Paper delivery delayed

Friday’s storm has prevented delivery of some newspapers and delayed others. Newspaper officials said delivery was continuing late this morning, but some carriers’ vehicles have been disabled because of the icy road conditions. Efforts will continue throughout the day.

Near miss still leaves mark

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Luis Acosta of Clovis scrapes ice and snow from his van’s windshield Wednesday on Gidding Street. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff A winter storm front that was more bark than bite drifted out of the area Wednesday afternoon, but not before dusting the area with about 2 inches of light […]

Snow business takes over county

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Frank Gutierrez of Clovis shovels snow Thursday from his driveway on Putman Street. Gutierrez was glad to be able to use the new shovel he picked up at a garage sale recently. (CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Fennell and Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writers Curry County residents awoke Thursday morning to find the […]

Situation in Iraq not encouraging

By Freedom Newspapers President Bush describes Iraq as a young but hopeful democracy with a “unity government,” a country in which “the sight of an old man pulling an election lever” terrifies al-Qaida members and other terrorists and sectarians. We can all hope these and other optimistic assessments may prove valid in the long run, […]

FDA’s marijuana post puts politics over science

Freedom Newspapers Last week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, for reasons that are far from clear, chose to enter the debate over medical marijuana with a thoroughly unscientific — one might even say anti-scientific — blanket denial that marijuana has any medical value at all. Specifically, the grandiosely titled “Inter-Agency Advisory Regarding Claims That […]

Winds whip city

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Wind gusts peaked at 75 mph in the afternoon, according to Carlos Arias, manager of Blue Sky Aviation at Clovis Municipal Airport, and averaged around 45 mph. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Southerly winds sandblasted the area Thursday, blanketing the sky with a coffee-with-cream hue and making driving difficult and […]

County considers firework sales ban

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Arid conditions in New Mexico may sour Independence Day celebrations in Clovis and Curry County. A ban on the sale of fireworks in the city and the county is being considered by commissioners. Though there is currently an outdoor burn ban in place in Clovis and Curry County, which […]

Dry weather here to stay

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Curry County officials say dry conditions in eastern New Mexico have left an abundance of fuel for grass fires across the region, such as the dry grass on this property north of Clovis on State Road 209. (Staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer The dry conditions that have spawned a series […]

It’s snow surprise

Clyde Davis There it was — the surprise ending to an incredibly balmy winter, a late-season snowstorm greeting us as we arose on Tuesday morning. I personally had been aware of it since about 2 a.m. and, like at least one other person I know, became so excited I had a hard time getting back […]

Prerecorded programs ignore the news

Letters to the Editor I was very disappointed in our emergency response (on Wednesday) night. It was 30 minutes after the “gustnado” was spotted before we even heard an alarm. I was one of the spectators that spotted the funnel forming and I immediately called the police. Then I called (two local radio stations) and […]