My Turn: Watermelon not for me

Watermelon seems to be one of the best-loved parts of American summers. Which is why it seems odd that I’ve never cared for watermelon. I’ve met few people with a similar opinion. Nonetheless, I have good memories of the summer fruit. When I was a kid, Dad saved seeds from a watermelon he found particularly [...]

Gardening fruitful experience

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist I had threatened to put in a garden for the last three summers. The last several weeks we’re finally enjoying the fruits of our labor. Back in the spring I tilled up a spot in the southwest corner of our yard and planted a variety of vegetables. Overall the new [...]

Storm spotter training offered to amateur weather buffs

By Andy Jackson Steve Summers has been a storm spotter for 12 years. Although he’s never seen one up close or heard the signature freight train sound, he is well aware of the damage they can do. The director of the Clovis Municipal Airport, Summers is one of 20 storm spotters in Curry County. “You [...]

Officials: Aircraft firm interested in Clovis

Freedom Newspapers Clovis officials said an airplane manufacturing company has expressed some interest in operating in the region. Though he would not name the company, Clovis Industrial Development Corporation Executive Director Chase Gentry said Thursday he has met with an airplane manufacturing company on “numerous occasions,” beginning four or five months ago. City Manager Joe [...]

Rams crushed by Mustangs

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer BLACKWATER DRAW — Both coaches predicted Friday’s Denver City-Portales game would be a game determined by field position. The first quarter, and the game, were decidedly won by the visiting Mustangs. Denver City stayed undefeated by taking advantage of good field position early and holding off Portales the rest [...]

Rams face toughest test yet with Mustangs

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer If the Portales Rams needed a wake-up call this early in the season, they certainly got one against Raton. Denver City’s coach, meanwhile, is hoping his young team doesn’t wake up. The Class 3A Mustangs are 2-0 coming into tonight’s battle at Greyhound Stadium. Young or not, Portales expects [...]

Airport plans for future

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Tom Baca, director of Aviation for the State of New Mexico Department of Transportation, emphasized to Portales and Clovis airport officials to plan for the future if they want money. Baca said many funding options could arise for the airports either through federal, state moneys or private investors. All of [...]

Mustangs top Rams 26-21

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PNT Staff BLACKWATER DRAW — The Portales Rams had trouble taking care of the ball, and Denver City was able to take care of business as a result. The visiting Mustangs took advantage of five Ram turnovers and rolled up 407 yards of offense to hand Portales its first defeat of the season, 26-21, Friday [...]