Racers of all stripes compete in soapbox derby

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rockell Horton, back, and Chloe Cowman race down Sycamore Street during the semi-finals of Saturday’s Kiwanis Club Soapbox Derby. Liliana Castillo Taylor Chavez said she’s going to race in the Clovis Rotary Club Soapbox Derby until she wins or turns 18, whichever comes first. After seven years of racing, Chavez […]

Kids and Cops basketball tournament Saturday

CNJ staff Local law enforcement is hosting a basketball tournament Saturday, giving local youth an opportunity to compete against officers. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., at The Rock — Clovis High School gymnasium — children 6 to 13 can play a 10 minute game of basketball against local officers. There will be five 20-person teams formed […]

Duke of the Dutch Ovens: Airmen compete in annual chuck wagon cook-off

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Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Charles Fleming removes a finished chicken fried steak from a fryer. By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections While Saturday’s temperatures soared in the 90s, it was even hotter in the shade of Charles Fleming’s chuck wagon tent as a fire roared inside his wood stove. Fleming, an accountant from Clovis, was the […]

Ticket feature: Ropers to compete in Joe’s Boot Shop event

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File photo The Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping contest features world class rodeo stars and kicks off April 28 at the events center in Clovis. Freedom New Mexico The annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping event continues to challenge the skills of ropers at every level while giving spectators a chance to see some of […]

Legislator to compete in charity basketball game

CNJ staff Rep. Dennis Roch will compete in the University of New Mexico Cancer Center’s Hoops for Hope 2011 Annual Legislative Basketball Game on Thursday, according to a news release. Players on the House of Representatives team will be representing the New Mexico State University Aggies and players on the New Mexico Senate team will […]

Clovis linemen compete in rodeo, don’t place

CNJ staff Nearly 1,000 people attended Saturday’s 19th annual Lone Star Lineman’s Rodeo held at Xcel Energy’s Amarillo Technical Center, according to a news release. The rodeo showcased the talents of Xcel Energy operations in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. Two Clovis apprentices — Chris Padilla and Charles Lott — competed in the event but […]

Education feature: Clovis High sophomore to compete in poetry recitation

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School sophomore Savannah Armijo has loved poetry since she took a child’s poetry class at Clovis Community College in fifth grade. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis High School sophomore Savannah Armijo is taking her long-standing love of poetry to the competition arena. Armijo is competing in […]

Medical group AFSOC winners announced

By: 27th Special Operations Medical Group The 2009 Air Force Special Operations Command, Medical Service winners were announced last week. The winners, listed below, having won at the Maj.or Command level, are now nominated to compete at the Air Force level.

Clovis mom to compete in national pageant

Freedom New Mexico One of Clovis’ own is heading to Las Vegas, Nev. to compete in the Mrs. United States Pageant, held July 22 and 23. Noel Hunt of Clovis won the title of Mrs. New Mexico and is hoping to at least make it into the top 10 for Mrs. United States. “I’m a […]

Six CHS swimmers compete in triathlon

CNJ staff DEXTER — Clovis High swimmers Nick de Maio and Jill Southard were first in boys and girls 15-17 competition of the first of three Rocky Mountain Regional Triathlon meets here Saturday. The meet was an open event and included about 300 total athletes, including around 18 in the 15-17 age group, CJS swim […]

Politics, movies and T-shirts

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer In what was a weekend of LeBron James buzzer-beater replays, bad movies and heartfelt thanks to our veterans, I never really had a thought that could compete verbosely with my new idea for duct tape last week. So here are my three best attempts at such: • In what […]

Airmen compete to be Cannon’s fastest

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Staff Sgt. Jonathan Coronado, 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron, passes the baton to his partner during a four-person relay run on Sept. 18. The run for the fastest male and female competition was hosted by the 27th SOSS. By Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez: 27th SOW Public […]

Compete, but have balance

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist I am a competitive person. Not too strange if you consider that my dad’s tender words in most situations that involved me and others were, “You must destroy your adversaries at all cost — I want to see destruction in your eyes.” And so I tried. I tried my […]

Ex-Tucumcari resident set to compete

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico TUCUMCARI — Tucumcari residents who knew Olympian Amber Campbell are excited for the happy-go-lucky teenager they remember who attended local elementary and middle schools. Campbell, 27, will be competing in the qualifying rounds of the hammer throw event on Monday morning (8:40 p.m. Sunday in New Mexico), and in […]

Veterans compete in annual games

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USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III Tech. Sgt. Anthony Felder races to the basket for a lay-up during the championship basketball game at the 28th National Veterans Wheelchair Games on July 29 in Omaha, Neb. By Staff Sgt. Jeremy Larlee: Air Force News Agency OMAHA, Neb. — The eyes of the man in […]

Editors’ Notebook: Hammer throw Aug. 18

Staff reports Opening ceremonies for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing are Friday but we’ll have to wait 10 days more to watch former Tucumcari resident Amber Campbell compete in the women’s hammer throw.

Local Olympian competes Aug. 18

Opening ceremonies for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing are Friday but we’ll have to wait 10 days more to watch former Tucumcari resident Amber Campbell compete in the women’s hammer throw.

Area youngsters compete in Sun Country Junior PGA event

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Several area youth participated in the Sun Country PGA Junior Championship golf tournament on Monday and Tuesday at Desert Greens Golf Course. In boys competition, Ethan Peterson of Texico placed third in a field of 23 in the 13-14 division with a score of 83-78 — 161, while Texico’s Christian Fontanilla […]

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 […]

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 […]