Potholes plentiful in city

By CNJ Staff Nearly a week after close to a foot of snow fell on Clovis and its roads, motorists are still feeling the impact on their daily commutes. Several potholes have been discovered throughout the city, and officials say they have few options while there is still moisture on the roads. “Right now, until […]

Ice envelops area

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Katelynne Dow, 11, writes her name in the snow and ice with her skateboard on a cold Saturday afternoon. Temperatures in Clovis never climbed out of the 20s on Saturday. Freezing temperatures are expected for today. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Karl Terry and Greg Price: Freedom Newspapers A winter ice storm enveloped Curry […]

Roads clear, snow possible tonight

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers A snow storm that dumped 4 inches of snow in the Clovis/Portales area since Thursday is melting away. However, one road, U.S. 285 between Vaughn and Clines Corner, remained closed on Monday and the area is bracing for more possible snow. “We encourage people to call our toll -free number, […]

Traveling down life’s road Is an adventure

By Curtis K. Shelburne My wife and I rolled into our driveway late last night. Some sleepy cargo rested in the seats behind us—two sons fresh off the last plane that had flown them home from Uganda, jet-lagged and weary, out cold. If you’re tired enough, you can sleep almost anywhere. But Stephan and Josh […]

Bumpy road ahead for Clovis streets

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A large crack stretches across the northbound lane of North Prince Street at the intersection of Llano Estacado Boulevard. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Past the housing units, the businesses and the hospital, West 21st Street turns to dirt. Young rancher Fred Davis lives on that dusty road, and he […]

Candidate profiles: Curry County Commissioner

Frank Blackburn Party: Democrat Candidate for Curry County Commission, District 3 What is your background? I moved to Clovis when I was 4 years old. I lived in Melrose for a year and attended Clovis public dchools. I married Marcella, a lifetime resident of Clovis. We have lived west of Clovis all of our adult […]

1919 dirt road journey covered 639.3 miles

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian You’ll never believe this: a route book from Fort Worth, Texas, to Las Vegas, N.M., by way of Clovis, 639.3 miles of dirt roads in 1919. The route book was published by the Board of City Development of Plainview, Texas, and they called this aforementioned road the F.F.F. Highway. They […]

Letters to the editor: Rural roads deserve county’s attention

After reading the Curry County Commission’s wish list for next year, I wish someone would explain why we would spend $3 million-plus on an events center that has dubious use and ignore the county’s rural roads. I live on County Road Five and even though the road, at some points, is hard panned it is […]

Road safety main factor in snow days

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer It is not often that Mother Nature wreaks havoc — in the form of snow and ice — on eastern New Mexico. But when and if she does, Clovis Municipal Schools will be prepared, according to school officials. Whether or not to bestow its approximate 8,000 students with a […]

Cell phones not sole cause of bad driving

By Tibor Machan: Syndicated Columnist Richard Roy, a state representative of Connecticut, was quoted in the Oct. 1 New York Times as saying, “There’s nothing worse than seeing someone driving down the road, on the phone or shaving or putting on make-up, and there’s a child in the back seat.” With this hyperbole he was […]