Education feature: CHS principal touts program as road toward success

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School Principal Wayne Marshall has a display of memorabilia from his 20 years working in schools proudly displayed in his office. He plans to add to it while at CHS. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer As Wayne Marshall and his wife took their seats high in the […]

Senate bill to include $1.5 million in road projects for Clovis

Freedom New Mexico A spending bill finalized for a Senate vote contains nearly $1.5 million for road projects in Curry County, according to a release from U.S. Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall. More than $11.6 million for New Mexico is in the bill, including $500,000 for replacement of the Hull Street Overpass and $974,000 […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Road grading and Christmas performances

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday morning briefing.

Chase ends in crash

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The Curry County Sheriff ‘s office is investigating a pursuit that ended in a crash Monday night at State Road 209 and Curry Road 16. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Clovis police began pursuing the vehicle around 9:45 p.m. on Concord Street and the pursuit ended when the vehicle crashed north of Clovis. There were no […]

Clovis man killed by hay bale

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Oscar Brooks, 61, was unloading a trailer of round bales at a farm owned by his family when he was killed, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. CNJ staff A 61-year-old Clovis man is dead following an afternoon farm accident Wednesday. Oscar Brooks was killed when a large round hay bale […]

One dead in motorcycle crash

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Robert Bianco, 39, of Clovis was killed Tuesday afternoon in an accident south of Clovis. His motorcycle struck the side of a 2001 Chevrolet pickup while passing through an intersection, according to police. CNJ staff Police have identified 39-year-old Robert Bianco as the motorcycle rider killed Tuesday in a crash […]

Road work scheduled

CNJ staff The Curry County Road Department has scheduled road repair Tuesday on Buffalo Road from Curry Road 11 to Coyote Road, according to a press release. The work will be done from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The road may be closed during phases of the work, the release said.

Fowl creatures abound at Roosevelt poultry show

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Steven Beaty of Roosevelt County with one of his 200 bantam chickens. He has organized a bantam show Saturday at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds Pavilion. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Why did the chicken cross the road? Maybe it was to get to the Roosevelt County Bantam Show. Organizer […]

Officials working to secure funds to close county road

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer County officials say they are working diligently to get enough money to re-situate a road causing problems for Cannon Air Force Base. Manager Lance Pyle said his office is pursuing grant money to cover the expense of closing Curry Road R and paving a neighboring road to serve as […]

Grady victim identified

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office has identified a woman they initially thought was the victim of a fatal crash, who apparently died of natural causes Tuesday after pulling her car off the road near Grady. Police were dispatched to Cemetery Road near Grady for a crash just before 5 p.m. Upon arriving on […]

Additional road closure planned for Sunland expansion

One additional road closure has been scheduled for the Sunland Expansion on Thursday, August 6, 2009. This will be at the same location as was before between Spruce Street and the traffic light at Kilgore Avenue and Hwy 70. Crews need to close this portion of the road for at least half the day to […]

Commission votes to hold public hearing on proposed county road closure

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The Curry County Commission is expected to vote today to close Curry Road R out of consideration of concerns from Cannon Air Force Base. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Closing Curry Road R for the benefit of Cannon Air Force Base is meeting little resistance. But where the traffic […]

Commission to vote on closure of Curry Road R

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Commission is expected to vote today to close Curry Road R out of consideration of concerns from Cannon Air Force Base. According to a resolution included in commission packets, Curry Road R, which runs along the west perimeter of Cannon, will be closed and $2 million […]

Construction zone speed enforcement patrols begin Monday

On Monday, June 1st, 2009 Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting Speed Enforcement Patrols on West Brady Avenue from Hull Street East to South Prince Street in the designated construction zones. Officers will be specifically targeting speeders in these construction zones. The construction zones will be clearly marked and will see a […]

Fire in Portales

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By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico A fire of unknown cause destroyed an abandoned house on Roosevelt Road 6 on Tuesday evening, but no one was injured. Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Gary Nuckols said there is nothing to suggest the fire was tied to previous fires. This is the second abandoned house to burn […]

Overpass closure isolates businesses, residents

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Residents living and working south of the Hull Street Overpass said they feel somewhat isolated from the north side of Clovis since the overpass has been out. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer On the south side of Clovis, a road leads up to the former — and future — […]

Three injured north of Clovis

CNJ staff Three people were transported to Plains Regional Medical Center on Monday after an accident involving a road construction worker. Law officers investigating the accident said they did not know the extent of the injuries. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said John Romero, a New Mexico Department of Transportation road worker, was standing on […]

County roads closed for chip sealing

CNJ staff The Curry County Road Department will continue chip sealing operations in the Shumate Addition to complete a $200,000 project funded by New Mexico Legislative Appropriations, according to a news release. Sealing takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. The county also starts chip sealing from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday […]

Zias earn split at UT-Permian Basin

CNJ Staff ODESSA, Texas — Senior centerfielder Laura Thompson and freshman shortstop Melissa Williams went a combined 6-for-7, and the Eastern New Mexico University softball team rallied from a 2-0 first-inning deficit to claim a 3-2 win Wednesday in the second game of a doubleheader with University of Texas-Permian Basin. The Falcons (11-32) had won […]

Road boss stepping down

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