Fire officials: More grass fires expected

By Gabe Monte: Freedom New Mexico A dangerous combination of dense grass, high winds and dry weather produced the massive grass fire Monday in Bailey County that burned an area bigger than Clovis, according to Muleshoe City Manager David Brunson. And more grass fires in the West Texas and eastern New Mexico area are expected […]

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. […]

Historic springs

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By Ruth White Burns: Special to the PNT Editor’s note: This is the first of three articles, to run the next two Sundays, describing the importance of Portales Springs in eastern New Mexico history. Why does a town on the Eastern Plains of New Mexico, far from the Rio Grande and its Hispanic settlements, have […]

Lighting sparks firefighters attention

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Farmers are grinning and firefighters are catching their breath after a stormy weekend that first brought dry lightning, then soaking rain. Lightning sparked numerous grass fires Saturday night and Sunday morning. Cooler temperatures Sunday brought an end to the lightning, and with it, slow steady rainfall Sunday and Monday. […]

Forecast calls for bored weatherman

By Helena Rodriquez: Freedom Newspapers Being a weather forecaster is the most boring job this time of year. Today’s forecast: Hot and dry. Tomorrow, hot and dry, and this weekend, hot and dry with a snowball’s chance of rain. Yeah we’ve had a few sprinkles here and there, even a little thunder to tease us, […]

Area dryland wheat in dire need of moisture

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By William Thompson Lack of significant moisture since mid-October has area wheat farmers desperately hoping for rain. One wheat farmer, Dale Miller, said if it doesn’t rain or snow in the next couple of weeks his crop will fail. Miller grows wheat and grazes cattle at his farm off state Highway 236, about 13 miles […]

News Briefs

Floyd News Transitions Birthdays: Dink Miller, Felecia Harvey. Upcoming events l Seniors will meet Thursday for games and fellowship. Pot Luck is at 6pm and games begin at 7. l The Back Porch Pickers will meet Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Community Building. Please note their will be no meeting on July 3 due […]

May 25 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Hot and dry this week so far and there are no snow storms in sight, only a raging snow melt which has cause the river flow up in the mountains. Sure hope there are showers soon on our dry land farmers’ fields and grass. Wheat in the area looks pretty good and […]

Nov. 24 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael More rain the past couple days in the area. Mary Blakeley said it had rained all Sunday afternoon in the Rogers area. We need a few days of sunshine and dry days so harvests can be completed. Thanksgiving dinner Sunday the Baptist Church had its annual day of thanks to God for […]

‘Itsy Bitsy Spider’ mentality needed for recent rain

By Helena Rodriguez How many of you actually got some of your “save it for a rainy day” things checked off your list during this week’s rainstorms? That’s a good way to know whether someone is sincere about doing something. Nothing like a little bit of rain to bring out the truth. And nothing like […]