Snowstorm hampers travel

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The third snowfall of the season dumped as much as 3 inches in the area Tuesday, making for treacherous driving and many minor accidents. The snow storm blanketing most of central and northern New Mexico, moved in just after 9 a.m. Area law enforcement encouraged people to stay home. […]

Jan. 9, 1962

According to the Portales News-Tribune, a vicious storm slammed New Mexico’s east side today, reaching near-blizzard proportions on the eastern plains near the Texas state line. Temperatures plummeted to near-zero readings at mid-morning today, snow of four to six inches piled up in drifts and slicked highways, and icy winds of 30 miles per hour […]

Savage Storm blows past Zias

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Freedom New Mexico Southeastern Oklahoma hit four 3-pointers in the first 3 minutes, 15 seconds en route to a 14-0 lead Thursday night, and the unbeaten Savage Storm never looked back in an 87-66 women’s Lone Star Conference victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. The youthful Savage Storm — with seven sophomores […]

Savage Storm tops Zias

Freedom New Mexico Southeastern Oklahoma scored the final two points of the third set on Eastern New Mexico University attack errors, and the Savage Storm went on to claim a 25-22, 22-25, 26-24, 25-9 Lone Star Conference volleyball win over the Zias on Saturday at Greyhound Arena. The Zias trailed 20-11 in the third game, […]

We must sing through life’s storms

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist I love to hear the mockingbirds sing. One night I heard a mockingbird singing all night long through a terrible storm. Thunder crashed and lightning snapped. The severe storm raged. During the lulls of the storm, I heard the mockingbird singing as if nothing surrounded him. To me, it seemed […]

High winds cause damage in Roosevelt County

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Clarence Plank Roosevelt County and city of Portales residents were running for cover Friday after a severe storm brought high winds estimated to have reached 75 mph by the National Weather Service. The storm blew down trees, power lines and a sign, and took the roof off of two buildings in Portales.Roosevelt County Emergency Management […]

Storm knocks out power for Farwell, Texico area residents

Freedom New Mexico About 1,100 customers were without power following Friday night’s storm, with restoration not likely to take place until midnight or later. Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves said a substation in Curry County, located just outside of Texico, was damaged in the short rainstorm, and crews were working on rebuilding the substation. Reeves […]

April 8, 1940

The Portales Daily News reported that a local fruit grower, J.A. Sanders, saved his fruit during a recent heavy snow storm by burning crude oil, automobile tires and old batteries among the trees. The blossoms of 1,000 peach trees, 450 pear trees, 400 plum trees and 150 apple trees all seemed to be in good

Wind storm kills Clovis man

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Freedom New Mexico A spring wind storm that pounded eastern New Mexico Saturday with 65 mph gusts is being blamed for the death of a Clovis man. Juan R. Chavez, 35, died after a wind blast caught the loading door of a semi truck, slamming him into a wall at a Southwest Cheese dock. Chavez […]

Winter storm causes minor problems

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The winter storm that blew into eastern New Mexico on Friday caused minor problems in Roosevelt and Curry Counties, but left a number of travelers stranded in Tucumcari. The storm moved from Western Canada to the Four Corners, across New Mexico and into the Texas Panhandle, bringing high winds […]