May 25, 1948

• Elida reported another third of an inch last night with rain totals even greater west and northwest of Elida. • Rain amounting to around three inches was reported Sunday night from Lingo, Garrison, Bluit and a section six miles and three or four south of Dora.

Wet weather drenches area

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Portales was soaked with more than a half inch of rain Thursday that caused no major problems except for drenching a couple of high school baseball games. KENW-TV’s rain gauge recorded 0.58 inches of the wet stuff yesterday, while Clovis received 0.65 inches recorded by KVII-TV. According to Portales […]

Lighting sparks firefighters attention

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Farmers are grinning and firefighters are catching their breath after a stormy weekend that first brought dry lightning, then soaking rain. Lightning sparked numerous grass fires Saturday night and Sunday morning. Cooler temperatures Sunday brought an end to the lightning, and with it, slow steady rainfall Sunday and Monday. […]

Peanut harvest looks solid

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Recent sightings of peanut trailers coming in from the fields to be off-loaded at the local peanut mills means it’s harvest time again. Jimmie Shearer of Sunland, Inc. said the majority of the peanuts being harvested at this time are from the Texas area, although a few are starting […]

Rains continue in area

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Area residents are expressing joy after receiving more much needed rain Sunday night. The rain has been a big boost to the area, according to local farmers. Floyd area farmer Jeff Essary reported a half-inch of rain at his farm, which lies six miles south of Floyd. He also […]

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. […]

Moisture coming at right time for parched crops

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By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer The flash increase of rain in recent weeks has farmers in the region pleased, but it still isn’t enough to compensate for the drought plaguing the normally arid climate, according to agriculture officials. “It has been an extremely difficult year,” said Jimmy Shearer, the manager of Sunland Peanuts Inc. […]

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 […]

Forecast calls for bored weatherman

By Helena Rodriquez: Freedom Newspapers Being a weather forecaster is the most boring job this time of year. Today’s forecast: Hot and dry. Tomorrow, hot and dry, and this weekend, hot and dry with a snowball’s chance of rain. Yeah we’ve had a few sprinkles here and there, even a little thunder to tease us, […]

Showers bring relief to Portales

By William P. Thompson In the past six months, some have hoped, some have crossed their fingers and some have called out to the heavens for rain. Sunday evening, many Portales residents finally got their wish as more than half an inch of rain fell between 8 p.m. and midnight. It was the first significant […]

Aug. 24 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Dora has received several inches of rain but nobody is complaining about the muddy roads or “lakes” in yards or anywhere else. Because of it, we get to see green grass and big milo heads in local grain fields. Bad roads This is only a temporary condition due to so much rain […]

Rain expected to continue through week

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Marc Schoder: PNT Staff Writer Residents across Portales and other parts of New Mexico received an afternoon monsoon on Saturday as the vicinity received 1.93 inches as of 4 p.m. according to Cannon Air Force Base meteorologist James Kratzer. Cannon Air Force Base did not have the rain fall numbers for Clovis but reported that […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

April 20 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The weather is fine but would have been excellent with a little bit of rain. There were thunder clouds and lightning on Thursday night in the Garrison area but no measurable amount of rain. Some oats have been drilled in on turn-rows and are up. This is to prevent the sand from […]

ENMU-Mines baseball twin bill rained out

PNT Staff Saturday’s scheduled home opener for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team against Colorado School of Mines at Greyhound Field was postponed due to rain. ENMU coach Phil Clabaugh said everything was in shape to play until a brief rainshower hit around 10 a.m. on Saturday. Another shower followed that, leaving water standing […]

Rainy week ahead for city

By Tony Parra Snow caused Saturday’s six-man football state championship game to be postponed to Wednesday. Although no snow is in the forecast for the next week, Roosevelt County residents will the more familiar form of precipitation to deal with —rain. The forecast calls for rain today and Wednesday following Monday’s showers. Jim Kratzer, Cannon […]

Oct. 13 Dora/South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Rain in all areas but the rain and hail was not in the southern area. The storm that swept through the Dora/Rogers area last Tuesday morning was pretty bad for some time. Some areas are more stripped than others from the hail. Weeds along fences and in bar ditches along N.M. 206 […]

Angering rain gods a bad idea

By Bob Huber Last month folks in this neck of the republic glared at bleak and shadowy clouds and muttered, “All right, enough is enough!” They were, of course, referring to the soggy conclusion of the drought hereabouts and the beginning of what frontier historians would someday cite as “The Year When Everyone Had to […]

‘Itsy Bitsy Spider’ mentality needed for recent rain

By Helena Rodriguez How many of you actually got some of your “save it for a rainy day” things checked off your list during this week’s rainstorms? That’s a good way to know whether someone is sincere about doing something. Nothing like a little bit of rain to bring out the truth. And nothing like […]