Oct. 10, 2006 Business Digest

Web site basic topic of workshop A four-hour workshop on setting up a Web site for a small business will be held Nov. 11 at Clovis Community College. Topics will include domain registration, creating and updating content, advertising and selling online, and optimizing for search engines. The workshop is offered through the Small Business Development […]

To dust we, and cows, must all return

By Grant McGee: Local columnist While bicycling along the country lanes of Curry County I’ve seen a lot of dead bovines by the side of the road. If I were one of those high-dollar journalists who write books and attended soirees in Santa Fe and Sedona, I suppose I could write “purple prose” about the […]

Sept. 5, 2006 Business Briefs

Cattle Feeders holding convention The Texas Cattle Feeders Association will hold its annual convention Oct.11-13 at the Amarillo Civic Center, according to a TCFA news release. The group and the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association will meet jointly as TSCRA convenes for its quarterly board and committee meetings, the release said. TCFA and TSCRA […]

Compensation was waste with ulterior motive

Freedom Newspapers In February 2003, cattle rancher Nico de Boer in Texas watched the space shuttle Columbia break up in the sky above his ranch. Weeks later he was surprised to learn that because of that disaster he was one of hundreds of Texas ranchers entitled to up to $40,000 in federal disaster compensation funds, […]

Testing decision should be government-free

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated columnist If a hospital wanted to advertise that it upholds sanitary standards higher than any required by the government, no one would object. A used car dealer that decided to offer only vehicles with the best crash-test scores would be free to do so. But after a meat packer announced plans […]

Official wants ordinance aimed at rendering plant

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Rendering plants in Clovis should be regulated more strictly, according to Clovis City Commissioner Robert Sandoval, who is crusading to pass an ordinance that would clean up rendering plants within city limits. “It is something I am very passionate about,” said Sandoval, an elected representative of District Three, where […]

3/21 Business digest

Clovis dentist graduates from dental program Clovis dentist Dr. Glen Hisel graduated from Orognathic Bioesthetics International in Salem, Ore., where he studied chewing and its relationship to temporomandibular joint disorders, according to news received from his office. Fewer than 200 dentists have completed the program, the news release said. Dr. Hisel has practiced in Clovis […]

WILTING AWAY: Area dryland wheat in dire need of moisture

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Cattle graze in a field north of Clovis off State Highway 209 Friday morning. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers Lack of significant moisture since mid-October has area wheat farmers desperately hoping for rain. One wheat farmer, Dale Miller, said if it doesn’t rain or snow in the next couple of […]

Dry weather leads to lean cattle

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Absent from the usual High Plains landscape is the fresh green of winter wheat. But with little expected relief from drought-like conditions, crisp, amber fields are just one harsh reality farmers and ranchers in the region must confront. As the major source of food for cattle withers, many have […]

Symposium, seminar learning experiences for farmers, ranchers

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More than 150 people from New Mexico and Texas packed the Tucumcari Convention Center Wednesday and Thursday for the two-day Southwest Beef Symposium. (Freedom Newspapers: Ryn Gargulinski) By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — Longtime Tucumcari veterinarian James Tompkins nodded when the Southwest Beef Symposium speaker talked about BVD, or Bovine Viral Diarrhea — not […]

Ag Department preparing to lift cattle restrictions

CNJ staff The U.S. Department of Agriculture is preparing to lift restrictions on interstate movement of cattle for most of New Mexico, according to a press release from Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. “This move is very good news for the livestock industry in New Mexico. The control of diseases that could devastate herds is very […]

Disability doesn’t slow roper down

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Roping cattle may be nothing new in West Texas — but doing it with only one arm, like David Bishop does, could be something to write the homestead about. The Parmer County resident does not rope one-armed just to show off. He was born with half his right arm […]

Cow carcasses smelly problem

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The body of a dead cow is seen Wednesday on Curry Road 7 southeast of Clovis. According to Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher, illegal dumping of cows is only getting worse as the cattle industries continue to grow. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer Dust storms, blowing tumbleweeds and […]

Activists, actors shouldn’t influence ban

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Lawmakers have once again decided to consider banning cockfighting. Why? The sport is a Mexican-American tradition, and a New Mexican tradition. New Mexico and Louisiana are the only two states in which cockfighting is legal, but that’s no reason to ban it. Animal-rights activists contend cockfighting is a form of […]

Rancher backs beef ban

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Correspondent Mary Nordtome said she can look out her kitchen window and see for miles. She and her husband single handily operate a 22,000-acre ranch in Fort Sumner and have been in the ranching industry for more than 50 years. When she talks about the industry she has built her life […]

Bradley, Rob

Rob Bradley Services: 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Education Complex at Texico High School. Mr. Rob Bradley, 46, of Texico, a rancher/cattle trader, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 12, 1958, at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. He graduated from Texico High School […]

Weather takes toll on herds

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Drooling is a sign of illness in cattle, as this heifer calf is experiencing Tuesday at Roberts Farms south of Clovis By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Cows with pneumonia stuck in the mud is both a picture of helplessness, and for area cattle raisers, a symbol of lost profits. This year’s wet weather and […]

Pet food company to open in Clovis

CNJ staff A pet food company based in Waco, Texas, will open a cattle-processing plant in Clovis that will initially employ five or six people, company officials said Wednesday. Champion Pet Food Inc. of Waco is moving into the former New Mexico Processing plant at 802 S. Hull, which closed this summer. Officials said they […]

Cattle dispute led to kilings in 1911

By Don McAlavy A dispute over a few head of cattle led to the killing of brothers Ed and Tom Hall along the Pecos River, south of Fort Sumner and west of Kenna, in 1911. This account comes from a booklet — “My Family, My Life and Times” — written by a nephew of the […]

Group protects prairie dogs, called nuisance by others

Staff and wire reports A group of environmentalists, biologists and landowners in the Texas Panhandle hopes to keep the Texas black-tailed prairie dog off the endangered species list by conserving more than 293,000 acres of grassland habitat for the animals by 2011. But in Curry County, at least two cattle growers say they think of […]