Hail to Steinbrenner and other rambling thoughts

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Kevin Wilson Rambling thoughts while debating whether I should antagonize my editor when my baseball team beats his baseball team: • That free credit score website is having a national campaign for viewers to choose the site’s new “spokesband.” I watch and I can’t help but wonder the average credit score of these struggling bands. […]

Most crops escape major hail damage

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Argen Duncan Crops are growing well in much of Roosevelt and Curry counties, although hail and excessive rain have caused problems in several places. Tom Dannelley of Eastern Plains Insurance Corp. said he’d received about 10 claims for hail damage to crops in Roosevelt County, which is about normal. “There have been some scattered around, […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Hail damage and video games

Good morning, and welcome to Tuesday’s Freedom New Mexico morning briefing

Weekend hail causes widespread damage

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By Jared Tucker: PNT Staff Writer Mother Nature brought hail, rain and widespread damage to property over the weekend, which meant a big headache to auto body shops and insurance companies on Monday. George Songer, owner of Rembrandt’s Auto Body Shop in Clovis, said he has received 165 new claims since 6 a.m. Monday morning. […]

Sept. 1, 1949

The Portales Tribune reported hail damages to crops the previous Saturday west of Portales. The main blunt of the storm fell in the vicinity of the Tom Terry farm. Terry reported that 15 acres of his cotton were stripped of foliage and bolls. He also reported considerable damage to his sweet potato crop.

Race goes on despite rainfall

By Tony Gutierrez: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Through sunshine in central Texas and hail east of Clovis, 67 drivers raced in classic cars into Clovis Monday night on Main Street as part of the 25th anniversary of the Great American Race. This is the third time the route has gone through Clovis, which has won […]

Aug. 31 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael: PNT Correspondent The showers have been much smaller this past week and there is no hail reported in the area. On Monday of last week hail was reported east of Rogers and on in the Arch area. There was also a lot of “electrical” displays from lightning across the area. Several reported […]

Hail takes toll on cotton crop

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers Hundreds of acres of cotton have been damaged or destroyed by hail damage in West Texas over the last week, according to area cotton farmers. Todd Lingnau said out of the 1,500 acres he has planted, 120 of them will make a decent harvest — that’s because they were in […]

Storm drops golf-ball-size hail on county

PNT Staff Monday night’s hailstorm caused some damage in Roosevelt County, but the storm was small compared to some from years past. “There were some golf-ball-sized (pieces of hail) here in Dora,” said Becky Fraze, a secretary for the Dora Fire Department. “We pruned the trees around here. The damage to the wheat crop maybe […]

June 1 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael All around the Milnesand area has had rain and hail the past week. Elton Parkinson just to the north of the store had about two-and-a-half inches of rain and quite a bit of marble size hail. To the south a couple miles Barbara and Wiley Teel got about three-and-a-half inches of rain […]

Feb. 2 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael There were showers all over the area Saturday night through Sunday night. It was dry too many years not to appreciate every drop. There was lightning to the north and into the Portales and Floyd area. The Floyd Fire Department was called out to a grass fire in the afternoon and there […]

Our Lady of Guadalupe: Icon has survived centuries

By Helena Rodriguez Images of Our Lady of Guadalupe are printed on jewelry and T-shirts. Rivers, mountains and towns bear her name. Her image is displayed in homes and cathedrals and both males and females are named after her. Since the first reported apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico in 1531, this Virgin […]

As rain passes, city bracing for more storms

By Tony Parra City department employees cleaned up some of the mess made by the storm which left 2.72 inches of rain on Tuesday, but meteorologists say there’s another system on the way on Monday. Jim Kratzer, meteorologist from Cannon Air Force Base, said 2.72 inches of rain was reported at CAFB, but said he […]

Storm rips area

By Mike Linn: Freedom Newspapers An army of rain marched through eastern New Mexico and West Texas on Tuesday night, bringing big grins to those who work in agriculture and big frowns from motorists traveling through some of the more waterlogged areas. Portions of three major highways — State Highways 206 and 88 and the […]

June 23 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Rain, rain, rain! The heavens finally opened. The past week or so has been a little different weather-wise. The Lord has surely answered our prayers for rain. The first in the area was the first part of last week but too late for my news. It was heavier in some areas, I […]

May 5 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Praise the Lord for more rain in the area. There was some hail but no bad damage reported so far. A few miles over in Lea County they had quite a hail storm and damage to homes, etc. Houseguest Sherri and Hershell Carmichael had her parents, Ray and Joan Zanday from Deming, […]

Rogers News

By Charlie Carmichael The area east of Pep was heavily pelted by hail over a week ago. Some farmers say their crops have been hit by hail three times this year and they will be lucky just to make expenses. The heavily damaged areas are around Richland, Garrison, South Causey and Lingo. More than four […]

Storm sweeps through Portales

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By Janet Bresenham A powerful storm swept through Roosevelt and Curry counties Wednesday evening, sounding tornado sirens and leaving power outages, road closures and damage from hail and wind in its wake. However, no injuries were reported in the area. Power was restored throughout Portales about 11:15 p.m., after being out for more than two […]

Weather bittersweet for Portales farmers

By Mike Linn A surge of timely rain in Roosevelt County and some unwelcomed hail near the Texas state line over the weekend has brought both joy and unrest to local farmers. While the rain over the weekend was a welcome commodity to the west side of the sun-baked county, hail on the east side […]

Portales gets brief showers

Janet Bresenham By the time some long-awaited rainfall finally soaked the area Saturday afternoon and evening, it did its best to make up for lost time. While Portales received only a light rain Saturday, the National Weather Service radar in Albuquerque showed that the northeast part of Roosevelt County got inundated with up to 3 […]