‘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 [...]

Businesses feel different effects from rain

By Tony Parra Businesses and utility companies had opposite situations during the stormy weather on Tuesday and each felt the effects in different ways. Roosevelt County Electric employees were busy repairing power lines and bringing power back to homes during the stormy weather on Tuesday night. “They (workers) had to deal with a lot of [...]

As rain passes, city bracing for more storms

By Tony Parra City department employees cleaned up some of the mess made by the storm which left 2.72 inches of rain on Tuesday, but meteorologists say there’s another system on the way on Monday. Jim Kratzer, meteorologist from Cannon Air Force Base, said 2.72 inches of rain was reported at CAFB, but said he [...]

Rain affects residents throughout day

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By Laurie Stone The rain filled several of Portales’ streets from curb to curb, closed down roads and slowed down traffic, but many Portales citizens treasured the rain the community received throughout the day and night. As of 7 p.m., the rain total for the day was at 2.25 inches, according to estimates from the [...]

Sept. 29 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays Oct. 1-8: Rocky Burris, Tim Bob Wilson, Anna Fay Lee, Shalie Anthony, Cindy Hendershot, Shane Ferguson, Troy Fine, Florine West, Caleb Widner, Durwood Dixon, Benny Jenkins and Verna Widner. Movie Debby and Burton Smith have recently bought the Charlie Neeley two-story house in Elida. The film group of a movie [...]

Area put under ‘gustnado’ warning

Freedom Newspapers Roosevelt and Curry counties were under a “gustnado” advisory Wednesday night, weather officials said, but no major damage was reported. A gustnado is weaker than a tornado, though residents were urged to stay indoors during the advisory, said Emergency Management Director Ken De Los Santos. Initially the National Weather Service issued a tornado [...]

Roosevelt’s wet weather continues

Staff and Wire Reports Just three days after Roosevelt County was flooded with rain, the region got another good dousing early Saturday morning. Portales received .52 of an inch of rain and nearby Cannon Air Force Base measured half an inch Saturday morning. Portales received 1.2 inches of rain Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, while [...]

June 23 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Rain, rain, rain! The heavens finally opened. The past week or so has been a little different weather-wise. The Lord has surely answered our prayers for rain. The first in the area was the first part of last week but too late for my news. It was heavier in some areas, I [...]

Area tornado chasers say their hobby is ‘fascinating’

David Arkin Severe weather involving tornados and lightning can lift fish out of lakes, snap utility poles like soggy toothpicks and force cows to scatter like bowling pins in all different directions. So it’s no wonder storm chaser Jerome Provencio says he might be a little bit crazy. And you can’t really blame him for [...]

Civilian pilot makes emergency landing at Cannon

Darrell Maurina A civilian pilot suvived because Cannon Air Force Base took emergency steps to guide his damaged plane to Cannon’s runways during severe weather on March 12, according to Col. Robert Yates, 27th Fighter Wing commander. “When you have a fellow pilot in trouble you just pull out all the stops to get them [...]