Team roping regional finals to be hosted in Clovis

CNJ staff The United States Team Roping Championships will host the Regional Finals in Clovis August 4-7 at the Curry County Events Center. Touted as the richest team roping series, the event will offer $340,000 in cash and prizes with an estimated economic impact of $1.2 million to the Clovis area, according to a press […]

Band takes top honors at Zia competition

CNJ staff The Clovis High band pulled an encore Saturday in Albuquerque, winning top honors at the Zia Marching Band Fiesta at the University of New Mexico. The band won the state championship and the grand championship in the 32-band field from New Mexico, Texas and Colorado. Coupled with Tournament of the Bands last weekend […]

Dora’s Clark third in tiedown roping heading into finals

CNJ staff GILLETTE, Wyo. — Dora High’s Jesse Clark is third in tiedown roping heading into today’s final performance in the National High School Finals Rodeo. Clark posted a time of 10.947 seconds in Friday’s second go-round which, combined with his event-best 8.68 in the first go, left him with a time of 19.627 seconds […]

Press Release: Junior rodeo finals in Clovis

The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals, set for July 19th-24th at the Curry County Events Center.

Friday morning briefing: Rodeo riding into town and nuclear power

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Rodeo time The High Plains Junior Rodeo finals ride into town Monday at the Curry County Events Center and

Ticket feature: Junior rodeo finals starting next week

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File photo Students from across the high plains will travel to Clovis for the week-long High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals beginning Sunday at the Curry County Events Center. Freedom New Mexico The High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals begins in Clovis Monday for the 36th year. The events are the pinnacle of the High Plains Junior […]

State high school rodeo boon to local economy

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File photo Jesse Clark of Dora, shown competing in last year’s New Mexico High School Finals Rodeo, is hoping to earn his third national berth. The rodeo is set for this week at the Curry County Events Center. By Kevin Wilson While the goal is to get to Gillette, Wyo., a lot of high schoolers […]

Monday morning briefing: Honors, finals and an old jockey guys rule

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Website of the day The Clovis News Journal is on Facebook. Friend us: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/cnjonlinecom/54982313944?ref=ts With honors Today, Clovis High School is honoring students with a 3.5 or higher grade point average. There’s a banquet 6 p.m. in the CHS cafeteria. Video game of the week Take off […]

Jenkins qualifies for PBR finals

CNJ staff L.J. Jenkins of Texico has qualified for the PBR World Finals for the fifth straight year. Jenkins is 17th in earnings in the PBR this season. The top 40 riders qualify for the event Oct. 30-Nov. 1 and Nov. 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nev. Jenkins, 22, won the PBR Finals in 2006.

High school rodeo finals set for next week

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer

Singing class performs in free show for finals

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Sr. Airman Nick Ball will be performing “Those Were the Good Old Days” from Damn Yankees during Clovis Community College’s Broadway-style singing class’ final performance 7 p.m. Tuesday. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Students of a Broadway-style singing class at Clovis Community College are gearing for their final exam. […]

State high school rodeo president helped bring finals to Curry County

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Elidia’s Trent Bilberry’s time during Friday’s morning go-round at the Curry County Special Events Center was 22.56 seconds with a 10 second penalty for breaking the barrier. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico The president of the state high school rodeo association is hoping he can take his calf roping […]

Dora roper eyes national event

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Dora’s Jesse Clark had a time of 13.76 seconds on his first go in the tie-down calf-roping event Thursday during the New Mexico High School Rodeo Association finals held at the Curry County Events Center. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Jesse Clark of Dora has been waiting all year […]

Music scholarship finals set for April 13

PORTALES–The Eastern New Mexico University Department of Music has announced the Friends of Music Scholarship Competition Finals will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 13, in the First United Methodist Church in Portales.

Moseley holds lead in rodeo finals

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Cassie Moseley of Farwell holds the overall lead Monday after five of 10 rounds in barrel racing competition of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Moseley won Friday’s second round, placed second in Sunday’s fourth round and fifth in Monday’s fifth round. Her overall time is 69.94 seconds, giving her […]

Roosevelt County edged in 10-11 finals

Freedom New Mexico DEMING — Albuquerque Eastdale captured the state 10-11 Little League championship Friday night, edging Roosevelt County 1-0. Roosevelt County forced a second championship game in the double-elimination tournament on Thursday night by posting a 10-7 victory over Eastdale. Portales made a determined run through the losers bracket after dropping its second game […]

HPJRA Finals results

At Mounted Patrol ArenaSaturday’s short go results8-under barrels: 1. Shelby Mayfield 16.917; 2. Kennedy Kirkpatrick 17.44; 2. Michelle Runyan 18.832; 4. Kendra Suggs 187.855; 5. Tanner Freeman 19.157.9-12 girls poles: 1. Kellie Collier 20.773; 2. Kelsey Espenson 20.993; 3. Saige Bell 22.705; 4. J.C. Gallegos 25.671; 5. Leann Herring 32.412.9-12 goat tying: 1. Nicole Espenson […]

Rodeo feels gas pinch

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Shad Mayfield of Clovis shows the judge he’s done tying his goat Tuesday at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Mayfield’s time was 14.36 seconds. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Like a steer with a lasso around his head, events such as the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals are […]

High Plains Junior Rodeo has array of events

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CNJ file photo Begun in 1974, the High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals are a 34-year tradition in Clovis. Pictured s Don Denley during the 2006 steer riding competition. For 34 years Clovis has won the bid to host the High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals. The week-long event will include activities such as a talent show, […]

Feb. 21 – Baseball and burgers

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Keith Kiser, president of the Clovis High School Booster club, prepares hamburgers for the first day of the Clovis Invitational at Bell Park Thursday, Kiser said that the booster club will be cooking food for all eight teams during the tournament. The tournament runs today with semi-finals and concludes on […]