WEATHER: (April 29, 2022) FRIDAY – High yesterday was 91° at 4:00; this morning’s low was 54° at 6:00. KPANcast: Sunny, warm and very windy. RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT.
LOCAL: Extreme wildfire conditions will persist across much of the southwestern U.S. today. The Cooks Peak Fire in New Mexico is only at 34% containment, and has burned approximately 56,000 acres as of yesterday. Low relative humidity values, wind gusts in the 50-60mph range and very dry vegetation will all contribute to the “epic” conditions today……The latest drought monitor map of Texas released yesterday shows the entire Panhandle and South Plains region under D3 or D4 drought, the most extreme classifications. D4 conditions exist across 19.62% of the state, compared to 0% just three months ago……Funeral services for Beckie Fry, age 65, are today at 10:30 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church……Early voting continues weekdays through next Tuesday at the Deaf Smith County Courthouse. Voting hours are 8:00-5:00 in the Constitutional Amendment and school board elections…… The Hereford Food Pantry is open for their regular schedule today, 12:00-4:00 at 900 North Lee……The 2nd Annual Deaf Smith County Industry Tour takes place on Tuesday. It’s a free event at multiple locations highlighting innovation in the Ag and Livestock industries in Deaf Smith County. Contact the Chandler Insurance Agency for more information at 806-364-7676……KPAN salutes Christi Ashley as the Good Neighbor of the Day……Valley Irrigation pivots, service and design – Ag Electric at 806-364-1641.
KPAN PUN: People wait all week for Friday, all year for summer, all life for happiness.