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 […]

First day of spring brings chill weather, wind

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Fruit trees blossom along Lew Wallace Street on Monday afternoon, signaling the onset of spring. Although Monday marked the first day of spring, temperatures stayed in the mid-to-low 40s. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer White, puffy clouds and a baby blue sky were somewhat deceiving signs. Yes, Monday was the […]