Daylight savings leads to divorces

By Bob Huber You don’t hear much about it, but daylight-saving time is a major cause of divorce. I don’t know why the Legislature doesn’t do something about it. In our half century of marriage, my wife Marilyn always pooh-poohed that notion, because she said the battle of the sexes was impossible to win anyway. […]

As rain passes, city bracing for more storms

By Tony Parra City department employees cleaned up some of the mess made by the storm which left 2.72 inches of rain on Tuesday, but meteorologists say there’s another system on the way on Monday. Jim Kratzer, meteorologist from Cannon Air Force Base, said 2.72 inches of rain was reported at CAFB, but said he […]

July 27 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Wet, Wet! Praises galore for all the rain everyone has received over the past few weeks. Just keeps getting better as the ground gets some much needed depth to the moisture. Then all these showers continuing to add more and it is finally pretty general all over so it does a lot […]

Roosevelt’s wet weather continues

Staff and Wire Reports Just three days after Roosevelt County was flooded with rain, the region got another good dousing early Saturday morning. Portales received .52 of an inch of rain and nearby Cannon Air Force Base measured half an inch Saturday morning. Portales received 1.2 inches of rain Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, while […]

Custom Classic set for weekend

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent After sweeping through the recreation division undefeated in last year’s Custom Classic, members of the Clovis X-Treme women’s softball team thought maybe a step up in class would be appropriate. So far, things have gone fairly well as X-Treme won one championship and finished second in the top division of […]

June 2 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael The area is still high and dry and still needing rain. The irrigation crops are looking good but as far as I know there have been some dry land crops planted. It is shocking how the wheat has dried in the past week. It looks dead ripe and ready for harvesting. It […]

Locals share cures for the day after

By Jack King On New Year’s Day some of you out there (and you know who you are) will already have broken your first resolution — the one not to begin the year with a tongue the consistency of the Sahara Desert and eyes like two very, very painful poached eggs. We refer, of course, […]

Christmas memories warm the heart

Joan Clayton Many thoughts of Christmas return to mind this time of year — wonderful memories relived with blessings. I was one of many cousins who descended upon our grandparents at Christmas time. Granny allowed me to sleep on a pallet by the lighted Christmas tree. The aroma of turkey cooking along with apple pies […]

Burma Shave signs — a blast from the past

Bob Huber When I was in my mid-youth crisis, Burma Shave signs on America’s roads were as common and comfortable as old shoes. Whenever a new one cropped up, we repeated its rhyming couplets over and over from bar stools to pulpits. For you younguns, Burma Shave signs were little poems obligingly spaced line by […]

Balloon Jubilee takes off

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Janet Bresenham When it comes to hot air ballooning, it’s all about the wind. How fast it’s blowing on the ground. How much speed it gathers climbing to higher altitudes. How fast it could carry a balloon. How much balloon enthusiasts wish it would calm down long enough to lift aloft and assure a safe […]

Balloons prepare for take-off

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Janet Bresenham When 31 hot air balloons get ready to launch from Clovis on Saturday morning, John Sando hopes he will be aboard a special one named “The Desert Dancer.” “That would be awesome,” the Clovis teen said. “I’m like a military brat, so I’ve flown in a lot of things, but not a hot […]

Some experiments have future merit

By Bob Huber As long as we’re preoccupied with plucking tumbleweeds from our teeth, it should be noted that guys in white jackets label this rambling sticker bush Solsola tragus. A less scientific moniker is “Russian thistle” or “pig weed,” which is related loosely to the goosefoot family. I knew you’d want to hear that. […]