Winds integral part of life in New Mexico

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist There’s a New Mexican in Washington, D.C. who has told me when the wind blows there it reminds her of home. Yes, we have the wind here. Phoenix has its heat, there are hurricanes for the Gulf Coast and the West Coast has earthquakes. Here in eastern New Mexico and […]

Storm hits area

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers – Heavy rain, hail and high winds reek havoc on area yards, farms. The night skies across New Mexico were alight with red, white and blue on the Fourth of July, but the fireworks were about the only illumination for Tucumcari residents. More than 4,500 homes and businesses lost power […]

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 […]

Going the extra mile

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Clovis Christian School juniors Amanda Teune, 16, right, and Melissa Gomez, 16, front, try to get money from motorists Saturday during the school’s eighth annual Mile of Money fund-raiser. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Janet Bresenham Fierce, bitter-cold September winds could not stop the enthusiasm of the students, parents and teachers of Clovis Christian School […]

amos on perseverance

by amos Editor’s note: In response to a reader’s request, Amos asked we reprint a favorite column. Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. boss i think i might have mentioned this before but life ain t easy under a church pew the heathen […]

Weather hasn’t been friend to this year’s cotton crop

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Monti Vandiver, integrated pest management extension agent for Parmer and Bailey counties, holds a cotton plant damaged by the weather Tuesday in a field north of Farwell. By Gary Mitchell FARWELL — After a month of devastating winds, rain, hail and blowing sand, area cotton farmers are now hoping for just a little sunny weather. […]

High winds spark grass fire, cause minor damage to church.

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Sacred Heart employees Johnny Gallegos, left, and Jose Montoya survey the damage to the Sacred Heart School’s roof Thursday after a gust of wind ripped a piece from the building. Darrell Todd Maurina Despite Thursday’s high winds, Clovis was mostly spared from damage. One exception was Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where winds approaching 50 mph […]