Local Sports

Custom Classic remains popular

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com The 33rd Annual Custom Classic softball tournament is under way this weekend, but there are still plenty of softball games left at the Guy Leeder Complex which started at 7 p.m. on Friday and will finish today. Teams from New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma are participating in the event, […]

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Opinion

Wildlife, human interaction needs careful balance

The marathon runner played dead. The mama bear ended up dead for real in her native wilderness habitat. Who was at fault? The runner? Organizers of the event in the Valles Caldera National Preserve? The U.S. National Park Service, which gave permission for the race? Or the bear that lived there tending to her three […]

Sloan: ‘Brief History’ can’t be summarized

My book-of-the-month summary for June is “A Brief History of Time” by Stephen Hawking. Impossible to summarize in 300-plus words, here are selected passages: • “We give little thought to the machinery that generates the sunlight that makes life possible, to the gravity that glues us to an Earth that would otherwise send us spinning […]

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Faith and Lifestyles

Tyler Meiwes takes a break in his truck. He lives in Portales with his family.

Native still in ag… sort of

Tyler Meiwes was born and raised in Clovis. He grew up on a farm where he worked a lot with his father. Meiwes thought that he would be a farmer himself one day. Early on he learned about concrete and building barns from the ground up, which is part of his business today. Meiwes is […]

Terry: No danger of my ever being a shepherd

I don’t care much for sheep. I get it from my mother who really hates the creatures. The sweater-wearing varmints were not blessed with a great amount of intelligence. God knew this and that’s why he created shepherds. Shepherds know what a flock of sheep will do several hours before the sheep know themselves. A […]

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