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 […]

Company beginning water main project

CNJ staff New Mexico American Water has started a $250,000 project to replace what it calls undersized water mains at numerous locations across Clovis. Spokesman Evan Jacobs said work began Wednesday and will continue for several weeks. Jacobs also said the work could cause temporary service interruptions and some minor traffic and parking issues. The […]

Police blotter — Aug. 7

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 5 p.m. July 22 an officer responded to the area of Seventh and Upsilom streets for a report of robbery. The officer made contact with a man pushing an ice cream cart and noted he appeared afraid and anxious, but the […]

Cannon boil water advisory lifted

CNJ staff A boil water advisory that was issued Tuesday for three streets in Joe Cannon Estates military housing near Cannon Air Force Base was lifted late Wednesday. The advisory affected Clarian Loop, Kasserine Place and Juggler Loop and was considered a precaution, said Lt. Stephanie Strine of Cannon Public Affairs. Strine said a water […]

Clovis MainStreet having sidewalk replaced

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Oscar Pinon, a finisher with Nick Griego and Sons, spreads sealer Tuesday on stamped concrete along the west side of Main Street between Fifth and Sixth streets. Liliana Castillo Clovis MainStreet is laying the groundwork for further Main Street renovations by replacing sidewalk along the historic byway. With the help […]

Warrant roundup comes up dry

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Clovis Police officers Dale Rice, left, and Josh Parkin knock on the door of a trailer in the 400 block of Dawn Loop in south Clovis Friday night during a warrant sweep. The resident said he hadn’t seen the woman they were looking for in more than a month. Sharna Johnson A team of four […]

Two hospitalized after six-vehicle crash

CNJ staff report Traffic was snarled in south Clovis Friday afternoon for more than an hour after a pickup truck crashed into six other vehicles. Police said the truck initially hit a curb at Prince and McDonald streets south of the overpass, then crashed into a vehicle on the overpass, another in the intersection at […]

Police blotter — Oct. 10

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 1 a.m. Sept. 24 an officer was on patrol in the area of 21st and Thornton streets when a vehicle passed him with its hazard lights on. The officer followed the vehicle to Plains Regional Medical Center and observed a male […]

Clovis streets unsafe for bicyclists

Clovis streets unsafe for bicyclists As a citizen who prefers to ride a bicycle instead of taking my car everywhere in town, I must make a complaint about Clovis’ profound lack of safe non-motorized vehicle paths. Most of the major roadways are simply impossible for a cyclist. But there are major arterials throughout town that […]

Foreman: Mabry road work temporary fix

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson A resurfacing of Mabry Drive from Prince Street to Norris Street has been finished, and a state crew starts Tuesday on resurfacing from Prince Street to Thornton Street. Maintenance Foreman Lee Marquez said the project is supposed to keep the road together until a more complete project starts 18 months […]

Area bracing for winter storm

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico was bracing for a winter storm that could dump up to seven inches of snow and glaze streets and roads over with sleet. City and county school officials will be keeping an eye on things to see if schools need to be canceled or delayed as […]

9/23 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1 a.m. Sept. 5, an officer responded to the police department in the 300 block of Connely Street for a report of an unconscious subject. A woman said she had found a teen boy unconscious in the area of North and […]

Confusing streets part of area life

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist I’ve heard it said a drunk using a plow pulled by a blind mule on a dark night laid out the streets of Portales. The real story is that after first laying out streets parallel to the railroad, someone decided things instead needed to be squared up according to the […]

Business feature: Reinvesting in downtown

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jimmy Vela of Nick Griego & Sons Construction applies comfill to fresh concrete being poured Friday at the Main and Seventh Street construction site, where four new stores and parking lot are being built. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In about six months, Charles Wade is hoping the empty […]

Police concerned about daytime burglaries

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer A string of daring daylight burglaries means a new police task force for Clovis and a call for public help from law enforcement. The special Clovis Police Department task force hit the streets Monday, following maps showing clusters of burglaries, knocking on doors and talking to neighbors. Capt. Patrick […]

Wholey Cow Deli closes

CNJ staff The Wholey Cow Deli has closed. The sandwich shop at Sixth and Pile streets has “For Rent” and “For Sale” signs on the window, and a note on the door indicating it closed Saturday. The shop opened in 2004 and was a popular downtown lunch location. The restaurant’s ownership transferred from Barbara George, […]

Commission tables procession request

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Sean Ferreira had a vision of honoring God with a procession down Main and Mitchell streets on a Friday evening in August. Clovis City Commissioners had visions of restricted emergency access, traffic inconvenience and noise complaints in the city’s residential areas. They tabled Ferreira’s request until Aug. 6. The […]

Streets closed for median work

CNJ Staff The Curry County Road Department has scheduled median beautification work 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. today to Saturday for the median on U.S. 60/84 close to the intersection with Wheaton Street, according to a county news release.The two inside lanes will be closed for the rest of the week, and motorists are asked […]

Iranians seeking justice in streets inspires hope

Freedom New Mexico It is almost impossible not to be inspired and inspirited by the sight of brave protesters in Iran filling the streets of Tehran with their strategically silent pleas to have their votes counted and their dignity respected by the cruel regime that rules that beleaguered country. They represent a voice for something […]