U.S. District Judge Robert Brack addresses veterans

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor In an early kick-off to Veterans Day events veterans and members of the public gathered Saturday for a program honoring God, country and veterans at Southside Church of Christ with keynote speaker, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Brack of Las Cruces. The event followed the church’s mens’ breakfast and was […]

Peanut yields above average this season

By Karl Terry Farmers were finishing up peanut harvest early this week in eastern New Mexico as grain harvest was awaiting frost to kick the combines into high gear. According to Jimmie Shearer at Sunland Inc. it was one of the best peanut harvests in recent memory. “We’re just about done,” said Shearer. “It’s down […]

Winter storm brings first cool days of fall

Staff and Wire Report After thunderstorms, that included a late afternoon deluge Wednesday, Portales residents woke to low, gray skies Thursday and the first cold temperatures of the season. With temperatures in the 40’s all day Thursday and light rain and variable winds, wind-chill readings had folks thinking winter weather. Despite the chill in the […]

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 […]

Meteorologist predicts heat wave

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers Mark Friesen has maintained residential lawns in the area for eight years and is thankful this summer has been more forgiving than usual. With out-of-the-ordinary rainfall, temperatures have been lower, he said. Friesen spends around eight hours most days of the week with his lawn service. To stay cool, he […]

New emergency management coordinator settling in

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales residents must brace for severe weather, because the elements in the area offer a breeding ground for tornados. Roosevelt County residents have already received their first dangerous encounter when a tornado warning was issued on Monday night during a hail storm. There was golf-sized hail reported from the […]

May 18 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael The Dora and Rogers areas were thankful for the half inch or so of moisture over the weekend. It sure was a blessing instead of dust and breezy weather. I don’t know if our dry land farmers will have enough to plant some on or they will need to wait. The wheat […]

‘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 27 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The “too” cool weather and winds are keeping some of our irrigation farmers from planting peanuts and corn. They are ready for the weather and ground to warm up. Ambulance run The Causey ambulance was called on a run on Saturday evening to transport a young pregnant wife to the Morton Hospital. […]

Spring weather brings tornado risk

By David Irvin Gusting winds that roared across the plains Tuesday at up to 63 mph and packed enough punch to down power lines is an early indication of the volatile weather that accompanies spring in eastern New Mexico. However, National Weather Service officials said it’s too early to tell what kind of weather the […]

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 […]

Weather doesn’t slow hotel schedule

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By Tony Parra Tushar Patel of TNJ Management has confirmed on Friday that the new Holiday Inn Express hotel in Portales is still scheduled to open in November despite rains and snow in the area. Patel said they have encountered weather problems, but they remain on schedule and are currently working on the second story […]

Jan. 5 Dora/South County News

By Charlie Carmichael This area has all been blessed with beautiful weather all through the double holiday weekends and in between. Most were happy to have a white Christmas and then have the weather clear up quickly so the kids could get outside to enjoy their new remote controlled toys and ride their bikes and […]

Cows, cold weather don’t mix

By David Irvin Cows with pneumonia stuck in the mud is both a picture of helplessness, and for area cattle raisers, a symbol of lost profits. This year’s wet weather and recent cold temperatures meant sickness and death for many cows at area dairies, feed lots and ranches. The financial impact of poor weather strikes […]

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 […]

Cotton crops affected by rain

By David Irvin Farwell farmer Randy Cain said there’s little chance his cotton crop will produce quality T-shirts this year. And the more it rains the greater the chance his 220 acres of cotton will produce nothing more than yarn. The clock is ticking for Cain and other area cotton farmers. Wet weather over the […]

Oct. 13 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays Oct. 17-23: Alyssa Bargas, Chris Merrick, Tommy McKinney and Shannon Wilson. Festival The Fall Festival will be held at the Elida school gym Saturday, starting around 6 p.m. There will be food and games for all. Come out and share a pleasant evening together. Volleyball Thursday, all teams will play […]

‘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 […]

Businesses feel different effects from rain

By Tony Parra Businesses and utility companies had opposite situations during the stormy weather on Tuesday and each felt the effects in different ways. Roosevelt County Electric employees were busy repairing power lines and bringing power back to homes during the stormy weather on Tuesday night. “They (workers) had to deal with a lot of […]