Winds of change

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers The wind that whips through eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle sends dust dancing through the streets. It rattles doors and windows, unravels neatly pinned hair, and leaves residents stumbling in its path. Harnessing its power has never been a more popular pursuit. Wind energy developers from across the […]

Crenshaw, Bill

Bill Crenshaw, 90, of Taiban died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, at the Farwell Convalescent Home. He was born June 28, 1915, in Melrose to William J. Crenshaw and the former Retta Moss. He was raised south of Melrose and attended schools at Melrose and Floyd, where he graduated. He married Mildred Alice Wright on Aug. […]

Heavy winds cause isolated power outages

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Several funnel clouds were reported in the Clovis area, according to the National Weather Service. (Courtesy photo: Carolyn Spence) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Clovis residents who took cover Friday evening when they heard the tornado warning sirens did the right thing. What they could not have known, was that the warning sirens were […]

Wilson, J.T.

J.T. Wilson Services: Have been held. J.T. “Tom” Wilson, 96, of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born on Aug. 27, 1908, in Quail, Texas, to James W. and Mary Lucinda Boyett Wilson. He was raised in Quail and Amarillo. He attended school at Ima. He married Mary […]

School evacuated after power outage

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Gattis Junior High School students await permission to return to their classrooms Monday after being evacuated for a fire alarm. CNJ staff photo: Loretta Kos. By Darrell Todd Maurina Leftover damage from an earlier lightning strike knocked out power to more than a thousand students and staff at two schools Monday morning, and also shut […]

Power outages reported

By Darrell Todd Maurina Electricity went out Thursday at two Clovis locations and one in Muleshoe, cutting power to an unknown number of customers. Xcel Energy spokesman Bill Crenshaw said Thursday evening utility repair crews hadn’t determined the cause of the outages. Crenshaw said the Clovis outages began about 6 p.m. and an outage at […]

Leach, Albert K.

Albert Kenneth Leach Services: Have been held. Albert Kenneth Leach, 81, of San Jon, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, in Amarillo. He was born on Dec. 7, 1922, in Belleview, to John and Mary Leach. He graduated from high school in 1940 and joined the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. He married Dessie […]