Rain affects residents throughout day

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By Laurie Stone The rain filled several of Portales’ streets from curb to curb, closed down roads and slowed down traffic, but many Portales citizens treasured the rain the community received throughout the day and night. As of 7 p.m., the rain total for the day was at 2.25 inches, according to estimates from the […]

Sept. 29 Dora/South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Rain and more rain the past week. There are signs on the road north of Dora, 2 to 4 miles that warns of water on the highway. The fields look water soaked in the area. All of the area west of Donald Massey’s home looks like a big lake. Still don’t hear […]

Weather helps peanut belt

Staff and Wire Reports Recent storms brought much-needed rain to the peanut belt Staff and Wire Reports ALBANY, Ga. — Tropical Storm Bonnie and Hurricane Charley brought much-needed rain to parched Southern peanut fields, but growers say they still need regular showers and moderate temperatures over the next three to four weeks to maximize yields. […]

Rain creates obstacles for some in Portales

By Tony Parra The rain has hit the eastern side of New Mexico and brought about healthy rain amounts to an area which has suffered the last few years due to lack of rain. The rain has made farmers, yardsmen and university groundskeepers happy, but it has given construction and street workers another obstacle. The […]

July 27 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Betty Gossett; Tammy Chandler; Chris Nixon; Tina Lee Upcoming Events • The Back Porch Pickers will meet Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Community Building. • 4-H meets Monday at 7 p.m. at the Community Building. • Lions Club will meet Aug. 4 at the Community Building. • There will […]

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 […]

Strike harms state officers

Staff and wire reports PORTALES — New Mexico State Police Officers Lance Bateman and Clint Varnell had just finished helping two women and three small children from a vehicle in a flooded ditch. “I heard a loud crack and felt the pain on my head then went down,” Bateman said Wednesday from his bed at […]

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 […]

June 30 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays July 3-9: Cindy Boone, Elois Creighton, Louise Morris, Traci Nuckoles, Summer Shrock, Buddy Taylor, Carolyn Parkinson, Matthew Hymes, Jerry Lee, Randy Ray Jasso, and Juan Chavez. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Emilieno Jasso, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Kinman, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Perkins, and Mr. […]