Storm may bring first snow of season

CNJ staff A winter storm heading toward eastern New Mexico will likely bring the first snow of the season. National Weather Service meteorologist David Craft in Albuquerque said there is a winter storm watch in effect for Thursday evening through Friday morning. He said the watch means there could be “a few to several inches” […]

TRICARE benefits follow students on winter break

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. — With winter break approaching, many college students will visit family or friends. Making sure their TRICARE benefits follow them during holiday travel is a simple process. To avoid higher out-of-pocket costs and point-of-service charges, students should get care before heading home or elsewhere for the winter break. […]

Winter weather presentations offered

CNJ staff ENMR-Plateau is hosting two winter weather presentations today at their offices north of Clovis. Ken Oswald, safety and security manager at ENMR-Plateau said Chief Meteorologist Steve Kersh with KVII in Amarillo will be the presenter. Oswald said Kersh will talk about the winter forecast and provide tips for dealing with winter storms and […]

Local experts provide winter tips

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CNJ staff photo: Alisa Boswell Juan Olguin of Guthals Nursery loads outdoor plants onto a trailer to take to the indoor nursery in preparation of winter. Alisa Boswell Winter weather is approaching the Clovis and Portales areas, which means it’s the time of year when electric bills jump higher, lawns hibernate and driving to work […]

Fall Harvest Festival day for family fun

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Cannon Connections photo: Gabriel Monte John Vuong, 8, crosses the pumpkin obstacle course finish line at the skate park at Doc Stewart park. Vuong had the winning time. Cannon Connections staff During the winter months, the Cannon Community Center doesn’t have much in terms of family activities, according to center manager Paul Hopkins. The center […]

Winter Texas should travel at own risk

Winter Texans who already are starting to trickle into the Rio Grande Valley and others interested in crossing into Mexico might be alarmed at some of the latest news coming out of Mexico. Then again, they might be relieved. President Felipe Calderon last week sent Mexico’s Congress a proposal to do away with the country’s […]

My hands ain’t soft anymore

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist So how are your hands after this past hard winter? A little rough? Do they have some cracks? I was pondering my hands as I was working some lotion into them. That ole’ dry skin was drinking that stuff up. I looked at the fingers with the impacted bicycle grease […]

Outdoor recreational activities available

Cannon Connections photo: Clarence Plank Jake Whitaker of Clovis gets in shooting time at Patriot Outdoors. Whitaker said he was trying out a new gun. By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections With hunting season coming to a close, fishing season is just gearing up for anglers in New Mexico. Both Portales and Clovis offer fishing spots. […]

Winter driving conditions through northern N.M.

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Difficult driving conditions are increasing throughout northern New Mexico. The state Department of Transportation has not posted any road closures but a winter storm moving through New Mexico is leaving roads icy or slushy. Motorists are being urged to use caution and reduce their speed. Difficult driving conditions are reported […]

Press Release: Winter storm warning until Tuesday

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow…which is in effect from 5 p.m. this afternoon to 11 a.m. Tuesday. • Snow accumulations…snowfall accumulations of 3 to 6 inches below 7,500 feet can be expected with 6 to 12 inches above 7,500 feet. Locally higher amounts will be […]

Monday morning briefing: Winter storm watch

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Please note: The National Weather Service has a winter storm watch in effect through Tuesday. Web site of the day http://twitter.com/chamberclovis Follow the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce on Twitter. Video game Web site of the week Game: Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth Genre: Adventure System: DS […]

Experts say farmers will see benefits of wet winter within weeks

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Freedom New Mexico: Chris Schmaedeke Tucumcari farmer Jack Smith shows how much snow he still has on his field. Smith believes all the snow should help this harvest season. By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico Area farmers may not be seeing the benefits of a wet winter now, but they will in a few weeks, […]

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 […]

Chandler pledges to prosecute state corruption cases

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson District Attorney Matt Chandler and his mother Donna Chandler visit with supporters Thursday following a local announcement of Matt Chandler’s bid for the office of attorney general. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Surrounded by his family, District Attorney Matt Chandler said Thursday he intends to do the job Attorney […]

Press Release: Winter storm warning

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST THURSDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…EXPECT TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 8 INCHES. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE NORTHEAST PLAINS OF NEW MEXICO…PARTICULARLY HARDING […]

Thursday morning briefing: mascots and music

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday morning briefing.

NWS issues winter storm warning

Freedom New Mexico The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow in Quay, Curry and De Baca counties in effect until noon Thursday. Expect total snow accumulations of 3 to 8 inches. The heaviest snowfall will occur across the northeast plains of New Mexico…particularly Harding and Union counties. […]

Press Release: Winter storm advisory

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO NOON MST THURSDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO NOON MST THURSDAY. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…2 TO 4 INCHES OF WET SNOW IS EXPECTED. * TIMING…A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW IS […]

Snow settles down

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Brandon Jackson decided to put his tractor to good use Friday by helping friends and neighbors clear their driveways on Rosewood Drive. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Life started returning to normal across eastern New Mexico Friday as residents began digging out from a vicious winter storm that shut […]

Thursday school cancellations

The following are closed Thursday due to the winter storm: Closed: Clovis Christian Schools Clovis Municipal Schools Clovis Community College (day & evening classes) Dora Schools Elida Schools Farwell Schools Floyd Schools House Schools Logan Schools Mesalands Community College Portales Municipal Schools San Jon Schools Eastern New Mexico University — classes resume Friday.