Beatlemania hits Tucumcari Thursday

Freedom New Mexico Paul McCartney visited an antique shop and restaurant on Thursday, according to customers and store owners. McCartney and a lady friend visited with Ruth Daniel at her shop, Things, on Route 66. Then he moved on to Del’s Restaurant for lunch, also on Route 66, where he ordered a take-out. According to […]

Git a rope

More than 60 teams competed in the Route 66 Festival team roping competition in Tucumcari over the weekend.

Route 66 landmark destroyed

In case you missed it: A fire last month destroyed a historic caf

Consultant recommends city follow fixed-route bus system

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A public transportation consultant told city commissioners Thursday that Clovis Area Transit System is ready for fixed routes. Ream Lazaro said switching to a fixed-route system would save the city money and increase rider options. The city contracted with Lazaro in September to design a fixed-route system for CATS. […]

Transportation vehicles, employees ready to roll

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks City Manager Joe Thomas said the new Clovis Area Transit System facility could serve as a central hub if the transit system established a fixed route bus system. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis Area Transit System will move into its new $2 million facility next month, according to […]

Local Roundup: Water rate decision delayed again

CNJ staff The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission has delayed action again on the New Mexico American Water rate case, voting Thursday to extend the deadline for its decision another week, according to a PRC spokesman. The PRC “indicated at the meeting, following a fairly lengthy discussion, that it would (consider the case) again Tuesday,” […]

Crash witness amazed to find survivors

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Bryan Kos was planting wheat north of Melrose when the sounds of a low-flying helicopter caught his attention late Monday morning. As he watched, the chopper flew past him before crashing into a nearby maize field, he said. Jumping from his tractor and running toward the cloud of dust […]

Letter to the Editor: Gasoline pricing strategy long outdated

I have waited much too long to comment on the price of gasoline, so here goes. The 9/10 cent pricing practice was initiated at a time when a 1/10 cent saving per gallon of motor fuel represented a much larger portion of the total purchase price than is the case today. The industry-wide and unchanging […]

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 […]

12-16 scoreboard

Boys Clovis 94, Moriarty 62 Des Moines 91, Grady 67 Dora 65, Farwell 47 Muleshoe 71, Morton 32 Route 66 Holiday Tournament Tucumcari 69, Elida 61 Floyd 42, Mountainview 32 Fort Sumner 59, Dexter 52 Girls Clovis 81, Coronado 58 Farwell 68, Dora 37 Hobbs 42, Portales 41 Lady Lions Classic Fort Sumner 65, Questa […]