Fishing gives families chance to bond

Glenda Price Some of my best memories revolve around fishing. Deep-sea fishing is fun. Trolling in a boat on a big lake is, too. Still, my favorite kind of fishing is sneaking up on trout in a mountain stream or casting a fly or lure in a small lake among pine trees and oak brush, […]

Family says missing Fort Sumner man loved lake

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Courtesy photo: Shauna Walker s Family members are hopeful the body of Josh Kenyon will be recovered soon. Kenyon is believed to have drowned in Lake Sumner Sunday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As family members, park officials and volunteers patrolled Sumner Lake on Tuesday searching for missing 27-year-old Josh Kenyon, his dog Jade […]

Divers end search for Fort Sumner man

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A search by state police dive teams for the body of a Fort Sumner man believed to have drowned Sunday at Sumner Lake was called off around noon Tuesday, according to Sgt. Andy Tingwall of the New Mexico State Police. The search was turned over to state park officials, […]

Divers look for body at Sumner Lake

CNJ staff Divers will resume the search today for the body of a 27-year-old Fort Sumner man believed to have drowned while jet skiing Sunday at Sumner Lake, state and county officials said. Josh Kenyon was last seen in the water about 6 p.m. Sunday by nearby fishermen in the northwest section of the lake […]

Body found in Conchas Lake identified

CNJ Staff Police identified Monday the body of a 25-year-old Albuquerque man who died Sunday at the Conchas Lake. State Police Sgt. Andrew Tingwall

Cochran, Confederate Railroad to perform at Ute Lake

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Courtesy photo Stephen Cochran is veteran who, along with band Confederate Railroad, will perform a concert at Ute Lake on Friday. Freedom New Mexico Featured artist Stephen Cochran is a former Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He writes many of his own songs with his life experiences as inspiration. Featured band Confederate Railroad […]

All parts of this world sacred

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist In my home state of Pennsylvania, there is a lake which borders the Ohio line, a lake which we frequently visited during the years that I was growing up. Lake Pymatuning, as it is called, is very large, is actually part of a water system covering about 30 miles in […]

April 13, 2008 Marriages

Drage-Hulse Darci Drage and William Hulse, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage March 19, 2008, at Grand Apartments. The Rev. Waymon Dowdy Sr. performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Wayne Drage and Eldeen Liggett, both of Salt Lake City. She is the granddaughter of Faye and the late Niles Drage […]

Come on in, the water’s fine

Rodney Paris, park manager at Ute Lake in Logan, reports the lake’s elevation is at 3,781 feet – about 4 feet below “ideal” conditions, but plenty healthy for water skiing, fishing and multiple other recreational activities if we can get a warm weekend.

Revamped Oasis Park lake reopens

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Clovis resident Tony Woods fishes at Oasis State Park Lake on Wednesday, the second day the lake was open for fishing following a 10-month renovation. Mickey Winfield The pond is stocked, lines are being cast and for the first time since last April, the lake at Oasis State Park is […]

Trail by Portales Springs first used by Indian hunters

By Ruth White Burns: Special to the CNJ Editor’s note: This is part of a series of Sunday articles describing the importance of Portales Springs in eastern New Mexico history. The trail going past Portales Springs, commonly known as “The Portales Road” or the “Fort Sumner Trail,” followed an old Indian trail that crossed the […]

Jan. 23 – Oasis Lake

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CNJ staff photo: Lilliana Castillo Oasis State Park fills it’s lake by pumping water from an irrigation circle half a mile away, according to park manager Jim Whary.

Springs part of Portales’ history

By Ruth White Burns: Special to the CNJ Editor’s note: This is the first of three articles, to run the next two Sundays, describing the importance of Portales Springs in eastern New Mexico history. Why does a town on the Eastern Plains of New Mexico, far from the Rio Grande and its Hispanic settlements, have […]

Confiscated airport goods going to waste

By Freedom New Mexico Most Americans recognize that wastefulness is pervasive in the federal government. By now, revelations that once generated disbelief and anger garner a defeatist shrug. But some cases still can make us shake our heads in dismay. Have you ever wondered where all the stuff goes that Transportation Security Administration personnel confiscate […]

Exhaustive search launched to find vets

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series. The second part will run next Sunday. I was about 16 years old in the summer of 1947. About sundown our paperboy delivered the Clovis Evening News-Journal to our porch at 719 Wallace in Clovis. The tragic news in the […]

People’s water needs should trump plant’s

By Freedom New Mexico Did you ever think a time would come when people in this country’s Southeast would be praying for a few more hurricanes? Unfortunately, the normally soggy Southeast is suffering from a very real two-year rainwater drought that could threaten drinking water supplies for metropolitan Atlanta and other cities, and has stirred […]

What’s your policy regarding leaking boats?

By Curtis Shelburne: religion columnist Whatever your personal policy about riding in leaking boats, a real leak in a real boat in which you are really riding will put it to the test. The policy, I mean. The boat, too, I suppose. My wife and I and two of our sons recently had the opportunity […]

Brantley Lake State Park offers track trek

Brantley Lake State Park, located between Artesia and Carlsbad, has a 2,500-acre lake stocked with black bass, bluegill, crappie and catfish. The park’s manager, Shane Phipps, said officials have recently noticed another species. “The game and fish people were out here and netted some nice pound to pound-and-a-half white bass,” Phipps said. “Spring is a […]

Bear captured at Ute Lake State Park

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Courtesy photo A black bear was caught at Ute Lake State Park and will be moved 130 miles away, according to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom Newspapers UTE LAKE — His name is not Yogi, and he was not stealing picnic baskets. Nevertheless, a 2 1/2-year-old black bear […]

Ute Lake area offers activities for everyone

Ute Lake State Park near Logan offers visitors many activities in and out of the water. The lake is a manmade reservoir fed by the Canadian River, stretching 13 miles long and never exceeding one mile in width. The lake’s surface covers 8,200 acres, and it is the second largest lake in New Mexico. Recreation […]