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Reader submitted: Marching band first runner up at Tumbleweed Classic Starting with a 7:30 a.m. rehearsal, the Clovis Wildcat marching band began its day last Saturday. It was a long day of music, marching and extreme tension all combined. At 10 p.m., almost 15 hours later, the results of the Tumbleweed Classic held in Denver […]

Clovis High band starting competition season

The Clovis High School Wildcat Marching Band starts its 2009 competition season Saturday at the Tumbleweed Classic in Denver City. The following weekend, Oct. 9-10, the band travels to Arlington, Texas for the Bands of America national competition. This year’s marching show is named Rhapsody in Red and was designed and choreographed exclusively for the […]

Dec. 7, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Tumbleweed situation needs remedy As I write, the forecasted wind from the north has hit, bringing in today’s accumulation of weeds.

Clovis band takes honors

CNJ Staff Clovis High’s marching band won the Tumbleweed Classic for the sixth time in seven years Saturday at Denver City, Texas. The Wildcats band took home the following honors: • Grand champion • Best in Class 5A • Best drum major • Best percussion • Best color guard The band’s show was titled, “Holiday […]

Tumblelievable

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Christian Madden Jr., 2, of Clovis, looks out his window Tuesday to see tumbleweeds piled high blocking the front door of his house. Clovis experienced sustained winds of 38 mph with gusts over 50 mph. (Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Trapped by an ocean of tumbleweeds, little Christian Madden Jr., […]

Machine could clear tumbleweeds

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Dan Kinnison may have the solution to the tumbleweed problem in Roosevelt County in the form of a machine. The retired Nebraska farmer said his relatively new tumbleweed eradicator can break the weeds into little pieces. Owner of Prestige Manufactur-ing Inc. of Kimball, Neb., Kinnison’s invention snags tumbleweeds […]

Tumbleweeds toss memories to mind

By Bob Huber As long as we’re preoccupied with plucking tumbleweeds from our teeth, it should be noted that guys in white jackets label this rambling sticker bush Solsola tragus. A less scientific moniker is “Russian thistle” or “pig weed,” which is related loosely to the goosefoot family. I knew you’d want to hear that. […]