Intersection clogs frustrate drivers

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson More than 16,000 drivers pass through the intersection of Commerce and Prince streets in an average day, according to the city’s traffic division. Traffic often bottlenecks as vehicles turn north onto Prince Street, though motorists are cautioned against blocking the intersection. Kevin Wilson Bernice Ragland and her husband Loyd were […]

Committee will work on new school name

Liliana Castillo Clovis school administrators will be creating a committee to name a third middle school to be built at the intersection of Thornton Street and Wilhite Road. Superintendent Terry Myers reported during Tuesday’s monthly board meeting that architects will soon need to know colors, a mascot and a name for the new school as […]

Part of 21st Street, Prince Street intersection closing temporarily

CNJ staff The city of Clovis is asking drivers to avoid traveling eastbound on 21st Street from Prince Street between 4 a.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday because of construction. The turning lane for southbound traffic from Prince Street to 21st Street will be closed. This is due to extensive street repairs that will be occurring […]

Letters to the editor: Intersection block hurts businesses

Intersection block hurts businesses Driving up North Prince Street recently, I noticed some roadwork was going on ahead of me near the Texas Avenue entrance to Wal-Mart and the retail center. I continued up the street and turned left into another entrance. Later I drove back to the intersection and was shocked at what I […]

Crash prompts requests for intersection safety improvements

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Google maps The intersection of 21st Street and Sugar Beet Road has been the scene of 10 crashes in three years. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A fatal crash Saturday has prompted area law officers to ask for help in improving safety at some county intersections. Don Teague, 74, of Bovina was killed when […]

Residents say intersection change confusing

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The city changed the intersection at 7th and Pile streets from a traffic signal to a two-way stop in mid November. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer

Resident to present traffic stop proposal Tuesday

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis resident Nancy Gallagher wishes to turn the intersection of Main and Manana streets into a four-way stop to ease traffic. Gallagher will present the proposal Tuesday during a city traffic committee meeting. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis resident Nancy Gallagher said she is tired of getting stuck […]

Runway closures at Clovis Municipal Airport

Both paved runways 4-22 and 12-30 will be closed for construction in the intersection beginning this Friday, August 15th at 6:30 pm MDST through 5:00 am MDST, Monday August 18th. Length of closure time is dependent upon weather and construction conditions. Great Lakes Airlines has cancelled all flights during this period. Should you have any […]

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. […]

April 20, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Intersection yield sign problematic

April 20, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Intersection yield sign problematic

Police blotter 2/22/08

CNJ Staff report Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: • Police responded to a report of an auto burglary at 12:28 a.m. Feb. 13 in the 900 block of West Street. The victim told police he had been visiting someone, and when he came outside an hour later, […]

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 […]

Round and round they go

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Motorists make their way at dusk around the roundabout at the intersection of Llano Estacado Boulevard and Norris Street. (CNJ file photo) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer City officials and residents said the roundabout at Llano Estacado Boulevard and Norris Street has proved a success since it opened to traffic one year ago this […]

Officials look to solve intersection congestion

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A new median on North Prince Street from 21st Street to Commerce Way prevents illegal left turns from businesses. Clovis Public Works Director Harry Wang said city officials are considering ways to alleviate congestion. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer A new Prince Street median built to eliminate illegal left-hand […]

Residents, officials pleased with roundabout

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The roundabout that opened last week helps traffic flow at Llano Estacado Boulevard and Norris Street. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Frances Brune likes how quiet her street has been since the city’s first roundabout at Llano Estacado Boulevard and Norris Street opened last week. She lives on Mariposa Drive, […]

2/28 Local roundup

Woman injured when vehicle strikes pole A female driver heading east on U.S. 60-84 struck a telephone pole Monday afternoon at the intersection of Wheaton Street, said New Mexico State Police Lt. Juan Jose Martinez. The back of the driver’s head was bleeding, Martinez said, and she was airlifted to a Lubbock hospital. The driver […]

Proposed traffic congestion solution tabled

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The city of Clovis Public Works Committee tabled an idea Wednesday that would include a 6-inch curb in the middle of Prince Street, extending from 21st Street south to Commerce Way. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A proposed solution to traffic congestion at the Prince and 21st streets intersection was […]

Cannon motorcyclist has surgery

CNJ staff A motorcycle rider involved in an accident Monday was listed in critical condition Wednesday at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock after undergoing surgery for serious head injury, a press release from the CPD said. Constanze McNeilan, 23, was injured near the intersection of 21st and Ross streets. The press release stated that McNeilan is […]

IHOP completion nears

CNJ STAFF The IHOP Restaurant being built near the Prince and 21st street intersection will be open within the next week or two, according to IHOP corporate spokesperson, Patrick Lenow. He said the building is designed to seat 132 patrons and will be the 10th IHOP location in New Mexico. The restaurant will employ between […]