NM road crews mopping up after blizzard

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — A day after blizzard conditions stranded motorists overnight and caused accidents that killed at least four people in New Mexico, highway crews Tuesday were mopping up and getting pre-holiday traffic back on the roads before another system moves into the state Thursday. Forecasters said the next storm isn’t likely to […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Alumni awards, homecoming and a deadly blizzard

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Call for nominations The CMS Education Foundation/Alumni Association needs nominations of distinguished Clovis High School Alumni for its second annual Hall of HonorBanquet this spring. The deadline is 4 p.m. Feb. 21. Nomination forms are available at school administration office, 1009 Main St., or […]

Blizzard conditions close Texas Panhandle highways

By Linda Stewert Ball: The Associated Press DALLAS — A spring blizzard slammed into the Texas Panhandle, causing numerous accidents, shutting down major highways and paralyzing the region as residents braced Friday for up to a foot of snow, freezing 45-mph winds and massive snowdrifts. “We’ve had several accidents, several tractor-trailors jackknifed but no fatalities,” […]

Feb. 5, 1956

The Portales Daily News reported that a snowstorm that hit eastern New Mexico was the “worst blizzard in recent history.” The storm