Storm spotter’s courses being offered

Tonjia Rolan Spring is a little more than a week away. So is the start of tornado season on the High Plains. Eastern New Mexico spawns 75 percent of the state’s thunderstorms that produce tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website. The state sees about 10 twisters a year and thunderstorm and […]

Officials preparing for high-alert fire season

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CMI staff photo: Christina Calloway Portales Firefighter Chay Chenault checks a fire truck’s water and fluids, a daily check to prepare for the day and very important during high-risk fire seasons. Christina Calloway Portales and Clovis fire departments are preparing for another high-alert fire season and officials want to make sure residents and farmers are […]

Hounds open season with pair of wins

CNJ staff ODESSA, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team opened its season on Friday in the Texas-Permian Basin tournament with a couple of firsts — beating the host Falcons and Incarnate Word, both for the first time in the program’s history. Junior left fielder Luis Quinones and junior third baseman Daniel Binz each […]

Science fair judging can be simplified

By Betty Williamson: PNT columnist Science fair season is upon us, and I am sure ours is not the only home sporting a wobbling tri-fold board and a hastily-constructed hypothesis. Due to my inability to say no, I have helped judge a number of elementary science fairs over the years. Based on that experience, I […]

Press release: Lynn adds talent for 2012 football season

PORTALES, N.M. — Since taking over as head football coach at Eastern New Mexico University, about a month and a half ago, Josh Lynn and his staff have been relentless in their attempts to add talent to their roster, signing a number of skilled athletes to National Letters of Intent. In addition to a number […]

Curry County Cats preparing to start second season

Kevin Wilson The sophomore enjoys a higher standing than a freshman, not just for age-based reasons. The sophomore has, in the words of Stevie Wonder, “been through the storms, through the cold and rain.” But just some things are still the same, as the Curry County Cats move into their second season as a semi-pro […]

Local business owners say Christmas sales up

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Bob Morgan of Bob Morgan Photography frames Clovis High School 2012 senior class pictures. Benna Sayyed Christmas sales at a variety of Clovis businesses have shot up this year, according to local merchants. Laura Ellis, co-owner of 2 Shabby Divas in downtown Clovis, attributes her prosperous Christmas season to local […]

Caroling group cancels season

Due to medical reasons, the Christmas caroling group Joni’s Sandia Carolers will not be performing this season, family members said. The group has in past years sung at retirement homes and other places on request. The group was created in 2000 when Anthony, who was disabled in a car accident in 1995, wanted to give […]

In search of ponies: Christmas gifts not for pets

Walking through the stores this holiday season, at first you may think,“that squeaky toy is so cute, Fido would love that!” But as you shop, you may start to get the feeling it’s not an accident the Christmas tree shaped dish full of frosted beef biscuits is at the end of the isle right where […]

Half-foot of snow expected this weekend

Staff and wire reports The season’s first winterlike storm could be here as soon as Friday, according to the National Weather Service. A storm will be making its way into New Mexico from Arizona on Friday night, bringing with it up to a foot of snow in some parts of the state. Accumulations may exceed […]