan Macy, was born. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Twenty-odd years ago, Flash the basset hound was a regular on the original TV series, The Dukes of Hazzard. Right around that time, […]

Rodeoers happy to travel

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Jeremy Meledez hangs on during steer riding Tuesday night at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena during the High Plains Junior Rodeo finals. The rodeo will be going on throughout the week. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent As the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association finals began Tuesday in Clovis, it […]

High Plains Rodeo still going strong

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Garrett Woodall of Gardendale, Texas, fails to complete his ride in the 8-and-under calf riding Tuesday at the 2004 High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Keith Moore liked the idea of his son and daughter taking part in junior rodeos because […]

Deaths rare in rodeos, officials say

Mike Linn Local, state and national rodeo officials say bull riders are more likely to die in traveling accidents to and from rodeos than in the arena. But while the death of Eastern New Mexico University freshman Rolland Ellsworth Jr. — who was thrown and stepped on by a bull at a rodeo last week […]