Crow causes power outage

By Jack king A crow caught in equipment in at Xcel Energy substation west of Clovis caused the substation to shut down Thursday, depriving 2,400 homes and businesses of power for a brief period, a company spokesman said. Xcel spokesman Bill Crenshaw said safety equipment at the substation stopped the flow of energy from the […]

Area residents see different sides of thunderstorm

By Janet Bresenham A powerful storm cell packing heavy rain, pounding hail and high winds that cut a swath across Portales and Roosevelt County Wednesday night left a trail of stranded motorists, damaged property and nervous residents. Here are some of their stories: Maryann Pawlyshyn got more than she bargained for when she ventured out […]

Melrose loses power in brief outage

By Darrell Todd Maurina The city of Melrose lost electric power for about an hour Wednesday night, knocking out the lights at most homes and businesses in the city of 800. Police Administrator C.C. Pyle said a few buildings retained power due to generators, but most went dark. “It went off at 7:45 and came […]