Snow settles down

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Brandon Jackson decided to put his tractor to good use Friday by helping friends and neighbors clear their driveways on Rosewood Drive. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Life started returning to normal across eastern New Mexico Friday as residents began digging out from a vicious winter storm that shut […]

Friday school closures

Thursday school cancellations

The following are closed Thursday due to the winter storm: Closed: Clovis Christian Schools Clovis Municipal Schools Clovis Community College (day & evening classes) Dora Schools Elida Schools Farwell Schools Floyd Schools House Schools Logan Schools Mesalands Community College Portales Municipal Schools San Jon Schools Eastern New Mexico University — classes resume Friday.

Area bracing for winter storm

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico was bracing for a winter storm that could dump up to seven inches of snow and glaze streets and roads over with sleet. City and county school officials will be keeping an eye on things to see if schools need to be canceled or delayed as […]

Press Release: Xcel preparing for winter storm

As of this morning, Xcel Energy has mobilized all available resources in preparation for what could be a major winter storm in the Texas Panhandle and Eastern New Mexico. If we see significant icing prior to the snow, and if the storm also brings high winds, we likely will see power outages. Typical problems are […]

Savage Storm blows past Zias

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Eastern center Kassie Daugherty goes up to the basket guarded by Southeastern Oklahoma State guard Whitney Coffey. PORTALES — Southeastern Oklahoma hit four 3-pointers in the first 3 minutes, 15 seconds en route to a 14-0 lead Thursday night, and the unbeaten Savage Storm never looked back in an 87-66 […]

Savage Storm tops Zias

CNJ staff PORTALES — Southeastern Oklahoma scored the final two points of the third set on Eastern New Mexico University attack errors, and the Savage Storm went on to claim a 25-22, 22-25, 26-24, 25-9 Lone Star Conference volleyball win over the Zias on Saturday at Greyhound Arena. The Zias trailed 20-11 in the third […]

Storm knocks out power for Farwell, Texico area residents

Freedom New Mexico About 1,100 customers were without power following Friday night’s storm, with restoration not likely to take place until midnight or later. Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves said a substation in Curry County, located just outside of Texico, was damaged in the short rainstorm, and crews were working on rebuilding the substation. Reeves […]

Education feature: Online auction, physical fitness summer classes offered at CCC

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The summer semester at Clovis Community College means peace of mind for Mari Blyler. A Desert Storm veteran, Blyler is 80 percent disabled from spinal spondylosis, a degenerative disease that has been attacking her spine since 2000. Blyler said the slow pace of the summer session makes things easier […]

Spring wind storm kills Clovis man

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The National Weather Service warned that the strong winds would result in areas of reduced visibility in blowing dust, which were visible most of the day. A strong wind gust is being blamed for the death of a Clovis man at the Southwest Cheese Plant Freedom New Mexico A spring […]

Road trip reveals state of national economy

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist The signs of a bad economy reveal themselves, to some extent, all around us. We have just made a cross country drive, New Mexico to Florida, and couldn’t help but be aware of what was going on, in terms of the economy, in different areas. Even Dallas, sometimes seen as […]

Winter storm causes minor problems

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo James Ahmmar struggles against the wind Friday as he takes his two dogs for a quick bathroom break on his street. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico The winter storm that blew into eastern New Mexico on Friday caused minor problems in Roosevelt and Curry Counties, but left a number […]

Savage Storm complete sweep over Hounds

CNJ Staff DURANT, Okla. — Second baseman Scott Hancock’s first home run of the season, a three-run shot, capped a five-run Southeastern Oklahoma sixth and the Savage Storm went on to a 15-7 victory over Easter New Mexico University on Saturday, completing a sweep of their four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series. The Savage Storm […]

Savage Storm sweep Hounds

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — Right fielder Zach Freeman went 3-for-4 and drove in the go-ahead run in a four-run sixth inning with a squeeze bunt single as Southeastern Oklahoma completed a sweep of its Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader against Eastern New Mexico University with a 6-2 victory on Friday. The Savage Storm won […]

Savage Storm sweeps Zias

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — Lunden Azuara had 16 kills and Southeastern Oklahoma cruised to a 25-14, 25-17, 25-14 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University Thursday night. The Savage Storm (19-11, 5-5 LSC) dominated the first and third games against the Zias, opening a 9-1 lead in both sets. ENMU (6-25, […]

Our God is stronger than any storm

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist Boy, the weather’s been weird lately. As I write, some of my good friends and family down south are scrambling to get out of Dodge (make that “Houston”) as Hurricane Ike gets ready to come ashore. (In the old days, you may recall, hurricanes were all women. Hmm. Ike […]

Family experiences turbulent storm

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry This center-pivot sprinkler on land owned by W-Diamond Dairy east of Portales was partially flipped by strong winds or a tornado Wednesday. The storm was fast and furious say witnesses and damaged a sideroll sprinkler and some farm buildings. Freedom New Mexico staff A strong thunderstorm and wind damage left […]

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 […]

Dairy hit hard by storm

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Mike Mitchell stands outside the rebuilt milk barn at Grande Vida Dairy on Saturday. After the 2007 tornado the block wall of the building was a pile of rubble. Mitchell rode out the storm just inside the door in the middle of the building. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico […]

March 6 – Frosty work

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Leonard Freitas works the crosswalk in front of Zia Elementary during the winter storm that hit Clovis Thursday morning. Freitas has been a crosswalk guard for seven years.