God gives strength in times of despair

I wrote about this story several years ago. It is a story I heard in my teen years, but I do not remember its origin. I found some of my scribbled notes about this story that were packed away in a box of old correspondence. So here is the story. Wynton and Mary were high […]

Senior happenings — Oct. 24

Friendship Senior Center 901 West 13th St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Coffee klatch, ceramics, cards, pinochle; 1-2:30 p.m., Mexican bingo. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Coffee Klatch, ceramics and cards; 3 p.m., Business meeting; 4 p.m., Fun night b-day. Bring a gift and a dish. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Coffee Klatch; 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Bridge […]

City commission gets Hull Street overpass update

Kevin Wilson A short Clovis City Commission meeting had its share of history, spiritual events and music to go with a Hull Street Bridge update. City Commissioner Bobby Sandoval told commissioners and audience members Thursday that cement pouring, which started Tuesday night, is finished on the overpass, which was closed in June 2008 for safety […]

Our People: A bridge to the past

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Kenneth Broad became an administrator of Vi Petty’s estate one year after Norman Petty died in 1984. Kenneth Broad has been an administrator of Vi Petty’s estate since 1985, the year after Norman Petty died. Before retiring, Broad was a minister. He also provides tours at the Norman and Vi […]

Weather slows overpass progress

CNJ staff Recent winter weather has slowed progress of the replacement of the Hull Street Overpass. City Engineer Justin Howalt said the target date for the overpass is now November. Howalt said the plan this week is to work on drilling for the bridge’s foundation. The step involves drilling 70-foot holes, and filling them with […]

Governor to visit Clovis for Hull Street bridge groundbreaking

Freedom New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson will be in Clovis on Monday for the groundbreaking on the new Hull Street Bridge. The overpass has been closed to traffic since July 2008. Richardson will speak at 10:30 a.m. on the north side of the Hull Street Bridge.

City letting bids for Hull Street bridge project

The City of Clovis will begin advertising for bids for the construction of the Hull Street Bridge project on Sunday, October 4th, 2009. Hull Street Bridge was closed in late July 2008 due to structural safety issues. Since that time the City of Clovis has worked diligently to secure funding to design a new bridge […]

Prince Street bridge raising resident concerns

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The 20-year old Prince Street bridge was inspected by the Department of Transportation on May 5, which gave the bridge a 94.4 percent safety rating and proclaimed it not deficient. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Department of Transportation schedules a regular inspection for the Prince Street […]

Governor secures Hull Street overpass money

Freedom New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is delivering on a promise made in a Clovis visit last May, announcing Thursday that he has secured the money to replace the Hull Street bridge. The bridge is one of four eastern new Mexico road projects Richardson said will be paid for by combing state and federal dollars. […]

The Parable of the King’s Bridge

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ columnist Once upon a time in a land far, far away, a large and ornate bridge connected two bustling villages and spanned a mighty river. The bridge had stood for decades, having been built by a great king who had spared no expense in building it to last for many […]