Warm weather draws residents outside

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clayton Ortiz of Clovis spent time Saturday in Green Acres Park flying a kite with his son, who wandered off to play basketball with his friends. Ortiz said he had a hard time getting it airborne due to the wind, but the weather was great for kite flying. Benna Sayyed […]

Commentary: Cannon celebrates Women’s History Month

By Tech. Sgt. Melinda Morris: 27th Special Operations Wing Equal Opportunity Something that many people may not know about me is that I grace the Community College of the Air Force marketing poster. You may have seen my likeness as you went through a leadership school and thought I looked familiar. Friends still email me […]

More students pursuing degrees at CCC

CNJ staff Clovis Community College is in line with its spring semester numbers from last year, and it appears more people are pursuing degrees. Lisa Spencer, marketing director for CCC, said the numbers on Tuesday — the first day of school for the two-year college — are close to the spring 2011 early head count […]

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 […]

Hounds dealing with weather in Division II nationals

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University cross country coach Mike Harney was walking around Spokane, Wash., on Thursday and said the sun was out with the temperature around 30 degrees. For today’s NCAA Division II national cross country meet at Plantes Ferry Sports Complex, the forecast was for temps in the high 20s with a […]

July six degrees hotter than average

Kevin Wilson July’s normally hot in Clovis. But there’s six degrees of separation, literally, between this July and the average one. The previous month, according to historical data from Accuweather.com, is the eighth-hottest July in New Mexico since data was collected in 1911. A typical July in Clovis will see a high of 91 throughout […]

February can bring coldest weather

By Jim Robinson: Meteorological Technician, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron February precipitation events can be rain or snow (and sometimes both at the same time), and are generally created by broad synoptic storm systems. The average February is characterized by about three or four strong cold fronts during the month. The strongest cold fronts often […]

Parade lights up Main Street

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Beacon of Light float was one of the floats with the most lights during the Christmas Light Parade. Liliana Castillo It might have been because it was cold, but the only float to include fire took first place at the Christmas light parade Saturday. With temperatures hovering around 40 […]

Weather information good to have

Clyde Davis Thank the powers that control cable TV for the weather channel. No, I am serious. Because of those powers, whoever they may be, we know how to plan our post Thanksgiving weekend. As I type this, it is a chilly 33 degrees outside and I have been dreading the concept of hanging the […]

October brings cooler weather

By Jim Robinson Meteorological technician, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron October continues the transition from the warm season into the cold season, and continues to feature some of the most pleasant weather conditions of the year here. By mid October, the typical summertime pattern of relatively frequent late day thunderstorms has little influence due to […]

Curbing global warming game of domination

Freedom New Mexico The G-8 summit of industrialized nations agreed last week to try to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius over the next four decades by reducing their greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent. That nonbinding agreement is likely to carry less weight than the resistance of developing countries like China and India to […]

Experts: Dry winter contributed to high temperatures

By Thomas Garcia: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt and Curry county residents can expect higher than normal temperatures through August, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. The high in Clovis and Portales reached 102 degrees Monday, according to the weather service, and is expected to hover around triple digits through Wednesday. This on top […]

Beware the full moon

The Old Farmer’s Almanac reports we’ll see our first full moon of 2008 tonight. Clovis’ Gerald Majewski reports he had a memorable full-moon experience outside his apartment building when he lived in Budapest. “I heard voices in the middle of our courtyard and wanted to know just what was going on,” he wrote in an […]

German sausage anyone?

St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bovina will host its annual German Sausage Dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CST) on Feb. 3. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 6. Or you can purchase sausage for $4 per pound. The menu includes creamed potatoes and gravy, green beans, sauerkraut, bread and […]

Extremes are normal here

January temperature extremes are normal in the Clovis area. On this date in 1950, we had a high of 77 degrees. On this date in 1918, we set a record at 1 below zero, according to weather.com The warmest January day recorded in Clovis was 79 degrees in 1974. The coldest January day in almost […]

Recipe of the day: Easy French Dip Sandwiches

Recipe: Easy French Dip Sandwiches “A quick and easy sandwich that the whole family will love.” INGREDIENTS 1 (10.5 ounce) can beef consomme 1 cup water 1 pound thinly sliced deli roast beef 8 slices provolone cheese 4 hoagie rolls, split lengthwise DIRECTIONS 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Open the […]

Recipe of the day: Beer Batter for Fish

Recipe: Beer Batter for Fish “Basic beer batter, good for almost any white fleshed fish.” INGREDIENTS 3 eggs 3/4 cup beer 1 1/2 cups milk 4 cups pastry flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons cornstarch salt to taste ground black pepper to taste 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 1 1/2 pounds […]

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. […]

Education Digest: Team attending teaching forum

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor A team from Fort Sumner High School was one of 22 teams selected to participate in the Microsoft Innovative Teaching Forum Sept. 27-28 in Redmond, Wash., according to a Fort Sumner news release. Fort Sumner’s El Zorro Ink desktop publishing project was selected as one of the top collaborative […]

Scorching summer expected to persist

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Crusita Ponce, 27, of Clovis stands in line Thursday at the Bahama Babes snow cone stand to buy treats for herself and her children. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Don’t expect a break anytime soon from the mid-90s temperatures baking the High Plains. The high temperature in Clovis has […]