Local fighters excite crowd

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Kevin Wilson “If you’ve got anything left, Clovis, New Mexico,” announcer Ian Troy said, “make some noise.” They had plenty left on the final fight of Evolution 2 Saturday night at the Curry County Events Center. So too, did Paco and Angel Castillo. In a mixed martial arts battle with obvious bad blood, preceded by […]

Fighters fill Golden Gloves cards despite weather

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By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Weather was naturally a concern as boxers from around the state gathered for the 61st annual New Mexico Golden Gloves championships on Friday. But the fighters did come to Clovis, in numbers that will warrant title bouts in all 11 weight divisions on Sunday — not a usual occurrence in […]

Years of a clown

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Dale “Gizmo” McCracken keeps his audiences guessing every time he steps into the arena. Sometimes he’s dressed as an overweight country police officer, other times he’s a long-haired rock musician, a safari hunter or a horse head on a man’s body. These are the characters inside McCracken’s head when […]

Fighters prepare for Clovis cage event

By Tony Gutierrez, Freedom Newspapers Ending his class at American Karate Studios, Markanthony Baca charges his students to display good sportsmanship and to stay out of trouble during the upcoming cage fight Saturday night. Part of the proceeds from the fight will go to Clovis’ American Red Cross. This will be the fifth fight Baca […]

F-22 Raptor flies into Cannon

By Greg Price: Freedom Newspapers A pair of F-22 Raptors stopped at Cannon Air Force Base to get a taste of New Mexico air a year before their arrival at Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo. The Air Force’s and New Mexico’s newest fighter aircraft was introduced at Cannon Saturday morning after making a trip […]

Grass fire scorches prairie southeast of Portales

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PNT Staff Area fire fighters were able to put out a grass fire which traveled approximately five miles southeast of Portales on Sunday avoiding injuries and structure damages. Portales Fire Dept. Chief Raul Muniz said Portales fire fighters responded to the fire which started around 1 p.m. The fire took place eight miles southeast of […]

Fire forces evacuations

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Floyd Public School students got a scare on Wednesday with a fire blazing through south Melrose and north of Floyd and school administrators had to evacuate the students shortly after 1 p.m. Associated Press reports stated that the fire burned more than 35,000 acres in the Floyd area. The entire […]

Huge wildfire causes evacuation of Floyd Schools

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Tony Parra Floyd Public School students got a scare on Wednesday with a fire blazing through south Melrose and north of Floyd and school administrators had to evacuate the students shortly after 1 p.m. Associated Press reports stated that the fire burned more than 6,400 acres in the Floyd area. The entire eastern New Mexico […]