No such thing as normal weather

Early Saturday afternoon, the National Weather Service warned eastern New Mexico to prepare for heavy, blowing snow and hazardous driving conditions on Monday morning. Instead, we received no significant moisture. The sun was out. Roads were clear. Just another example of how unpredictable the weather can be around these parts. Business promoters boast our average […]

Education column: Elementary schools getting facelifts

Continuing with news from the Clovis Schools’ Operations Department and their summer activities: The front of Barry Elementary got a facelift recently. The multi-colored rocks and plants replaced the long row of juniper trees along the front of the building. The new look is cleaner, crisper and there’s no more chance of junipers blowing over […]

Thoughts key to shaping reality

By Clyde Davis: Freedom columnist The wind was blowing so hard that, opening the door to the facility I was entering, I literally thought it was locked; that was how hard I had to pull. As I deliberately practiced reshaping my thoughts, I formed the idea, “How exciting would it be if one were back […]

God holds sway over elements of nature humans are helpless against

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Yesterday was a terrible day. The wind was blowing — some reports up to 50 miles an hour. I visited one school here in Clovis on Friday. The dust had blown in the closed door. The hall in front of the door was filled with dust. Relatives in California and […]

Local predicts weather old-fashioned way

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer A local weather forecaster predicts this spring will be a little dryer than normal. Joseph Weldon Crim is up early in the morning every year on March 22 to build a bonfire before sunrise. At sunrise, he looks to see which way the wind is blowing and uses this […]

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. […]

CCC instructor shares love of glass blowing with students

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Justin Adkins, a 23-year-old, part-time glass-blowing instructor at Clovis Community College, demonstrates his craft Monday afternoon in the entryway to the college. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer His eyes are shielded by dark-colored goggles. He’s seated behind the orange-blue flame of his torch. He begins to shape a bubble from […]

One of Cannon’s first airmen now a 62-year Clovis resident

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Clovis resident Len Santi was one of the first airmen to be stationed at Cannon Air Force Base in the 1940s. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Like many Clovis residents, Len Santi came to town with the Air Force. In fact, he was one of the first 150 […]