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 […]