NWS: Hot days to continue

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Portales has returned to high temperatures and no rain in the last week with temperatures ranging from 96 to 103 degrees. According to National Weather Service forecasters, the usual temperature for the area this time of year is about 90 degrees, placing Portales several degrees above normal each day since July 20. “We’ve seen an […]

Record-setting cold

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Temperatures fell below 10 degrees and schools were delayed Wednesday, but law enforcement officials reported few traffic problems. National Weather Service meteorologist Annette Mokry said the high in the Portales area Wednesday was 8 degrees, breaking the record for Feb. 2 lowest maximum temperature, 21 degrees, set in 1996. Mokry said Wednesday night was expected […]

ENMU, Dona Ana Community College sign articulation agreement

Eastern New Mexico University now has an open door for students from a Las Cruces community college. ENMU President Steven Gamble and Dona Ana Community College President Margie Huerta signed an articulation agreement Monday. Now, when students with associate degrees from DACC want to transfer to ENMU for a bachelor’s, the university will accept 90 […]

High heat setting records

A few degrees, and a little bit of humidity, makes a big difference. It’s not a surprise that it’s hot. In August. In New Mexico. However, Clovis and Portales are experiencing a heat wave in which the average high for the first 15 day so August has been more than 3 degrees warmer than normal. […]

Jan. 19, 1966

According to the Portales News-Tribune, a two and a half inch snow which fell within two hours last night has brought Roosevelt County and Eastern New Mexico its first moisture of the new year. The snow came after a weekend of cold weather during which a low of 12 degrees was recorded Monday.

Pipes, pets need extra care in cold weather

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer With the National Weather Service forecasting temperatures below freezing the next several nights in Portales and Clovis, pipes and pets need a little extra care. The weather service was predicting thermometers could dip as low as 18 degrees Saturday night and 16 degrees Sunday night. Veterinarian Kathryn Bartlett of […]

Eastern New Mexico in for long hot summer

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Thomas Garcia Roosevelt and Curry county residents can expect higher than normal temperatures through August, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. The high in Clovis and Portales reached 102 degrees Monday, according to the weather service, and is expected to hover around triple digits through Wednesday. This on top of hotter than normal […]

Honors: NMJC graduates

Two students from Portales were awarded associate degrees from New Mexico Junior College on May 9. Daniel C. Vela received an Associate of Arts degree, and Joseph Roy Friesen received Associate of Applied Science degree. Freisen is an honor graduate, based on a grade point average of 3.5 or better of the credit hours completed […]

Winter weather arrives in area

The Associated Press SANTA FE — With more winterlike weather expected to arrive this weekend, state officials are urging residents to be prepared. When storms dumped more than three feet of snow across northern New Mexico last winter, a lot of residents weren’t. No snow shovels. No food stored away. No way to get to […]

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 […]

October 28, 1970

• Mrs Morris (Doris) Wood, was honored as Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the Portales Educators Association. She had been a fifth grade teacher at Steiner Elementary for 13 years. • According to the official weather equipment at Eastern New Mexico university, the first freeze of the 1970 Winter season was recorded. Temperatures plummeted […]

Wet weather gives way to heat

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer A cooler, wetter than normal late spring may give way to a warmer more humid summer in the city of Portales. According to AccuWeather, Portales’ average temperature in the month of May from 1914 through 2005 is 83 degrees. But this May, the temperature only reached or exceeded that […]

June 22, 1981

• Temperatures reaching 107 degrees and 108 degrees were reported for the Portales area over the weekend. These were the highest recorded temperatures in 13 years for the area. • The Eastern New Mexico University Women’s Rodeo Team earned the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Team Championship in Bozeman, Mont. • The Cannonball Run and Outland were the […]

Winter weather makes spring appearance

Freedom Newspapers Cool temperatures, wind and snow swept across the area Friday. Strong winds whipped through the eastern Plains during the afternoon, gusting to 38 mph in Clovis in the early evening. Temperatures hovering in the upper 30s and low 40s dropped to freezing in the late afternoon, when snow flurries fell. The last time […]

University’s founder returns for graduation

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By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Ten years ago, the Clovis campus of Wayland Baptist University consisted of a black filing cabinet, two old desks and four rotary dial telephones at Cannon Air Force Base. The first semester commenced with 15 students. Within a year, enrollment had soared to 100. The woman who founded the […]

Non-traditional students establishing honor society

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Joe Lafuente and others have been working to create an honor society geared toward non-traditional Eastern New Mexico University students. The school was granted a charter in October by Alpha Sigma Lambda, thereby becoming the first chapter in New Mexico, according to Lafuente, student director for non-traditional student educational […]

Lt. governor to speak at ENMU commencement

Freedom Newspapers Diane Denish, New Mexico’s first woman lieutenant governor, will be the featured speaker at spring commencement at Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday, May 13. Approximately 367 students will receive degrees during the commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. at Greyhound Arena. This will include the awarding of 285 bachelor’s degrees, 79 master’s degrees […]

Politicians should work together for common good

By Jim Lee: PNT columnist This country has become so obsessed with polarization in recent years, I no longer feel confident in knowing what deserves consideration for what. Of course the most obvious division is Democratic and Republican. Most Americans are one or the other, but that does not eliminate the confusion, even in this […]

Seth Green is the new Kevin Bacon

By Kevin Wilson Last week, I traveled from Portales to Colorado Springs, and back. Each trip runs about six to seven hours with rest stops and meal breaks. I had a broadcast of Saturday’s Red Sox-Yankees classic to keep me company on the return trip. For the way up, I had Seth Green. What am […]

Nurses provide valuable service

By Jim Lee About two weeks ago, I attended the nurses’ pinning at Eastern New Mexico University. I had the honor of witnessing a ceremony rewarding hard work, sacrifice, and dedication. A few weeks before the event, Ellen Bral invited me to attend. I have great respect for Bral and her dedication to the health-care […]