Roosevelt fire scorches more than 2,000 acres

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Clovis firefighters prepare to hose down the remains of a grass fire along New Mexico Highway 202 Tuesday afternoon. Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Shannon Lee said the cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Staff and wire reports Firefighters were expecting to be up most of the […]

Greyhounds postpone Tuesday game at N.M. Highlands

Eastern New Mexico has postponed its baseball game scheduled for Tuesday at New Mexico Highlands. The scheduled change was made due to a weather advisory calling for southwest winds between 30 and 45 mph and gusts between 55 and 70 mph. No makeup date has been scheduled. The Greyhounds return to action Friday at East […]

High wind warning through Friday

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Red Flag warning, which is in effect from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Sustained 20 foot winds of 20 mph or higher with gusts exceeding 35 mph are expected. The strongest winds are expected along I-40 from Clines Corners to Santa Rosa. Critical fire weather […]

Press release: The National Weather Service issues wind advisory

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a wind advisory which is in effect from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MST) today. This includes Curry and Roosevelt Counties. West Winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Wind speeds will increase by mid morning. The strongest winds are expected during the […]

Interest in wind power picking up

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks James Kratzer of Portales, lead meteorologist at Cannon Air Force Base, said the region faces 50 mph or higher winds an average of 15 times per year. Alisa Boswell Wind and its power is old stuff to eastern New Mexico residents. But there is a new push to harness that […]

Clovis police officer indicted for vehicular homicide

Sharna Johnson A Curry County grand jury late Friday indicted Clovis police officer Stephen Gallegos on charges of vehicular homicide and great bodily harm by a motor vehicle. Gallegos faces a maximum sentence of nine years in prison if convicted on both third-degree felony counts, according to a press release from District Attorney Matt Chandler. […]

911 recordings released

The following link is to emergency dispatch recordings of 911 calls to the Clovis Police Department the night of a Nov. 17 fatal accident involving officer Stephen Gallegos. Police say Gallegos was traveling 56 mph in a 35 mph zone and ran a stop sign at Grand and Sycamore, striking a pickup driven by Edith […]

High winds cause damage in Portales

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Portales Police patrol officers Colby Morgan, front, and Byanca Vega direct traffic around a tree the wind blew into one lane of U.S. 70 near Stripes convenience store Monday morning. The National Weather Service reported peak wind speeds around 60 mph in the area. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico […]

Police: Mesalands president failed three sobriety tests

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Albuquerque police say Mesalands Community College President Phillip O. Barry failed three sobriety tests when he was arrested last October for driving under the influence. Barry faces pre-trial hearings Jan. 4 on charges of driving while intoxicated. According to a police report obtained by the Quay County Sun: Barry […]

Motorists dealing with slick, icy roads

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Madison Howard, 7, of Clovis helps her parents remove snow from their family’s driveway Thursday morning. Madison said that helping to remove the snow is fun and it needs to be cleared out for Santa Claus. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer It just might be a white Christmas on […]

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 […]

Much of eastern New Mexico under wind advisory

Much of eastern new Mexico is under a high and dry wind advisory. The High Plains could see wind gusts of up to 55 mph today with sustained winds between 25 and 40 mph, according

Speed limit changes for Perimeter Road

By: 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron The speed limit on base has changed at three different locations along the south end of Perimeter Road near the Portales Gate. The first is located upon entering the Portales Gate and traveling toward the Caprock Inn. While approaching the right hand turn running adjacent to Curry County […]

High winds to continue

CNJ staff The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a high wind warning for southern New Mexico until 8 p.m. Friday. Sustained winds of 30 to 50 mph are expected with possible gusts of 55 to 65 mph. Strong winds will create areas of reduced visibility with blowing dust and dangerous crosswinds, which can […]

Red flag warning issued for area

CNJ STAFF The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for southeastern New Mexico, including Curry and Roosevelt counties, from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday and noon to 8 p.m. Friday. Strong winds and low humidity are expected, leading to high fire danger, according to the NWS. The NWS also has issued a […]

Feb. 26 – Wind blown

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Marietta Valdez of Clovis battles the wind while lowering the Flags in front of Cameo Elementary School Monday afternoon. Valdez said, “the wind made it a little more difficult then normal.” Winds were clocked as high as 50 mph on Monday.

Wind advisory issued

Ken De Los Santos, emergency management director for Clovis and Curry County, passes along this wind advisory for Curry and Roosevelt counties: A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 PM MST THIS EVENING. EXPECT INCREASING SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 35 MPH WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 50 MPH. WINDS WILL BE […]

It’s gonna blow

Ken De Los Santos, emergency management director for Clovis and Curry County, warns we’ll have sustained winds at 35 mph and gusts up to 50 mph throughout the day. Access his press release by clicking on “More features” below. • • • Here’s how Clovis’ Carolyn Spence responded to an editor’s question about the local […]

Meteorologist: Snow not here to stay

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A mingling of two weather systems over eastern New Mexico brought about two to three inches of snow to Curry County Friday night and Saturday morning, according to AccuWeather meteorologist Andrew Ulrich. But Clovis residents can put away their ice scrapers and snow shovels for a while. “It doesn’t […]

Snow, ice expected to skip Clovis area

Staff and wire reports OKLAHOMA CITY — A wintry storm caked the center of the nation with a thick layer of ice Monday, blacking out more than 600,000 homes and businesses, and more icy weather was on the way. At least 15 deaths in Oklahoma and Missouri were blamed on the conditions, with 13 of […]