Springtime chores blooming again

By Curtis Shelburne: Local columnist I hear that it’s beautiful outside today, though I’ve not had much chance to find out for myself just yet. Lately, any day wind gusts are below 50 mph might easily pass for beautiful. Yes, the birds are singing. The grass is turning green. And spring is in the air. […]

In full bloom

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Brielle Mares with Amanda’s Floral restocks the showroom Thursday. By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico Business is blooming for area florists even with Valentine’s Day falling on Sunday this year. Shops in Clovis and Portales plan Sunday delivery while others see themselves being out of flowers by that time or […]

Rare cactus blooms

By Bryant Million: Freedom Newspapers A rare cactus bloomed at a local couples’ home this last week, giving them and their neighbors a chance to see a beautiful sight available only once a year. Portales gardening enthusiasts Cecil and Mary Clotfelter own a species of cactus commonly called the night-blooming cereus, which blooms its white […]