Lane closure expected

CNJ staff Xcel Energy will be moving power lines in the area of Prince Street and Llano Estacado Boulevard between 8 a.m. and dark Tuesday. The work will require the closure of one lane on the southeast side of the intersection. Information: 903-328-4381.

Oklahoma Lane holds many stories

By Don McAlavy: Freedom columnist If you don’t know where Oklahoma Lane is, then you’re a newcomer! Yes, that’s right, if you don’t know where Oklahoma Lane is, then you’re a newcomer. Located about six miles east of Farwell, this farming community has generated some “hard to believe, but true” tales. Here are a few […]

Nearly a million chickens killed in fire

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Smoke continued curling skyward Friday after a fire at Cal-Maine Foods egg farm burned down four laying houses and killed an estimated 800,000 hens. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Nearly a million chickens died in Thursday’s fire at Cal-Maine Foods in Parmer County, Texas, a company spokesperson said today. […]

Road work to begin on U.S. 60

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Department of Transportation started crack sealing work on U.S. 60 between Fort Sumner and Clovis, according to a department press release. The $1.8 million project is expected to last three to four weeks. Motorists can expect a one-lane closure and short delays between the hours of 7 a.m. and […]

Four local players sign with Greyhounds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis senior Stefan Mills rushed for more than 1,200 yards and scored 21 TDs this season. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Wes and Lane Wood have been there for the good times, the bad times, and the really, really good times for Muleshoe football. And they’ve done it together. […]

Students hold worldly competition

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Mesa Elementary fifth-grader Emma Clemmons answers a question during the third round of Monday’s geography bee at Mesa Elementary School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Lane Kelley said he has a map of the U.S. in his head. If he is asked where something is, he closes his eyes […]

Police determine driver in wrong lane of fatal crash

CNJ Staff State police have determined the vehicle driven by an 88-year-old Clovis man killed in a head-on collision last week was traveling in the lane of oncoming traffic. Capt. Jimmy Glascock said evidence and witness statements led investigators to conclude Charles Sims was traveling north in the southbound lane on N.M. 209 Wednesday night […]

Investigators still seeking crash details

CNJ Staff Crash investigators are still trying to determine which of two vehicles involved in a fatal head-on collision Wednesday night was driving in the wrong lane, according to State Police Lt. Gary Ross. Three men Clovis men were killed around 5 p.m. when two vehicles crashed in the southbound lane of N.M. 209 north […]

Two killed near Tucumcari

Quay County Sun Staff Two people were killed Thursday night in a head-on collision when a driver of one of the vehicles was traveling in the wrong lane on Interstate 40, police said. Jolene Baker, 55, was traveling westbound in the eastbound lane of I-40, when the vehicle driven by Guadalupe Grinols, 21, was struck, […]

Melrose firefighter arrested on drug charges

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer A Melrose volunteer firefighter and a female associate were arrested Friday evening by Curry County Sheriff’s investigators for attempted manufacturing of methamphetamine and distribution of marijuana. Harley Swopes, 22, and Jennifer Lane, 35, were arrested by Melrose police and sheriff’s officers following an extensive investigation by the Region V […]

Proposed annexation measure approved

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer To annex, or not to annex? Avelino Chairez and his neighbors on Lazy Lane said no, while Gloria Wicker suggested annexation for her neighbors on a separate matter at Thursday’s Clovis City Commission meeting.The City Commission approved annexation near Lazy Lane, while they decided against Wicker’s suggestion. The commission […]

Fast fact about Tucumcari

Ever see the movie “Two-Lane Blacktop” starring James Taylor and Warren Oates?

Oasis State Park entrance reduced to single lane

The entrance road into Oasis State Park is reduced to one lane while the lake is being refilled, according to a news release. Workers began refilling the pond Thursday after drainage and renovation. Park officials said it will take 10-14 days to completely fill the pond if no problems arise. A ramp has been built […]

Logan bridge closed after RV accident

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Freedom New Mexio: Thomas Garcia A fifth-wheel camper driven by Bill Lange of Wisconsin was damaged Thursday by a joint jutting out of the westbound lane on the U.S. 54 bridge near Logan. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico An recreational vehicle struck a bridge expansion joint Thursday on U.S. 54 near Logan, creating a […]

Pilot flying new plane when it crashed

By Thomas Garcia Jeffery Lane, 57, who died Aug. 15 in a plane crash near Mosquero, had only been in possession of his new airplane for six days. Lane, who was piloting the plane, and passenger Ryan Hartley, 34, of Roy died in the crash that is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board. […]

Roper shows off lineage

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Lane Hedeman of Morgan Mill, Texas, ropes a calf on Tuesday morning during competition in the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent All of the contestants for this year’s High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals are from either New […]

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 […]

Second phase of Prince St. construction starting

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer City officials said despite more than 5 inches of rain in the last month, the newly constructed storm drainage project on Prince Street remains untested. The city-funded project, which stretched from the corner of 21st Street to Ace Triangle Hardware, was needed to alleviate water pooling along the street […]

Prince Street construction starts

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleThe intersection of North Prince and 21st streets fills with water after heavy showers on Saturday afternoon. An underground drainage system is being extended from 21st Street north more than 800 feet. What: North Prince Street construction project Why: Storm sewer improvement When: Monday to Aug. 31 depending on weather delays […]

U.S. 70 accident claims life

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CNJ staff photo: Tony BullocksReed Wheeler, left, and Terry Chavez of the Clovis Fire Department work with Battalion Chief Kevin Crouch, in front, on the scene of a fatal auto accident Friday afternoon on U.S. 70 and Center School. CNJ Staff A 62-year-old Hobbs man died in a one-vehicle accident Friday on U.S. 70 south […]