Late surge earns Clovis rider title

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Kourtnie Cole of Clovis rounds a barrel during Saturday’s 13-15 year-old barrel racing competition at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Cole won the year-end saddle for her age division in barrels. CNJ staff photo by Eric Kluth. By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor The first time Kourtnie Cole got on a horse — at […]

Tell me ’bout the loud-muffler days

And the Judds sing, “Grandpa, tell me ’bout the good old days, sometimes it feels like this world’s gone crazy.” Gather round, young ones. Here’s the thing. We weren’t all that different, way back there in the Happy Days ’50s. Boys liked girls. Girls liked boys. The girl-girl, boy-boy stuff was probably going on, but […]

Wilt, David

David Wilt Services: Have been held. Mr. David Michael Wilt, 47, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 23, 1955, in Ardmore, Okla., to Peter Charles and Anita Kipp Wilt. He came to Clovis in 1960 and graduated from Clovis High School in […]

Racers dash for cash in Billy the Kid Shootout

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CNJ staff photo: Loretta Kos/Modified Stock cars come out of the fourth turn during a qualifying heat of the Billy the Kid Shootout on Sunday at Ned Houk Motor Sports Complex. Gary Mitchell Ted Hamm and Mark Harris got a little too close in a qualifying race Sunday that took them out of the main […]

Motocross hits rodeo arena

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Brian Leonard, 15, from Gallup, practiced jumping his motorcycle Sunday afternoon on the Arena Cross track at the Curry County Fairgrounds. He competed in the 1-5 Novice Open Sunday evening. Photo by Mike Linn. By Janet Bresenham Gentlemen, start your engines. In the last three days, the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena has been transformed […]

Young drivers revving it up

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Bo Mitchell, 12, of Farwell, races in a heat at Ned Houk Motor Speedway on July 25 during a race with the Clovis Kart Association. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Helena Rodriguez The go-kart track at Ned Houk Motor Sports Complex north of Clovis may be a far cry from NASCAR, but for some diehard […]