Cowboy rides to National Finals Rodeo

PRCA Rodeo

By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer A cowboy who recently moved to Portales will be competing in the National Finals Rodeo next month. Jerrad Hofstetter, 24, grew up in East Texas. He moved to Portales last spring with his wife, Brittany, daughter of Charles and Beverly Bennett of Portales. Beverly Bennett said the two first […]

Zia cowgirls take second at Texas Tech rodeo

Freedom New Mexico LUBBOCK — Eastern New Mexico University’s rodeo teams wrapped up their fall schedule over the weekend at Texas Tech, with the women finishing second behind Clarendon College and the men placing 13th out of 15 teams.

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 […]

‘College Daze’ kicks off

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University rodeo team has been busy for days, rounding up calves and steers, and getting ENMU’s Lewis Cooper rodeo arena ready for this weekend’s annual College Daze Rodeo. The first rodeo of the season began Thursday evening at Lewis Cooper Arena, and ENMU rodeo athletes […]

Newcomers join Zia and Hound rodeo teams

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor With the start of their season just two weeks away, Eastern New Mexico University’s rodeo teams are hard at work. This year that work is happening under the watchful eye of first-year coach Albert Flinn. He says he likes what he sees for the most part. “(The mens) team […]

Dora roper wins NHSFR short round

By Mickey Winfield, PNT staff writer Dora junior calf-roper Jessie Clark defeated over 160 other competitors in winning the short round late last month at the National High School Finals rodeo in Farmington. “It’s kind of a novel deal to see somebody make it that far,” Jessie’s dad Jerry said. “And to go and do […]

Junior Rodeo winds down

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — Aspyn Reames was hoping for a big finish in Saturday’s final day of the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals at Mounted Patrol Arena, and she got it. The 14-year-old from Clovis took first-place finishes in age 13-15 pole bending and barrel racing, and was second in […]

The rodeo life

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By Jenna DeWitt: Freedom New Mexico Participants in this week’s High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals are not only competing in their sport, many are training for their future careers. Most live on farms or ranches where they use their rodeo skills to help with the family business. Rodeos still hold great fun for the […]

Sexes sometimes do battle

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By Eric Butler:CNJ Correspondent In adult rodeo competitions, men are in men’s events while women basically compete in barrel racing. But junior rodeos are different and, in this week’s High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals in Clovis, boys and girls often compete against each other — especially with the youngest contestants. Events such as goat […]

July 18, 2008 events calendar

Today High Plains Junior Rodeo finals — 6 p.m., Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 763-3435 or 356-8541. Commodities Distribution — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Memorial Building Galilee By-the-Sea Marketplace VBS — 6-8:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Second Street and Avenue C, ages 3 years to fifth grade. Friday High Plains Junior Rodeo finals — […]

Events Calendar July 17, 2008

TodayHigh Plains Junior Rodeo finals — 6 p.m., Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 763-3435 or 356-8541.Commodities Distribution — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Memorial BuildingGalilee By-the-Sea Marketplace VBS — 6-8:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Second Street and Avenue C, ages 3 years to fifth grade. FridayHigh Plains Junior Rodeo finals — 6 p.m., Curry County […]

Events Calendar July 16, 2008

WednesdayHigh Plains Junior Rodeo finals — 6 p.m., Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 763-3435 or 356-8541.Galilee By-the-Sea Marketplace VBS — 6-8:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Second Street and Avenue C, ages 3 years to fifth grade. ThursdayHigh Plains Junior Rodeo finals — 6 p.m., Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 763-3435 or 356-8541.Commodities Distribution — 9 a.m. […]

Junior rodeo under way in Clovis

By Keely McDowell The High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals are a 30-year tradition in Clovis, and are important for the contestants as well as the community, according to organizers. With 135 contestants registered to compete in the week-long event at the Curry County Fairgrounds, the rodeo is expected to draw around 500 people to […]

Events Calendar July 15, 2008

TodayHigh Plains Junior Rodeo finals — 6 p.m., Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 763-3435 or 356-8541.AARP Driver Safety Program — 8 a.m. to noon, Community Services Center. Information: George Lees, 742-2271Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., commissioners roomGalilee By-the-Sea Marketplace VBS — 6-8:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Second Street and Avenue C, ages 3 […]

Events Calendar July 13, 2008

MondayHigh Plains Junior Rodeo finals — 6 p.m., Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 763-3435 or 356-8541.Portales Farmers Market — 5 p.m. Corner of West First Street and Avenue B.Push America team arrives — 1:30 p.m. Roosevelt County Courthouse lawn.Portales Municipal School Board meeting — 6 p.m., board room at Central Office.Galilee By-the-Sea Marketplace VBS — 6-8:30 […]

Greyhound tied for lead in team roping at College National Finals Rodeo

Freedom New Mexico CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University’s Kyle Roberts is the tied for average lead in team roping after two rounds at the College National Finals Rodeo. Roberts, a junior from Durango, Colo., teamed with Kory Bramwell of Ranger (Texas) Junior College for a time of 6.0 seconds in Tuesday’s second round […]

Events Calendar June 13

Today Old Fort Days and Rodeo in Fort Sumner — Information: 355-7705 Route 66 Festival — 5 p.m. Kvols Park in Tucumcari, music Old Fort Days and Rodeo — Information: 355-7705 Saturday Juneteenth Celebration — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Potter Park, Clovis Old Fort Days and Rodeo in Fort Sumner — Information: 355-7705 Oasis […]

Events Calendar June 12

Today Old Fort Days and Rodeo in Fort Sumner — Information: 355-7705 Friday Old Fort Days and Rodeo in Fort Sumner — Information: 355-7705 Route 66 Festival — 5 p.m. Kvols Park in Tucumcari, music Old Fort Days and Rodeo — Information: 355-7705 Saturday Juneteenth Celebration — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Potter Park, Clovis […]

Events Calendar June 11, 2008

TodayOld Fort Days and Rodeo — Information: 355-7705 ThursdayOld Fort Days and Rodeo — Information: 355-7705 FridayOld Fort Days and Rodeo — Information: 355-7705Route 66 Festival — 5 p.m. Kvols Park in Tucumcari, musicOld Fort Days and Rodeo — Information: 355-7705 SaturdayJuneteenth Celebration — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Potter Park, Clovis The events calendar […]

Brazile competes at Pioneer Days

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By Eric Butler, PNT Correspondent The 38th annual PRCA Pioneer Days Rodeo began with the array of flags and colors in the opening procession. It also had the sporting jibes between the public address announcer and the rodeo clowns. However, eight hours before the Thursday night regular performance started, reigning PRCA all-around champion Trevor Brazile […]