CATS taking after-school reservations

CNJ staff Clovis Area Transit System will begin taking reservations 7 a.m. Friday for after-school transport for the upcoming school year. All reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Routes will be determined based on reservations placed at each school and available drivers, and extra reservations will be placed on a waiting list. No transportation […]

Officials: Inmate broke out windows of transport vehicle

CNJ staff An inmate who didn’t want to be transferred to state prison is facing felony criminal damage charges after sheriff’s officials say he broke out the windows of a transport vehicle. Around 7:30 a.m. Monday, Michael Padilla became violent and had to be extracted from his cell and restrained after he refused to leave […]

Commission approves $7 million in bonds for wastewater plant

Kevin Wilson The Clovis City Commission approved $7 million in wastewater treatment plant bonds in short order, and support for the Clovis Area Transport Service in slightly longer order, on Thursday evening. The two items drew the longest discussion at the commission’s regular meeting. Other items, with the exception of a filter replacement at the […]

Western Dairy Transport lays off about 75 workers

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Western Dairy Transport’s Portales location let about 75 employees go Wednesday after a contract with Dairy Farmers of America expired. The contract accounted for about two-thirds of the business in the Clovis/Portales area, company President David Shelton said. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Western Dairy Transport in Portales laid […]

Curry County vehicle involved in minor accident

CNJ Staff A detention transport vehicle with the Curry County sheriff’s office was involved in a minor crash Monday in Texico, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Around noon, an officer transporting a prisoner from Parmer County to Curry County was struck by a vehicle that ran a stop sign near the intersection of College Street […]

Feb. 19, 1929

Charles Lindbergh, head of the technical department of the Transcontinental Air Transport Inc. was preparing to fly the company’s route, which included a stop in Clovis. The TAT coast-to-coast plane-train service would begin in July. … About 200 guests were expected for the upcoming Chamber of Commerce banquet to be held at the high school. […]

Driver cited in fatal accident

CNJ Staff The driver of a truck involved in a fatal two-vehicle accident July 24 near Pleasant Hill was cited last week for a moving traffic violation, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Department. John Folsom, 29, failed to yield at a stop sign at the intersection of N.M. 77 and N.M. 108, Curry County […]

June 4, 2006 Anniversaries

Don and Sharon Boydstun of Clovis celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary today at 2409 Williams Ave. The celebration will be hosted by their children, Kevin, Shelli and Wayne, and Wayne’s wife, Stephanie. The couple married on June 4, 1966, in Clovis. In addition to their three children, they have three grandchildren. He is a farmer […]

County grants sheriff purchase of van to transport prisoners

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher is eyeing a new van for transporting prisoners. The van would be purchased in part with about $10,500 from drug assets seized during a joint-drug operation in November that included the sheriff’s office and the Drug Enforcement Agency. Another $17,000 in funds previously allocated […]

Joel Young

Joel Young Date of birth: May 19, 1921 Dates of service: 1943 to 1946 Hometown: Vernon County, Mo. Theater and location of service: European Branch: Army Rank: T3 Staff Sergeant Unit and specialty: Army Transport, USAT Thomas H. Barry; Radio operator Lives in: Clovis Veterans organizations: VFW In his words: Serving in the Army as […]