Weather slows Clovis

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Annie Hauser, 70, shovels snow on the sidewalk in front of her home Thursday in Clovis. Hauser said she shovels the sidewalk because she is afraid kids might slip and fall on the ice and snow. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS STAFF REPORT Eastern New Mexico’s first major snowstorm of the season closed […]

Area education halted by snow

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis school students received a day off Thursday, thanks to Mother Nature, but they’ll have to wait until this morning to learn if the weather vacation will continue. Lonnie Leslie, assistant superintendent for operations of the Clovis Municipal Schools, said the decision to close schools rests with Superintendent Neil Nuttall. Officials […]

Snow cancels Clovis school classes

CNJ STAFF Clovis public schools canceled classes on Thursday because of snow and icy conditions, according to school officials and Cory Adair, co-owner of Adair Bus, which provides transportation for the schools. Weather officials said many areas in eastern New Mexico received more than two inches of snow. Here’s a rundown of other area schools: […]

School officials brace for snow

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Bottles of Driveway Heat ice melter line the shelf at the entrance of Triangle Ace Home Center as employee Sasha Guhrke, 16, works the register Wednesday at the store. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina When local school officials heard Wednesday afternoon that their students could face 3 inches of snow by […]

Area snowstorms were a very real danger

Don McAlavy I write this column as the snow is falling. The last few snows in this area can’t compare to the snows we had in the 1950s and especially in the winter of 1923. Old-timer Haney Tate was telling me about three kids being frozen to death just west of Grady in 1923. We […]

Snowstorm’s tail end drifts through area

Michelle Seeber While the Midwest and East Coast were bombarded with deadly winter weather the past two days, Clovis and Portales residents awoke Monday to a much weaker brand of snowfall. Lt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis Police Department said the snowy weather, which brought little precipitation, didn’t adversely affect motorists. “There were four accidents […]

Rain at last

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis received its first snowfall of the season early Saturday, with some area observers reporting up to an inch of snow on the grass. The National Weather Service reported peak wind gusts of up to 40 mph in Clovis and an official rain total of 0.19 of an inch. Officials of […]

Readers reminice about childhood joy

A recent Project: Reader Reaction topic asked participants what they did for fun as children. Here are some responses: “I delivered the Milwaukee Journal in my own neighborhood, covering three complete city blocks with an average of 76 weekday, Saturday, and Sunday customers. Incidentally, the price of the weekday and Saturday journals was three cents. […]

Perone, Aaron C.

AARON C. PERONE Services: Have been held. Aaron C. Perone, 29, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, in a Lubbock hospital. Mr. Perone was born May 21, 1974, at Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota. He spent a large portion of his youth in Oklahoma City, Okla., graduating from Edmond High School. After high […]

Clovis’ cold spell brings sleet shower

By Darrell Todd Maurina As sleet bore down on Clovis late Monday evening, Curry County Emergency Management Director Ken De Los Santos said he wants people to be prepared and ready for winter weather conditions. De Los Santos said that while eastern New Mexico and West Texas don’t get that much snow, conditions that might […]

Cold weather in Clovis is snow joke

By Darrell Todd Maurina If preliminary reports turn out to be accurate, the Thanksgiving morning snowfall in Clovis tied the record high snowfall for the date. National Weather Service volunteer observer Nancy McPherson said Clovis received about one inch of snow between 6 and 9 a.m., with about 0.02 inch liquid equivalent precipitation. “I was […]

Business digest 11/11

Mall outfitter gives gifts for a cause Maurices in North Plains Mall is selling a holiday ornament and donating the proceeds to charity. Tina Kruse, Maurices Clovis store manager, said the store will donate its proceeds to the Lighthouse Mission. Maurices 420 stores across the nation choose community organizations to which it donates the ornament’s […]