Local DJs carry traditional spirit

Less than five weeks away, it is about time to start planning for the Clovis Music Festival. No, I don’t mean for the people who organize it; if they haven’t started planning by now, there is a siginificant problem. I mean for the families who plan to attend. Talk about an event that has grown […]

Bill would allow firearms in restaurants

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican People with licenses to carry concealed guns could take their firearms into restaurants that serve beer and wine under a bill that zipped through a Senate committee on Wednesday. Senate Bill 40, sponsored by Sen. George Munoz, D-Gallup, cleared the Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee by a 7-1 vote. […]

Technology never ceases to amaze me

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist A comment by a coworker last week about how much technology has changed just in our middle-aged lives spawned a long list of new things we never would have dreamed. At the top of that list is cell phones. All involved in the discussion remembered through first-hand experience party-line phone […]

Local Briefs Nov. 7

PNT Staff Reports ‘Cash and carry’ sale planned Habitat for Humanity will hold a “cash and carry sale” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Bosco Hall, corner of Grand and Gamma in Clovis.The sale includes kitchen cabinets for $20, vanities for $30 and medicine cabinets for $20.Proceeds from the sale will help support […]

Cowboy hat remains constant icon

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico There are few items that signify the history of the Southwest or that carry the same iconic weight as the cowboy hat. Today’s cowboy hat has remained basically unchanged for more than a century. Some wear them for protection, some wear them for style, and others in tribute. C.L. […]

Journey of faith

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Liliana Castillo In front of a house west of Muleshoe, about two dozen people gathered in a circle around three hand-made wooden crosses. As the wind from passing 18-wheelers and cars whipped their hair and hats from their heads, their voices raised in prayer. The home was the starting point of a Good Friday tradition […]

Concealed weapon permit numbers rise

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Curry County residents account for about 3 percent of concealed weapon permit holders in the state. There are 186 Curry County citizens and 45 Roosevelt County residents currently authorized to carry concealed handguns, according to the Department of Public Safety. More than 7,000 permits have been issued in New Mexico, […]

School lockers becoming a thing of the past

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Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer A national trend is not popular with some parents at Portales Junior High, and it’s safe to say that the ensuing locker talk isn’t all positive. The junior high school, which has been in use for two years, was built without lockers. As a result, students have had to carry […]

Mother’s job one of survival

Baxter Black: PNT columnist If you find yourself drivin’ down a highway this spring, through cow country, it’s possible you’ll spot a bunch of cows walking along strung out in a line. But, you’ll notice none of their little calves are with them. If you are a cow person you already know the mamas are […]