Heavy rainfall expected for weekend

Clarence Plank Roosevelt and Curry counties, along with much of eastern New Mexico, could get drenched during the Fourth of July holiday, courtesy of a hurricane hundreds of miles to the south. Local emergency management leaders are also warning of possible flash flooding. Two to 4 inches of rain are being forecasted and experts say [...]

Portales man aids in rescue of family during flood

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Argen Duncan A family with ties to Portales lost almost everything they owned in a flash flood, but the father rescued a 2-year-old girl as disaster struck New Braunfels, Texas. Harlan Carroll, a construction superintendent and road grader operator, and his family were visiting New Braunfels for a vacation and business trip and staying in [...]

Weather service issues flash flood watch

With thunderstorms expected today and Saturday, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for areas of the Eastern Plains. Quay, Roosevelt and Curry counties, as well as other portions of north and central New Mexico lie within the area of concern, according to a morning bulletin from the National Weather Service. The [...]

Flash flood watch issued

PNT Staff Report The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a flood watch for Wednesday afternoon in north and central New Mexico. The projected area that might experience flash flooding through the evening hours includes Curry, Roosevelt, Quay and De Baca Counties, according to information from NWS. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected [...]

Local Briefs July 3, 2008

Birdsong show opens at CCCThe Eula Mae Edwards Museum and Gallery at Clovis Community College will feature local artist Jon Birdsong, according to a press release. The show of watercolors will be on display until Aug. 29, with a public reception held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the gallery. Information: 769-4115 Traffic [...]

Precautions can save lives during lightning

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Darrell Todd Maurina Curry County’s emergency management director worries people don’t take the threat of lightning serious enough. According to Ken De Los Santos, lightning is among the most dangerous weather phenomena in New Mexico — partly because people don’t know that storms can be dangerous long before rain begins to fall and therefore don’t [...]

Some experiments have future merit

By Bob Huber As long as we’re preoccupied with plucking tumbleweeds from our teeth, it should be noted that guys in white jackets label this rambling sticker bush Solsola tragus. A less scientific moniker is “Russian thistle” or “pig weed,” which is related loosely to the goosefoot family. I knew you’d want to hear that. [...]