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.