Florida power outages affect up to 3 million people statewide

The Associated Press MIAMI — A problem with Florida’s electrical grid caused a nuclear plant to automatically shut down Tuesday and intermittently cut power to up to 3 million people from Daytona Beach through the Florida Keys. Authorities said there were no safety concerns at the nuclear plant. While many areas were hit hard, the […]

God can bless us by slowing us down

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion Columnist As I write, a goodly portion (How’s that for a really preacherly — yea, verily, a goodly — sort of word?) of our country has been shut down by a major winter ice storm.   Truth be told, I’m glad.   Our world desperately needs to be shut down every […]

Miners shut out ENMU

CNJ staff EL PASO, Texas — Cortney Casey scored two goals and Ashleigh Decker had two assists Friday night as Texas-El Paso shut out Eastern New Mexico University 4-0 in a women’s soccer match. The Division I Miners (3-1) scored twice in each half in posting their third shutout of the season. ENMU goalkeeper Stephanie […]

Grass fire closes roads

Staff and wire reports A grass fire that charred 1,500 acres of land along State Highway 467 and temporarily shut down two stretches of road Wednesday was ignited by a lit cigarette or the heat from a vehicle’s catalytic converter, according to a New Mexico State Forestry release. The blaze started in a ditch on […]

There’s always been oil under Curry County soil

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Perhaps 1926 should be remembered as the year oil was found in Curry County. Deliberate or not, rumor had it that an unnamed, big oil company paid someone to sabotage the well. What happened to another well in 1927 is unknown. Professional oil well drillers drilled four or five test holes […]

Corporation orders area Burger Kings shut down

By Tony Parra and David Irvin Burger King restaurants in Clovis, Portales and Roswell shut down Wednesday in a corporate move that has left many people befuddled. The Clovis Burger King located on Prince Street across from North Plains Mall was located near some of the heaviest traffic in the city. Phil Reiser, manger at […]

Off-road vehicles should be shut out

By John Pallaschke: Guest Columnist In response to the issue of closing Ned Houk Park to recreational vehicles: I say, shut them down and shut them out. Robert Vilandry, who was qouted in support of riders in a July 8 Clovis News Journal article, may be one of the few who operates his vehicles safely […]

Trucker killed west of Melrose

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New Mexico State Police Officer Abel Mireles investigates the scene where two trucks collided near Tolar Wednesday on U.S. Highway 60/84 killing William Edward Paul of Scottsboro, Ala. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina A fatal truck crash west of Melrose shut down the BNSF railroad and Highway 60/84 for hours on […]

Aaron Watson to perform Saturday

Freedom Newspapers When Aaron Watson sings “Shut Up and Dance,” it may not sound very mannerly, but it is being listened to, according to concert promoters. “Shut Up and Dance” is the hit single for the up-and-coming Texas Country singer, who is slated to play Saturday night at Bash Riprock’s, 2419 Main St., in Lubbock. […]

Crow causes power outage

By Jack king A crow caught in equipment in at Xcel Energy substation west of Clovis caused the substation to shut down Thursday, depriving 2,400 homes and businesses of power for a brief period, a company spokesman said. Xcel spokesman Bill Crenshaw said safety equipment at the substation stopped the flow of energy from the […]