County marks overpass groundbreaking

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisleirt is shoveled Thursday to symbolize the start of the N.M. 467 railroad overpass project. By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer Fluffy white clouds, a clear blue sky and a light breeze created a pleasant atmosphere for the N.M. Road 467 railroad overpass groundbreaking held Thursday at the future construction site. […]

5/21 Engagements

Pond/Smith Stuart and Tresa Pond of Grady announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Taris Pond, of Clovis to Taylor Smith of Clovis. He is the son of Guy Smith of Colorado and Julie Abernathy of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. on June 3 at Kingswood Methodist Church, and […]

Highway 467 overpass delayed

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Groundbreaking on the state Road 467 overpass is delayed because construction bids didn’t meet budget requirements, according to Curry County Road Superintendent Danny Davis. Davis reported state road department officials plan to award the contract next week for the $3.65 million project. Groundbreaking is scheduled for mid- to late […]

Day trips: Railroading memorabilia abounds at Clovis museum

Compiled by William P. Thompson Remember playing with choo-choo trains when you were a kid? You can rediscover the fun of model railroads at the Clovis Depot and Model Train Museum. The depot has been restored to the same condition it was in the 1950’s. An operating telegraph station is inside and there are plenty […]

3/5 Engagement

Hill/Wright Arnold Freeman and Jeanette Winfrey of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, DeeDee Hill of Clovis to Joe Wright of Clovis, son of John and Bonnie Wright of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows April 22 at 6 p.m. at Faith Christian Family Church. The reception will be at Chaparral […]

Roy G. Penix

Roy G. Penix Date of birth: Nov. 29, 1925 Dates of service: 1943 to 1946 Hometown: Tucumcari Theater and location of service: Pacific Branch: Navy Rank: Seaman 1st class Unit and specialty: USS Mount Olympus, 3rd Amphibious Force Lives in: Lindon, Utah In his words: With his father’s help, Penix obtained a job with the […]

Fort Sumner railroad bridge turning 100 this year

By Don McAlavy The railroad bridge at Fort Sumner is 100 years old this year. The bridge crew knew they had a big job ahead of them. One of the great floods of the Pecos River in 1903 demonstrated to the Belen cutoff railroad crew that the bridge on the Pecos would have to be […]

Visit Socorro for golf shoot, not burgers

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist We decided to go on a road trip to Socorro. That’s where the Lady of the House’s oldest son lives. It’s been a while since she’s seen him. We took the most direct way to Socorro by zipping west out of Clovis on U.S. 60. One thing you may notice […]

Bunten, William R.

William Robert Bunten, 84, of Topeka, Kan., died on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, at Presbyterian Manor. He was born April 18, 1921, in Topeka to Arch and Grace E. Hutton Bunten. He grew up in Albuquerque and graduated from Albuquerque High School. He married Ruby D. Rutz on Sept. 9, 1940, in Bernalillo He served […]

Plans for railroad overpass due to be submitted

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Final plans for the construction of a railroad overpass on state Road 467 are due to be submitted Monday to the New Mexico Department of Transportation. Officials from the state and county road departments met Aug. 11 in Albuquerque to finalize plans for a railroad overpass that will serve […]