Readers: Covered arena not part of deal

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about Curry County’s latest plan to build a special events center by refurbishing the rodeo arena at the county fairgrounds. Some responses: “It’s the same old story — politicians promise one thing and deliver something else. At this point, I would just like to see […]

Selling CD for a cause makes horse sense

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Trenton Meeks, 17, of Farwell, brushes 3-year-old quarter horse CD before taking the horse out for a ride Saturday during the Spring Horse Sale at the Clovis Livestock Auction. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King Clovis Livestock Auction owner Danny Rogers estimated 1,000 horses would be sold this weekend in the business’ annual […]

First horse auction of the year today

By Jack King Spring must have arrived in Clovis — Clovis Livestock Auction Inc. will hold its first horse auction this year today, Saturday and Sunday in its sale barn at 504 S. Hull. Held four times a year — in March, May, August and November — the event brings hundreds of people, and horses, […]

Brown, Harold Bell “Fuzzy”

Harold Bell “Fuzzy” Brown Services: Have been held. Harold Bell “Fuzzy” Brown, 83, of Roswell, retired, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at his home. He was born on June 22, 1920, in Floydada, Texas, to Travis and Maud Brown. He grew up in Rhea, Texas. He married Dora Blalock in August 1940. He served in […]

Authorities shut down Portales race track

By Mike Linn PORTALES — A family residing about five miles east of Portales has been hosting horse races twice a month, contending it wants to keep Mexican tradition alive and boredom at bay. But local law enforcement officials say tradition can only go as far as American law permits — and to that end […]

Horses help disabled kids

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Lance Myers, 5, rides 5-year-old Joe on Friday as his mother Lexie Myers guides the horse around the arena at the barn south of Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King Two Curry County women have found a way to turn their shared passion for horses into a method for helping the disabled. […]

Fair board chided over purchasing

By Jack King The Curry County commission and County Manager Geneva Cooper said Wednesday the county fair board spent more than $18,373 this year without following proper county procurement procedures. Commissioners took fair board President Buddy Vaughn and treasurer Peggy Burns to task at the commission’s board meeting for making 16 purchases alleged to have […]

Horses and homily

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Steve Friskup of Muleshoe, Texas, left, talks to Bill and Ginger Sneed, of Talpa, Texas, on Sunday after a cowboy church service at the sale barn in Clovis. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Janet Bresenham The Clovis Livestock Auction’s four annual horse sales attract buyers and sellers from across the United States and even other […]

Horses go on the block

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Eldon Krebs, of Gordon, Neb., (far left) watches a video of a horse Saturday along with Ryan Andrews, of Beaumont, Texas, at Clovis Livestock Auction’s Fall Horse Sale. Andrews, who sells horses, has them on video tape for buyers to watch. By Janet Bresenham They come from all over the United States and south and […]

Blind calf roper spreads message of never giving up

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Jerry Long of Capitan shakes the hand of Jonah Walls, 7, while talking to him and his mother Valda Walls, both of Texico, Tuesday evening at the Texico Educational Complex. By Gary Mitchell Jerry Long caught his friend by surprise a little more than four years ago when he said he […]