Security not made for cowboys

Shorty got his name when he was a 2-year old squirt they didn’t think would grow tall at all. He’s 6-feet-4. Awhile back he ended up having to go to court over an enviro-induced question of law. You know — one of those deals where they decided he should move his cattle because a cute […]

Fall colors

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Sharna Johnson In other parts of the country, the first sign of changing seasons is often the changing color of the leaves, but in eastern New Mexico, one of the first signs is the changing of the hats. As the temperature drops in the fall months, cowboys traditionally don black, felt hats, putting away their […]

Cowboys could often do it better

There’s an old saying: “A mule is as good as a horse, till you need a horse.” Or, of course, the revorse. I saw a photo in the newspaper of a man standing in the surf trying to throw a rope around the tail of a beached baby humpback whale. My first thought was, “A […]

Cowboys’ hype fun to watch

It’s not easy being a Dallas Cowboys fan. That’s probably because there are so many Dallas Cowboys haters out there. Now, I will not admit to being in either camp though I can certainly empathize with either side. It’s amusing to watch it all play out, especially if you can claim to be a Denver […]

Governor honors ENMU ropers with day

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Clarence Plank Friday, he was one of the toughest cowboys in New Mexico. It hasn’t always been that way for Michael Trujillo. Eastern New Mexico’s collegiate rodeo national champion was once afraid of horses. “I hated it every day,” Trujillo said, explaining how his parents insisted he work and be around horses. “Until one day […]

Cowboys take creativity to new level

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist Cowboys are nothing if not ingenious. It takes that sort of out-of-the-box mentality to allow them to solve the myriad of problems that arise when you combine horse, cow and rope. In the northeastern Montana country, Jim and Norvell (aliases) were backtracking one fall after the gather. By noon they […]

Friday morning briefing: Cowboys in town

Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday morning briefing. Video of the day In your backyard – Blackwater Draw Museum. Cowboys in town The Board of Directors of the North American Corriente Association are in Clovis today to scope out the new location for their national annual Convention Show and Roping. They met in the Bank […]

Cowboys can offer simple solution

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist This cowboy advice column is inspired by the Ventura County Star. Three cowboys answer questions about love and life.

Cleverness of cowboy entertaining

By Baxter Black: FNM columnist Cowboys can be quite creative when hard times cut into the daily operating expenses. Take Roy’s cousin BB. One of BB’s heifers had come off his badlands and crossed onto Roy’s pasture. On that fateful day BB had driven his pickup and gooseneck trailer to Roy’s place to pick him […]

Cowboys’ ticket prices will test fan economics

Freedom New Mexico It’s nice to know that, in these difficult economic times, there is help out there for