Clovis boxers advance

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Two boxers who train in Clovis will be making their way to the regional round of this year’s Golden Gloves following Sunday’s state finals at Roy Walker Community Center. Superheavyweight Elijio Sena and Edgar Zubia at 141 pounds won their divisions and helped the Clovis Boxing Club take the overall […]

Something to do on January 5

The Clovis Depot Model Train Museum, located at 221 W. First St., is open noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Call 762-0066 for information.

Local Roundup: Train strikes flatbed trailer

CNJ staff An eastbound train struck a flatbed trailer at the intersection of U.S. 84 and the New Mexico/Texas state line Friday night, police said. Emily Patterson of the Farwell Police Department said the accident occurred at 10:20 p.m. CST. The driver of a commercial pickup truck pulling a 35- to 40-foot trailer carrying heavy […]

Sept. 21, 1941

L.J. Stone and Paul Sellers of Clovis escaped uninjured when a Santa Fe train derailed 100 miles west of Clovis. … The Hotel Clovis coffee shop had 60-cent Sunday dinner specials. … Mrs. E.L. Siemantel, Mrs. Guy Bryan and Mrs. Sam Morgan were announced as Clovis’ best gardeners in the Garden Beautiful contest sponsored by […]

Train town: Railroad drives growth

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BNSF Railway is Curry County’s eighth largest employer with a workforce of about 500 men and women. About 90 to 100 trains roll through Clovis each day, according to railway officials. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The railroad saved Tom Carter. He may have starved. He may have turned […]

March 11, 1950

Mrs. George Cook of Clovis was the Census crew leader for the city. She was scheduled to train in Roswell later in the month, then begin counting residents on April 1. … Mutt & Jeff, Dixie Dugan and Freckles were part of the Clovis News-Journal’s lineup of comics. … The Colonial Club, located at the […]

Boarding the train game

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A group at the Portales Senior Citizens Center enjoys a game of “Mexican Train” on a recent Thursday afternoon. Players are, clockwise from left, Estelle Jones, Billie Reagan, Earl Busby, Ralph Little and Judy Riddle. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A version of dominoes fans say has the ability to tighten […]

News of 1937 highlighted circus, disaster, mayhem

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Seventy years ago, in 1937, the news of the day included a lost man, an air circus, and a train robbery and killing. The news said, “Lost, One Man and One Earthquake.” The Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce received a note from a Cleveland, Tenn., woman, Harriette E. Wells, middle of […]

Sound of silence won’t be heard

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Farwell City Councilors are opposed to creating a quiet zone at railroad crossings in fear the city would be liable for collisions at the crossing. Councilors voted 4-0 this week against the zone, according to Wayne Gruben, a Farwell city councilor and a chief deputy at the Parmer County […]

Priorities not crossing

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A train situation in two towns that straddle Texas and New Mexico is at a standstill, in more ways than one. Texas has set aside funding for an overpass that would save border residents from daily traffic delays caused by trains, but New Mexico hasn’t. The Texas Department of […]