I-40 opened after brief shutdown

After a four hour closure I-40 was re-opened Friday allowing motorists to continue westbound to Albuquerque. The interstate was first closed at 10 a.m., from mile marker 239 to 329, which is from Tucumcari to the Torrance county line, said New Mexico State Police Lt. Robert McDonald. McDonald said at that time, I-40 was snow […]

Clovis man dies in crash

Freedom New Mexico Two people died in separate crashes Friday. In Portales, Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said Albert Gillean, 48, of Clovis died after the motorcycle he was driving crashed into the rear of a vehicle about 6 p.m. at Lime and Austin streets. Berry said Gillean was pronounced dead at Roosevelt General Hospital. The […]

Press release: U.S. 70 construction in Curry County

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) began pavement rehabilitation work earlier this month on a 6.4 mile section of U.S. 70 (Prince Street) from Brady Street in Clovis to the county line, from mile marker 434 to mile marker 441. This pavement rehabilitation project will cost approximately $6 million. The project consists of a […]

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 […]

Police investigating accidents involving fleeing motorists

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two vehicle accidents this weekend in which the driver left the scene. The first incident occurred around 8 p.m. Saturday when deputies responded to a report of a vehicle lying upside down in a ditch near the entrance to Ned Houk Park, […]

May 28, 1955

Clovis police were targeting the intersection at Prince Street and Commerce Way amid reports that many motorists were “failing to heed the stop sign.” … A Chamber of Commerce “growth survey” reported Clovis was “bursting at the seams.” Officials reported the city’s light connections had increased 119 percent since 1940, while school enrollment was 4,968 […]

Snow joke: City blanketed

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Robert Osborn uses his four-wheeler to pull sons Blaze, 9, left, and Camron, 7, right, down the street on a snowy Saturday afternoon. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A winter storm that lingered over the middle of New Mexico dumped more than 10 inches of snow across parts of […]

Leave market mechanisms to work out

Walter E. Williams Evacuations are not a benign process. Twenty-four people were killed when a bus — carrying 38 Houston nursing home residents and six employees — caught fire in a traffic jam. It’s thought that oxygen tanks used by elderly evacuees had a role in the fire. Given the hurricane predictions for Houston and […]

Area sent into a deep freeze

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Eric Barela, 16, eludes the tackle of Jared West, 16, as he makes his way to the end zone for a touchdown Wednesday at Spencer Field in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Cassie McClure: CNJ correspondent When most people were sleeping early Wednesday morning, city street department employees were braving the chilly, snowy air, […]

Clogged artery: Prince and 21st one of state’s most congested intersections

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Motorists travel through the intersection of 21st and Prince streets Wednesday shortly after sunset. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer If long waits at the traffic signal at 21st and Prince streets are the bane of your existence, get ready for more. A full solution to the traffic problems in that […]