Portales Past: July 6, 1960

July 6, 1960: Causey residents were reporting 8.9 inches of rain had fallen on the community since July 1. Portales was reporting 3.93 inches for the month after an overnight drenching.

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, […]

My turn: Rain can be too much of a good thing

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A little rain sounds good about now, but be careful what you wish for. Portales had maybe too much of a good thing in the spring, summer and fall of 1941. Records show the city received almost 43 inches of rain from March through October — more than double its annual average and a record […]

Friday morning briefing: Lotta brass, school’s out and rain

Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday morning briefing. Video of the day Take in Abrazos Adventure…it’s right in “Your backyard.” Lotta brass Eastern New Mexico University’s

My turn: Choose campsite wisely

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Camping can be fun. Just research where you sleep before it rains. This advice comes from a tall slender woman we will call Teresa and her friend Joan from Tennessee. Teresa and Joan were both experienced campers. Their parents taught them the ins and outs of camping when they […]

Thursday morning briefing: Need you, wind and rain and the history of April Fool

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. You’re needed The Curry County Wellness Council is in dire need of volunteers to help out with the April 10 Stay Teen Parent-Youth Summit at Clovis Community College. The summit features author and lecturer Dallas Jessup of “Just Yell Fire” fame. To volunteer, call 575-763-6016 or click […]

Thursday morning briefing: mascots and music

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

Snowfall hits area again

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Freedom New Mexico Rain greeted early morning travelers Wednesday but gave way to snow about 11 a.m. across the region. National Weather Service meteorologist Todd Shoemake in Albuquerque said the snow was expected to continue overnight. He said by noon today the clouds and storm will most likely break up and move to the east. […]

Press release: More snow possible

Another round of rain and snow is possible by midweek across much of north and central New Mexico, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque.

Snow pummels Portales

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A wintry mix of freezing rain, high winds and fast-falling snow Thursday blanketed the area and shut down a majority of the community. Clovis and Portales schools and government agencies closed Thursday and today after upwards of 6 inches of snow covered roadways already slick from freezing rain. Cannon […]

Storm dumps hail, rain on Portales

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Portales got some much needed rain, but some residents took a battering in the process. Heavy rain caused problems in troublesome areas of town with flooding leading the Police Department to block off roadways. Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said they had to block off Third Street and Kilgore Avenue […]

Wheat in dire need of moisture

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer No rain and a lots of bugs have wheat farmers across the region wondering if they will have a crop this year. If the area doesn’t get moisture, Roosevelt County farmer Brent Corbin said, dryland wheat crops would produce nothing and much of the irrigated wheat would likely yield […]

Farmers: Year’s first rain a start

By Sharna Johnson and Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Sunday night’s gusty thunderstorm brought the area’s first rain of the year, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, but area farmers said their crops still need more moisture. Showers accompanying the brief storm, which hit around 6 p.m., dumped

First rain of the year

Freedom New Mexico Staff Sunday night’s gusty thunderstorm brought the area’s first rain of the year, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. Showers accompanying the brief storm, which hit around 6 p.m., dumped between a quarter and three-quarter inches of rain in Clovis and almost a half-inch in Portales, Meteorologist Jennifer Palucki said […]

Oct. 15, 1941

A day of rain put a standstill to the sweet potato harvest after only 16,000 crates were

County doused but still lagging in annual moisture

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor The parched landscape across Roosevelt County received some relief in the form of rain over the last week. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque reported 1.32 inches of rain Sunday. Residents saw brief showers through the day but most of the moisture came with a storm that sliced through […]

Rain doesn’t dampen Heritage Days

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer A crowd of Portales residents and visitors gathered at the City Park on Saturday to enjoy the food, fun and cool weather at the annual Heritage Days celebration. Early morning rain showers had Heritage Day’s events organizer concerned about the turnout for the annual event. Instead the rain seemed […]

May rains pushing average

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PNT Staff Report Rain showers sprinkled over Roosevelt County on Wednesday, bringing much-needed rain for area farmers as well as for people with allergies. The KENW-TV Broadcast Center at Eastern New Mexico University recorded a little over half an inch of rain by mid-afternoon Wednesday, according to Operations Manager Shannon Hearn. With the month only […]

Wet, winter weather on the way

The Associated Press A storm will cross the state Thursday through Saturday, bringing snow and rain , the National Weather Service said. A winter storm watch is in effect in Curry County from Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon. Friday’s forecast for Curry County is partly cloudy and cooler with scattered rain showers in the evening […]

Storm skips around county

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales received a drenching afternoon rain that left streets running full Thursday while farmers in the outlying communities reported little or no rain. The measurement at the National Weather Service reporting station at KENW-TV showed .60 inches at 5:30 p.m. Other reports in Portales ranged up to .75 inches […]