Wildfire prompts power outage in Tucumcari

Electrical power was restored in Tucumcari on Sunday after an almost six-hour outage apparently caused by a wildfire near Forest that took out a major power line. The city lost power just before 9 a.m. and began experiencing restoration shortly after 2:30 p.m. Xcel Energy Media Relations Director Wes Reeves said construction crews are still […]

May Day celebration

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks James Bickley Elementary School fourth and fifth grade students take part in the 63rd annual May Day celebration by winding the poles Friday on the front lawn of the school. Tony Bullocks James Bickley Elementary School fourth and fifth grade students take part in the 63rd annual May Day celebration […]

Weekly update — July 18

No damaged light poles in gyms so far Clovis schools are midway through a district-wide inspection of light poles prompted by a Consumer Product Safety Commission recall of light poles that can crack and fall. Deputy Superintendent of Operations Joel Shirley says so far, none of the steel light poles manufactured by the now-defunct Whitco […]

Area residents see different sides of thunderstorm

By Janet Bresenham A powerful storm cell packing heavy rain, pounding hail and high winds that cut a swath across Portales and Roosevelt County Wednesday night left a trail of stranded motorists, damaged property and nervous residents. Here are some of their stories: Maryann Pawlyshyn got more than she bargained for when she ventured out […]