Nov. 24, 1925

The New Mexico Utilities Company was installing four-inch cast iron water mains north and south across west Seventh street. … Final arrangements were made between the Santa Fe Railway and the city of Clovis Fire Department in cooperation in fire protection for the Santa Fe Railway and city property. … M.L. Morris purchased a new […]

Clovis celebrates century

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rhonda Bargman, vice chair of the Centennial Committee, cuts a cake at the end of the 100th Anniversary Gala at the Clovis Civic Center. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Mayor David Lansford raised his glass Saturday and proposed a toast that the city of Clovis would be a community […]

Centennial banquet held on rails

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Leo Delaloye, a BNSF Railway chef, prepares a cheese tray Friday in the railway’s Red River car. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer It’s been an adventurous month for Leo Delaloye, a chef with 17 years experience from Kansas. He has spent his time cooking in a kitchen zooming by […]

May 21, 1915

The Clovis News reported a man “giving his age as 21 but who appeared younger” was killed in an accident at the Santa Fe Railway shops. Eugene Morris of Canada was buried in Clovis at his mother’s request. … The newspaper also reported a 4-year-old child swallowed “69 cathartic tablets,” but had been treated and […]

Train town: Railroad drives growth

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BNSF Railway is Curry County’s eighth largest employer with a workforce of about 500 men and women. About 90 to 100 trains roll through Clovis each day, according to railway officials. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The railroad saved Tom Carter. He may have starved. He may have turned […]

March 9, 1971

Santa Fe Railway had named James E. Boyd as division engineer for Clovis. He was coming to town from San Bernadino, Calif. … Clovis Health Club at 1121 Thornton was offering $3 per week memberships for a limited time. … R&F Steak House at 500 S. Hull was open 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. […]

Priorities not crossing

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A train situation in two towns that straddle Texas and New Mexico is at a standstill, in more ways than one. Texas has set aside funding for an overpass that would save border residents from daily traffic delays caused by trains, but New Mexico hasn’t. The Texas Department of […]

Train noise troubles residents

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The blaring sound of honking trains rips Donald Gunter from his sleep three to four times a night. “It just drives you up the wall,” said Gunter, a Farwell resident who lives about five blocks from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway tracks. Gunter has had enough. He is one […]