Letters to the editor: Crossing lacks proper maintenance

Crossing lacks proper maintenance I don’t know if it was the railroad, the state, or the county that paid for the work that was done a couple of years ago to smooth out the railroad crossing going into Farwell, but whoever it was got taken to the cleaners. That crossing gets an awful lot of […]

Winter Texas should travel at own risk

Winter Texans who already are starting to trickle into the Rio Grande Valley and others interested in crossing into Mexico might be alarmed at some of the latest news coming out of Mexico. Then again, they might be relieved. President Felipe Calderon last week sent Mexico’s Congress a proposal to do away with the country’s […]

Press release: Police patroling school zones

The Clovis Police Department would like to remind everyone that local schools are back in session as of Thursday, August 12, 2010. In the morning hours prior to school and in the afternoon following school letting out, Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting Speed Enforcement Saturation Patrols in the City of Clovis […]

Press release: Emergency repairs at Norris St. railroad crossing

BNSF will temporarily close the Norris Street railroad crossing from 12:00 noon, Friday, April 16th until 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 17th for emergency repairs. All east bound traffic will be detoured to Sugarbeat Road. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Public Works at (575) 769-2376.

Crossing finish line no easy feat

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist The rumors of my death are, on further review, greatly exaggerated. Perhaps it was my fault that people believed I had died, as I wrote a death notice for myself to start last week’s column. Even though it was on the Opinion page, and my date of death was three […]

Texico railroad crossing closed

This week U.S. 70/84 in Texico will be closed for repairs to a railroad crossing. The New Mexico Transportation Department and BNSF are expecting to work on the crossing from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Friday, according to a press release. Traffic will be detoured to Texas State Route 292.

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 […]

Precautions should be taken crossing border

Freedom New Mexico Traditionally it’s been easier to cross into Mexico than the United States. Mexico has a light system that calls for vehicle inspections only if a light, which is said to be random, flashes red as a person crosses. A green light allows crossers to drive right through, with no need to even […]

First person: Crossing with care

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Leonard Gilbert Freitas is the crossing guard for Zia Elementary School. Leonard Gilbert Freitas, 76, is known by his friends, colleagues and family as Gil. But as the crossing guard for Zia Elementary School, he is known as Mr. Leonard. In sickness and in health: I used to do heavy […]

Education feature: Schools facing shortage of crossing guards

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Clovis schools system is seeking 7 crossing guards. CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools system is short on crossing guards. Clovis schools needs to fill two regular positions and five substitutes Joel Shirley, deputy superintendent of operations for the school district, said a full staff of crossing guards would […]

MLK Blvd. railway crossing closing temporarily

CNJ staff The Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard railroad crossing will be closed until early this evening while BNSF Railway crews perform maintenance on the crossing, according to Interim Public Works Director Clint Bunch. He said BNSF is fixing the crossing because of the expected increase in traffic after city officials indefinitely closed the Hull […]

Inmate escape short-lived

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

Railroad work nearing completion

CNJ staff Maintenance work on the U.S. Highway 60/84 railroad crossing should be completed Tuesday, according to a BNSF Railway spokesman. A small section of U.S. 60/84 at the New Mexico-Texas state line has been closed since Friday when BNSF Railway construction crews started a resurfacing project on the crossing, according to railway spokesman Joe […]

June 29, 2008 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 4 p.m. June 20 an officer responded to the area of Prince and Wilhite for a vehicle crash. An SUV struck a motorcycle carrying three juveniles. A 16-year-old motorcycle driver said he was westbound on Wilhite crossing Prince Street and crossed […]

Rules of the road

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Freedom New Mexico illustration: Liliana Castillo By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis and Portales police officials said area drivers have lost their awareness of the rules of the road. “I try to correct (the loss of the rules) when I can,” said Roland Kroeger, master patrol officer with the Clovis Police Department. “When I […]

Halloween safety tips

CNJ staff Children trick-or-treating should: Use flashlights, stay on sidewalks and avoid crossing yards. Go only to well-lit houses and remain on porches rather than entering houses. Travel in small groups and be accompanied by an adult if under age 12. Know their phone number and carry a cell phone if possible. Cross streets at […]

N.M. 467 overpass near completion

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The N.M. 467 overpass is set to open in June, according to project manager Patrick Garcia. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By CNJ staff The N.M. 467 railroad overpass is in the final phases of construction and will be open in June, according to the project superintendent Mike Barnes. The $3.6 million project, which began […]

Local Roundup: Highway closed for railroad repairs

CNJ staff U.S. 60-70-84 will remain closed at the railroad crossing between Texico and Farwell until Friday afternoon, according to the New Mexico Department of Transportation. BNSF Railway is repairing the crossing, according to railroad officials. Traffic is being detoured along U.S. 60 and Farm-to-Market Road 292. United Way annual banquet scheduled United Way of […]

N.M. 467 overpass on track

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The $3.6 million N.M. 467 overpass is scheduled to be completed by June 1, according to state officials. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The state is on target to complete the N.M. 467 railroad overpass on time, according to a state official. The $3.6 million project, which began in […]

Paving the way

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CNJ staff photo: Tony BullocksWalter Nowelll of the New Mexico Department of Transportation performs a test on a batch of asphalt to determine its density. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Walter Nowell shares many similarities with the asphalt he tests daily. His physical build is compact and strong and his demeanor is unyielding and […]