Monday crash ends in fatality

This morning on Monday, 08/04/2008 at approximately 6:48 AM officers of the Clovis Police Department and Clovis Fire Department Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to 3400 East Mabry Drive near the Bender Chrysler Auto Dealership on US Highway 60/84 in Clovis in reference to a multiple motor vehicle crash with injuries with a victim driver […]

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 […]

Millionaire born between Logan, Nara Visa

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist On Highway 54, between Logan and Nara Visa, was the small town of Obar. Now only a cemetery, Obar was the birth place of Frank G. Berlin, who became a millionaire and more. Here is his story: “In Obar, my father had a general merchandise store with everything from calico […]

We’re not lost — it’s a tour bonus

Glenda Price Sometimes in my work I have to travel. This is not down-the-highway driving. The interviewee’s instructions usually go something like this: “Get on highway such-and-such for so many miles and get off at exit number so-and-so, go “x” number of miles west and then turn south after the fourth cattle guard and then” […]

Train, truck accident causes power outage, reroutes traffic on U.S. 70

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Xcel energy crews work to repair a downed power pole following an accident involving a train and semi that caused power outages in Portales By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A collision between a Southwestern Railroad train and a tractor-trailer Thursday morning forced the closure of U.S. Highway 70 and created power outages across Portales. […]

Two Muleshoe men killed in crash Sunday

CNJ staff Two Muleshoe men were killed early Sunday in a one-vehicle accident on U.S. 84 about two miles east of Muleshoe, according to the Texas Highway Patrol.

We’re not lost — it’s a tour bonus

Glenda Price Glenda Price Sometimes in my work I have to travel. This is not down-the-highway driving. The interviewee’s instructions usually go something like this: “Get on highway such-and-such for so many miles and get off at exit number so-and-so, go “x” number of miles west and then turn south after the fourth cattle guard […]

Life full of sometimes dangerous twists, turns

By Judy Brandon Have you ever taken some common event in your life for granted? I have and a particular road trip showed me that sometimes we do not reach our destination and life changes drastically in the process. This eye-opening experience came for me when some years ago when Annie, Buffy, Mother and I […]

Weather advisory

From Ken De Los Santos, emergency management director for Clovis and Curry County, on this weekend’s weather for Curry and Roosevelt County: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM MST THURSDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 […]

Christians call I-35 ‘Highway of Holiness’

McClatchy Newspapers MINNEAPOLIS — For many drivers it’s an efficient route to the cabin up north or the Iowa homestead down south, but for a number of Christians across denominations, Interstate 35 is a holy stretch of asphalt leading not to the site of Buddy Holly’s last gig, but to divine salvation. Some believe I-35 […]

Oct. 21, 1947

Langdon L. Skarda’s German Shepherd, Fleetie Belle of Dornwald, was named grand champion of the All-Breed Dog Show held in Amarillo. … The blue prints of the road construction job for the highway to be constructed between Clovis and Texico were stolen from a truck. … Johnson’s Cafe, located at 113 W. Grand, advised readers […]

After one year, highway paving problematic again

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A section of New Mexico Highway 206 between Portales and Dora is experiencing a significant deterioration of its pavement even though the highway was repaved less than a year ago. Residents, who regularly drive the road, say a section near Portales has become progressively worse over the spring and summer. […]

Aug. 7, 1917

Twenty-five Curry County men made claims for exemptions after appearing for examinations for the military draft. Having dependents was the primary reason for exemption claims. … The Clovis Chamber of Commerce planned to attend a meeting in Seymour, Texas, to pledge their support for an interstate highway between Clovis and Fort Worth. … The Elite […]

Entertainment abounds at Alamogordo

Where in New Mexico can you surf the pristine white sand dunes in the morning, stroll the New Mexico Museum of Space History in the afternoon, and save that show at the IMAX theater for last? Where else, but in Alamogordo. Located in the Tularosa basin and surrounded by the majestic Organ, San Andres and […]

Parmer County celebrates centennial

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CNJ Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Stormi Lookingbill of Friona roasts corn at the 100 year celebration of Parmer County. By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent There was no school Saturday, with the possible exception being on the grounds near the Parmer County Courthouse in Farwell. At the Parmer County centennial celebration, residents from each of the […]

In world of unsure events, Jesus assures us

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Religion Columnist It was on the highway that runs some miles outside Show Low, Ariz. It is the Salt River Canyon highway, and the sharp curves and high, steep hills of this canyon are intimidating. I have heard of many mishaps on that highway. My husband remembers traveling through the canyon […]

Train noise troubles residents

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The blaring sound of honking trains rips Donald Gunter from his sleep three to four times a night. “It just drives you up the wall,” said Gunter, a Farwell resident who lives about five blocks from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway tracks. Gunter has had enough. He is one […]

Day Trip: Fort Stanton offers historical getaway

Freedom Newspapers Fort Stanton, near Ruidoso, has had a varied and long history, but according to those working to preserve it, the former cavalry post remains in remarkably good condition. Located in the shadow of the Sierra Blanca mountains, Fort Stanton was established on May 4, 1855. It was named for Capt. Henry W. Stanton, […]

Calmest driver doesn’t always mean safest driver

By Ryn Gargulinski: Columnist Drivers can always tell they’re in New Mexico not necessarily by the highway signs, but by what’s lying on the side of the road. I don’t mean bums in cowboy boots, but the fine proliferation of road kill. New Mexico road kill usually consists of coyotes, snakes, cattle and once in […]

Clovis and Socorro linked by Abo Highway

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist I love to travel over the southwest highways. You can almost see forever on some of the highways. Not too many people today know much about the Abo Highway, now called Highway 60. Soon after the creation of the State Highway Commission in 1912, future U.S. 60 (from the Texas […]