Swimming safely

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Satiago Marshall of Clovis takes part in a recent lifeguard training class at the Clovis Aquatic Center. Once certified, he said he wants to become a lifeguard at the center. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico With warmer temperatures and summer on the way, more and more children and adults […]

Spring-like weather to return after snow

CNJ staff A winter storm that swept the area Sunday night left as quickly as it came. By mid-afternoon Monday, temperatures had climbed into the upper 30s with only puddles remaining from the 1 to 3 inches of snow received the night before. According to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, up to 3 inches […]

Weather warning in effect until noon

CNJ staff A winter storm warning remains in effect throughout the region until noon today with continued expectations of blowing snow and light snow showers, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures are expected to rise into the mid-to-upper 30s by mid-day, the NOAA forecast said. Morning snow showers could contribute an additional inchof snow. […]

Senate committee perpetuates global warming scare

By Freedom New Mexico To protect us from unlikely harm, Congress is rushing toward a trillion dollar disaster that will empower government and enrich a few. A bill to impose potentially economy-crippling restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions has passed a key Senate committee. Only eight years ago senators voted 95-0 against imposing Kyoto Protocol’s similar […]

Shoppers brave snowy weather

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Obed S. Favela, 10-months-old, waits for his father Saul Favela to shop at Journeys in North Plains Mall Friday morning. Favela said his son was already up at 4 a.m. so going shopping was no big deal. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Scores of Clovis residents bundled up Friday […]

Winter weather headed to Plains

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer About a week of wintry weather is expected to begin today, bringing a temporary end to unseasonably warm temperatures, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. “It’ll be a lot different than what you’ve been having,” said Brian Guyer, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. […]

Winter weather makes spring appearance

CNJ staff report Cool temperatures, wind and snow swept across the area Friday. Strong winds whipped through the eastern Plains during the afternoon, gusting to 38 mph in Clovis in the early evening. Temperatures hovering in the upper 30s and low 40s dropped to freezing in the late afternoon, when snow flurries fell. The last […]

Feeling the heat

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Brannon Luscombe takes advantage of Monday’s warmer temperatures at Greene Acres Park. Luscombe said he hasn’t skated for almost a month due to cold temperatures and snowy conditions. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Area workers and residents welcomed a warm weather front Monday afternoon that lifted temperatures into the […]

Grady powerless in fight against cold

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A Farmer’s Electric Cooperative Crew worked north of Grady on Monday replacing poles and lines that were weighted down and broken by ice from the recent ice storm. (CNJ Correspondent Photo: Martha Hardwick) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer More than a dozen people in the outskirts of Grady have been without power since Saturday […]

Snow business takes over county

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Frank Gutierrez of Clovis shovels snow Thursday from his driveway on Putman Street. Gutierrez was glad to be able to use the new shovel he picked up at a garage sale recently. (CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Fennell and Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writers Curry County residents awoke Thursday morning to find the […]

Preparing the troops: A comparative look at eastern New Mexico, Iraq and Afghanistan.

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The similarity of the Melose Bombing Range’s terrain to that of Afghanistan and Iraq was mentioned as one reason the 16th Special Ops Wing was assigned to Cannon. Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer When the congressional delegation announced last week Air Force Special Operations Command had selected Cannon Air Force Base as the home for […]

First day of spring brings chill weather, wind

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Fruit trees blossom along Lew Wallace Street on Monday afternoon, signaling the onset of spring. Although Monday marked the first day of spring, temperatures stayed in the mid-to-low 40s. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer White, puffy clouds and a baby blue sky were somewhat deceiving signs. Yes, Monday was the […]

Winter chill grips area

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Clay Burch, the industrial pretreatment coordinator at the Clovis wastewater treatment plant, makes a routine check on the equipment Wednesday afternoon as he monitors the condition and the operation of the plant. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Area residents awoke Wednesday morning to single-digit temperatures and, and found their yards […]

Triple digit temperatures call for extra precautions

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Dusty Lovorn, of Clovis, finds shade under a flat bed truck while drilling a water well for a dairy farm Thursday north of Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Mark Friesen has maintained residential lawns in the area for eight years and is thankful this summer has been more forgiving […]

Larvae threatens wheat crop

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Thanks to a soggy summer and unseasonably cool fall temperatures, the area wheat harvest is being threaten by a pre-beetle grub that feasts on the plant’s roots. The cool weather for the last month and above average rainfall in eastern New Mexico created prime soil conditions for wheat diseases […]

Moisture makes for gain on grain

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Heavy rains early this month have set wheat farmers up for a strong harvest this summer, though more rain would secure the possibility, a local agriculture agent said on Sunday. Curry County ag agent Stan Jones said many area farmers were preparing to cut their losses early this year. […]

Brrrrrrr c-c-cold and wet

CNJ STAFF Cool temperatures and rain showers covered the region on Thursday, but area law-enforcement agencies reported no serious weather-related issues. By 9:30 p.m., National Weather Service officials said temperatures had already dropped below freezing at Clines Corners, located northwest of Fort Sumner. By that time the rain had generally ended in De Baca, Curry, […]

Cool spell a welcome bit of relief

By Janet Bresenham On Sunday afternoon, Clovis and Curry County residents finally experienced a slight break in the weather, with a cloud cover that brought sprinkles of rain and cooler temperatures. After days of unrelenting, triple-digit temperatures and sweltering summer sun, the cool-off provided welcome relief. According to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, Sunday’s […]

Area temperatures running hot and cold

By Darrell Todd Maurina Sunday’s heat wave turned into a cold snap for eastern New Mexico by Monday, as a 41-degree temperature drop brought strong winds and the area’s first rainfall this month. “We still get cold fronts into the state sometimes as late as early or mid-June, but usually they are not nearly that […]

Area melts with mini heat wave

CNJ staff Clovis, Portales, Melrose and Tucumcari hit 100 degrees on Sunday, the first day in 2003 that temperatures climbed that high, according to the National Weather Service. With that number, Clovis tied a record high temperature set in 1937, said NWS representative Kerry Jones. Also, the century mark broke a record in Tucumcari of […]