Severe weather predicted for area

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Snow shovels and bags of salt used to melt snow and ice were flying off the shelves at Triangle Ace Home Center in Clovis Monday morning. According to store manager Ron Scorzafava, an entire pallet of snow melter sold out in 30 minutes. “It (salt) is going out like gangbusters,” […]

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 […]

Little car not destined to be big sleigh

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Our little bit of snow last week was a cakewalk compared to over a decade of living in the mountains of Colorado where driving on snow and ice all winter long was the norm. The winter roads in Colorado were one of the top reasons coming home to New […]

Snow delays schools

PNT Staff Eastern New Mexico awoke to the season’s first snowfall and temperatures in the teens this morning. Icy road conditions led most area schools, including Portales, to delay starting times by two hours, officials said. Classes at Eastern New Mexico University were set to open at 11 this morning. Most area roads were open, […]

White House needs changes in policies, not faces

Editorial We’ll abstain from clichés about rearranging deck chairs, but the personnel changes at the White House in recent weeks, while they may matter greatly to inside-the-Beltway pundits and the immediate families of those involved, don’t suggest that significant policy changes are in the offing. That’s unfortunate, because changing policy in significant ways would do […]

Snow surprises Portales

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PNT Staff Reports Portales schoolchildren got to do something yesterday they haven’t been able to do within the city limits for about a year—they had snowball fights. Their fun could be short-lived, however, as snow flurries were expected to end by early this morning and temperatures today are expected to rise into the 40’s. Priscilla […]

March 20 Dora School News

Because of the snow, Dora students missed school on Tuesday. With the day off, the children created snowmen and snow angels, and some had snowball fights. On Wednesday, there was a short day because of a two-hour delay. Things went as scheduled for the rest of the week. Birthdays Elementary: March 16, Micah Massey; 17, […]

Snow covers state

By Leslie Radford A powerful eastbound storm that blanketed most of New Mexico and parts of West Texas sent a reminder to the area that spring is still five days away. The Portales area received nearly half a foot of snow as of late Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, which caused a […]

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 […]

Portales snow less than most across state

By Kevin Wilson On the year’s busiest weekend for travel and shopping, Portales residents were subjected to a little bit of inclement weather. However, Portales’ weather was not as extreme as weather that caused accidents and road closures across northern areas of New Mexico. Jim Kratzer, a meteorologist at Cannon Air Force Base, said that […]