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Winter weather on way

Freedom New Mexico Old man winter wasn’t expected to bring much snow overnight to eastern New Mexico. But look out. National Weather Service forecaster Mark Fettit said overnight and most of today not much in the way of snow should be happening in Clovis and Portales. “Once we get this one system out of the […]

God cares for all creations, down to smallest

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist My sister who lives in Rochester, Minnesota, tells me about an amazing sight every year about now. Thousands upon thousands of Canada geese migrate from the north to stay in Rochester for the winter. While many geese stay there, some head even further south into southern states. Any visitor to […]

First person: Traveling to volunteer

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rod Bakken spends his winters volunteering at the Lighthouse Mission. Rod Bakken travels to Clovis each winter to avoid the bitter cold of North Dakota. While in town, he spends his days volunteering at Lighthouse Mission. Christmas presence: It all started last year, it was Christmas time. My wife and […]

Wheat variety selection important

By Rex Kirksey: NMSU More than with any other crop, it seems that producers of wheat save their own seed from year to year, rather than purchase seed for planting. That practice may not always be a sound business decision. As producers look for opportunities to reduce input costs, saving money on purchased seed may […]

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 […]

Winter weather hits area

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Desiree Romero of Clovis helps out a friend by clearing the snow from their truck Friday on Mabry Drive. Romero said the snow was totally unexpected, but it’s March and “nothing here in Clovis surprises me with weather.” CNJ staff Much of eastern New Mexico was expected to receive “significant […]

Education feature: Lunch ladies keep stomachs satisfied

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Alejandro Chacon, from left to right, Lydia Gonzales, Lindsey Perry and Saul Molina help food service manager Sonya Campos serve lunch on the first day of school after the holiday break at La Casita Elementary School. La Casita serves 417 meals at La Cas By CNJ staff writer: Liliana Castillo […]

Winter driving key: Slow down

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MCT Photo New Mexico State Police Sgt. Clint Varnell said accident numbers increase significantly during the winter months when inclement weather hits. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer he key to traveling safely in a winter weather is slowing down. New Mexico State Police Sgt. Clint Varnell said drivers don’t realize that slick roads require […]

Dry season could leave farmers’ wallets lighter

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico By Argen Duncan PNT Senior Writer argen_duncan@link.freedom.com A dry winter, on top of a dry year, is leaving some area farmers worried and some just waiting to see what happens. Elida dryland farmer Greg Burris estimated that his crops have received much less than half of what is considered […]

Winter weather possibly on way

Freedom New Mexico A winter weather advisory will be issued between 11 p.m. tonight until 5 p.m. Tuesday for snowfall along and behind a strong cold front pushes through eastern New Mexico, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. Confidence is moderate that amounts in the plains will range from 2 inches to 4 […]

Winter preparations

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Curt Jaynes of Garden Source Nursery in Portales said fall is a good time to plant bulbs for flowers such as daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths because the roots keep nutrients to themselves in the fall and grow strong. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Think of logistics when camping

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist When we were young and immortal, our family often camped out in a tent. A couple of times we decided two days in a row of warm weather in late winter meant it was time to go camping and fishing. The result was sometimes … interesting. One spring another couple […]

Think logistics when camping

When we were young and immortal, our family often camped out in a tent. A couple of times we decided two days in a row of warm weather in late winter meant it was time to go camping and fishing. The result was sometimes… interesting. One spring another couple joined my husband and me – […]

Rebirth offers promise of greatness

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist About four years ago, we lost our beloved dachshund Weaver. He had been a part of our family since he was 6 weeks old. Some might have characterized Weaver as docile and easy-going. He seemed that way because his days were spent sleeping and looking out the front window. Rarely […]

Weekly Agriculture update

Area under winter storm watch

CNJ staff A winter storm is expected to hit the area by Thursday morning and could bring up to 3 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. The storm is not anticipated to have the strong winds seen earlier this week, but recent warm weather could cause snow to melt and […]

Winter storm expected Thursday

CNJ staff A winter storm is expected to hit the area by Thursday morning and could bring up to 3 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. The storm is not anticipated to have the strong winds seen earlier this week, but recent warm weather could cause snow to melt and […]

PNM offers low-income a plan to help with rising costs

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Public Service Company of New Mexico is offering a payment plan to help low-income customers with winter utility bills that will be due after March 15. That date marks the end of a program that protects people from having their bills cut off in the winter. The payment plan is […]

Storm expected to bring snow to N.M.

Staff and wire reports The National Weather Service on Friday issued a winter storm warning — which means severe winter weather conditions are imminent or highly likely — for Curry and Roosevelt counties until 5 p.m. today. Snow accumulation was expected to be 2 to 4 inches by daybreak today, according to the NWS. An […]