Area under winter storm watch

CNJ staff A winter storm is expected to hit the area by Thursday morning and could bring up to 3 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. The storm is not anticipated to have the strong winds seen earlier this week, but recent warm weather could cause snow to melt and […]

Winter storm expected Thursday

CNJ staff A winter storm is expected to hit the area by Thursday morning and could bring up to 3 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. The storm is not anticipated to have the strong winds seen earlier this week, but recent warm weather could cause snow to melt and […]

Southeastern Okla. outslugs Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — A pitching duel was breaking out on Sunday at Greyhound Field, and all of a sudden it turned into a slugfest. Leading 2-1, Southeastern Oklahoma erupted for three homers and eight runs in the top of the fifth and managed to hang on for a 22-12 win over Eastern New Mexico […]

Hounds struggle at home

CNJ staff PORTALES — Junior first baseman Trey Wingo slugged a three-run homer and senior right-hander Luis Estrella pitched a complete-game five-hitter as Southeastern Oklahoma beat Eastern New Mexico 7-2 in the opener of a four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series at Greyhound Field. Wingo’s homer, his first of the season, came with one out […]

Storm expected to bring snow to N.M.

Staff and wire reports The National Weather Service on Friday issued a winter storm warning — which means severe winter weather conditions are imminent or highly likely — for Curry and Roosevelt counties until 5 p.m. today. Snow accumulation was expected to be 2 to 4 inches by daybreak today, according to the NWS. An […]

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 […]

Freezing rain, ice possible

The Associated Press The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 p.m. Thursday for Curry, Roosevelt and De Baca counties. Winter weather developing Wednesday will produce spotty areas of freezing rain and sleet mainly south and east of a line from Clovis to Ruidoso, with freezing rain […]

Wintry weather headed this way

From Ken De Los Santos, Clovis/Curry County emergency management director, warning of wintry weather expected for Clovis, Portales and Tucumcari areas: A LARGE STORM SYSTEM SPINNING OFF THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST WILL WEAKEN AND MOVE INLAND THURSDAY WITH ITS REMNANTS CROSSING NEW MEXICO FRIDAY. ANOTHER STORM WILL ORGANIZE OFF THE WEST COAST LATE THIS WEEK […]

Greyhounds get unusually easy win

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Freedom New Mexico photo: Karl Terry ENMU junior guard Marquis Ruffin works the baseline against Southeastern Oklahoma freshman Will Robinson Saturday at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer It’s not supposed to be this easy, and on most nights it won’t happen that way. Still, for one afternoon, the Eastern New Mexico University […]

Zias notch conference crossover win

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Freedom New Mexico photo: Karl Terry Zias freshman Patricia Malouff drives the lane during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game against Southeastern Oklahoma at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer A switch from man-to-man to a 2-3 zone worked wonders Saturday for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. Southeastern Oklahoma […]

Year in Review: March 2007

A daily look at top news stories reported in the Clovis New Journal in March: March 1: City commissioners approved plans for a $1.4 million multi-story fire-training facility to be located on Brady Avenue near Prince Street. March 2: The Clovis campus of Wayland Baptist University celebrated its 10th anniversary with graduation ceremonies for 35 […]

Gaelic storm thunders into area

Freedom New Mexico Performing driving pipe sets, spirited fiddle tunes and haunting Celtic ballads, Gaelic Storm will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lyceum Theatre in Clovis as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. Christy Mendoza, Cultural Arts director at CCC, said she has been trying to get the group to come […]

Dangers abound out on open road

By Grant McGee: Local columnist There’s nothing like a crack in your windshield from a rock shot from the wheel of a passing pickup to get you thinking about your fellow drivers. The Lady of the House warned me not to drive over the freshly re-rocked County Road K on the way to my day […]

Official: Tornado didn’t materialize

Freedom Newspapers Roosevelt County spent several hours early Friday evening under a tornado warning and eventually a tornado watch, according to National Weather Service. While the storm with hail and strong winds jangled residents nerves, no major damage was reported. According to Capt. Lonnie Berry, spokesperson for the Portales Police Department, branches were down in […]

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 cleanup 95 percent complete

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Doris Hudson, left, and Nell Thompkins stand outside Hudson’s house on Sycamore St. Hudson’s house suffered minimal damage from the storm. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Eight days and 192 hours have passed since David Castro lost his home. He has been living with his father since a tornado […]

One critical from tornado, about 100 buildings damaged

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A tornado that struck before 8 p.m. Friday caused extensive damage throughout southeast Clovis. Clovis Body Shop, 2024 S. Prince St., was among the hardest hit businesses. (CNJ Correspondent Photo: Roger Hatcher) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Throngs of Clovis residents waded through tatters of their lives Saturday as officials plodded to piece together […]

Tornado leaves more than a dozen injured

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A tornado hit the city of Clovis on Friday night. The unidentified passenger in this car on Mabry Drive escaped serious injury, according to witnesses. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Freedom Newspapers The worst tornado in Clovis’ history struck the city’s southeast side Friday night, leaving more than a dozen injured and possibly hundreds […]

Letters to the Editor: Church cleanup crew answer to prayers

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal will publish thank-you letters related to the March 23 tornado through next Sunday. Please limit letters to 150 words. And yes, we will waive our Opinion-page policy regarding for-profit businesses, so that readers may thank them for services performed during the storm. Send letters to: dstevens@cnjonline.com A special thank […]

First life lost to tornado in Clovis history

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Little remains of a trailer home in South Clovis that belonged to Heleneta Blevins. Blevins died in her son’s home on Sunday after sustaining injuries during Friday’s storm. (CNJ staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Heleneta Blevins died the way she lived — surrounded by what she held most dear, her […]