Storm drops snow on area

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Courtesy photo: Gilrobert Rennels Muleshoe received 3 inches of snow Sunday, delaying school buses Monday by two hours. A few minor vehicle accidents asssociated with the snow were report. Tonjia Rolan A winter snow storm swept through the area Sunday, dropping 1/2 inch of snow, sleet and ice on Clovis and Portales, according to the […]

Less than inch of snow expected

Freedom New Mexico The winter weather advisory issued this morning for eastern New Mexico has been canceled.

Farmer: More rain needed to beat drought

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Curry County Commissioner Frank Blackburn, who farms 6,000 acres five miles west of Clovis in the Ranchvale community, checks on his beef cattle. He purchased these calves in September 2011. Benna Sayyed Local farmers say recent precipitation in the area has helped their crops a little but much more is […]

Up to half a foot of snow falls in area

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Chelsea Monroe of Clovis shovels the driveway at her house Monday afternoon. Area schools canceled classes due to the Monday snowfall. Snow is expected for Tuesday, as well, with the storm system clearing up Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Kevin Wilson Up to half a foot of snow […]

Four to 8 inches of snow predicted

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The heaviest band of snow in the approaching winter storm system will set up west of Curry and Roosevelt counties, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. Jennifer Palucki of NWS said snow accumulation will not be as high in the southern portions of eastern New Mexico. Overall, […]

AgSense: Conserving rainfall challenge of dry season

Many people who have spent more than half a century in the southern High Plains say that they have not seen a year like this before. This year is unique. Rainfall stopped after a wet summer in 2010 and less than three inches has been received in the last nine months. Distribution is also erratic. […]

Local areas get rainfall

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Monday’s rainfall dropped about .20 inches on Clovis, according to the National Weather Service. Freedom New Mexico That water dropping out of the sky is called rain and weather forecasters are speculating it could mark the end of a months-long drought and the beginning of a much needed monsoon season […]

Rain falls, but no more in sight

CNJ staff Much needed rain pelted most of eastern New Mexico and West Texas late Monday in a gusty thunderstorm that was also blamed for igniting a series of grass fires near Muleshoe. Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service was reporting 1.22 inches of rain fell in Clovis. Officials at Clovis Airport recorded .14 inches […]

One family’s home saved by inches; another consumed in fire

Brian Victor, who lives off Highway 467 just before the Roosevelt County line, said the fire came within inches of his home. Victor said he and most of his family were in Clovis around 1:30 p.m. Sunday, preparing to go to the movies when he received a phone call telling him his home area was […]

Counties facing dry season

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Portales farmer Rick Ledbetter looks over his irrigated wheat field Friday afternoon northwest of Portales. Ledbetter said his dry land wheat is dead and his irrigated wheat is about two feet shorter than it should be due to dry weather. Alisa Boswell One word defines Curry and Roosevelt counties these […]

Storm expected to bring 2 to 5 inches of snow

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Equipment operator Marcos Esquibel with the Clovis Public Works Department street division fuels a spreader Monday in preparation for today’s winter storm. Kevin Wilson It won’t take much to make today the snowiest this season for eastern New Mexico. But indications are that Mother Nature will bring a lot more […]

Winter storm warning issued

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sue Ann Smith of Clovis winds around puddles as she crosses Pile Street Wednesday. Smith said she was out running errands on her lunch hour. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After rain and snow Wednesday, a National Weather Service winter storm warning for heavy snow in Curry, Quay and […]

Domestic partnership bill passes committee

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican As a measure to give domestic partners many of the rights and privileges as married couples inches through the Legislature, supporters hope it becomes law this year — when Gov. Bill Richardson has said he will sign it. That’s because New Mexico next year could have a […]

Snow settles down

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Brandon Jackson decided to put his tractor to good use Friday by helping friends and neighbors clear their driveways on Rosewood Drive. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Life started returning to normal across eastern New Mexico Friday as residents began digging out from a vicious winter storm that shut […]

Officials: Oasis state pond stocked

CNJ staff State officials said the pond at Oasis State Park was stocked Monday with more than 1,600 trout. The stocked fish average 11 inches in length, according to a news release from the park. Anglers were reporting power baits, salmon eggs and Pistol Petes were obtaining the best results Tuesday for catching the trout. […]

Flawed angels still messengers of God

On top of the entertainment center in our now-decorated living room, there sits an angel with a red dress, bare feet, and flyaway auburn hair which cascades over her shoulders. About 10 inches in size, and purchased at the after-Christmas sale two years ago, she quickly won my granddaughter’s heart and is, arguably, Mikayla’s favorite […]

Winter storm causes minor problems

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo James Ahmmar struggles against the wind Friday as he takes his two dogs for a quick bathroom break on his street. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico The winter storm that blew into eastern New Mexico on Friday caused minor problems in Roosevelt and Curry Counties, but left a number […]

Allsup’s robbed at gunpoint

Clovis Police are searching for a gunman who robbed an Allsup’s store about 12:35 a.m. today.No one was injured in the robbery at 301 N. Prince, police said.Cashiers working at the store said the robber walked into the store, pointed a gun at them and said, “This is no joke. Give me the money,” according […]

Livestock show gives 4-H youth chance to show off

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Michelle Wauson, 15, prepares her sheep for the show ring Saturday at the Farwell Junior Livestock Show. Tomee England, Farwell’s Future Farmers of America chapter advisor, said the show is intended to give the children experience showing animals. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer At a wispy 4-feet-10-inches-tall, Heath Hadley […]

Winter weather possibly on way

Freedom New Mexico A winter weather advisory will be issued between 11 p.m. tonight until 5 p.m. Tuesday for snowfall along and behind a strong cold front pushes through eastern New Mexico, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. Confidence is moderate that amounts in the plains will range from 2 inches to 4 […]