May 25 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Hot and dry this week so far and there are no snow storms in sight, only a raging snow melt which has cause the river flow up in the mountains. Sure hope there are showers soon on our dry land farmers’ fields and grass. Wheat in the area looks pretty good and […]

April 20 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael The only moisture around Dora over the weekend was a few sprinkles and very light showers and ended with fog on Monday morning. Everyone was wishing for more rain. The wheat seems to be holding on and growing. I don’t know if any one has green bugs in their wheat or not. […]

Recent rain helps farmers, not roads

Tony Parra April showers have brought about much needed rain to the eastern plains of New Mexico. But with it comes the good, the bad and the ugly. The good The rain has helped farmers who begin growing crops in April. Joe Whitehead, a district conservationist, said wheat is the crop growing in April. He […]

Obits 12-28

Alfonso Junior Gonzales, 37 Alfonso “Junior” Gonzales, 37, of Clovis died Dec. 24, 2003, west of St. Vrain. He was born Nov. 8, 1966, in Clovis to Alfonso and Mary Aragon Gonzales. A graduate of Clovis High School, he worked for Valley Cabinet Shop for 11 years, then went to work for Ware Produce and […]

Wind sparks grass fire

By Mike Linn A squall of wind knocked the roof off a barn and into an electric power line near Floyd on Thursday afternoon, sparking a fierce fire in a wheat field that quickly spread over 250 acres of land. Nobody was injured in the fire, and monetary damages to crop land was slim if […]

Dryland farming may not be a viable option

By Tony Farkas Since the High Plains’ economy is based on agriculture, and since water for crops and livestock may soon be in short supply, one solution seems obvious: Farmers should stop irrigating and raise dryland crops. But that won’t work, most agricultural experts agree. “I don’t see that happening, not in my lifetime,” said […]