Makeshift pool keeps us cool

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist I heard that someone actually stole one of those blue pools you see all over the place. You know the ones; they’re huge plastic blobs with an inflatable ring at the top to support it. I guess it wouldn’t be too hard, come to think of it. Just collapse the […]

City could use more public pools

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Overheard in a

Pools opening within two weeks

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File photo: Tony Bullocks Priscilla McDade 8, of Long Valley N.J. tries to find away to beat the Clovis heat at Potter pool. Potter Pool and the Clovis Aquatics Center will be opening in the next two or three weeks, according to Parks and Recreation Director Rob Carter. CNJ staff Clovis pools will be opening […]

Swimming safely

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Satiago Marshall of Clovis takes part in a recent lifeguard training class at the Clovis Aquatic Center. Once certified, he said he wants to become a lifeguard at the center. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico With warmer temperatures and summer on the way, more and more children and adults […]

New water rates will penalize citizens

Letter to the Editor Regarding water rates and conservation, a few questions come to mind. Most of us have homes, which were designed a long time ago. Lawn sprinklers, swimming pools, fish/water ponds, usually come with the homes. With New Mexico American Water Company’s philosophy, one will have to change out appliances, eliminate pools, ponds […]

Safety priority at public pools

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Lifeguard Britta Gordan, 19, of Texico, watches children Friday at Potter Park Pool. Gordon just finished her second year at New Mexico State and is home for the summer. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Michael Harrell: Freedom Newspapers Public swimming pools are a hot spot for children to spend their summer days. Safeguards, including lifeguards […]

Relaxing in pool worth some extra work

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist As the end of summer approaches, I’ve been thinking about how nice it was to have a swimming pool this year. Thanks to modern design, a number of us in Clovis have our own swimming pools. For somewhere between $100 and $200 you can get one of these plastic contraptions […]