Flash flood watch

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING…   THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A     * FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO…       INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…CAPITAN/NORTHERN SACRAMENTO       MOUNTAINS…CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS/ESTANCIA VALLEY…CHAVES COUNTY       […]

This week is New Mexico Flash Flood & Lightning Awareness Week

Lightning is the MOST UNDERRATED weather hazard. On average, only floods kill more people. Lightning makes every single thunderstorm a potential killer, whether the storm produces one single bolt or ten thousand bolts.In the United States, lightning routinely kills more people each year than tornadoes and hurricanes COMBINED. Tornadoes, hail, and wind gusts get the […]

Flood protection shouldn’t fall on rest of us

By Freedom Newspapers The American dream includes owning one’s own home. For many in New Mexico, those homes are in or near the mountains. In coastal states, it’s often beach-front property — where folks such as Cindy Armour can be lulled to sleep by the sound of waves washing ashore and awaken to the cries […]

Book review

Title: “Plant My Feet on Higher Ground” Author: Ila E. Flinn Publisher: Trafford Publishing Genre: fiction Overview: I heard many stories about the Galveston Flood when I was a child, although I then grasped none of its tragedy. I realized what an impact the storm had left with my mother and her family, so I […]

Fort Sumner railroad bridge turning 100 this year

By Don McAlavy The railroad bridge at Fort Sumner is 100 years old this year. The bridge crew knew they had a big job ahead of them. One of the great floods of the Pecos River in 1903 demonstrated to the Belen cutoff railroad crew that the bridge on the Pecos would have to be […]

Rebuilding New Orleans waste of money

Steve Chapman Of all the ideas I’ve heard about what to do with New Orleans, the best one came from former Rep. Tim Roemer, D-Ind., who said we should “put somebody like former President Jimmy Carter in charge of rebuilding New Orleans.” As president, Carter distinguished himself by failing to free the hostages in Iran, […]

Area battles flood woes

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Bobby Jimenez bales water away from his home Wednesday evening south of the intersection of Curry Road 7 and H. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor At the edge of what became a 30-acre swamp southeast of Clovis, Troy Johnson waded through his sunken living room where a pair of boots […]

Inmate labor program proposed

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Inmates at the Roosevelt County Detention Center can work off jail time by cleaning and pulling weeds on state and county roads. Freedom Newspapers file photo By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer A Curry County commissioner is pitching an idea to clean up county roads and deter criminal behavior. Commissioner Tim Ashley told the board […]

On the shelves: New book at Clovis library

How to Draw New Mexico’s Sights and Symbols by Aileen Weintraub was given by Phil and Barbara Casey in memory of Bill Naggs. This informative and entertaining book combines interesting facts about the Land of Enchantment with step-by-step instructions on drawing the State seal, yucca, roadrunner, capitol building, and much more. Math for All Seasons […]

Area drenched by downpour

By Darrell Todd Maurina Despite a small stream flood warning from the National Weather Service, officials in Quay, De Baca and Curry counties said Wednesday’s rain didn’t do any damage. In fact, Fort Sumner’s 1.06 inches of rain was good for De Baca county, according to county emergency management coordinator Allen Sparks. “The Alamogordo Creek […]