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 […]

Curry County fair bringing array of events

Freedom New Mexico file photo Curry County Fairgrounds Manager Susan Ferrell said carnival crews will assemble the carnival rides and games booths on Monday. By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Ten things you should know about the 2008 Curry County Fair: 1. It starts Monday and lasts until Saturday. 2. The fair will have 26 […]

Slow, steady wins race

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Sterling Muse, 7, of Clovis gets ready for the start of the Great American Turtle Race Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. In the end, he didn’t win the race, but said he can’t wait until next time. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Max Whitaker had trained his turtle, […]

Turtle’s life isn’t just day at the races

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist The other day I encountered a smooshed Southwestern box turtle on Kimberly Lane while tooling along on my bicycle. I paused for a minute to look at the little guy. No fuss, no muss, the turtle was just smooshed. “Well, I guess you won’t be in the turtle race,” I […]

10/6 Student Profiles

Mollie Peterson Mollie Peterson is a senior at Clovis Christian School. She is the daughter of Tim and Kim Peterson. What’s so great about your favorite sport? Golf is it is a sport that makes you always want to come back and play again because you know you can always do better. One of the […]

Turtle race enchants children

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Darrian Davis, 2, left, and his sister, Skylar Davis, 9, both of Clovis, watch their turtles crawl around after Saturday’s turtle race at the Curry County Fair. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Janet Bresenham Three-year-old Glen Southard jumped up and down and shouted, “Go, go, go, go, go!” as he watched his turtle crawl toward […]