Clovis man dies in crash

Freedom New Mexico Two people died in separate crashes Friday. In Portales, Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said Albert Gillean, 48, of Clovis died after the motorcycle he was driving crashed into the rear of a vehicle about 6 p.m. at Lime and Austin streets. Berry said Gillean was pronounced dead at Roosevelt General Hospital. The […]

Century-old St. Vrain post office closes

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Courtesy of Bonnie Robinson St. Vrain Post Office has closed after 102 years. Its last day of sales was Tuesday. Freedom New Mexico The 102-year-old St. Vrain Post Office has closed. Bonnie Robinson of Melrose, who ran the post office for the past seven months, said her last day of sales was Tuesday. Customers began […]

County has pleasant names, if not hills

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico If Ceran St. Vrain ever passed through his supposed Curry County namesake, he didn’t know it. St. Vrain, the man, may have spent time in the northern Texas Panhandle where he owned partnership in a business for a while, but his visits to eastern New Mexico are not well […]

St. Vrain robbery shocked many

By Don McAlvy: CNJ Columnist Back when this robbery happened, it was the talk of Curry County. The New Mexico State Police were phoned at their headquarters in Clovis at 5:15 p.m., and all law enforcement agencies in the county were quickly alerted. Three armed robbers, unknown and unidentified at the time of the robbery, […]

Boaz, Linda

Linda Boaz Services: Have been held. Linda Kay Copeland Boaz, 58, of Snyder, Texas, died Sunday, May 22, 2005, at her home. She was born on Feb. 7, 1947, in Clovis, to W.N. and Martha Heffington Copeland. She married Charlie Boaz on Aug. 16, 1968, in Saint Vrain. Family members said she enjoyed quilting and […]

Vehicle struck by train near St. Vrain

CNJ staff A vehicle attempting to cross the railroad tracks just west of St. Vrain was struck by a train shortly before 7:55 a.m. Thursday, according to railroad officials. No one was injured. “There was a car that tried to beat the train, and obviously he didn’t make it through the crossing,” said Lena Kent, […]

Small-town post offices are crucial part of rural communities

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor ST. VRAIN — Across the highway from the train tracks, where the pavement meets a sun-baked dirt road, sits the St. Vrain Post Office. A beacon for a community not even recognized by the United States census, the post office adds character to a town dotted with just a […]

Thompson, Edith

EDITH THOMPSON Services: Have been held. Mrs. Edith Wyatt Thompson, 92, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at Crown of Texas Hospice in Amarillo. She was born on May 2, 1911, in Roscoe, Texas, to Noah W. and Mary Elizabeth Wyatt. In 1927 she moved from Oklahoma to south of Friona, where she attended […]