Press release: Chip sealing to begin on N.M. 523 in Curry County

The New Mexico Department of Transportation Chip Sealing Crew will begin chip sealing operations (resurface) work on N.M. 523 starting at mile marker 0 and go to mile marker 8.

Portales man killed in rollover accident

Freedom New Mexico Joshua Carrillo, 25, of Portales died in a one-car rollover early Wednesday morning northeast of Roswell, according to the New Mexico State Police. According to a State Police, Carrillo was westbound on U.S. 70 around midnight when his 2005 Ford pickup drifted onto the westbound shoulder near Mile Marker 357, went into […]

Military feature: Local woman oversees military tribute installation

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo New Mexico Garden Club Member Bess Kline, left, and the New Mexico visitor information center supervisor Janice Hamilton, right, joined forces to place a Blue Star Memorial marker at the visitor information center on U.S. 60/84. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Bess Kline said she has been working about […]

N.M. 206 project under way

CNJ staff The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) started reconstruction of N.M. 206 south of Portales on Monday. The $4.5 million project starts at mile marker 67 near Dora and works north to mile marker 82.49 near Portales. The project, handled by James Hamilton Construction of Silver City, consists of roadway rehabilitation, earthwork, traffic […]

Historical marker unveiled at Petty studio

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Shirley and Kenneth Broad, owners of the Norman Petty Recording Studio in Clovis, unveil a historic marker presented Thursday by the New Mexico Historical Preservation Division. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Dozens gathered Thursday in a small court yard at the Norman Petty Recording Studio to watch the unveiling of […]

Historic marker honors Petty

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis’ music history is being cast in stone with a scenic historic marker by the state honoring Norman Petty, according to state and local officials. The placard will be unveiled in a ceremony in front of the Norman Petty Studios at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 6 to kick off the […]

Award deadline extended

CNJ Staff The deadline for participation in a state initiative to honor New Mexico women has been extended. Those who wish to nominate a deceased woman who influenced New Mexican history have until Sept. 5 to do so. The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs will honor the accomplishments of New Mexican women through the […]

Historic land site gets new name

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Members of the 9th and 10th Cavalry of the Buffalo Soldiers present the flags at the beginning of Saturday morning’s ceremony at Buffalo Soldier Hill. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers LINGO — It took Oscar Robinson 14 years to get to mile marker 46 on Texas Highway 114. It took him just […]