Nov. 12, 1947

The Portales Daily News reported that because of the unusually cold weather, early successful deer hunters, like Zurel Hathcock and Wade Gunn of Elida, were not finding it necessary to hurry home after a kill to prevent spoilage.

Precautions advised when using heatings units

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer Lingering cold weather in Curry and Roosevelt counties has prompted residents to turn up the heat. Temperatures have taken a steady dive due to the combination of recent rainfall and overcast conditions. Tuesday’s high in Roosevelt and Curry counties was 45 degrees, according to Annette Mokry, meteorologist with the […]

How to pick the right presidential candidate

By Anita Doberman I woke up in a cold sweat because I realized I failed to share with you my foolproof and infallible method for choosing the right candidate to be president. After hours of arduous work to uncover the secrets and hidden agendas of the candidates, thorough research and professional investigative work (which involved […]

Cold, dry weather creates static problem

By Karl Terry It may be cold outside, but at least it’s a dry cold. That little summertime saying can be turned around by those of us in eastern New Mexico to create complete nonsense during the winter — unless you love the charge you get from static electricity. It’s been a really dry winter. […]

Cold weather making way to area

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A cold front is expected to settle into the area for the next several days, plunging the temperatures into the 20s today, according to the National Weather Service. A chance of rain and showers is predicted for Thanksgiving Day, with temperatures to be in the 30s and 40s, according […]

Safe home heating not difficult task

By Kevin WIlson: Freedom New Mexico With evening temperatures in the low 40s this week, eastern New Mexico residents are pulling out extra blankets and mugs for hot chocolate and cider. They’ll also be looking for ways to heat their residences. A few small steps can make a home warm, safe and efficient. Andy Cox […]

Mercury not rising

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A prolonged cold spell pushed the average temperature in January in eastern New Mexico well below normal. According to AccuWeather.com, the average daily temperature last month was six to eight degrees below the historical average. After a balmy start — with four of the first 12 days in the […]

Cold, cold cows

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Come rain or shine, snow or ice, livestock producers must battle the elements on a daily basis to ensure their livestock is cared for and their livelihood is not damaged or lost. Snow and ice storms that have recently hit the area, with temperatures dropping down into the single […]

Colorado serial murder case has Clovis connection

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A Clovis native who developed a taste for crime fighting as a local newspaper reporter and photographer played a role in a convicted Colorado man’s confessing to the killing of as many as 48 people. Scott Fischer was part of a three-member cold-case unit in El Paso County, Colo., that […]

Lady Rams trounce Eunice

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: PNT Staff Writer When the weather is cold, Lady Rams pitcher Sasha Parker said she keeps her jacket on and tries to continuously move her right arm inbetween innings to keep it warm. Whatever she was doing, it worked. On a 40-degree afternoon, Parker pitched a two-hitter to lead Portales past Eunice […]

Cold front heats up emergencies

Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Area residents awoke Wednesday morning to single-digit temperatures and found their yards and vehicles covered with a fine, white layer of frost from a blast of Arctic air off the Rockies. Temperatures remained in the teens Wednesday with 15 to 24 mph winds making it seem even colder, according to the […]

Anti-meth bill restricting cold medicines advances in Senate

Staff and wire reports WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of cold medicines used to make methamphetamine would be restricted under a bill that cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday after lawmakers forged a compromise protecting state prerogatives. The legislation would require stores to sell Sudafed, Nyquil and other medicines containing pseudoephedrine only from behind the pharmacy […]

‘Unsettled weather’ should continue throughout week

PNT Staff Monday’s conditions in Portales were cold and overcast, and weather forecasters predict a week of rain. Monday saw Portales receive just two-hundredths of an inch of rain, but a 40-degree day and overcast weather helped create the “illusion” of more precipitation according to James Kratzer, a meterologist at Cannon Air Force Base’s weather […]

Officials hope weather cooperates for pothole repair

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By Tony Parra New Mexico State Highway Department officials said they are hoping for dry, sunny weather in March to repair potholes and rocky state highways in Portales. Orvel Turner, supervisor for the Maintenance Patrol Yard of the State Highway Department, said materials have been ordered to fix some of the worst areas on some […]

Cows, cold weather don’t mix

By David Irvin Cows with pneumonia stuck in the mud is both a picture of helplessness, and for area cattle raisers, a symbol of lost profits. This year’s wet weather and recent cold temperatures meant sickness and death for many cows at area dairies, feed lots and ranches. The financial impact of poor weather strikes […]

Chandler: Kids affected too many times by meth labs

By David Irvin Yellow space suits, high-powered rifles and your parents screaming as some stranger drags them away. The methamphetamine bust as seen by the child on the inside, officials say, is a frightening thing. But according to statistics from the New Mexico State Police, this unfortunate drama is fairly common. When a methamphetamine lab […]

Beginning of May marks end of Cold War

By Jim Lee Saturday was a holiday of sorts, I suppose. Do kids still do the Maypole thing? I remember as a child in elementary school (yes, there were schools back then) we were supposed to grab the ends of long ribbons (crepe paper?) and dance around a pole. Now there’s the thrill of a […]

Snow expected as temperatures drop

Freedom Newspapers Cold weather below freezing and wind-swept snow may grace Portales residents this morning, weather officials say. Chuck Jones, a senior meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, said Portales will have a snow and blowing snow advisory in effect through this morning. Portales school officials will decide at 6 a.m. today whether […]

City twinkles during annual light parade

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Michelle Seeber More than a hundred parked cars lined the Portales downtown streets with residents sitting in them to avoid the cold Friday night weather, a sure sign that the Light parade in honor of Christmas was being watched. Little Miss Merry Christmas 2002, Heaven Ruiz, daughter of Henry and Martha Ruiz, led the parade, […]

Portales experiencing rollercoaster weather

By Darrell Todd Maurina Sunday’s heat wave turned into a cold snap for eastern New Mexico by Monday, as a 41-degree temperature drop brought strong winds and the area’s first rainfall this month. “We still get cold fronts into the state sometimes as late as early or mid-June, but usually they are not nearly that […]