Businesses: Windy days mean fewer customers

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Paul Ramirez, middle, and his son Sergio, left, purchase a drill extension Thursday at Burns Do It Center. Burns cashier, Patty Gallus rings Ramirez up. Benna Sayyed When winds go up in Clovis, business goes down. Mariah Smith said she becomes bored on windy days as business slows at the […]

Forecast: NM should brace for warm, windy spring

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Forecasters with the National Weather Service say patterns are suggesting New Mexico is in for another warm, windy and dry spring. The prediction came Thursday as water managers, agricultural experts and forecasters met to discuss the state’s drought situation. Last year marked one of the driest years on record for […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Windy weather and a chance at a windfall

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. Special weather warning Hang on. There’s a wind advisory today for most of Curry, Roosevelt and DeBaca counties. Wind gusts of up to 50 mph expected by afternoon. Bench Club raffle The ENMU Bench Club is holding a “Chance to Win” drawing with proceeds to the athletic […]

A view from under the pew: amos and the windy day

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. virgil the praying mantistold me there would bedays like this boss – andespecially so after a glorious day of prayeryesterday for our nationand […]

Warm weather, art coincide

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist Spring has definitely entered the High Plains, not based on the passing of an arbitrary calendar date, but on the presence of warmer nights, windy days with an underlying warmth, and the increase of activity. It is probably too early to put away one’s jacket and sweater, but I feel […]

Wildfire season at hand

Courtesy of the Cannon Fire Department Spring is almost here, and along with it comes a season of dry and windy conditions. These conditions pose a serious fire threat to all who live in the area. Alone, wildfires are very dangerous. Mixed with dry and windy conditions they can become deadly. The best advice about […]

Eastern New Mexico beats Chicago for windy days

By Ryn Gargulinski: Guest columnist Whomever dubbed Chicago the “Windy City” had it all wrong. That nickname should have been reserved for Clovis, and other eastern New Mexico places with equally windswept plains, where someone once told me the wind whips so hard it blows over freight trains. (I believed them for months and refused […]

Kite carnival takes flight in breezy High Plains

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An “Ollie the Octopus” kite flown by Bruce DeFoor of Clovis looms over the field during the second annual Kite Karnival Saturday at Doc Stewart Park. DeFoor says he has a collection of at least 175 kites. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Don’t worry, it wasn’t a drug- induced […]