City close on Parks and Rec director hire

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The city of Clovis is closing in on a new director for its Parks and Recreation Department. City Manager Joe Thomas said an announcement is expected before the end of the week on the replacement for Rob Carter. He said the city has decided from a field of six […]

Joe’s Boot Shop calf roping set

The 6th Annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping will be held Thursday, April 22nd through Sunday, April 25th, at the Curry County Events Center. Thursday, Friday and Saturday’s events are open to the public, Sunday afternoon’s events will require a $10 ticket. The Annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping is now considered to the largest […]

Ticket feature: Joe’s Boot Shop holding annual calf roping event

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File photo Joe’s Boot Shop’s annual calf roping is scheduled for next weekend at the Curry County Special Events Center. Freedom New Mexico The 6th annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping is next week in Clovis. Scheduled for April 22-25 at the Curry County Special Events Center, the event boasts it is the “Biggest and […]

Portales jury: Watson not guilty in Chunn slaying

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File photo A Roosevelt County jury has found farmer William “Billy Joe” Watson not guilty of hiring an Aryan Brotherhood member to murder Causey rancher Jimmie Bo Chunn. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico A Roosevelt County jury has found farmer William “Billy Joe” Watson not guilty of hiring an Aryan Brotherhood member to murder […]

Post-holiday sales, exchanges brisk

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Lee Conder of Ozona, Texas looks over boots Saturday at Joe’s Boot Shop in Clovis.Conder was one of hundreds of shopper who hits stores the day after Christmas to take advantage of sales or exchange gifts. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Business was brisk the day after Christmas for […]

Mission: Memorialize

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Friona veteran Joe Bob Mann is trying to get veterans who died on the USS Frank E. Evans on the Veteran’s Memorial in Washington D.C. and Clovis. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico When Veterans Day rolls around Wednesday, an ample amount of monuments exist to remember those who have […]

Pressman turned from owner to ‘phantom’

Don McAlavy: County historian Back in the old days when Joe Fahnert left the CNJ he went to the “Clovis Printing, Inc.” and dropped the word “Lithography” which no one understood. Never use names in your business title that confuse the public. Joe slowly got rid of all the extra help and built a new […]

In tribute: Radio announcer made fast friends

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By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer He was the voice of Wildcats, Bulldogs, Dillas and Gorillas, but Joe Frank Wheeler never hesitated to shout out Clovis as his hometown. The longtime sports announcer died Monday of a heart attack while setting up for a broadcast of the Amarillo Dillas baseball game against the Rio Grande […]

Federal employees group considers closing

CNJ staff The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Curry County chapter faces potential closure. Joe Urban, who has been president of the chapter for more than 20 years, said New Mexico NARFE President Mary Ellen McKay and Vice President Tom Anderson will meet with him Monday for further planning. Urban said he has been […]

Joe’s Boot Shop calf roping results

Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping Sunday, April 26 Curry County Special Events Center No. 3 (84 ropers @ $280) First Round — 1. Seth Hall, 7.62, $740; 2. Jay Hollabaugh, 8.06, $592; 3. Stetson Vest, 8.45, $469; 4. Kevin Cooper, 8.51, $345; 5. Aaron Heberger, 8.83, $222; 6. Bryan Lopresto 8.86, $101. Second Round — […]