Commission approves burn ban

CNJ staff Curry County residents face severe restrictions on open fires under a Fire Danger Emergency resolution approved Tuesday by county commissioners. The resolution — a burn ban — was approved on a unanimous vote after commissioners were told the 90-day weather forecast for calls for less than average precipitation, continuing a severe drought. The […]

Mental health needs still unmet

Despite adding billions of dollars for mental health care to Department of Veterans Affairs budgets the last four years, and the hiring of 7,000 more mental health professionals at VA clinics and hospitals, many veterans with severe combat-related stress still face long waits to get the care they need. And some VA facilities might be […]

Home severely damaged in Saturday fire

CNJ staff A home fire Saturday night cause severe damage before firefighters were able to extinguish it. Firefighters were called to the residence at Curry Roads 5 and L around 6:45 p.m., according to Fire Chief Ray Westerman. When they arrived, the home was fully engulfed. “It was defensive in nature upon our initial arrival […]

Severe storms expected

Sharna Johnson Severe thunderstorms with dangerously high winds and large hail could move through Curry and Roosevelt counties by tonight, according to the National Weather Service. The storm front, which is expected to begin west of Clovis, will start moving through the area in the afternoon, said Tim Shy, NOAA senior forecaster. Shy said rain […]

Press release: Spring 2011 forecast includes more wild weather

State College, Pa. — 3 March 2011 — AccuWeather reports the AccuWeather.com forecast for Spring 2011 calls for more wild weather for the U.S. The biggest concerns center around expectations of an active severe weather season, the spreading of a severe drought and a high wildfire danger, and, as always, threats for flooding. Paul Pastelok, […]

God’s works help push aside fear

I have a fear of heights, also called acrophobia. I do not have a severe form of it I don’t think but I have at times in my life not been able to do things involving heights for my fear. This fear keeps me from walking up staircases that are too high or walkways that […]

Press release: Curry County Road Department operations

The Curry County Road Department has temporarily closed CR C from CR 16 to 17, due to heavy wash out conditions from severe weather. It is scheduled for the repair June 14, 2010 and June 15, 2010. The road will continue to be closed during this operation. Area residents are urged to seek an alternate […]

Official: ‘Small’ tornado was spotted south of Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Storm clouds darken the sky over Texico and Clovis Tuesday afternoon. CNJ staff Real life alert sirens sounded in Clovis for the first time since the March 23, 2007, tornado. Funnel clouds were spotted Tuesday south of Clovis but apparently moved through the area without causing damage. Aside from weekly […]

Press release: Severe storms to rumble through eastern New Mexico, West Texas

Meteorologist Meghan Evans State College, PA – 18 May 2010 – Severe storms will target southeastern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, southwestern Oklahoma and West Texas this afternoon into the overnight. Some of the storms will become very violent, threatening lives and property.[Image]

Severe thunderstorm warning issued

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for Curry, De Baca and Quay counties.

Area under severe thunderstorm watch

Curry, Roosevelt, De Baca and Quay counties are under a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 p.m. (MDT) Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque.

Weather could be severe Thursday afternoon

The National Weather Service is warning eastern New Mexico could see severe weather on Thursday afternoon. Senior Forecaster Tim Shy reports the region is under “slight risk” for weather damage in all counties bordering Texas and eastern DeBaca County. “Thunderstorms will … expand rapidly to the east and reach the potential for large hail and […]

Music causes child-like faith to resurface

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I think at times on the sovereign power of God and the depth of his love. I stand amazed that he loves me! I cannot understand his love for me but choose to accept it as a reality in my life. I realize that I am not alone; these thoughts […]

Severe thunderstorm causes damage in Logan

Freedom New Mexico Staff Logan was cleaning up Saturday after a violent thunderstorm produced damage around the community. At 8:58 p.m. Friday the National Weather Service in Albuquerque received a report of damage from wind gusts of 71 mph from residents in Logan, said Meteorologist Jonathan Suk. The wind knocked a mobile home off it’s […]

Storm activity produces damage

CNJ staff Officials for Parmer and Bailey counties said residences and vehicles sustained hail damage Tuesday evening from severe thunderstorms that made their way through the area. Bailey County and Muleshoe Emergency Management Coordinator Terral King said golf ball- to baseball-sized hail and strong winds were reported in the Muleshoe area. King said the tornado […]

National Weather Service: severe weather potential today

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque said there is potential for severe weather in eastern New Mexico this evening. The primary threat is thunderstorms that could produce large hail, damaging winds in excess of 60 mph and areas of heavy rain capable of producing flash flooding, mainly along and east of a line from Colfax […]

Tornado watch canceled

A tornado watch for Curry and Roosevelt counties has been canceled, and is now a severe thunderstorm warning until 4 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque.

Forecasting weather not exactly science

By Freedom New Mexico Thank goodness the snow finally arrived in New Mexico and the Colorado mountains. It was only a matter of time before the lack of snow was blamed on global warming. It seems every natural anomaly now gets blamed on this all-purpose bogeyman. Drought hits the Southeast? It’s related to warming. Wildfires […]

Severe storms possible for area

CNJ Staff Far eastern New Mexico along the Texas border from Clayton to Hobbs could be at risk this afternoon for a significant severe thunderstorm outbreak, according to the National Weather Service. The Storm Prediction Center posted a slight risk of severe thunderstorms today in the eastern New Mexico area, with a moderate risk for […]

Spring means severe weather

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Gusting winds that roared across the plains Tuesday at up to 63 mph and packed enough punch to down power lines is an early indication of the volatile weather that accompanies spring in eastern New Mexico. However, National Weather Service officials said it’s too early to tell what kind […]