Day Trip: Let it snow in Cloudcroft

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By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Getting snowed in can be fun when you’re in the mountainous village of Cloudcroft. Just take a short drive to the snow-covered hills for a day of snow tubing, snowmobiling, skiing and ice skating. Nestled in the Sacramento Mountains, conditions are just right for plenty of outdoor winter activities. A […]

Ski season launches

By Casey Peacock: PNT staff writer With five ski resorts operating in New Mexico and more scheduled to open in the coming days, this ski season is shaping up to be much improved over last year’s, according to ski resort officials. Officials said they hope the colder weather will bring more snow and improve snow-making […]

Portales’ thirst quenched

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By Bryant Million: Freedom Newspapers Portales streets flooded Wednesday night after the city received the most overnight rainfall it’s seen in a year, according to weather recordkeepers. Carla Howard, a development assistant at Eastern New Mexico University’s KENW radio and television station, said the station’s weather records show that Portales received 1.38 inches of rain. […]

Rain has little impact

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A series of thunderstorms that dumped almost an inch of much-needed rain across the area isn’t enough to alleviate the hazardous fire conditions in eastern New Mexico, according to fire officials. Case in point — firefighters were called out to extinguish a burning boxcar mid-morning Friday on U.S. 70 near […]

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 […]

Portales gets first snowfall of winter

Freedom Newspapers Tuesday and Wednesday brought hope for a white Christmas in the local area, but also an increased chance of dangerous roads for motorists. Cannon Air Force Base moved to Mission Essential status Wednesday morning, meaning that only those needed to support the base, such as the police and fire department, were called to […]

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 […]

Roosevelt’s wet weather continues

Staff and Wire Reports Just three days after Roosevelt County was flooded with rain, the region got another good dousing early Saturday morning. Portales received .52 of an inch of rain and nearby Cannon Air Force Base measured half an inch Saturday morning. Portales received 1.2 inches of rain Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, while […]

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 […]

Heavy rains pound Portales area

Freedom Newspapers Parts of Roosevelt County received up to 4 inches of rain Tuesday night, weather officials estimated, closing roads and leaving drivers with near zero visiblity at times. A Roosevelt County Sheriff’s spokeswoman said no injuries were reported. But officials said parts of State Highways 88 and 206 south of Portales were closed and […]