Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Local auctioneer remembered
Jeanell Paiz and family friends laughed as they sat around the dining room table, listening to Johnny Paiz’s brother and best friend tell stories about the antics of the Portales resident and world-traveled auctioneer. Dwain Nunez, Paiz’ best friend of more than 40 years, was telling tales of he and Paiz sneaking out as teenagers to go out and pick up girls on their horses. “We used to sneak out that window and take off,” he said, laughing. Along with being an auctioneer in places like Europe, the middle east and the Philippines, Johnny Paiz was also a volunteer auctioneer with the junior livestock sale at the Roosevelt County Fair for more than 30 years. Paiz, 55, died Sunday after battling lung cancer for more than one year. “Johnny liked a challenge and liked adventure,” Nunez said. “He liked to do anything as long as it involved a horse.”...more