NM road crews mopping up after blizzard

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — A day after blizzard conditions stranded motorists overnight and caused accidents that killed at least four people in New Mexico, highway crews Tuesday were mopping up and getting pre-holiday traffic back on the roads before another system moves into the state Thursday. Forecasters said the next storm isn’t likely to […]

Blizzard conditions close Texas Panhandle highways

By Linda Stewert Ball: The Associated Press DALLAS — A spring blizzard slammed into the Texas Panhandle, causing numerous accidents, shutting down major highways and paralyzing the region as residents braced Friday for up to a foot of snow, freezing 45-mph winds and massive snowdrifts. “We’ve had several accidents, several tractor-trailors jackknifed but no fatalities,” […]

Feb. 8, 1956

One week after a blizzard forced closure of its runway, Clovis Air Force Base was expecting the arrival of two new snow plows. … Stanley Pawol was offering free pickup and delivery of prescription medicine. The phone number was 3451. … Clovis residents were warned that city officials were preparing a list of those delinquent […]

Area snowstorms were a very real danger

Don McAlavy I write this column as the snow is falling. The last few snows in this area can’t compare to the snows we had in the 1950s and especially in the winter of 1923. Old-timer Haney Tate was telling me about three kids being frozen to death just west of Grady in 1923. We […]