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, […]