Forecaster: La Nina weather pattern locking area in drought

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico and a significant port of the U.S. are locked in a strong La Nina weather pattern, resulting in exceptional drought conditions and extremely high temperatures, National Weather Service officials said Wednesday. “This is not just happening on eastern New Mexico. It is the same over most of southwestern United […]

No getting rich quick in real world

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Know anyone who has an opening? The job fantasy here that had me making big bucks teaching University of New Mexico journalism alongside former Bill Richardson press guy Billy Sparks fizzled. Gone, too, is my gig as czar in charge of reminding people Big Bill is not running for president. […]

Yarbrough, Nina

Nina Yarbrough Services: Have been held. Nina Yarbrough, 97, of Portales, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, in Albuquerque. She was born on Dec. 8, 1907, in Throckmorton County, Texas, to Marcus Willard and Martha Jane Jones Raper. She married George Samuel Yarbrough on Dec. 22, 1928. She began her teaching career in 1928 in Harding […]

Martinez, Juanita

Juanita Martinez Services: Will be held at a later date. Juanita Martinez, 83, of Lorena, Texas, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, at her home. She was born on Nov. 18, 1919, in Puerto Rico, to Juan Martinez and Lucrecia Medina. She was a retired executive secretary. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors […]

McGuffin, Edith

Edith McGuffin Services: Have been held. Mrs. Edith Wheeler McGuffin, 89, of Albuquerque, died Monday, May 19, 2003, at Stardust Place in Albuquerque. She was born on May 13, 1914, in Bethel, to Nina and Ernest N. Wheeler. She graduated from Portales High School in 1933. She attended Eastern New Mexico Junior College in Portales […]