Public Education Commission holds special meeting in Albuquerque on Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Public Education Commission (PEC) cancelled their meeting today, March 27, 2009 because of inclement weather conditions.

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,” […]

Fire season sparks warning

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Fire and weather officials say a big grass fire in Melrose should raise a red flag for everyone across eastern New Mexico. Strong winds Tuesday carried flames from a burning trash pit over dry grass, igniting a grass fire that ate its way across about 300 acres of grassland […]

Officials stress high fire danger

By Argen Duncan and Sharna Johnson With wind, dry conditions and warm weather, the area’s wildfire danger is high, fire officials say. “There is a great chance, if everybody is not careful, that we could have a big grass fire again,” Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Lance Hill said. Rangeland has a lot of grass […]

Physician: Several conditions contributed to deaths

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer All three patients diagnosed with infections from a deadly invasive bacteria had other health conditions that contributed to the severity of their illness, according to a local physician. The bacteria has killed two of the three patients in Curry County — a 23-year-old pregnant woman

Wet weather ideal for disease carrying mosquitoes

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Mosquitoes pack a much greater threat than a ruined backyard barbecue. They are host to the mosquito-borne disease West Nile Virus. The recent rain in Curry and Roosevelt counties has provided favorable conditions for the annoying little pest to thrive, state and city officials said. “Any time there is […]

‘Red flag’ means fire danger

You’ve seen the warning: “Red flag conditions.”

Spring-like weather to return after snow

CNJ staff A winter storm that swept the area Sunday night left as quickly as it came. By mid-afternoon Monday, temperatures had climbed into the upper 30s with only puddles remaining from the 1 to 3 inches of snow received the night before. According to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, up to 3 inches […]

Weather warning in effect until noon

CNJ staff A winter storm warning remains in effect throughout the region until noon today with continued expectations of blowing snow and light snow showers, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures are expected to rise into the mid-to-upper 30s by mid-day, the NOAA forecast said. Morning snow showers could contribute an additional inchof snow. […]

Fire attributed to dry weather, high winds

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Courtesy illustration A grass fire swept across 20,000 acres in Bailey County on Monday. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer A dangerous combination of dense grass, high winds and dry weather produced the massive grass fire Monday in Bailey County that burned an area bigger than Clovis, according to Muleshoe City Manager David Brunson. And […]

State Forestry warns of winter fire danger

Santa Fe, NM – While many areas of New Mexico are seeing considerable snow and rainfall this year, parts of the state are still at high risk for fire danger, according to New Mexico State Forestry. The New Mexico State Forestry Division is urging residents, especially those living in the southeast corner of the state, […]

More wintry weather coming

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Friday’s snowfall was just the beginning of a wintry weekend, according to the National Weather Service. By Saturday, 1 to 4 inches of snow are expected fall in Curry, Roosevelt and De Baca counties with similar conditions expected through the Texas Panhandle. Residents on Friday woke to flurries and […]

Up to 4 inches of snow expected

This morning’s snowfall was just the beginning of a wintry weekend, according to the National Weather Service. By Saturday, 1 to 4 inches of snow are expected fall in Curry, Roosevelt and De Baca counties with similar conditions expected through the Texas Panhandle. Residents on Friday woke to flurries and freezing winds with temperatures in […]

Rains wipes out LSC crossover event

CNJ staff IRVING, Texas — Rain forced the cancellation of the final few games on Friday and all of Saturday’s schedule in the Lone Star Conference softball crossover tournament. Fourteen games were scheduled each day — pitting teams from the LSC’s South Division against teams from the North — but only eight were completed on […]

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Clovis’ public schools were crowded, with up to 100 students in some rooms. Conditions were “making the air breathed very bad and in fact causing a condition of affairs that is nothing short of criminal,” The Clovis Journal reported. … Whitcomb Weaver Candy Co. at 117 E. Grand promised “something new and fresh every day.” […]

After long silence, vets finally heard

By Freedom Newspapers The bigger scandal is that it took a hard-hitting expose in the hometown newspaper of the federal leviathan to bring what might actually be some effective attention to the deplorable conditions faced by wounded military personnel at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. As the Washington Post revealed in a subsequent story, the […]

Snowy aftermath

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Hayden Hukill snowboards Monday down a snow-covered dirt mound in an empty field off of Norris Street. The 12-year-old said he wishes it would snow every day. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Snow dropped on Clovis last weekend continued to cause headaches. Clovis Municipal Schools were closed Monday and […]

Cats game at Sandia cancelled

CNJ staff The Clovis High boys basketball game against Sandia on Saturday afternoon was cancelled due to the wintry conditions. The Wildcats (15-2), who lost at top-ranked Rio Rancho 97-91 on Friday, are slated to return to action on Tuesday with a game at Borger, Texas.

Cold, cold cows

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Cattle become much more susceptible to health problems in bad weather and can fall, causing injury or death. Health problems add to winter expense for dairy men and beef producers. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Come rain or shine, snow or ice, livestock producers must battle the elements on a daily […]

Storm creates road havoc

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Travel throughout eastern New Mexico slowed to a crawl Saturday as a major winter storm dropped ice and snow across the region. Numerous roads in Curry, DeBaca and Roosevelt counties were closed Friday and Saturday due to low visibility, drifting snow and accidents. The closures and treacherous road conditions jammed […]