Hounds eighth, Zias fifth in Cowboy Jamboree

Freedom New Mexico STILLWATER, Okla. — Junior Isaiah Samoei and sophomore Adrienne Montoya led Eastern New Mexico University’s cross country teams to solid finishes on Saturday in the Cowboy Jamboree, hosted by Oklahoma State. The Greyhounds, competing in the university men’s division, finished eighth with 282 team points. Oklahoma State took the team title with […]

Hounds fall in overtime

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Freedom New Mexico On a night of high winds, higher penalty counts and a big lead matched by an equally large comeback, the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys took a 43-36 overtime win Saturday night at Greyhound Stadium in the season opener for both teams. The visiting Cowboys rolled out 317 yards of offense in the […]

Cowboy hat worn well

I don’t know you but I know that hat. I wore a hat just like it. Back in the days when men were men. You bet the pot and played to win. And if you lost you tried again. You bet your life I know that hat. A cowboy gave that hat to me. Back […]

Even world champs have bad days

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By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer Trevor Brazile has had many good nights en route to Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association records of $4 million in earnings and eight all-around cowboy titles in the last nine years. Thursday wasn’t one of them in the 41st Pioneer Days Rodeo at Curry County Event Center. Brazile, in the […]

Wedding woes call for desperate measures

It was a chance for Kurt to shine. He was father of the bride. Kurt is a seasoned, tough-hided, bow-legged Wyoming cowboy. He was not the kind of person you would ask to help you select the bridesmaids dresses or the pattern on your china. But his daughter knew that, so she asked if he […]

Cowboy stories all about wrecks

Imagine the header clinging to the rack on the back of a flat-bed, chasing a cow across the high plains of Colorado with the hazer banging along beside him in a quarter-ton Ranger with a vet-box in the bed. Cowboy stories are about wrecks; horse wrecks, cow wrecks, dog wrecks, financial wrecks, Tyranosaurus Wrex, and […]

Cowboy resolutions more fun

Glenda Price We all are encouraged to make New Year’s resolutions. From what I’ve been reading it seems most “regular” folks are resolving mainly to lose weight and exercise more. Cowboy promises are different. When I asked my lanky friend Wilford about his, he thought a bit and then asked, “You mean it’s a new […]

Portales past: Jan. 4, 1962

Jan. 4, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: On Sunday, Dec. 31, Chuck Strain celebrated his 10th birthday with an afternoon party in the home of his parents. His cake had “Happy Birthday Cowboy” with a cowboy in the center.

Scars mark real cowboys

If you see a couple of fellows walking down the road, both wearing cowboy-type garb, how will you know which one is the for-real cowboy? Here are a few hints: The real cowboy will be bow-legged and will limp a bit. As he gets closer, you notice one arm seems to stay bent all the […]

Cowboy experiences full day’s work

“… and the old man gave his orders: Boys, go at them from the jump, no use to go for fancy riding now.” That great line from “The Man from Snowy River” by Banjo Paterson crossed my mind as I started into the thorny brush and wicked mesquite thicket on a steep slide of rocks […]

Coffee staple in cowboy life

By Glenda Price: New Mexico columnist I don’t speak until I’ve had some coffee in the morning. And I don’t want any of that fancy schmancy latte or whatever you call it. I want regular store-bought Folgers, thank you very much. They say coffee won the West. According to my cowboy father, that certainly was […]

My turn: A few nuggets of Texan philosophy

During the World Cup final, my cousins, The Anglo Mariachi Cowboy (AMC) and Chef Juandel (CJ), stopped by to watch over a few root beers and roasted popcorn. As the match wore on and the pop flowed freely—becoming a celebratory arroyo after Spain’s victory—their conversation became increasingly philosophical. Having taken only one semester of conversational […]

Yoga not for public exhibition

It was one of those surreal moments in a cowboy’s life that you’ll recall in vivid technicolor years later when you’re living in the senior center trying to balance your checkbook on the TV remote. Like the time you roped with Fred Whitfield, or got into vet school, or wrote your first alimony check. I […]

My turn: Color makes the cowboy

By Wendel Sloan: PNT columnist I learned a lot about natty attire by watching my cousin, Wendel “The Anglo Mariachi Cowboy,” model at a recent Hispanic fashion show in Portales. He wore green half-boots from Payless and bargain-bin, bright-purple JC Penney jeans from Clovis’ North Plains Mall. The pink-rose motif cowboy shirt came from Joe’s […]

My turn: Tucumcari has its claim to fame

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Cowboy shows have long been filmed in New Mexico. A remake of John Wayne’s “True Grit,” starring Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon, is filming this month near Santa Fe. Jimmy Stewart starred in the state’s first major production, “The Man From Laramie,” shot in 1955 around Santa Fe. Eastern New Mexico has also been the […]

Car trouble leaves cowboy trapped

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist It happened to Brett, a country boy in college on a rodeo scholarship. His folks sent him off to college in a well-used 3/4 ton pickup with mud and snows and a grill that looked like the gate on a Russian prison, a 16-foot stock trailer the color of camouflage, […]

Church profile: Calvary Baptist Church

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Calvary Baptist Church Location: 1101 West 18th St. Phone: 356-4273 Services: 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:50 a.m., Sunday morning worship; 6 p.m., Sunday evening worship; 6:30 p.m., Tuesday Cowboy Church; 6:30 p.m., Wednesday Bible study and prayer meeting. Description: Calvary Baptist church has a mix of contemporary and traditional music. And a Cowboy Church, which […]

Cowboy wife’s ‘happily ever after’ not as romantic as in movies

By Glenda Price: New Mexico columnist The cowboy rides up horseback, leading a good-looking sorrel mare that’s his gift to you, and the two of you ride off into the sunset and live “happily ever after.” That’s the way it happens in the movies and the romantic novels. Excuse me. Here is a typical morning […]

Cowboy poets appreciates rural way of life

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Cowboy poet Baxter Black can’t stand spaghetti, but he greatly appreciates a rural, Western way of life for the values of its people. “That includes work ethic, independence, entrepreneurism, family, loyalty, patriotism,” he explained during a telephone interview Monday. “I could keep going and say belligerence, cantankerousness, etc. There’s […]

Cowboy, novelist fathered Roosevelt County’s first children

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By Ruth White Burns: Freedom New Mexico Correspondent One of the most fascinating characters associated with the early history of Roosevelt and Curry Counties was cowman, gunfighter, and raconteur, James “Jim” Cook. Dr. Caleb Winfrey and his brother Hadley of Cass County, Missouri, had established the H-Bar Ranch near Portales in 1885. With them came […]