County, Mounted Patrol lock horns

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The future of the Pioneer Days Rodeo could be in peril without a compromise between the county and the Curry County Mounted Patrol, according to an organization spokesperson. Bob Lacey told the Curry County Commission on Tuesday planning for next year’s rodeo is behind schedule because of the stricter […]

PRCA Rodeo set to begin Thursday

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The 37th annual Pioneer Days PRCA Rodeo in Clovis, which begins Thursday, is hardly the only rodeo in the country going on this weekend. But it’s the only one that matters to the Curry County Mounted Patrol, and organizers are pleased with the quality of contestants competing over the three […]

Rodeo comes close to being cancelled

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent The annual Pioneer Days Rodeo will get started Thursday as scheduled. But there were a few anxious moments at Tuesday’s Curry County Commission meeting. County officials said the event was in danger of being cancelled because the event organizer — Curry County Mounted Patrol — had not signed a contract […]

Pioneer Days schedule

Today 6 p.m. — Little Buckaroo Rodeo, Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Wednesday 8 a.m. — Pageant speech competition at Clovis Civic Center. Noon — Rodeo barbecue kick-off at Bender Dodge 7 p.m. — Fashion show/buffet and auction at Clovis Civic Center Thursday 8:30 a.m. — Miss Rodeo New Mexico horsemanship competition. 2-4 p.m. — […]

Pioneer Days honor western heritage

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom Newspapers This year’s Pioneer Days celebration has added significance with Clovis celebrating its centennial. In its 37th year, Pioneer Days celebrates past traditions, heritage, pioneer spirit and progress of the area. “It is tradition that looks back on the days of the cowboys and settlers on the open range and honoring […]

2007 Pioneer Days schedule

Monday 5 p.m. — Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen pageant at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. preceding 32nd Annual Little Buckaroo Rodeo. 6 p.m. — Little Buckaroo Rodeo, Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Tuesday 6 p.m. — Little Buckaroo Rodeo, Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Wednesday 8 a.m. — Pageant speech competition at Clovis Civic Center. […]

Pioneer Days schedule of events

Monday, June 4 5 p.m. —Coronation/Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen pageant at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena, preceding 32nd Annual Little Buckaroo Rodeo. 6 p.m. —Little Buckaroo Rodeo, Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Horse events (13 and under, trophies and ribbons in each category), rodeo clown/bullfighter finals, calf riding (13 and under, three groups), dummy roping […]

Rodeo hall-of-famer grand marshal at Pioneer Days Parade

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Clovis police cars escort the beginning of the Pioneer Days Parade. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) Michael Harrell: Freedom Newspapers ProRodeo Hall-of-Famer Glen Franklin waved to the crowds from a white Chevy Suburban Saturday morning as grand marshal of the Pioneer Days Parade on Main Street in Clovis. The 70-year-old was disappointed he couldn’t lead the […]

Pioneer Rodeo keeps ‘em coming

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Fast facts What: 36th annual Pioneer Days Rodeo When: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday Where: Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena Tickets: $10-12 in advance at Joe’s Boot Shop; $12-14 at gate With 35 years of continuity behind it, the Pioneer Days PRCA rodeo could have just about anyone in the […]

Pioneer Days kicks off Monday

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Rodeo royalty, clowns and cowboys will be in attendance at the upcoming Pioneer Days. The six-day event will kick-off at 5 p.m. Monday with the coronation of the Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen. According to pageant coordinator Wilma Fulgham, six girls ages 5 to 9 were judged on personality, appearance […]