Oasis State Park preps for trout derby

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Officials at Oasis State Park near Portales are gearing up for a Spring Trout Derby. The derby is Saturday and is a first for the park. It is sponsored by the Friends of Oasis State Park and gives anglers of all ages a chance to win prizes. “We’re going […]

Oasis State Park hosts fishing derby

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Charly Kizer of Clovis, right, dries a catfish off with a towel for John Walker of Capitan, center, before weighing it on Saturday at Oasis State Park for the “Biggest Catfish Challenge” Derby. The derby is sponsored by the Friends Of Oasis St By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Many […]

Oasis State Park hosting fishing derby

Friends of Oasis State Park is staging a Biggest Catfish Challenge Derby from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Registration is open from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. All ages can participate in the derby, which offers prizes ranging from $10 to $75. Prizes are to be awarded based on the weight of the fish. […]

Soapbox derby takes off

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Valon Smith of Clovis concentrates on the course ahead as she waiting for her race to begin during Saturday’s Soapbox Derby. This is the third year Smith, 12, has participated in the derby. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer After a friendly sibling race, Valon Smith figures it’s going to […]

Clovis Soap Box Derby scheduled for Saturday

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File photo The Clovis Soap Box Derby is scheduled for Saturday. Drivers are competing for a chance to race in the national championship in Akron, Ohio. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Saturday is race day, as 230-pound combos of car and racer battle for a trip to Akron, Ohio. The block of Sycamore Street […]

Derby win inspiration to us all

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist A New Mexico owned and trained horse won the Kentucky Derby last Saturday. In the midst of torrents of depressing news cascading onto us daily — even hourly — a little-known horse and his connections proved once again that in the United States of America the regular folks can win. […]

Hard work, effort make for successful soap box derby

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Clovis High School Football center Juan Lopez said lifting the cars onto the 6-foot high ramp was similar to the workouts he does three times a week. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Now Brian Chambers and Earl Stewart know how the weight guesser at a carnival feels. The Clovis […]

Racer sweeps Soap Box Derby

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Alex Collings, rear, races Kyra Bussen Saturday at the Clovis Rotary Club’s sixth annual Soap Box Derby. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Each under 6 feet long, each weighing 230 pounds, car and driver pairs could be seen rolling down Sycamore Street Saturday morning and afternoon. At the end of […]

Record day at fishing derby

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Sarah Hernandez, 12, fishes Saturday while her dad, Richard, unhooks a fish his son, Richard Jr., just caught during the Optimist Club of Clovis’ annual fishing derby at Ned Houk Park. By Helena Rodriguez: CNj staff writer Young anglers from the Clovis area reeled in 933 pounds of the scaled creatures […]

Optimists ready for fishing derby

CNJ staff The 20th annual “Get Hooked on Fishing” youth fishing derby, sponsored by the Optimist Club of Clovis, is scheduled for Saturay at the back lake in Ned Houk Park. Derby director Jeff Baum said 100-125 youngsters from ages 3-16 are expected to participate. They are broken into seven age groups, in two-year increments. […]