Oasis State Park hosting fishing derby

Friends of Oasis State Park is staging a Biggest Catfish Challenge Derby from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Registration is open from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. All ages can participate in the derby, which offers prizes ranging from $10 to $75. Prizes are to be awarded based on the weight of the fish. […]

Field trips teach students about fishing, aquatic life

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Children squeal and shout excitedly as a big catfish thrashes on the line. A mother pulls the fish out of the pond for a moment, but it breaks the line and disappears under the water. After classroom fishing clinics, Valencia Elementary School students took field trips to Willow Bend recently to learn about fishing and […]

Families bond with fishing

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Longtime Portales resident Buddy Beck has a saying — for every day of fishing, God gives you an extra one. If that’s true, Beck and his 8-year-old grandson Brayden have many days of fishing ahead of them. Several Roosevelt and Curry County children attended the 17th annual kids’ fishing […]

Fishing provided memories and supper

By Glenda Price Some of my best memories revolve around fishing. Deep-sea fishing is fun. Trolling in a boat on a big lake is, too. Still, my favorite kind of fishing is sneaking up on trout in a mountain stream or casting a fly or lure in a small lake among pine trees and oak […]

Oasis reopens pond

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The pond is stocked, lines are being cast and for the first time since last April, the lake at Oasis State Park is open for fishing. The lake has been closed for 10 months for major renovation to seal the lake-bottom to repair water leakage. Oasis State Park manager […]

Friendly adventures should be treasured

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor Scanning through the classified section the other day, a curious ad from an obviously down-on-his-luck dairyman caught my eye. The ad read: Will sell Jersey or Holstein dairy cows, one to 100 head. Contact Travis Gossett. Reason for sale, going fishing. OK, the ad was in the Jan. 9, […]

Man finds comfort in masculine surroundings

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor Greetings from the man cave. Maybe I’m going through a mid-life crisis, maybe it’s just a desire to focus on me. Either way things took a decidedly masculine turn for me over my recent vacation. First of all, before the vacation really got started, I decided I would totally […]

Oasis Park receives award

By Casey Peacock Recently honored with the “Exemplary Park” award, Oasis State Park will host the 16th annual “Kids Fishing Clinic” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Honored at an awards banquet in October, Oasis received the award based upon the park’s overall performance and commitment to providing a quality place for visitors […]

15th annual fishing clinic lures kids

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By Kevin Wilson Thanks to a stocking of trout, the lake at Oasis State Park had a noticeable population. Despite the weather, Saturday’s free fishing clinic had the same thing. About 85 children, joined by parents and nearly 30 volunteers, populated the lands and waters of Oasis for Saturday’s 15th annual Kids Free Fishin’ Clinic. […]

Free fishing clinic offered Saturday

Mike Jimenez: PNT Intern Oasis State Park is hiolding the 15th annual Kids Free Fishin’ Clinic Saturday. The event is sponsored in conjunction with the Friends of Oasis, ENMU Wildlife Club, Clovis Evening Alliance, local volunteers and other area organizations. The fishing clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parents are encouraged to […]

Derby includes good weather, time, turnout

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers Never mind baseball, Zack Austin said, fishing is his all-American sport. In fact, he skipped his T-ball game Saturday to attend the Kids All-American Fishing Derby at Ned Houk Park. Austin was among the dozens of youngsters who hauled in a record number of catfish and a couple of oddball […]

Game commission hosts free fishing day at Oasis State Park

PNT Staff Saturday allows New Mexicans a day to fish without a license or habitat stamp. The New Mexico Game Commission has announced Saturday is a day of free fishing. All anglers, residents and non-residents can fish public waters with no license or habitat stamp required. “It lets the people themselves know what they’re missing […]

City bids farewell to Newmans

By Kevin Wilson Portales said its collective farewell Friday to Odis and Doris Newman. The Newmans loved to eat breakfast at McDonald’s with a group of friends six times a week, and they loved to play marbles and dominoes at the Senior Citizens Center. But most of the funeral service was dedicated to their impact […]

Fine day for fishing

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Kevin Wilson OASIS STATE PARK — Saturday marked the 13th time Oasis State Park has held a free fishing clinic for kids, but a constant wind was about the only element that could be considered bad luck. The state park had another successful run with its clinic as several area service organizations helped out during […]