Salvage order issued at Oasis State Park pond

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish issued an emergency order Monday to allow people to salvage fish from the man-made pond at Oasis State Park after a leak was discovered in its liner, according to a news release. The order will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. March 3, the […]

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 […]

Local boy helps raise money for resident’s heart transplant

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First-grader Daniel Claypoole, 6, fills cups with Kool-Aid to raise money for Jim Whary, of Clovis, who is waiting for a heart transplant. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer His white T-shirt covered in pink splotches and splashes, his lips outlined with cherry red stains, a Clovis first-grader spent most of […]

Local waiting on heart transplant

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Jim Whary is on a list and awaiting a heart transplant from Tucson, Ariz. At left is his wife Cindy Whary.(Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In a state park office on a long stretch of road between Clovis and Portales, Jim Whary spends his day in limbo, like he has […]

Fishing clinic offers education, family time

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Gevyn Stockard, 11, of Portales identifies aquatic invertebrae with Josephine Graf, a contract worker for the New Mexico Game and Fish Department during Saturday’s fishing clinic at Oasis State Park. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Thanks to a stocking of trout, the lake at Oasis State Park had a noticeable population. […]

Free fishing clinic offered

By Mike Jimenez: Freedom Newspapers Oasis State Park is the site of Saturday’s 15th annual Kids Free Fishin’ Clinic. The fishing clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Any child 12 or older must have a valid New Mexico fishing license to participate. Subjects include casting, ethics and conservation, water safety, fly fishing, […]

State promotes fishing with annual event

Freedom Newspapers The New Mexico Game Commission’s annual free fishing day is Saturday when residents and non-residents can fish public waters with no license or habitat stamp required. “It lets the people themselves know what they’re missing out on,” said Jim Whary, the manager of Oasis State Park. “It’s just to encourage people to get […]