Clovis city council prepares in case of BRAC

By David Irvin In a show of solidarity Thursday night, community leaders announced they will aggressively work toward removing Cannon Air Force Base from the Base Realignment and Closure list in the event the base ends up on it. The Department of Defense has until May 16 to submit a list of military installations to [...]

Welding class a hot item at CCC

By Marlena Hartz Behind red and yellow plastic curtains, away from the carpeted halls of the campus, Clovis Community College welding students work diligently in their lab. As orange sparks spew like water from their torches, future welders hone their skills daily, using electricity to fuse metal together. “The first time I picked up a [...]

Deaths in Fort Sumner investigated

Freedom Newspapers State Police are investigating a pair of deaths just southeast of Fort Sumner. Agapito Lucero, 55, and his wife, Margaret Lucero, 48, were found dead Thursday morning on Cottonwood Drive in the valley just outside of Fort Sumner, state police said. The bodies were found in the morning by a family member outside [...]

Rolls are no trouble for those you love

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist My husband looked forward to Sunday lunch at Mother’s house. He longed to eat her light, crusty piping hot rolls. Try as I might, I could never duplicate Mother’s homemade rolls. I used the same recipe, but they never turned out right.  Our first baby had a long siege [...]

College could learn from Head Start

By Helena Rodriguez My 3-year-old niece Marissa wants to bypass Head Start and go straight to graduate school. Unlike her mom, Julie, who marched into the principal’s office in Head Start at age 4 and announced she was quitting school, Marissa simply wants to jump ahead. Marissa is in training right now — potty training [...]

5/5 Ticket Calendar

All times Mountain Clovis Annual Spring Student Fine Arts Show — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Main ARTeri, 311 N. Main St. Information: 742-3112. Student Fine Arts Show — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Main ARTeri Gallery, 311 N. Main St. Information: 742-3112. Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Fiesta [...]

Dancing in a ghost town

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer In between Santa Fe and Albuquerque sits the village of Madrid — a ghost town with a population less than 200, historically known for its coal mining days and the first lighted baseball park in New Mexico. These days, the ballpark has been the center for blues and jazz [...]

May 5 Obituaries

J.T. Wilson, 96 Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Fort Sumner Cemetery. J.T. “Tom” Wilson, 96, of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born on Aug. 27, 1908, in Quail, Texas, to James W. and Mary Lucinda Boyett Wilson. He was raised in Quail and Amarillo. He attended school [...]

Floyd bringing 14 to state track meet

PNT Staff Floyd’s girls got closer to a Class 1A state championship than even they expected last year, losing by just three points to Fort Sumner. The Lady Broncos know winning a state title will be even tougher this year, so coach Sean Wootton wants his squad to just worry about itself. Cimarron, which dropped [...]

Portales gets ready for district tourney

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By Kevin Wilson Portales senior Chris Kirchner doesn’t know how he injured his shoulder, only that he wasn’t able to play for a few weeks. He doesn’t know how long his shoulder will hurt, only that it doesn’t hurt enough to keep him out of his final district tournament. “It still hurts, but I have [...]