Our towns: Muleshoe celebrates its heritage

Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell Muleshoe West City Park is a big highlight in the town, according to city officials. The park includes a water park, a golf course, basketball courts and more. It is one of the main highlights, along with the Muleshoe Heritage Foundation. Alisa Boswell Muleshoe, Texas, was named after Muleshoe Ranch, which […]

Sunday snow storm drops 1/2 inch of snow on area

Tonjia Rolan A winter snow storm swept through the area Sunday, dropping 1/2 inch of snow, sleet and ice on Clovis and Portales, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. Muleshoe received 3 inches of snow, delaying school buses Monday by two hours. City officials from Clovis and Muleshoe said the snow caused a […]

My turn: Old hermit’s treasure was hidden

Robbery was immediately suspected as the motive for the 1951 slaying of Old Josh Blocher. The hermit who started the community of Progress, located between Muleshoe and Farwell, had long been rumored to have money hidden away somewhere. He owned the land where he lived and for decades peddled the lots in hopes Progress could […]

My turn: Progress hermit was a character

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Old Josh Blocher had a problem with Muleshoe. He said its residents were thieves, stealing the Bailey County seat that belonged to the community Blocher created seven miles to the west, called Progress. Blocher had no love for Farwell residents either. He called them devils. He said they claimed Lariat was the only stop between […]

Engagements — Jan. 15

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Montanez-Castorena [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Mr. and Mrs. Robert Montanez of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Montanez of Lubbock, to Miguel Castorena of Lubbock, son of Mrs. Sylvia Castorena and the late Gilbert Castorena of Muleshoe. The couple will exchange vows on June 9, 2012, at Marriage Island in […]

Parade time in Clovis, Muleshoe

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Benna Sayyed It’s Christmas parade time — weather permitting — Saturday in Clovis and Muleshoe. The season’s first major wintry blast was set to arrive Friday, but KVII-TV MeteorologistSteve Kersh said conditions will be improving by parade time, especially in Clovis. “There may be a few flurries blowing in behind the departing storm system (Saturday) […]

Area parades kick off holiday season

File Photo Bystanders watch a float in Clovis’ holiday parade last year. This year’s parade will be 6 p.m. Saturday on Main Street. Benna Sayyed Area Christmas parades kick off Saturday in Clovis and Muleshoe. “It’s just a feel-good parade,” said Robyne Beaubien, executive director of Clovis MainStreet about the traveling light show set to […]

Their view: Let God help you fix your flat tires

Muleshoe pastor Curtis K. Shelburne writes weekly columns for the Clovis New Journal’s online edition. Here’s his most recent effort:

Prep football scoreboard — Oct. 28

Area Clovis 42, Hobbs 7 Texico 23, Clayton 0 Fort Sumner 24, Jal 8 Melrose 48, Tatum 18 Texas Bovina 40, Sudan 7 Muleshoe 54, Amarillo River Road 7 New Mexico Albuquerque Academy 54, Santa Fe Indian 0 Artesia 48, EP Cathedral, Texas 3 Atrisco Heritage 32, Del Norte 14 Aztec 50, Kirtland Central 0 […]

Dust storm causes visibility problems

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Kevin Wilson A fast-moving storm blew through the area Monday afternoon, creating roiling dust clouds thousands of feet tall and smothering roads and highways with thick dust that dropped visibility to nearly zero in some places. The wall of dust darkened skies and stopped traffic, while the winds caused widespread minor damage and toppled trees. […]

Prep football scoreboard — Sept. 2

New Mexico Clovis 26, Eldorado 7 Muleshoe 35, Portales 14 Texico 14, Springlake-Earth 7 Tucumcari 55, NMMI 6 8-man Melrose 26, Animas 18 Floyd 20, Reserve 0 6-man Clovis Christian 51, Lake Arthur 39 Texas Olton 21, Farwell 0 Boys Ranch 9, Bovina 6

Vacationing Muleshoe family witnesses chase of fugitives

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Kevin Wilson RayAn and Cary Dosher flipped on a local news broadcast from their Pueblo, Colo., hotel Tuesday night — unaware that the next day, they were part of a story they had just seen. The next morning, the Muleshoe residents found themselves spectators in a high-speed chase on I-25 that brought in three of […]

Brief rainfall offers respite from drought

Alisa Boswell Much-needed rain pelted most of eastern new Mexico and West Texas late Monday in a gusty thunderstorm that was also blamed for igniting a series of grass fires near Muleshoe. Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service was reporting 1.22 inches of rain fell in Clovis. Officials at Clovis Airport recorded .14 inches and […]

Their view: Heroics in Japan is real news

Muleshoe pastor Curtis K. Shelburne writes weekly columns for the Clovis New Journal’s online edition. Here’s his most recent effort:

Muleshoe’s Washington opts for Texas Tech

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Rick White Muleshoe’s Cooper Washington called an audible Wednesday, opting to sign a national letter of intent with Texas Tech. Washington, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound defensive end and quarterback at Muleshoe, orally committed to play at Oklahoma in the spring. “I had second thoughts about fitting in at OU,” said Washington, who started at defensive end […]

Area Texas prep playoffs — Nov. 26

Freedom New Mexico Regional semifinals Class 2A Division I At Lubbock Wall 22, Muleshoe 7, halftime Class 1A Division II At Canyon Bovina 21, Farwell 20, 3rd quarter

Engagements —

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Sites-Head Amy Sites and Marshal Head will be married Dec. 19, 2010, at Muleshoe Methodist Church. The bride-elect is the daughter of John and Deborah Sites of Portales. She is the granddaughter of the late John Sites and his wife, Norma of Roswell; and Carl and Mary Skrobrak of Dalhart, Texas. The prospective groom is […]

Birthdays — Oct. 17

Castillo John Castillo of Clovis celebrated his 40th birthday 4:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at home. He was born Oct. 12, 1970, in Muleshoe. The celebration was hosted by his sister, April Macias aka “Fraggle.” He has four children. Your sister loves you so much and wishes you the best birthday ever. May the good Lord […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Zoo video and pro player from Muleshoe talks baseball

Prep football scoreboard — Sept. 24

Clovis 28, Rio Rancho 7 Texico 33, Gruver, Texas 7 Clovis Christian 48, Hondo 0 Roswell Goddard 42, Portales 0 Elida 56, Valley Christian 43 Melrose 52, Reserve 0 Lake Arthur 52, Dora 0 Texas New Deal 21, Farwell 0 Sundown 62, Bovina 13 Muleshoe 31, Lubbock Roosevelt 7