‘Red flag’ means fire danger

You’ve seen the warning: “Red flag conditions.”

Grady gas station gone

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Red Rock Oil Co. on Monday removed its fuel pumps in Grady, leaving the northern Curry County village without a fueling station. The nearest place to buy fuel is San Jon or Clovis, more than 30 miles away. Red Rock Oil owner Darrell Cook said he reluctantly shut operations […]

Red flag warning issued for area

CNJ STAFF The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for southeastern New Mexico, including Curry and Roosevelt counties, from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday and noon to 8 p.m. Friday. Strong winds and low humidity are expected, leading to high fire danger, according to the NWS. The NWS also has issued a […]

Clinton rhetoric missing the mark

By Kevin Wilson: FNNM Columnist It was only a few months ago pundits left and right were calling the Hillary Clinton campaign a runaway train. With Clinton and Barack Obama in a close race for the Democratic nomination, it looks as if those predictions may be wrong. Likewise, you can take a grain of salt […]

Recipe of the day: Fettuccine with Sweet Pepper-Cayenne Sauce

“Very flavorful and spicy. You’ll never know it’s a healthy dish. You can also add some cut up grilled chicken – wonderful!” INGREDIENTS 12 ounces dry fettuccine pasta 2 red bell peppers, julienned 3 cloves garlic, minced 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 cup reduced fat sour cream 3/4 cup chicken broth 3/4 cup grated Parmesan […]

Jan. 20

The Texas Tech Red Raiders basketball team meets the University of Texas Longhorns at 5 p.m. CST today at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock.

American Red Cross

Zia Service Center of the American Red Cross needs volunteers for its disaster action team (training provided), office/administrative volunteers, and health and safety volunteers (training provided). Nicole Thompson, 763-4129 or thompsonn@usa.redcross.org

Christmas toy story

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer “I don’t remember toys. But when my sister was little bitty — we were raised poor; my mom would sew for money. My mom got a tricycle as payment for some sewing she had done, and it was rusty and old. My mom painted it while we slept and […]

Fire danger up during cold months

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo An apartment building at 1000 S. Oak St. caught on fire around 8 a.m. Sunday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A half-dozen fires have displaced Curry County residents from their homes since Thanksgiving weekend, according to a local Red Cross official. It’s a reminder to think fire safety during […]

Missing Man Table

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A table is set Thursday at the Baxter-Curren Senior Center to honor missing troops. The symbolism of the Missing Man Table and honors: The table is round to show our everlasting concern for our missing troops. The tablecloth is white, symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call […]

Generosity makes Rockies top pick

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With Tom Brady throwing touchdown after touchdown for my fantasy football team and Kevin Garnett lacing them up for the Boston Celtics, I’m really happy with the way Boston sports are going. However, I can’t go for baseball’s Boston participant. Nothing against the Red Sox, but I’m rooting for […]

Chile’s heat can be hard to handle

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The smell of green chiles roasting — ahh, it’s in the air now. I was walking by a Clovis supermarket the other day and had a whiff of those chiles turning round and round over an open flame. It’s one of my favorite New Mexico aromas along with pinon smoke […]

Blood drive deemed success

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Scott Jones of Muleshoe gave blood Thursday for the first time in more than a year. Jones visited an area of Mexico where malaria was present and he had to refrain from donating for one year. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Michael Shelley, a railroad conductor, squeezed a red […]

Aug. 29, 1950

An advertisement for Coca-Cola listed a six bottle carton of soda for 25 cents. … Jack Skipworth, Clovis rodeo roper, filed a lawsuit in district court after his champion horse “Big Red” escaped another man’s stable and was hit by a car. Skipworth claimed the man did not have the authorization to put Skipworth’s horse […]

Local jeweler had colorful sense of style

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer By Gabriel Monte CNJ Staff writer If clothing made the man, Anthony “Buddy” Holmberg’s clothes made him a man with a passion for having fun. Holmberg, 75, who owned and operated one of the oldest jewelry stores in Clovis, died Tuesday at his home. Colorful clothing was his signature, […]

Snakes slithering into area

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle The Hillcrest Zoo is home to many indigenous snakes. The bullsnake, above, is one of the most common snakes in the area. It imitates the rattlesnake to scare away predators but is not poisonous. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom Newspapers With warmer weather, area residents are spending more time visiting lakes […]

Military spouses targeted

Air Force News WASHINGTON— The American Red Cross is warning military spouses about a new identity-theft scam that targets family members of deployed troops. The Red Cross was alerted of the scam earlier this month, said Devorah Goldburg of the Red Cross. The scam involves a person with an American accent calling a military spouse, […]

April 16, 1953

The annual Red Cross fund drive had collected $9,392.63. Officials were hoping to beat the record of $10,017.77 set in 1949. They’d already passed the previous year’s total of $8,961.28. … Ronald Reagan and Rhonda Fleming were starring in Tropic Zone at the Sunshine theater. … Workers were installing 1,566 seats in Clovis’ new junior […]

Thank you letters: Red Cross, volunteers spirit of strength

As chairman of the Zia Advisory Council for the American Red Cross, Zia Service Center, I have the opportunity to witness the strength of the human spirit each day. That’s especially true during this trying period after tornadoes hit Curry and Quay counties. I am proud by how these communities stand together. I see it […]

Tornado assistance

—The Federal Emergency Management Agency and New Mexico Department of Health opened Disaster Recovery Centers Monday at two locations: —Lincoln Jackson Elementary Gymnasium, 206 Alphon St., Clovis. —Logan Senior Center, 103 South Sixth St., Logan. The centers will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week to provide residents an opportunity […]