Warm weather sparks thoughts of outdoors

The recent, though probably not permanent, trend of warm weather turns one’s thoughts to outdoor activities. This is especially true when that trend is coupled with the garage cleaning — the connection being that all outdoor equipment is stored in one corner of the garage and I wanted to make sure that my two-person tent […]

Enjoy winter, but keep it safe

By Cannon AFB Emergency Management As we enter the harshest part of the year, please consider some cold-weather related safety concerns as you and your family go about your daily business. While our average winter temperature is 45 degrees, we often experience lows in the single digits with an associated wind creating a wind-chill effect […]

It's their business: Patriot Outdoors

Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Patriot Outdoors, on Curry Road 16, offers a rock climbing wall, a firing range and firearm training courses. Patriot Outdoors • Hours: Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. • Location: 1250 Curry Road 16 • Type of […]

Ticket feature: Lion’s Club, Patriot Outdoors holding annual gun show

l4hyf9-l4hyejticketgunshow.ad_.jpg

File photo A gun show at the Clovis Civic Center Saturday and Sunday is expected to draw up to 2,000 people. It’s a weekend of guns and knives. For the sixth year, the Clovis Lions Club, in partnership with Patriot Outdoors, is hosting a gun and knife show. Traditionally held at the armory, this will […]

Hunter education classes start Friday

The first of two hunter education classes starts Friday in Clovis. The classes are conducted by the New Mexico Game and Fish Department and are held at Patriot Outdoors, 1250 County Road 16. Each class consists of three-day sessions and completion is required for anyone under 18 who wants to purchase a state hunting license. […]

Outdoors deserves appreciation

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist Winter has never, for me, been a time for squatting by the fire and wishing the cold away. Even on a morning such as this one, with temperature slightly above zero, the call to be out experiencing nature is present in the back of my mind. Unfortunately, as is true […]

Sept. 11 events include concert

CNJ Staff A 9/11 concert will be held at the Patriot Outdoors center from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Christian music artist Van Walworth will be performing and retired Air Force Col. Penny Bailey will speak about escaping the attack on the Pentagon six years ago. Other events include a breakfast for police and firefighters […]

Winter should be enjoyed

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist The day before New Year’s Eve, it was a true delight to awaken and see how much snow had fallen overnight. Since I had spent much of last winter trying to locate the correct kind of boot for my cross-country equipment, finally getting them late in March, it gave me […]

Small idea grows into big business

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The genesis of a big idea can often be something relatively simple. For Stephen Powell, who just steered his multi-activity Patriot Outdoors facility through its first weekend of business, the germ of this venture was one basic thought. “I had the concept of people needing a safe place to shoot […]