Portales calf roper headed to nationals

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Portales calf roper Jerrad Hofstetter will be making his third trip to professional rodeo’s season-ending championship. Hofstetter, who was named “Rookie of the Year” in 2005, said this year was a bad one for his rodeo career and he had every intention of calling it quits for the year after the Justin Boots Championship in […]

High Plains Junior Rodeo kicking off next week

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Freedom New Mexico In its 37th year, the High Plains Junior Rodeo will kick off July 20, beginning three days of competition at the Curry County Events Center. The rodeo will feature youth ages 6-18 in action-packed competitions in barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, calf, steer and bull riding, calf roping, ribbon roping, shoe […]

Solutions sometimes unconventional

By Glenda Price: New Mexico columnist A couple of weeks ago we got to know B.J. Pierce, world Champion tiedown calf roper. This week I’d like you to meet B.J. Pierce, gifted school teacher. After about 13 years of solid rodeoing, B.J. retired from rodeo and began teaching school. He taught sixth grade — “whatever […]

A day at the rodeo: Joe’s Boot Shop calf roping event in seventh year.

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Kevin Wilson Hundreds ride and rope, and hope they cash in when it’s time for the Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping event at the Curry County Event Center. In one form or another, everybody goes through the elements of the four-day undertaking: ••• When you arrive, you’re a spectator until you see secretary Crystal Garrett. […]

Joe’s Boot Shop calf roping

• What: Seventh Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping • What’s it about: The annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping features ropers at everylevel, including some of the top-ranked calf ropers in the world. • When: 9 a.m. Thursday through Sunday; 1 p.m. main event Sunday • Where: Curry County Events Center • Admission: Free except […]

Portales past: June 25, 1945

June 25, 1945: Officials estimated 1,500 to 2,000 people attended the weekend rodeo held at an arena about a mile southwest of Portales. Winners included Jack Shaw (calf roping), Cotton Lee (bulldogging), Bug Brown (bull riding) and Bill Hancock (bronc riding).

Ticket feature: Joe’s Boot Shop hosting annual calf roping event

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Freedom New Mexico The 6th annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping is next week in Clovis. Scheduled for April 22-25 at the Curry County Special Events Center, the event boasts it is the “Biggest and best in the US.” “The Annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping is now considered to the largest in the nation. […]

ENMU’s Terry second in calf roping

Freedom New Mexico ODESSA, Texas — Eastern New Mexico Univeristy senior Payton Terry of Dora placed second in calf roping in the first go, short go and average over the weekend in the Odessa College Rodeo. Terry had times of a8.5 seconds in the first go and 8.8 in the short go for an overall […]

Clovis youth among winners at High Plains Junior Rodeo

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The High Plains Junior Rodeo Association finals wrapped up Saturday at Curry County Event Center with a couple of Clovis natives taking the top spots in some events. Seaver Tate, of Clovis, took first place in the short go of Calf Roping. Tate said this was his second time […]

Nov. 10, 1949

McCowen’s full blood and registered Durhams of Elida ran an ad in the Portales Tribune selling its oldest and largest bull calf for the highest bid over $100 offered before the end of the month.

Oct. 5, 2008 Elida News

Rodeo competition Elida High School students participated in two rodeo competitions recently. Sept. 6-7, the Santa Fe rodeo was held. Trent Bilberry placed ninth during the Saturday calf roping go-rounds and on Sunday he placed fourth. Kody Paiz wound up in eighth place on Sunday. At the Grants rodeo, held Sept. 13-14, Trent Bilberry took […]

Joe’s Boot Shop to host fourth calf roping

By Eric Butler, PNT Correspondent You can find events all over the country these days that consist of calf roping and only calf roping. Breaking apart from the traditional rodeo slate of competitions, much the same way bull riding has done, calf roping has carved out its own niche among cowboys looking to make some […]

Texico youth turning heads in barrel racing

By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent CLOVIS — It’s a long way from the 8-and-under category at the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals to the upper echelon of the rodeo profession. And, as Audrey Wren’s mom pointed out to one flatterer, there are little things like junior high, high school and college to consider. But […]

Several girls compete with the boys at HPJR

By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent Sugar and spice and everything nice, as the saying goes, are what little girls are made of. But you can’t blame some of the young cowgirls at the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals for having a little bit of ingested dirt as part of their composition. That’s especially true […]

Rodeo rides into Portales

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Jingling spurs, flying dirt and dogged determination will all be a part of the first 4-H rodeo of the season Saturday at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. More than 100 participants from across the state are expected to compete, said LeeAnn Foster, Roosevelt County 4-H Rodeo secretary. Preparing for the […]

Clovis’ Mounted Patrol Arena welcomes calf ropers

PNT Staff Report Hundreds of cowboys, both professional and amateur, will compete in calf-roping events this weekend. The third annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping is being held Friday through Saturday at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. According to event coordinator Joe Rhodes, 464 cowboys competed in the 2006 calf roping event. “Hopefully we […]

Life changing moments happen often

By Baxter Black: Humor Columnist The lecture on animal behavior at the North Carolina veterinary meeting was well attended. Dr. Tom and I were standing in the hallway when he told me he witnessed one of the most astonishing spectacles he had ever seen. By chance he had witnessed a young Holstein calf regurgitate her […]

Getting dirty is just part of farm wife’s job

By Baxter Black: Guest Columnist It was a case of naked dedication. Dick had been to the state meeting. His committee had run late and it was after midnight when he got back to the ranch. They were practicing fall calving in his part of the Umpqua Valley of western Oregon. Rains had been making […]

Roping becomes annual event

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers In few sports can an average Joe — or Joanne — step on the same playing field with the best in the game. Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping will be one of those exceptions. “It’s kind of like the NFL Pro Bowl,” Wayne Needham, the event’s producer said. “Except everyone […]

Coyotes cause problems for many in area

By Ryn Gargulinksi They’re cunning. They’re clever. And they’re everywhere. The critters in question are the coyote — and area hunters revere them as some of the smartest varmints they have ever met. Roy Tivis of Portales recalls sitting out on a hunt with his usual partners, sons Rodney and Richard, and calling a coyote […]