Thursday morning briefing: Pops and patrols, end of the wind

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Pops The Marshall Middle School POPS concert is 7 p.m. today at Clovis High School. The concert is free and open to anyone interested in good music. Question of the day Steak, shrimp, chicken or pork. What’s the best food to cook outside on a grill […]

Thursday morning briefing: National Day of Prayer and return of the wind

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. Prayer info It’s National Day of Prayer. Some things you might not know about this annual observance: • Participants are asked to focus prayer on seven “centers of power”: Government, military, media, business, education, church and family. • It was created in 1952 by a […]

Topsoil safe from wind

By Karl Terry: Freedom columnist Along with the moisture we’ve enjoyed over the late winter and early spring it seems like we’ve been blessed with fewer windy days than normal. After this past week a newcomer to the area might shake their head and think I’m crazy for saying we’ve had fewer windy days. No […]

Dealing with spring winds a breeze

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist As I write this the wind is buffeting The Stucco Hacienda. There’s whistling around the windows, the trees out front are rocking, I see mighty clouds of dust — probably carried here from as far away as Roswell and the Pecos Valley. I can safely say the time of our […]

Thursday morning briefing: Need you, wind and rain and the history of April Fool

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. You’re needed The Curry County Wellness Council is in dire need of volunteers to help out with the April 10 Stay Teen Parent-Youth Summit at Clovis Community College. The summit features author and lecturer Dallas Jessup of “Just Yell Fire” fame. To volunteer, call 575-763-6016 or click […]

Debris from wind cause of power outage

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Freedom New Mexico An estimated 376 Clovis customers went without power for about an hour Friday due to damage from high winds. Power went out at around 3:50 p.m., and was restored shortly before 5 p.m. City workers helped clear metal roofing that had blown near the intersection of Second and Pile streets, according to […]

Students use music to draw out artwork

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Paint intertwines with the sound of a wind symphony in a collaboration between Eastern New Mexico University and Melrose Municipal Schools. Kate Karr, Melrose school music director and ENMU voice instructor, has instituted the Art-2-Music project. ENMU artists Christopher Calderon and Heather Hancock taught Melrose third- through sixth-graders painting […]

High wind warning

The National Weather Service in albuquerque has issued a high wind warning in effect from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. West to southwest winds of 35 to 45 m.p.h. with gusts up to 60 or 65 m.p.h. are expected. The strongest winds are expected across Guadalupe, DeBaca and Chaves counties. Blowing dust is possible, […]

Meeting covers wind energy land leases

Freedom New Mexico A meeting discussing the opportunities and pitfalls of leasing land for wind energy facilities and the benefits of joining a landowners association is set for 6 p.m until 9 p.m. Monday in the Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation board room, 100 S. Ave. A. An expert will speak at 6 p.m. and […]

ENMU rodeo program receives donation from wind farm operator

Freedom New Mexico The rodeo program at Eastern New Mexico University got a $10,000 boost from a local wind generating company for a covered practice facility. Edison, which operated wind turbines near Elida, donated the money to go to the 120 x 240-foot facility which is scheduled for completion in 2010.

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 […]

April 5, 2009 Events

Tuesday Wind Symphony/Guest High School Ensemble — 7 p.m. Campus Union Building Ballroom. ENMU Concert Band clinic. Thursday Food bank delivery — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Memorial Building, Sevent and Abilene streets. Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico is delivering commodities. Bring your own bag to carry the food. Friday Jack Williamson Lectureship — […]

Investing in the wind

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Harnessing the wind to be used as an energy source was the first step. Now transporting and storing wind energy are the only two things holding back a possible slew of renewable energy projects in eastern New Mexico. “This whole region has a tremendous resource in wind energy,” said Xcel […]

Officials stress high fire danger

By Argen Duncan and Sharna Johnson With wind, dry conditions and warm weather, the area’s wildfire danger is high, fire officials say. “There is a great chance, if everybody is not careful, that we could have a big grassfire again,” Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Lance Hill said. Rangeland has a lot of grass from […]

Wind damage

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Friends Kayla Sanders, left, and George Garcia have a mess to clean up in Garcia’s backyard. Sunday’s strong winds brought down a tree from a neighboring property, taking down Garcia’s chain link fence and an electrical wire. The tree landed on a few bicycles Garica had in the backyard, where […]

Events Calendar Oct. 5

Sunday Wind Symphony Concert — 3 p.m. Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union ballroom. Free and open to the public. Information: Kathy Fraze, 562-2377. TuesdayCounty Commission — 9 a.m. Courthouse commissioners room. Books and Babies — 10:30 a.m. Storytime for infants and toddlers. Portales Public Library. Reception for Leroy and Gaynelle Thomas — 6 p.m. […]

ENMU Wind Symphony presenting concert

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Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico Wind Symphony will hold its first concert of the year at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Campus Union Ballroom. Pieces to be played include “Valdres” by Johannes Hanssen, “Cheetah” by Karel Husa, “La Fiesta Mexicana” by H. Owen Reed and “Molly On the Shore” by Percy Grainger. One […]

Local man forecasts dry spring

By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico A local weather forecaster predicts this spring will be a little dryer than normal. Joseph Weldon Crim is up early in the morning every year on March 22 to build a bonfire before sunrise. At sunrise, he looks to see which way the wind is blowing and uses this […]

House helping power Super Bowl

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By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Among all the excitement and hype of Sunday’s Super Bowl XLII, the little community of House in Quay County has become a player. Its wind turbines are helping the National Football League produce a “green” Super Bowl event in Phoenix. The NFL calls it the “greening of the Super […]

Weather service issues high wind warning

Freedom New Mexico Staff The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a red flag warning for high winds, effective until 5 p.m. today. Northwest winds increasing to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph will continue throughout the day, according to the NWS. Strongest winds are expected near the Texas-New Mexico border and over […]