Reward offered for information in deer poaching

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is offering a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest for killing a pair of mule deer discovered near Portales. Game and Fish investigators say a doe and a buck were killed and dumped off South Roosevelt County Road 8 sometime last Monday. […]

Information sought in deer poaching

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of poachers believed to have unlawfully killed a deer off N.M. 202 and Black Water Road northeast of Portales. The carcass of a buck mule deer was found partially buried a couple of hundred […]

ENMU Briefs Nov. 11

Debaters place as quarterfinalists The Eastern New Mexico University Debate Team placed as quarterfinalists at a tournament at the University of Central Oklahoma last weekend.Senior communication major Christopher Kelley and junior criminal justice major Helle Hatten won debates against teams from the University of Miami, the University of Oklahoma, and Kansas City Kansas Community College. […]

Oasis pond to close down again

PNT Staff Report The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish issued an emergency order Monday to allow people to salvage fish from the man-made pond at Oasis State Park after a leak was discovered in its liner, according to a news release. The order will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. March 3, the […]

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 […]

Official: Little evidence to support bear rumor

Freedom New Mexico Five horses found dead southwest of Ranchvale have generated rumors of bears and mountain lions in the area. But a New Mexico Game and Fish official said there’s little evidence to support those rumors. Bruising around one dead horse’s neck could be consistent with a bear attack, but there is no indication […]

Another step: CCC holds graduation

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By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Chesnea Fish is one small farming town girl who was not ready for a four-year university atmosphere, and that is what led her to seek and complete a degree at Clovis Community College. “CCC has provided me with the smaller steps I needed in order to prepare me for […]

Prairie Chicken Festival set for weekend

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor They’ll be up at sunrise, inflamed with passion and consumed with one purpose: Getting a glimpse of the mating dance of the lesser prairie chicken. Approximately 100 people — some avid birders and others just lovers of nature —will descend on the village of Milnesand for the sixth annual […]

Pastor lures craftmakers with class

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer A Clovis man has perfected a craft that will help catch largemouth bass, as well as curious glances when worn around the neck. The Rev. Clyde Davis of First Presbyterian Church in Portales is teaching an Eastern New Mexico University outreach noncredit class this spring that will show students […]

Landowners have pig problems

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Jimmy Tivis uses his gun to deal with feral pigs. The alfalfa and wheat farmer, who owns 800 acres in Floyd, spots the animals roaming across his land in groups of eight to 10. “I kill them every time I see them,” Tivis said, not coldy, but as a matter […]