Farmers: Year’s first rain a start

By Sharna Johnson and Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Sunday night’s gusty thunderstorm brought the area’s first rain of the year, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, but area farmers said their crops still need more moisture. Showers accompanying the brief storm, which hit around 6 p.m., dumped between a quarter and three-quarter […]

United Way kicks off yearly campaign

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bill and Lois Bowman, United Way volunteers, left, take cover from the rain while talking to Rusty Miller, a volunteer with the Eastern New Mexico Food Bank Thursday during the United Way Kickoff Block Party. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The rain didn’t keep United Way of Eastern New […]

Officials: Rain, economy impact fair attendance

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo County officials said rain played a part in a decrease the fair’s attendance compared to last year. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Rain showers and the economy put a damper on this year’s Curry County Fair attendance, according to county officials. Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said gate receipts […]

Events center construction slowed by drainage issues

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Randy Kamradt, project construction supervisor, said construction of the building and adjacent sidewalks will be completed by Aug. 31, about 10 to 12 days later than he projected previously. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Lack of drainage will likely delay the completion of the construction portion of the Special […]

Wet weather ideal for disease carrying mosquitoes

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Mosquitoes pack a much greater threat than a ruined backyard barbecue. They are host to the mosquito-borne disease West Nile Virus. The recent rain in Curry and Roosevelt counties has provided favorable conditions for the annoying little pest to thrive, state and city officials said. “Any time there is […]

Rain suspends 9-10 final

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Zia catcher Eli Cordova tags out Quay’s County’s Daniel Lopez during the second inning of Wednesday’s District 3 Little League 9-10 tournament finals at Beachum Field. CNJ staff The Zia All-Stars were close to clinching the District 3 Little League 9-10 championship Wednesday night, but they’ll have to wait one […]

Rain showers expected through weekend

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

Latest rain offers hope for dryland farmers

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CNJ staff photo: Lili Castillo David Sanchez of Clovis reaches to cover his daughter Juliana’s face from the rain as he puts her in the vehicle in the parking lot outside Hastings entertainment store on Wednesday. CNJ Staff The month of May continues to be the wettest month so far this year and brings much-needed […]

Recent moisture only temporary

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Corey Banister has worked with the post office for 8 and a half years. She said the rain doesn’t affect her job much, she just wears a hoodie. “There’s nothing like being wet,” Banister joked. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis received more precipitation in 24 hours than it […]

Clovis welcomes much needed rain

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer It wasn’t much more than a drop in the bucket in the grand scheme of things, but Wednesday morning’s rain was a welcome sight for agriculture producers. Measuring at a quarter inch at Cannon Air Force Base, it was the first measurable rain in Clovis in nearly five weeks […]

Wet, winter weather headed this way

The Associated Press A storm will cross the state Thursday through Saturday, bringing snow and rain , the National Weather Service said. A winter storm watch is in effect in Curry County from Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon. Friday’s forecast for Curry County is partly cloudy and cooler with scattered rain showers in the evening […]

Wildcats pull away in fourth quarter

Bryce Hill took over the game in the fourth quarter with his 3-pointer shooting en route to a 27-point night as Clovis remained unbeaten with a 92-74 win over Hobbs on Friday at Rock Staubus Gym. The game was tied at 38 at halftime. Jaden Isler finished with a team-high 28 points for top-ranked Clovis […]

Quick ride leaves lasting impact

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Several years ago when I was teaching at Clovis Community College, on one of New Mexico’s unusually rainy days, Buffy and I turned out of the college parking lot and onto the street that borders the college. We saw a woman in the distance walking in the rain. She carried […]

Weather advisory

From Ken De Los Santos, emergency management director for Clovis and Curry County, on this weekend’s weather for Curry and Roosevelt County: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM MST THURSDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 […]

Weather puts wedge in events center plans

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Courtesy photo: Randy Kamradt Construction crews build the south arena wall of the Curry County Special Events Center. County officials said the construction has been delayed because of recent rainfall. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Rainfall last week has delayed construction of the Curry County Special Events Center by three months, county officials said. […]

Weeds growing problem

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer This year’s abundant rainfall has made weeds abundant too, leading to a growing number of weed control violations. The number of violations in May was about triple that of May 2006: 356 compared with 118. By city ordinance, property owners must keep grass, weeds and similar plants below 12 […]

Rainfall just short of record

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Clovis is experiencing one of its wettest years in recorded history — or at least for the first five months. With Sunday night’s deluge, the Clovis area has received 7.31 inches of rain in 2007, which is more than double the historical average through May 20, according to the National […]

CCC vice president runs in Boston Marathon

CNJ staff BOSTON — Becky Rowley, executive vice president of Clovis Community College, was among the thousands of runners who competed in Monday’s Boston Marathon. Rowley, competing in the 40-49 age division, posted a time of three hours, 45 minutes, 36 seconds over the famous 26-mile, 384-yard route to place her 470th in a field […]

Take doomsayers with grain of dust

By Guest Columnist: Brett Johnson The April 6 CNJ article “Dusty days may be ahead” made me laugh. Am I the only person who watches the weather forecast to see how far the weatherperson will miss it? For instance how about the snow we had on March 30? Did anyone get an advance notice about […]

Rain spells relief for local farmers

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Farmers are grinning and firefighters are catching their breath after a stormy weekend that first brought dry lightning, then soaking rain. Lightning sparked numerous grass fires Saturday night and Sunday morning. Cooler temperatures Sunday brought an end to the lightning, and with it, slow steady rainfall Sunday and Monday. “It […]