Blizzard hammers region

A blizzard that plowed through the South Plains, bringing the area to a standstill, was the worst the area has endured in more than a decade, according to a National Weather Service meteorologist. The storm packing 50 mph wind gusts left a wake of power outages and schools closings across eastern New Mexico and West […]

Monday snowfall totals

Snowfall Curry County Location Inches Portair 12 Clovis 9.5 Roosevelt County Location Inches Portales 1 3.5 Portales 2 1 Tolar 3.5 Milnesand 2.5 Source: National Weather Service

Parent seeks graduation change

The parent of a Clovis High student-athlete wants the school board to change CHS' graduation date because of a conflict with the state's spring sports championships. He said he doesn't feel graduating student-athletes should have to make a choice. Clovis High graduation is scheduled for May 18, the same date as the final day of […]

Metro beats Hounds 7-1, salvages series finale

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Sophomore right-hander Nick Hammett threw seven shutout innings and Metro State salvaged the finale of its four-game series against Eastern New Mexico University by beating the Greyhounds 7-1 on Sunday at Greyhound Field. Hammett (1-1) used 123 pitches in allowing four hits, with […]

Melrose/Fort Sumner seeding playoff reset – Feb. 26

A District 3-1A girls seeding playoff game between Fort Sumner and Melrose at Logan, which was on Monday due to the recent snow, has been resecheduled for 3 p.m. today and will now be played at Floyd. The Vixens (16-9, 2-2 district) and Lady Buffaloes (12-14, 2-2) were tied with Logan (18-7, 2-2) after Melrose […]

Clovis schools will delay school start

Clovis Municipal Schools will delay the start of school by two hours on Tuesday in the aftermath of Monday's blizzard, according to a school spokesperson. Also the school district's AM Preschool is cancelled. Other delays and cancellations for�Tuesday�reported to Clovis Media Inc.: Texico has cancelled school, according to Superintendent Miles Mitchell. Muleshoe is delaying the […]

Weekly LSC basketball update – Feb. 26

STANDINGS All Times MST Men Conf. All W-L W-L Midwestern State 14-4 18-7 Cameron 13-5 17-7 Tarleton State 9-7 16-8 Incarnate Word 9-7 13-11 Eastern New Mexico 8-8 11-13 West Texas A&M 7-9 15-9 Texas A&M-Commerce 7-9 14-12 Texas A&M-Kingsville 7-9 11-12 Abilene Christian 5-11 11-13 Angelo State 3-13 6-18 Wednesday's games Midwestern State 85, […]

Meetings Watch: Clovis school board

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education meets 5:30 p.m. today at the CMS administration building, 1009 Main. Agenda items include: A resolution and proclamation for a special school district general obligation bond election for May 7. The bond election would keep property taxes at current levels and create $20 million in general obligation bonds. […]

Police blotter: Feb. 26, 2013

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday 8:08 a.m.: Caller reported a theft, 2100 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. 8:12 a.m.: Caller reported a threat, 3000 block of North Prince Street. 8:30 a.m.: Caller reported a burglary, 500 block of Neptune Court. 9:16 a.m.: Caller reported a […]

Press release: Xcel Energy outage update

Issued at3:30 p.m. We currently have 1,037 customers without power in Texas and around 400 out in New Mexico. In Texas, 1,008 are out in Amarillo, but we're about to restore about 200 in the Estacado area. In New Mexico, most of the outages are in Clovis. We've had approximately 4,000 impacted by this storm […]

Weather causing delays, closings

A spokesperson for Clovis public schools has announced Clovis schools are closed Monday due to the threat of continued snow and high winds. Other delays/closings reported to Clovis Media Inc: Baxter-Curren and Friendship Center senior centers. Clovis Municipal Court Muleshoe schools are closed. Portales schools are closed. Clovis Community College is closed, according to a […]

Blizzard conditions knock out power, close roads, schools

About 1,600 Clovis residents were without power this morning as a blizzard closed schools, businesses and roads and police urged everyone to avoid travel. National Weather Service officials reported 1 to 3.5 inches of snow fell around Portales; about 1.5 inches blanketed Clovis. Area residents reported 4- to 6-foot snow drifts by 10 a.m. when […]

Police: Storm will limit responses

Clovis police have declared an Emergency Crash Alert,�meaning they will respond to crashes only if there are injuries. A news release from Capt. Patrick Whitney reports the alert�will remain in place until "after the blizzard storm conditions pass." "Clovis police would like to remind drivers that when�icy/snowy conditions exist on the roadway that ice may […]

Interstate 40 reopened to traffic

Interstate 40 eastbound from Albuquerque to Amarillo was reopened at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday after being closed on Monday from heavy snowfall. More than 19 inches of snowfall and high wind gust of over 50 miles per hour halted Texas Department of Transportation's efforts to clear I-40 Monday forcing the closure of eastbound traffic from Albuquerque […]

Latest forecast for Clovis-Portales area

Today's forecast from National Weather Service for Clovis=Portales area: Snow likely with areas of blowing snow before 11 a.m., then areas of blowing snow and a chance of snow after 11 a.m. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 37. Windy, with a north wind 30 to 35 mph decreasing to 25 […]

Xcel: Downed poles cause of Clovis power outage

About 425 Xcel customers are without power in Clovis and the company is reporting they know of six poles being down, according to an email from spokesman Wes Reeves. Restoration times are slow because crews are hampered by low visibility, Reeves said.

Weather causing delays, closings

A spokesperson for Clovis public schools has announced Clovis schools are closed Monday due to the threat of continued snow and high winds. Other delays/closings reported to Clovis Media Inc: Baxter-Curren and Friendship Center senior centers. Clovis Municipal Court Muleshoe schools are closed. Portales schools are closed. Clovis Community College is closed, according to a […]

Region under blizzard warning

The National Weather Service is reporting a 100 percent chance of precipitation tonight in eastern New Mexico with snow estimates ranging from 2 to 7 inches. The Tucumcari area can expect 3 to 7 inches, NWS reports, with 50 mph winds threatening to create whiteout conditions. The Clovis-Portales areas can expect 2 to 4 inches […]

Region under blizzard warning

The National Weather Service is reporting a 100 percent chance of precipitation tonight in eastern New Mexico with snow estimates ranging from 2 to 7 inches. The Tucumcari area can expect 3 to 7 inches, NWS reports, with 50 mph winds threatening to create whiteout conditions. The Clovis-Portales areas can expect 2 to 4 inches […]

Zias earn LSC tournament bid despite loss

Incarnate Word couldn't find the range from 3-point distance for virtually the entire game Saturday. When the Cardinals desperately needed one, they got it on a fortunate bounce. Junior guard Katie Novak had her shot bounce high of the rim and fall through with 1:04 left in regulation — ending the team's 0-for-12 performance to […]