Spring signals start of tornado season

Tonjia Rolan Spring is a near and so is the start of tornado season on the High Plains. Eastern New Mexico spawns 75 percent of the state’s thunderstorms that produce tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website. The state sees about 10 twisters a year and thunderstorm and tornado activity usually peak […]

Storm spotter’s courses being offered

Tonjia Rolan Spring is a little more than a week away. So is the start of tornado season on the High Plains. Eastern New Mexico spawns 75 percent of the state’s thunderstorms that produce tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website. The state sees about 10 twisters a year and thunderstorm and […]

Officials preparing for high-alert fire season

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CMI staff photo: Christina Calloway Portales Firefighter Chay Chenault checks a fire truck’s water and fluids, a daily check to prepare for the day and very important during high-risk fire seasons. Christina Calloway Portales and Clovis fire departments are preparing for another high-alert fire season and officials want to make sure residents and farmers are […]

Hounds open season with pair of wins

CNJ staff ODESSA, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team opened its season on Friday in the Texas-Permian Basin tournament with a couple of firsts — beating the host Falcons and Incarnate Word, both for the first time in the program’s history. Junior left fielder Luis Quinones and junior third baseman Daniel Binz each […]

Science fair judging can be simplified

By Betty Williamson: PNT columnist Science fair season is upon us, and I am sure ours is not the only home sporting a wobbling tri-fold board and a hastily-constructed hypothesis. Due to my inability to say no, I have helped judge a number of elementary science fairs over the years. Based on that experience, I […]

Curry County Cats to open season Saturday

Kevin Wilson The sophomore enjoys a higher standing than a freshman, not just for age-based reasons. The sophomore has, in the words of Stevie Wonder, “been through the storms, through the cold and rain.” But just some things are still the same, as the Curry County Cats move into their second season as a semi-pro […]

Press release: Lynn adds talent for 2012 football season

PORTALES, N.M. — Since taking over as head football coach at Eastern New Mexico University, about a month and a half ago, Josh Lynn and his staff have been relentless in their attempts to add talent to their roster, signing a number of skilled athletes to National Letters of Intent. In addition to a number […]

Curry County Cats preparing to start second season

Kevin Wilson The sophomore enjoys a higher standing than a freshman, not just for age-based reasons. The sophomore has, in the words of Stevie Wonder, “been through the storms, through the cold and rain.” But just some things are still the same, as the Curry County Cats move into their second season as a semi-pro […]

Local business owners say Christmas sales up

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Bob Morgan of Bob Morgan Photography frames Clovis High School 2012 senior class pictures. Benna Sayyed Christmas sales at a variety of Clovis businesses have shot up this year, according to local merchants. Laura Ellis, co-owner of 2 Shabby Divas in downtown Clovis, attributes her prosperous Christmas season to local […]

Sweet Home New Mexico: One step at a time

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With the merriment of the holiday season soon behind us, many of us will now point our focus to our resolutions for the new year. We will try to forget about the ridiculous amount of goodies we’ve consumed and about the food and drink with which we have over-indulged ourselves since before Halloween. We will […]

Caroling group cancels season

Due to medical reasons, the Christmas caroling group Joni’s Sandia Carolers will not be performing this season, family members said. The group has in past years sung at retirement homes and other places on request. The group was created in 2000 when Anthony, who was disabled in a car accident in 1995, wanted to give […]

In search of ponies: Christmas gifts not for pets

Walking through the stores this holiday season, at first you may think,“that squeaky toy is so cute, Fido would love that!” But as you shop, you may start to get the feeling it’s not an accident the Christmas tree shaped dish full of frosted beef biscuits is at the end of the isle right where […]

Cannon celebrates holidays

Cannon Connections: Tony Bullocks Santa Claus and his wife make their way down the fire truck on their way to The Landing to meet and greet children at Cannon. By Airman 1st Class Alexxis: Pons Abascal: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Air Commandos kicked off the holiday season at Cannon Air Force Base, with […]

Area parades kick off holiday season

File Photo Bystanders watch a float in Clovis’ holiday parade last year. This year’s parade will be 6 p.m. Saturday on Main Street. Benna Sayyed Area Christmas parades kick off Saturday in Clovis and Muleshoe. “It’s just a feel-good parade,” said Robyne Beaubien, executive director of Clovis MainStreet about the traveling light show set to […]

Half-foot of snow expected this weekend

Staff and wire reports The season’s first winterlike storm could be here as soon as Friday, according to the National Weather Service. A storm will be making its way into New Mexico from Arizona on Friday night, bringing with it up to a foot of snow in some parts of the state. Accumulations may exceed […]

Sixth-ranked Skyhawks hold off Zias

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JOSHUA LUCERO: PNT correspondent ENMU’s Precious Herrin shoots over Fort Lewis Skyhawk Jenna Santistevan during the Zias game against the Fort Lewis College Skyhawks Saturday night at Greyhound arena. Larry Booker PORTALES — Coming off a 5-21 season with a first-year head coach, one might assume the Zias would find themselves overmatched in their season […]

Hounds nab first win of season

Freedom New Mexico STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men still couldn’t find their shooting stroke Saturday on the second day of Tarleton State’s season-opening South Central Region Challenge. The Greyhounds, though, did enough other things well to pick up their first win of the season, a 73-67 victory over former Lone Star Conference […]

Crockett looking for breakout season

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Texas Tech media relations Clovis’ Jaye Crockett averaged five points a game for Texas Tech last season as a freshman. By Nick Kosmider: Lubbock Avalance-Journal KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jaye Crockett has to hear the excruciating reminders every day. The sophomore forward, one of Texas Tech’s three returning players, is the second all-time leading scorer […]

Region awakes to season’s first snow (Updated)

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Courtesy photo: Christian Heller The first snow of the 2011 Winter Season on Thursday, blankets the ground and trees of one Clovis residents yard. Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico snow was easy come, easy go on Thursday. Clovis received a near-record day Thursday as the snow started at a flurry early in the morning and […]

Christians should be unafraid to show their ‘signs’

The political season for the presidential election is upon us. The television networks’ news programs are full of political debate coverage, poll data, and interviews with candidates. People line up on either side and endorse candidates publically and those announcements are broadcast nationwide. Soon the networks will be bringing back the red and blue states […]