Emporia State thumps cold-shooting Zias

Freedom New Mexico EMPORIA, Kan. — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team occasionally endures a rough night shooting. Friday’s showing, though, was one for the ages. The Zias shot 24 percent from the field and went 0-for-16 from 3-point range — the first time in 114 games they had not made at least […]

Charity event raises more than $3,000 for United Way of Eastern New Mexico

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer The Live United on the Square block party raised more than $3,000 for United Way of Eastern New Mexico and drew about 200 people Thursday evening, organizers estimated. Organizer Karen Inge of Valley Furniture hopes to hold it again next year, only earlier in the year to avoid the […]

Air Force officials authorize BDU cold weather item to wear with ABUs

By Brad Jessmer: Air Force Uniform Office Public Affairs

Officials stress winter safety precautions

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Winter brings holidays, parties, cold temperatures — and safety issues. Fires, burglaries and purse snatching, and spoiling food at parties can cause problems, but steps can be taken to protect yourself and your family. To prevent fires, keep ashes cleaned out of fireplaces or wood-burning stoves away from anything […]

Nov. 12, 1947

The Portales Daily News reported that because of the unusually cold weather, early successful deer hunters, like Zurel Hathcock and Wade Gunn of Elida, were not finding it necessary to hurry home after a kill to prevent spoilage.

Precautions advised when using heatings units

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer Lingering cold weather in Curry and Roosevelt counties has prompted residents to turn up the heat. Temperatures have taken a steady dive due to the combination of recent rainfall and overcast conditions. Tuesday’s high in Roosevelt and Curry counties was 45 degrees, according to Annette Mokry, meteorologist with the […]

How to pick the right presidential candidate

By Anita Doberman I woke up in a cold sweat because I realized I failed to share with you my foolproof and infallible method for choosing the right candidate to be president. After hours of arduous work to uncover the secrets and hidden agendas of the candidates, thorough research and professional investigative work (which involved […]

Cold, dry weather creates static problem

By Karl Terry It may be cold outside, but at least it’s a dry cold. That little summertime saying can be turned around by those of us in eastern New Mexico to create complete nonsense during the winter — unless you love the charge you get from static electricity. It’s been a really dry winter. […]

Cold weather making way to area

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A cold front is expected to settle into the area for the next several days, plunging the temperatures into the 20s today, according to the National Weather Service. A chance of rain and showers is predicted for Thanksgiving Day, with temperatures to be in the 30s and 40s, according […]

Safe home heating not difficult task

By Kevin WIlson: Freedom New Mexico With evening temperatures in the low 40s this week, eastern New Mexico residents are pulling out extra blankets and mugs for hot chocolate and cider. They’ll also be looking for ways to heat their residences. A few small steps can make a home warm, safe and efficient. Andy Cox […]

Mercury not rising

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A prolonged cold spell pushed the average temperature in January in eastern New Mexico well below normal. According to AccuWeather.com, the average daily temperature last month was six to eight degrees below the historical average. After a balmy start — with four of the first 12 days in the […]

Cold, cold cows

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Come rain or shine, snow or ice, livestock producers must battle the elements on a daily basis to ensure their livestock is cared for and their livelihood is not damaged or lost. Snow and ice storms that have recently hit the area, with temperatures dropping down into the single […]

Kids and colds – Treat the symptoms and start the waiting game

Courtesy of the 27th Medical Group The vast majority of cold-like illnesses in children are caused by viruses. The good news is these viruses almost always resolve on their own, due to the body’s immune system. The bad news is there is little anyone can do to speed the recovery. All anyone can usually do […]

Colorado serial murder case has Clovis connection

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A Clovis native who developed a taste for crime fighting as a local newspaper reporter and photographer played a role in a convicted Colorado man’s confessing to the killing of as many as 48 people. Scott Fischer was part of a three-member cold-case unit in El Paso County, Colo., that […]

Lady Rams trounce Eunice

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: PNT Staff Writer When the weather is cold, Lady Rams pitcher Sasha Parker said she keeps her jacket on and tries to continuously move her right arm inbetween innings to keep it warm. Whatever she was doing, it worked. On a 40-degree afternoon, Parker pitched a two-hitter to lead Portales past Eunice […]

Cold front heats up emergencies

Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Area residents awoke Wednesday morning to single-digit temperatures and found their yards and vehicles covered with a fine, white layer of frost from a blast of Arctic air off the Rockies. Temperatures remained in the teens Wednesday with 15 to 24 mph winds making it seem even colder, according to the […]

Anti-meth bill restricting cold medicines advances in Senate

Staff and wire reports WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of cold medicines used to make methamphetamine would be restricted under a bill that cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday after lawmakers forged a compromise protecting state prerogatives. The legislation would require stores to sell Sudafed, Nyquil and other medicines containing pseudoephedrine only from behind the pharmacy […]

‘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 […]

Officials hope weather cooperates for pothole repair

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By Tony Parra New Mexico State Highway Department officials said they are hoping for dry, sunny weather in March to repair potholes and rocky state highways in Portales. Orvel Turner, supervisor for the Maintenance Patrol Yard of the State Highway Department, said materials have been ordered to fix some of the worst areas on some […]

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 […]