Honor — Nov. 27

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Storms Jeff Storms, a member of Basehor, Kan., Boy Scout Troop 169, was honored in July for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Jeff, 15, is a sophomore at Basehor-Linwood High School. For his Eagle leadership project, he led other scouts and adults in installing flagpoles and raising American and Christian flags for Tonganoxie Christian […]

No. 10 ACU storms past Hounds

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Joshua Lucero: FNM correspondent ACU Wildcat Taylor Gabriel dives for the catch in the end zone but the ball is deflected by ENMU Greyhound Keith Davis during the second half of the Greyhounds game against Abilene Christian University Wildcats Saturday afternoon at Greyhound stadium Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University’s killer stretch […]

Count on Jesus to get us through storms of life

It was on a school trip to Boston several years ago that I first saw a genuine lighthouse. While driving out toward the tip of Cape Cod, we stopped to explore a lighthouse that was open to visitors. Standing on the sandy hillside surrounded by wooden fencing, the lighthouse silently spoke volumes as I looked […]

Public quickly responds during times of crises

Freedom New Mexico In the wake of the deadly storms that killed more than 300 people and wreaked destruction through a large swath of the South last week, a horrified nation assessed the devastation — and already had began to respond in person with aid and comfort. Natural disasters cannot be prevented, as President Barack […]

Financial help available for weather damage

CNJ staff Individuals, communities and utilities may be able to receive financial help with repairing damages from the recent winter storms, according to a news release from U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. According to the release: • Telecommunication and electric cooperatives have access to normal lines of credit through the USDA Rural Utilities Service […]

Rebuilding after disaster homeowners’ responsibility

Freedom Newspapers News outlets are reporting heavily about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which hit the Mississippi coast on Aug. 29, 2005. Heavy rain from the huge storm overwhelmed the levees surrounding New Orleans, causing flooding that destroyed much of the city. Five years later, much of the damage still exists, and thousands of people […]

Press Release: Use caution with roofing contractors

Due to recent hail storms a number of roofs were damaged and there are numerous contractors doing repairs.

Preparation key in tornado season

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Tony Bullocks: Freedom New Mexico Emergency Management Director Kenneth De Los Santos explains to new dispatcher Carrie Pendleton what makes up the emergency alert system Friday at Clovis Police Department. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Experts say certain weather conditions can spawn violent storms and tornadoes anytime and anywhere across eastern New Mexico. The […]

Press release: Severe storms to rumble through eastern New Mexico, West Texas

Meteorologist Meghan Evans State College, PA – 18 May 2010 – Severe storms will target southeastern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, southwestern Oklahoma and West Texas this afternoon into the overnight. Some of the storms will become very violent, threatening lives and property.[Image]

Official: Repairing potholes game of catch up for crews

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Public Works employees Jose Escarsega, left, Lavaughn Mayfield, middle, and Jesus Garcia fill potholes Friday with coal mix on Mabry Drive. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer For city street crews, the worst part of winter storms is just beginning. They’re busy filling and repairing potholes. “We are always […]

Power loss attributed to storms

CNJ staff A broken power pole caused approximately 1,200 Clovis residents to lose power briefly early Monday morning, according to Xcel Energy. Spokesman Wes Reeves said the outage occurred from 12:35 a.m. to 1:45 a.m. due to a broken pole in the northern area of Clovis. Reeves said it was likely the product of storm […]

Sorry ’bout the tech difficulties

Yes, we know the Web site has been acting odd most of the day. We’re adding some new features and it looks like we’ll have some glitches to work through. We hope to have everything back to normal before Monday. • • • Rio Rancho pulled away for a 39-30 win over Clovis in a […]

Dust is bad … duh

The New Mexico Environment Department issued a news release on Thursday warning about health risks associated with dust storms. “Inhaling dust can cause respiratory and lung problems including coughing, wheezing and runny noses and it can also worsen existing medical conditions such as asthma,” according to the release. Environmental Protection Division Director Jim Norton tells […]

Forecasting weather not exactly science

By Freedom New Mexico Thank goodness the snow finally arrived in New Mexico and the Colorado mountains. It was only a matter of time before the lack of snow was blamed on global warming. It seems every natural anomaly now gets blamed on this all-purpose bogeyman. Drought hits the Southeast? It’s related to warming. Wildfires […]

Severe storms possible for area

CNJ Staff Far eastern New Mexico along the Texas border from Clayton to Hobbs could be at risk this afternoon for a significant severe thunderstorm outbreak, according to the National Weather Service. The Storm Prediction Center posted a slight risk of severe thunderstorms today in the eastern New Mexico area, with a moderate risk for […]

Jesus present through worst of storms

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I am writing on Sunday afternoon, the day after the big snow. Reports are that a foot of snow fell on Clovis. We see that no matter what, the weather cannot be altered or changed. Even history shows us that. On any day I will take a foot of snow […]

Project: Reader Reaction: Readers not worried about tornadoes

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked, “Do you worry about tornadoes?” Some responses: I DON’T WORRY ABOUT tornadoes. If one were to worry about acts of God, he or she would live a life in fear. There are many things in life that will kill you. I don’t have time in my life to […]

Is your foundation made of rock or sand?

Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist In some of my early growing up years in Kansas City, Miss., mother often took Susie and me into the city to explore museums or to shop at Macy’s. Those excursions were recreational and educational. We would shop all morning and then at noon we would head to the nearest Katz […]

Wild weather’s wonders spark pursuit

David Arkin Severe weather involving tornados and lightning can lift fish out of lakes, snap utility poles like soggy toothpicks and force cows to scatter like bowling pins in all different directions. So it’s no wonder storm chaser Jerome Provencio says he might be a little bit crazy. And you can’t really blame him for […]

Strong faiths, foundations built on solid rock

Judy Brandon Here’s a good thought for the year 2004: build on the Solid Rock. Let me explain. When I was a child living on the outskirts of Kansas City, Mother often took Susie and me into the city to explore museums or shop at Macy’s. I remember one cold January day we headed downtown. […]