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 […]