Pioneer Rodeo royalty crowned

CNJ Staff Local young ladies were crowned the 2008-2009 Pioneer Days Rodeo Royalty last Saturday at the Mounted Patrol Arena. Competitors were judged on horsemanship, appearance, and personality, which includes speech and photogenic qualities. The winners reign over the county fair, do radio promotions for the rodeo, are introduced each night of the rodeo, and […]

2008 Pioneer Days schedule

Monday 6 p.m. — Little Buckaroo Rodeo: Horse events (13 and under), rodeo clown/bullfighter event, calf roping (13 and under), dummy roping (13 and under) Tuesday5 p.m. — Cowboy Church, followed my Little Buckaroo Rodeo foot events WednesdayNoon — Rodeo Barbecue Kick-Off at Bender Dodge.6 p.m. — Meet and greet Miss Rodeo America 2008 and […]

Pioneer Days adds moto-cross event

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CNJ file photo: Andy Delisle The Curry County Mounted Patrol ride horses at the Pioneer Days Parade on Main Street. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer The annual Pioneer Days will be a fusion of traditional events and new entertainment. The event was started before World War II to give people in the Clovis area […]

Brothers earned spots in baseball’s history

By Don McAlvy: Columnist Five years ago I wrote a column about the Pioneer Baseball team in Clovis. You might remember that I called it the semi-professional baseball team. Did I ever get into trouble. You don’t want to mess with professional sports and fans of professional sports. Morning after the column ran I got […]

Local Roundup: Man killed while working on car

CNJ staff A Farwell auto shop owner died Friday evening when his car fell off a lift while he was working under it, according to officials. Micky Glen Lunsford, 53, was alone in his shop at 1400 E. Avenue A when the car lift malfunctioned, causing the car to fall, Parmer County Sheriff Randy Geries […]

Exhibitors channel pioneers at fair

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Even horses need pedicures. Placing the foot of his horse on a stand, Dusty Leatherwood clipped its hoof with oversized nail clippers, and smoothed the edges with a foot-long metal file. Shoenail never even whinnied. A professional farrier, Leatherwood said as long as he was careful, the horse would […]

Year’s pioneer named

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry T.Z. Duncan, who has lived in Roosevelt County for 71 years, was named Pioneer of the Year. By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers T.Z. Duncan, who came to Roosevelt County in 1936, was named Pioneer of the Year during a reception held Friday evening at the Memorial Building in Portales. Local musician […]

Canyon steer wrestler takes lead

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Stetson Herrera of Portales rides Darla’s Pride in the Bareback Bronc Riding competition at the 37th annual Clovis Pioneer Days PRCA Rodeo on Friday at Curry County Mounted Patrol Area. Herrera scored a 74 with his ride. By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Entrants in the second night of competition of this […]

Pioneer Days parade helps the city celebrate its 100th anniversary

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle The Curry County Mounted Patrol ride horses Saturday in the Pioneer Days parade on Main Street. By Helena Rodriguez: CNj staff writer Lifelong Clovis resident Misty Albright never misses a Pioneer Days parade. With this year being the centennial celebration, her family was out in full force Saturday to cheer on […]

Past central in parade

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CNJ file photo Parade chairman John Montano says that this year’s parade will be one of the longest. First-, second- and third-place trophies will be awarded in each parade category. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Expect to see a 1963 Coca-Cola Cadillac, a three-star general and a record amount of entries in Saturday’s Pioneer […]