Firefighting should be privatized

Thank you to all the firefighters who defeated the recent grass fires. They did an excellent job. Firefighting is an important task no matter what society you live in. It is a job that will always need to be done and be paid for. But is depending on government for this crucial service the best […]

My Turn: Websites offer fishing tips

Clarence Plank The ever vigilant and alert outdoor columnist has been searching the Internet looking for websites to help beginners and experienced anglers when it comes to fishing. I found one site — www.flyfishingforbeginners.com — that offers valuable advice for beginners who want to learn how to fly fish and even gives refreshers for expert […]

Websites offer fishing tips

Clarence Plank Those who fish need to know what they’re doing. Wendel Sloan, director of communications at Eastern New Mexico University, told me about a website — www.takemefishing.org — that covers many different details about fishing and boating. It has a list of places by state where you can go fishing and get a fishing […]

Family history repeats itself

By Karl Terry: Local columnist She said she heard it crack when she went down. All I heard was a shriek of pain as she grabbed for my arm on her way down. With a day off recently, I had been catching up on yard work and my better half followed me out to the […]

Local businesses offer recycling services

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Where do you go if you want to recycle metal, cardboard or that old personal computer? Not too far if you live in Portales or Clovis. Ed’s Recycling Center, Inc., in Clovis recycles almost any kind of metal. Mike Lingnau and his dad, Ed Lingau, have owned the business […]

McDonalds to offer free Wi-Fi

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Jenna DeWitt: CNJ staff writer Restaurants offering free Internet have been popping in recent years, but in 2010 they will be as common as french fries and golden arches. Beginning Jan. 1, all McDonald’s locations will offer free Internet access for customers. Internet service isn’t new at restaurants and coffee shops in eastern New Mexico. […]

Workforce ready

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Area community colleges are offering programs designed to help students earn state certification allowing them to enter the workforce with more opportunities. For many, a traditional four-year college education such as programs offered at Eastern New Mexico University is just not an option. While ENMU has adjusted to offer […]

Animated films more interesting

By Karl Terry: Local columnist In the days of the double-feature movie, I was a big fan of the cartoons in between. Bugs, Daffy, Yosemite Sam and Foghorn Leghorn were what I measured good comedy against. After I grew up, I discovered the Looney Tunes gang still had a lot to offer for adults in […]

Religion feature: Churches offer trick-or-treat alternatives

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico With October comes the guessing game of who’s going to dress up as what for Halloween. Churches in Portales and Clovis take the opportunity to provide families with a fun, safe place for children to wear those costumes. Lola McVey with Central Christian Church in Portales said their fall […]

Business feature: Duo teams up to offer horse training

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer A farmer and horse trainer are teaming up to offer a nearby option to have horses trained. Neighbors Rocky Garcia and Butch Russell, who met years ago, have started Midway Training Stable on Garcia’s farm. “It’s harder training cut horses than anything else, but I like to train them,” […]