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 […]

Second Clovis soldier killed

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J.R. Segura helped Clovis win a rare district cross country title in 2000. (Courtesy photo) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Leroy “J.R.” Segura Jr. approached running and military service in much the same manner — with an unbending work ethic and dedication to his friends and teammates. Segura, a 2001 Clovis High graduate, died […]

Underground water supplies protected

CNJ staff Curry County’s underground water basin boundary has been extended. That means more paperwork for those who want to drill water or build a well, said director of the New Mexico Water Resource Allocation Program John Romero. State Engineer John D’Antonio declared administration rights over six new underground water basins and extended the boundaries […]

In Tribute: Railroad engineer loved to make others laugh

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer He was a railroad engineer, a private man who couldn’t turn down a game of poker or resist a good joke, and a man who deeply cared about his family. Maurice McGill of Clovis died at the Retirement Ranch Dec. 1. He was 72. Born in 1932, McGill joined […]

Curry draining aquifer too fast, state engineer says

By Jack King Ogallala Aquifer water under Curry County is being used up at a rate almost five times faster than it can be recharged, the director of the State Engineer’s water rights division said here Wednesday. Paul Saavedra, who addressed a meeting of Clovis’ water policy advisory board at city hall, said an estimated […]

Cannon engineers capture award

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Members of Cannon Air Force Base’s 27th Fighter Wing civil engineer squadron install an electrical circuit box while deployed in Kuwait last year. Courtesy Photo By Darrell Todd Maurina Civil engineers from Cannon Air Force Base racked up a long list of combat achievements during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Last month, they picked up a prestigious […]

Government backs up spouses who travel with Air Force members

By Darrell Todd Maurina Carla Givens understands the stresses the Air Force can place on a marriage. She was an Air Force officer before her husband, Lt. Col. Rob Givens, who is now commander of the 35th Fighter Squadron in Kunsan, South Korea. Carla Givens, a civil engineer by profession, now works as the solid […]

City awaits word on car ports

By Jack King City officials said Tuesday they are still waiting on a letter from state General Construction Bureau Chief Fermin Aragon to decide whether to adopt an ordinance on prefabricated carports in the city limits. Aragon said Tuesday he has written a letter providing some guidelines on the issue, but has asked an attorney […]

Legislation may dry up well permits

By Jack King With water a major issue statewide, the chairman of Clovis’ Water Policy Advisory Board warned Wednesday that residents should be wary of attempts to grant the state engineer crucial powers. Randy Crowder, the committee chairman who also is an area builder and a candidate for the City Commission, said Tuesday proposed legislation […]

Carports must be engineer-stamped before sale

By Jack King New Mexico Construction Industries Division Bureau Chief Fermin Aragon said this week CID will require sellers, rather than buyers, of premanufactured carports to provide an engineer’s stamp, certifying they meet construction standards for the area of the state in which they are sold. But, Aragon added, in the case of prefabricated carports […]

Campbell, Patrick

Patrick Campbell Services: Have been held. Mr. Patrick H. Campbell, 75, of Clovis, a structural engineer, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Sept. 27, 1927, in Chicago to Patrick and Ida Miller Campbell. He was a Navy veteran during World War II. He married Norma […]

Clovis native gets a charge out of his job

By Don McAlavy Bobby Hagler has made a name for himself as a civil engineer. In the last 30 years he has been designing and building electric transmission lines and substations from North Dakota to California. He was raised on the outskirts of Clovis. He is the son of Bob and Chris Hagler of Clovis. […]