Fort Sumner’s tombstone races create more legends

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Clovis’ Devin Sweet of Clovis placed second in the men’s open division of the tombstone races. (DeBaca County News photo: Scot Stinnett) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent FORT SUMNER — There’s legends, and then there’s legends so big that they beget even more legends. The Billy the Kid tombstone races at Old Fort Days are […]

Tombstone race trademark of Old Fort Days

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Ryan Autrey of Texico prepares to toss an 80-pound headstone over the first barrier in the finals of the Billy the Kid open division race during Old Fort Days in Fort Sumner. (CNJ correspondent: Andrew Chavez) By Andrew Chavez: CNJ correspondent FORT SUMNER — Since its conception, the Billy the Kid Tombstone Race has been […]

Where were you when the world stopped?

Grant McGee I’ve been meaning to write a nice letter to the country singer Alan Jackson for a while now. It would be just a fan letter, letting him know how I think he has been blessed with a great songwriting talent. I thought about writing that letter when I first heard his song “Where […]