Having a good time

Having a good time

Famliy of 4-H’ers doesn’t mind early hours, caring for animals


Cody Garcia, 14, was just five years old when he started to do 4-H. Now he’s a freshman at Kirtland Central High.

“I just started to like it,” Cody said. “When you show, it’s a good experience and it’s a good education.” 4-H has helped him to grow as a rancher. “I learned to take care of animals,” he said. “I learned how to do everything myself.

“The first animals I raised were sheep,” Cody said.

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Pauly Denetclaw

Pauly Denetclaw is Meadow People born for Towering House People. She was raised in Manuelito and Naschitti, New Mexico. She was the co-recipient of the Native American Journalist Association's 2016 Richard LaCourse Award for Investigative Reporting. Denetclaw is currently finishing her degree in multimedia journalism from the University of New Mexico - Main. Denetclaw covers a range of topics including genetic research, education, health, social justice issues and small businesses. She loves coffee, writing and being with her family. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Her handle is @pdineclah