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 […]