Region in grip of winter storm

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Sharna Johnson Gripped by an arctic cold that hasn’t been felt in the area in as much as 20 years, Curry and Roosevelt Counties aren’t expected to warm up until the weekend. A winter storm blew into the area Monday night, dusting Clovis with about an inch of snow and leaving trace amounts in Portales. […]

Traffic slows as winter storm hits New Mexico

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — A winter storm blasted New Mexico with snowfall and freezing temperatures Tuesday, causing icy roads and littering streets with fender-benders. The morning commute in Albuquerque was lengthy and treacherous as cautious motorists slowed to negotiate ice-covered roadways. Schools were closed in Albuquerque, Los Lunas and Rio Rancho and placed on […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Storm advisory, dance winners and Texas secedes

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Special note: There’s a winter storm advisory today through Wednesday. High winds, snow and single-digiti temperatures in the forecast. If you have students, check the school website or elsewhere on this site for notices of closings or postponements. Dance team winners Congrats are in order for […]

Greyhounds rally in second half to blow past Savage Storm 93-68

Freedom New Mexico DURANT, Okla. — Struggling along with Southeastern Oklahoma for a half, the Eastern New Mexico University men suddenly found the range in the second half. Junior guard Tralyn Harden scored 15 of his career-best 26 points in the second half and hit a career-best eight-3 pointers — in 10 attempts — and […]

Home built on love can weather any storm

Joan Clayton Build your house with love and joy that leads to peace. Even through trials and problems, God, who is honored, will never leave your house. A home committed to God has happy hearts. When storm clouds come to this house, let singing break forth. Acknowledging and depending on God preserves our earthly bodies […]

Winter storm may bring region’s first snow

Freedom New Mexico A winter storm heading toward eastern New Mexico will likely bring the first snow of the season. National Weather Service meteorologist David Craft in Albuquerque said there is a winter storm watch in effect for Thursday evening through Friday morning. He said the watch means there could be “a few to several […]

Hounds entertain Savage Storm

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Dave Wagner If nothing else, the Southeastern Oklahoma football team is battle-tested. The Savage Storm, playing its sixth consecutive Lone Star Conference North Division game at 2 p.m. today against Eastern New Mexico University at Blackwater Draw, has seen the previous five contests decided by seven points or less. Included were overtime wins over Southwestern […]

Hermine will have minimal effect on area

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Jared Tucker The path of tropical storm Hermine is projected to barely miss eastern New Mexico, but can the area expect to see any significant weather activity produced by the storm? Probably not, according to area weather forecasters. Ken Widelski, lead forecaster for the National Weather Service in Lubbock, said the best chance for eastern […]

Fixing private property not government’s job

News outlets are reporting heavily about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which hit the Mississippi coast on Aug. 29, 2005. Heavy rain from the huge storm overwhelmed the levees surrounding New Orleans, causing flooding that destroyed much of the city. Five years later, much of the damage still exists, and thousands of people are still […]

Storm spotter’s course scheduled

Freedom New Mexico A pair of storm spotter’s courses will be taught April 6 in Clovis and Portales. The courses, which are identical, are offered from 1:30-4 p.m. at Clovis City Hall and 6-8:30 p.m. at the Memorial Building (300 E. Seventh Street) in Portales. They are both sponsored by the local offices of emergency […]