Officials, residents in tune on worst roads

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CNJ staff photo: Tonjia Rolan The state of New Mexico has allocated $2.5 million for upgrades to state highway 60/84 between Prince and Norris streets. Tonjia Rolan Newly elected Clovis Mayor David Lansford said infrastructure improvements, particularly streets and roads in Clovis, will be a major focus for him. In an effort to help the […]

Lansford says he plans to focus on infrastructure

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Mayor-elect David Lansford is interviewed by a television crew from Amarillo Tuesday after winning the race for mayor at Clovis City Hall. Lansford won 2,914 to Brumfield’s 1, 1718. Robin Fornoff Roads and streets across Clovis will take on new priorities. Recreation and other quality of life projects will […]

Water, roads top election issues

Kevin Wilson Clovis’ municipal elections are 30 days away, as of Sunday. Here’s a rundown of five of the top issues candidates have, and will, discuss throughout the next four-plus weeks. There’s plenty of intersection on some of these issues. For example, the growth of Cannon Air Force Base has led to a demand for […]

Roads in need of repair

The roads in Clovis are horrible. I have lived in three states and these roads in Clovis are the worst. They are filled with potholes and are a hazard to drive on. Everywhere I have lived, the roads are watched over 24/7 and are always under construction to maintain the best quality. I was hoping […]

Heavy snow closes roads in New Mexico

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Heavy snow from a winter storm blanketed parts of the West on Friday, stranding motorists throughout New Mexico and delaying holiday travelers trying to fly in and out of Albuquerque and Denver. The snow and high winds struck the region Thursday and forced dozens of drivers off Interstate 40 after […]

Weather delays Texico schools, closes area roads

Here are weather updates this morning for Curry County:

Udall Protects Rural N.M. Roads in Transportation Markup

WASHINGTON – Today the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously reported the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) transportation bill out of committee including three amendments offered by U.S. Senator Tom Udall to protect rural roads in New Mexico. The bipartisan MAP-21 bill will provide funding for surface transportation programs within […]

McGee: Harvester ants possess remarkable work ethic

While riding my bicycle along one of our county roads, I stopped to contemplate a harvester ant colony. I should tell you I’m an admirer of harvester ants. These ants are those big ones that make low, wide ant hills. I like them for their pure work ethic, because they seem to know just what […]

No hypocrisy in using public utilities

I’ve noticed non-libertarians will frequently make the claim that liberty-lovers are hypocritical if they use things that are paid for with taxation. What an odd notion. As long as The State exists, and continues to fund things through coercive taxation, you and I will be paying for a lot of things we didn’t have any […]

Road plan to be posted for review

CNJ staff Curry County will post its five-year road maintenance and construction plan draft at currycounty.org for citizen review and comment. For information regarding the draft, Roads Superintendent Chris Pacheco can be reached at 762-1501.

Blight battle: No simple solution

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Duane Castleberry, a magistrate judge in Clovis, said construction of the Prince Street overpass made his lot at the corner of Mabry and Prince streets ‘ once home to KC Mufflers

Motorists dealing with slick, icy roads

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Madison Howard, 7, of Clovis helps her parents remove snow from their family’s driveway Thursday morning. Madison said that helping to remove the snow is fun and it needs to be cleared out for Santa Claus. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer It just might be a white Christmas 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 […]

County roadwork slated through October

CNJ Staff Curry County will be chip sealing Curry Road H between Curry Roads 13 and 14 and streets in the J.R. Shumate subdivision through the end of October, according to a press release from the county road department. The work zone lies between Curry roads 13 and 14, H and I, Road Superintendent Dennis […]

2008 Running Water Draw Cowboy Symposium schedule

Running Water Draw Cowboy Symposium Corner of County Roads 17 and G behind Ned Houk Park Today 1 p.m. — Pavilion open and wagon judging 1:30 p.m. — Music: Sharon Dictson 2:15 p.m. — Music: Earl Gleason 3 p.m. — Poetry: Dr. Les Morrow 3:45 p.m. — Music: Allie Brooks 4:30 p.m. — Cook’s meeting […]

Meteorologist: Snow not here to stay

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A mingling of two weather systems over eastern New Mexico brought about two to three inches of snow to Curry County Friday night and Saturday morning, according to AccuWeather meteorologist Andrew Ulrich. But Clovis residents can put away their ice scrapers and snow shovels for a while. “It doesn’t […]

Letters to the Editor: Local funds could be better spent

Congratulations Clovis on the new “mobile command center” (“Vehicle gives CPD on-scene capabilities,” Wednesday’s CNJ). We should park it alongside the new snorkel truck for the fire department at the Civic Center and soon at that other white elephant — the “Special Events Center” at the fairgrounds — and we can have our own “Cadillac […]

Letters to the Editor: Academy’s name should honor Gattis

Clovis’ new freshman academy will be called the Clovis High School Freshman Campus. The educator for whom this school was named in 1957 — W.D. “Doc Gattis” — has been somewhat slighted. Perhaps I feel this way because my sister and I attended Gattis during the late 1960s. I had a paper route and the […]

City works to patch potholes

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis Street Superintendent Clint Bunch said his crews have been working into the night and on weekends repairing winter-weather-induced potholes. Already working extra hours to salt, sand and plow roads during recent snowstorms, the overwhelmed crews have faced their latest challenge with the pothole plague, Bunch said. “We’ve been […]

Accidents abound after snow

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Gerald Whitley, head equipment operator for the Clovis Department of Public Works, loads his truck Wednesday with a mixture of sand and salt. He said the department planned to work through the night to salt streets. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By CNJ staff Vehicle accidents overwhelmed responders Wednesday morning, a result of snow-packed roads […]