Cowboy Homebrew

by Glenda Price People who grew up during the Great Depression have lessons for those of us born and raised in the years since. A few Depression survivors are still here, and they can teach us whippersnappers a great deal about self reliance, self control, neighborliness – and most important of all, survival skills. I’ve […]

Cowboy event offers peek into past

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte During Saturday’s Running Water Draw Cowboy Symposium, Sam Bass, an Amarillo optometrist and apprentice blacksmith, said blacksmithing uses basic elements of fire and strength to create art. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sparks flew as Sam Bass hammered the glowing steel rod. Wiping his brow, the optometrist from Amarillo […]

2008 Running Water Draw Cowboy Symposium schedule

Running Water Draw Cowboy Symposium Corner of County Roads 17 and G behind Ned Houk Park Today 1 p.m. — Pavilion open and wagon judging 1:30 p.m. — Music: Sharon Dictson 2:15 p.m. — Music: Earl Gleason 3 p.m. — Poetry: Dr. Les Morrow 3:45 p.m. — Music: Allie Brooks 4:30 p.m. — Cook’s meeting […]

Cowboy Symposium full of activities

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Courtesy photo Jean Prescott is one of the musicians who will be performing Friday night at the Running Water Draw Cowboy Symposium. Freedom New Mexico The Running Water Draw Cowboy Symposium is a three-day festival celebrating the chuck wagon era, with period events, demonstrations, and activities. Activities include a chuck wagon cook-off, concerts, demonstrations, a […]

June 15, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Cowboy Values: Recapturing What America Once Stood For by James Owen was given by Jerry and Doris Wallace in memory of Sue Pierce. Living by the code of a simpler time that centered on honesty, loyalty and courage, the working cowboy personifies bedrock values that […]

In search of heritage

The Buck Ramsey Heritage Award will be given Sept. 20 at the annual Nara Visa Cowboy Gathering. It goes to an individual, family or ranch that reflects the spirit of the West.

Coke Hopping old time cowboy and eventually a lawman

By Don McAlvay: CNJ columnist Many people have forgotten old Coke Hopping.

Americans emulate cowboy heroes

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist Our fondness for cowboy heroes is typically American. “We may be the loneliest people on earth, and it’s no accident that the cowboy who rides alone should be the symbol of the American,” said Anthony Padovano, author of a number of books and a faculty member at Fordham University. Padovano […]

March 23, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: The Blue Ribbon Country Cookbook: Timeless Recipes and Foolproof Cooking Basics by Diane Roupe was given by George and Dianne Davis in memory of Margaret Opal Lethgo. Nearly 1,000 award-winning recipes from the winner of 99 ribbons at the Iowa State Fair are presented in […]

Clovis Wildcats advance to 5A final

Jaye Crocket spearheaded a 10-4 run midway through the fourth quarter and Clovis sealed a 79-66 win over La Cueva at the free-throw line in a Class 5A boys state semifinal game Thursday at The Pit in Albuquerque. Jaden Isler scored 22 points for the Wildcats, who used a 14-5 run in the third-quarter to […]

March 8 – Cowboy candles

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Kim Howard, left, of Texico peruses the many hand-made pens at Ken Petree’s table at Saturday’s Spring Arts and Crafts Fair at the Civic Center. Petree is a resident of Clovis and makes hand-made pens, candles and does leather work. He takes his 88 scents of candles, pens and leather work to over 25 shows […]

You gotta love cowboys

Cowboys are not known for their romantic side. Glenda Price explains the cowboy way. Look for her column in the Opinion section. • • • Need a little inspiration? Try our quote of the day: Quotable

Bingaman wants day of recognition for ranchers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman is once again cosponsoring a resolution to recognize the “American Cowboy.” The Senate resolution acknowledges the role of ranchers in the development of the West. The resolution states that ranchers embody our nation’s strong work ethic, are good stewards of the environment, and play a major role in our […]

Lost dream of cowboy yodeling found

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico If I could yodel I’d buy a horse and guitar and follow Roy Rogers into the sunset. I’ve tried it in the shower but my wife says it sounds like I’m strangling cats. I’m pretty good on yippy-ti-yi-yis, but full on yodeling with the notes rising and falling from […]

Dec. 7, 1949

A proposal to stage the Curry County Fair at the Clovis Air Terminal was under consideration by the county commissioners following a meeting with D.J. McIsaac, terminal manager. … More than 120 people attended the Clovis Quarterback Club’s football appreciation dinner at the Colonial Club. … Children’s cowboy boots could be purchased for $3.99 at […]

Barrel race fiasco real crowd-pleaser

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Curry County Fair gets under way Monday. Are you going? You get to see some pals you haven’t seen in a while. If you’re a newcomer you get to know your neighbors. Folks get ribbons for things like livestock raising and quilt making. Then there’s fair food that includes […]

Rugged religion

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Jim Hunsucker, right, watches Travis Odell drain water from a pot of potatoes Wednesday at Ned Houk Park. Odell and Hunsucker prepared food for the Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp Meeting. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer The picnic tables filled as close to 100 people filed through the line with […]

Get your head around hat history

By Ryn Gargulinski: local columnist The other day I was throttled back to the New Mexico plains when I glimpsed a tan man in a cowboy hat. Granted, this guy’s hat was straw and had a surfer dude sticker on it, and he was peering out of an SUV with a pile of wetsuits in […]

June 23, 2006 Amos the Churchmouse

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew   Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes.   camp meeting encounter   boss i was at the mesa redondo […]

Pioneer Days event introduces youngsters to cowboy ways

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Rodeo clown Leon Coffee helps 4-year-old Aleigha Gemma-Miller of Ranchvale lasso a goat during a rodeo encounter Thursday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In a pink cowboy hat that shadowed her entire body, Thea Hand, 2, stared wide-eyed at the whirring mechanical bull. Once atop, […]