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 […]

Fire destroys sorghum, hay on ranch east of Portales

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Fire destroyed an estimated $800,000 worth of ground hay and sorghum this afternoon on a ranch east of Portales. According to Wes Fraze, son-in-law of the W Diamond Heifer Ranch owner, R.L. Rogers, the fire began when a contracted worker was grinding the hay and sorghum. Fraze said the worker believed a rock had gotten […]

Our people: Need for speed

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Linda Newell was raised on a cattle ranch in the Texas panhandle, where she became an adept ranch hand and developed a love for cars. Newell, who loves to laugh, moved to Clovis with her husband Pat 14 years ago to care for aging parents.

Friday morning briefing: A rack, a rodeo and Happy Birthday New Mexico

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Rack replacement Lighthouse Mission is in need a clothing rack. During the hectic holiday season, one of the mission’s clothing racks broke. Questions about size and type call 762-1933. Ranch rodeo The second annual Steven Watson Memorial Ranch Rodeo is 6 p.m. Saturday at […]

Retired teacher stays busy

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Clovis resident Martha Hardwick grew up on her family ranch, Lee Hammond Ranch, northwest of Clovis. She lived on the ranch in the summer and in Clovis during school. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1965 and went off to college at Oklahoma State University. Hardwick said she wasn’t planning on coming back. But […]

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

Dating sites let friends help friends

I was having a nice chat with a ranch woman in New Mexico. We wound up discussing children. Then the subject of sons came up. We noted the special relationship between mothers and sons. Cheri, the ranch woman, said that her son had been a dutiful cowboy ranch kid but had other plans for the […]

Ticket feature: Events center hosting ranch rodeo

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Freedom New Mexico This weekend’s Working Ranch Cowboy’s Association Rodeo promises to be action packed fun the whole family can enjoy. Beginning with a women’s ranch rodeo at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Curry County Events Center, events will continue through Sunday. WRCA events begin Saturday evening at 6 p.m. and Sunday the Little Cowhand […]

Ticket feature: Resistol All-Around Ranch Rodeo kicking off

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Freedom New Mexico The “biggest and richest ranch rodeo in the world” begins today at the Curry County Events Center. Starting with Joe’s Boot Shop double mugging at 1 p.m., the 2011 Resistol All-Around Ranch Rodeo is kicking off a weekend packed with activities and events. Traditionally held in Waco, Texas, the rodeo will include […]

Birthdays — April 17

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McKinney Benja McKinney of Clovis will celebrate her 90th birthday 2 p.m. today at the Retirement Ranch. The celebration will be hosted by her children. McKinney was born April 16, 1921, in Bosque County, Texas. She has three children, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The celebration is open to friends and relatives.

Wind ranch in final negotiation phase

The Roosevelt Wind Ranch, to be built between Elida and Dora, is approaching the final stages for project negotiations. The vice-president of development for Terra-Gen Power, Bill Castor, told Roosevelt County commissioners at a special meeting Wednesday in the county courthouse that his company is in its final stages of planning with only a Power […]

Grady ranch joins angus group

Freedom New Mexico Borden Family Angus Ranch of Grady is a new member of the American Angus Association, said Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo. The American Angus Association, with almost 30,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world, according to […]

Ticket feature: New Year’s Eve ranch rodeo coming to Curry events center

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Freedom New Mexico Hammer Down Rodeo Company is hosting the first New Year’s Eve Steven Watson Memorial Ranch Rodeo beginning 1 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Curry County Events Center. Hammer Down Rodeo Company owner Layton Belcher said he wanted to host a rodeo in honor of his friend, Steven Watson of Causey, who died […]

Commissioners look at closing Price Ranch Road

At the Roosevelt County Commission meeting Tuesday commissioners: • Appointed a road viewing committee to recommend whether Price Ranch Road should be closed. The road near Melrose Bombing Range runs through private property and is believed little used. Closing the road would remove a security issue for the ranch it runs through and allow the […]

Day trip: Ranch offers taste of ‘old west’

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Brad Cooper: Grindstone Graphics and Marketing A mock gunfight begins at the Flying J Ranch in Alto. The act is part of a nightly event which includes a chuckwagon supper and live music from the Flying J Wranglers. Place: Flying J Ranch Location: 6 Flying J Road in Alto. Take U.S. 70 towards Roswell, then […]

Work a-plenty at H-Bar Ranch

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Ruth Burns Editor’s Note: This is the latest in a continuing series of articles about the H-Bar Ranch and the hardships of life on the plains before 1900. Life on the plains in the 1890s was equally hard on men and women. As foreman of the H-Bar Ranch, Bob Wood was responsible for the health […]

‘No female’ rule on ranch not fair

By Glenda Price: State columnist My dad was a ranch manager for absentee owners, so he was the on-the-ground boss. When we were quite young my brother and I began working alongside him. He called us his “top hands,” which made us feel proud – and work even harder. I remember one day after we […]

Reader submitted content: Ride for life draws 75 riders

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By Wendy Toombs On the morning of May 1, 75 horsemen and women from New Mexico and Texas set off on the Ride for Life trail ride at the Lazy LB Ranch at San Jon. This marked the 11th year the horseback team, as a part of the Clovis Relay for Life, has raised money […]

Ticket feature: Joe’s Boot Shop owner hosting ranch rodeo

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Freedom New Mexico This weekend, crowds will have an opportunity to see a rodeo done ranch-style. Joe Rhodes said ranch rodeos are unique from other rodeos in that they are done the way, “the old time ranch cowboys did.” “We got some awful good boys riding,” he said. It’s a lot different from a regular […]

People not always as they appear

By Glenda Price: PNT columnist Max showed up at our ranch headquarters one late spring day, looking for work. Said he’d caught a ride the 25 miles from town with the mailman and walked the two miles from the mailbox. Said he wasn’t a great horseman, but he was willing to do any kind of […]