McGee: Christmas gatherings can get weird

It looks like The Lady of the House and I will be spending Christmas Day without family. So we’ll just be hanging around the house in our “Watchin’-TV-and-eatin’” clothes. I love seeing the kinfolk, but sometimes it’s good to just have a quiet Christmas. Because you know, sometimes when family shows up things can get […]

Officials break ground on Hotel Clovis renovation project

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Benna Sayyed Stephen Crozier believes each building project should be authentic, and vary in design, construction and environmental efficiency. When the Taos real estate developer looks at the dilapidated Hotel Clovis — once among the city’s economic strengths — he envisions an opportunity to revive the city’s downtown area. Crozier plans a $12.8 million renovation […]

Food at the speed of life: Throw fruit in mix

I found an interesting take on salsa recently. It looks healthy and easy, as long as you don’t mind washing food processors or blenders. The recipe comes from www.tasteofhome.com, from a collection of recipes we have permission to print.

My turn: Peach salsa goes well with fish, chicken

I found an interesting take on salsa recently. It looks healthy and easy, as long as you don’t mind washing food processors or blenders. The recipe comes from www.tasteofhome.com, from a collection of recipes we have permission to print. Fresh peach salsa • 4 medium peaches, peeled and pitted • 2 large tomatoes, cut into […]

Drought, fires could have far-reaching effects

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Sharna Johnson In the midst of drought and wildfires, eastern New Mexico looks more like a dust bowl everyday. But when the landscape dries up, so does the money, and experts say it’s just the beginning. Self-described as a normally optimistic guy, Curry County Extension Agent Stan Jones said the ecological and economic impact of […]

Baskett makes Eagles’ 53-man roster

Freedom New Mexico It looks like Clovis’ Hank Baskett will play for the Philadelphia Eagles for a fourth straight season. Baskett, a 2001 Clovis High graduate, was listed on the Eagles’ 53-man roster announced Saturday on the team’s Web site. NFL rules required teams to submit a 53-man roster by 6 p.m. (EDT) Saturday. Baskett […]

Retailers report steady sales

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By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico It looks like customers from across the region are taking advantage of New Mexico’s tax-free holiday, keeping local retailers busy Saturday. Stores in Clovis and Portales reported brisk business. Bealls Department Store in Portales saw a steady stream of shoppers. Portales resident Karla Lee bought shoes and school supplies […]

Economic opulence not entitlement

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist As I drive to work in the morning, I pass a community college. For years now I have been struck by its opulence. This facility looks like a palace built for pharaohs, not a supplementary educational institution helping people with a few under-division college courses each term. California […]

More to whistling than passing time

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist Do you whistle while you work? I like to whistle when I paint but my mother looks nothing like Whistler’s Mother. I can’t paint pictures but I can paint walls. I also like to whistle when I do housework. It irritates my wife to think I’m actually enjoying chores. But […]

Domenici looks back on Senate career

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico After 35 years, New Mexico’s senior senator — Pete Domenici — is retiring for health reasons. Domenici was a power broker in Washington who got results for Clovis and New Mexico. He

Chamber looks forward during annual banquet

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Col. Timothy Leahy, the man leading Cannon Air Force Base’s new Special Operations mission, gave the keynote address at the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet Thursday, while chamber officials unveiled a new mission of their own. Incoming Chamber president Antonio Sanchez unveiled a new mission statement for […]

Man, wife discuss time change

Bob Huber: Local Columnist So there I was, crying myself to sleep last week with a lingering summer flu, when I decided in my delirium to write a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. I searched for a deep, scholarly theme that would incorporate today’s most nagging social problems, and finally settled on three issues: love, war, and […]