WEATHER: (April 27, 2015) MONDAY – High yesterday afternoon was 78 at 4:00 with southwest wind to 35 mph; this morning’s low was 44 at 7:00. KPANcast: Cloudy and colder, breezy and rainy.  


LOCAL: Early voting for the May 9 elections began today and continues through May 8 at the county clerk’s office on the second floor of Deaf Smith Courthouse. The ballot includes a $43.4 million bond proposal by Hereford ISD, one contested spot on the city commission and one contested race on the school board. Early voting is weekdays 8:00-5:00, with extended hours of 7:00am-7:00pm next Monday and Tuesday, May 4th and 5th……..Deaf Smith County commissioners are meeting today to discuss a 9-item agenda, including guidelines for property tax abatement, tire disposal, and the outdoor burn ban……...The Hereford school board meets at 6:00 today at the HISD Admin Building to discuss monthly statistical and financial reports, personnel issues, possible purchase of real estate and elementary school attendance zones. Prior to the board meeting at 5:00, a question-and-answer session will be held on the proposed $43 million bond issue for school facility improvements….…..An unusually strong and cold Pacific storm system is crossing the region today, producing widespread rain and mountain snows. Rainfall totals as of 7:00 this morning include 1.48 inch at Dimmitt, 1.07 at Adrian, 0.62 at Vega, 1.01 at Umbarger, 0.38 at Friona, 0.19 at Walcott, 0.96 at HISD and 0.75 inch at KPAN……...KPAN salutes Gloria Silva as the Good Neighbor of the Day………Keep your cars and trucks running at peak performance with a diagnostic check at Terry’s Automotive.


KPAN PUN: Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, but when they lit a fire in the craft it sank, proving once again that you can’t have your kayak and heat it too.


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