On the cold front

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Robert Osborn uses his 4-wheeler to pull his sons Blaze, 9, left, and Camron, 7, down the street. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers A prolonged cold spell pushed the average temperature in January in eastern New Mexico well below normal. According to AccuWeather.com, the average daily temperature last month was […]

Hearts can be warm even when the winter is cold

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ columnist As I write this morning, the pure white blanket of snow just outside my window keeps pulling my eye away from the computer screen. The snow saw enough sunshine the day before that now a glistening crystal concert of color ripples its way across the surface of the snow blanket. […]

Grady powerless in fight against cold

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A Farmer’s Electric Cooperative Crew worked north of Grady on Monday replacing poles and lines that were weighted down and broken by ice from the recent ice storm. (CNJ Correspondent Photo: Martha Hardwick) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer More than a dozen people in the outskirts of Grady have been without power since Saturday […]

July 6, 2006 Education Briefs

Wayland receives diversity award Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas, ranked first in awarding baccalaureate degrees in education to minorities, according to the magazine Diverse Issues in Higher Education. The university issued 247 degrees in education to minorities in the 2004-2005 school year, according to a Wayland news release. The university also ranked 47th for […]

Going metric

Ryn Gargulinski : Local Columnist Summer is still a few days away, but that means nothing to New Mexico. Temperatures have already blasted well beyond the “comfort zone” defined by local meteorologists as 82.61347 degrees, and the High Plains has already seen high digits, often going triple. It’s a “dry heat” locals say, not as […]

Weather taking toll on cotton crop

By Betsy Blaney: The Associated Press LUBBOCK — Even after two straight years of bumper crops in Texas, cotton farmers like Billy Tiller are worried about the future. Tiller’s 5,000 acres are parched, thanks to triple-digit temperatures and one of the driest springs in the history of the nation’s top cotton-producing state. “I’ve never seen […]

Lt. Gov. Denish to speak at ENMU commencement

Freedom Newspapers Diane Denish, New Mexico’s first woman lieutenant governor, will be the featured speaker at spring commencement at Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday, May 13. Approximately 367 students will receive degrees during the commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. at Greyhound Arena. This will include the awarding of 285 bachelor’s degrees, 79 master’s degrees […]

January ranks 12th warmest on record

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Jason Wolfe, a detailer for Big Country Ford, washes vehicles on the sales lot Thursday afternoon. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Under normal winter circumstances, Delores Montoya would be sipping hot chocolate. Not a frozen strawberry daiquiri. Brad Props would be practicing his golf swing inside. Not on a golf […]

Education feature: CCC seeks online expansion

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Clovis Community College is hoping to expand its online classes. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena: Hartz: CNJ staff writer Traditional classroom learning has a rising competitor. Electronic learning through TV and the Internet has gained popularity at colleges and universities across the country. And soon, Clovis Community College students may be able to earn […]

Snow can’t stop pride

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Players on the Cowboys in the junior division warm up in front of the heater during half time of their Play Inc. semifinal game against the Rams Saturday at Jim Hill Field. The tunnel effect was from condensation on the lens. (Photo by Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Snow was in the […]

Graduates 3/28

Wayland Baptist University — Clovis Campus Area students received degrees during spring commencement exercises conducted by Wayland Baptist University-Clovis campus, held at Central Baptist Church. Students receiving master’s degrees include: William R. Bumphrey, education; Robert W. Elliott, education; Brian Fletcher, education; Marvin Christopher Frazier, business administration; Stephanie Renee Colbert Palmer, education; and Vee Lucas, education. […]

Snowstorm’s tail end drifts through area

Michelle Seeber While the Midwest and East Coast were bombarded with deadly winter weather the past two days, Clovis and Portales residents awoke Monday to a much weaker brand of snowfall. Lt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis Police Department said the snowy weather, which brought little precipitation, didn’t adversely affect motorists. “There were four accidents […]

2003 was most arid year in two decades

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The drainage area on East Seventh Street in Clovis is bone dry as the sign reads no swimming, wading or boating. Clovis received less than 13 inches of rain this year, making it the driest year since 1980. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Michelle Seeber Sticky, hot and nasty. Those were the words U.S. […]

Area melts with mini heat wave

CNJ staff Clovis, Portales, Melrose and Tucumcari hit 100 degrees on Sunday, the first day in 2003 that temperatures climbed that high, according to the National Weather Service. With that number, Clovis tied a record high temperature set in 1937, said NWS representative Kerry Jones. Also, the century mark broke a record in Tucumcari of […]