No injuries in school bus accident

CNJ staff A Clovis school bus was involved in an accident with no injuries on Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Fourth and Sycamore streets. Corey Adair, manager of Adair Transportation, which provides bus service for Clovis Municipal Schools, said no children were on the bus. Adair said a passenger vehicle was heading west on […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Gaming, job info and a magic bus

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Video game

Clovis softball coach saves truck driver

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File photo The Clovis High School Lady Wildcats softball coach Brandi Thomas said she didn’t think her assistance was a “big deal,” just an automatic response to an emergency situation. Russell Anglin The Clovis High School Lady Wildcats softball team made an unexpected stop on their bus trip to Farmington Thursday. Coach Brandi Thomas stopped […]

Political field trip festers frustration

All right, gang, nice trip up from Clovis. Appreciate your good behavior. When you exit the bus, gather together and wait for the other buses to unload. Then we’ll head over to the Roundhouse Rotunda to talk about our visit to the Legislature today.” (Oh, brother. These kids are driving me nuts.) “OK. Everybody here? […]

Christmas at zoo ride leaves at 6 p.m.

Christmas at the Zoo Bus rides to view holiday yard of the month properties will leave the Clovis Municipal Zoo at 6 p.m. tonight.

Task force discusses fixed bus route proposal

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Angela Harvey of Clovis drives a CATS bus down 5th street Thursday after picking up a passenger. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Loretta Fogerson said her day care’s summer program could be a casualty of a fixed bus route system the city’s public transportation provider is proposing. The proposal […]

Commissioners will consider fixed bus routes

Clovis city commissioners will consider approving a proposed fixed bus route system in tonight’s city commission meeting. Also up for consideration in tonight’s meeting is the decision to establish a transportation task force that will work to implement the proposal, according to Clovis Area Transit System Director Mary Lou Kemp. Introduced to commissioners in January, […]

Country youngsters fill time during ride to school

Youngsters who live in or near town often ride a bus to school. Country kids sometimes feel the school bus is their second home because they spend so much time on it. We made bus time fun. In our part of the world fall was pi

Denish touring state

Lt. Gov. Diane Denish is touring New Mexico this week, answering questions from constituents inside a Department of Tourism bus. A news release from her office reports she’ll be traveling more than 500 miles, visiting eight towns in three days. “I’m looking forward to meeting as many people as possible” said Denish in the news […]

Denish visiting eastern New Mexico

CNJ staff Lt. Gov. Dianne Denish will be making several stops in the eastern New Mexico this week as part of a three-day bus tour of the state. Denish and her staff will meet individually with community members who have concerns, requests or comments, according to a press release from Denish’s office. Here is the […]

Clovis Area Transit System sees increase in riders

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Edie Valdez of Clovis gets off the CATS bus in front of her home Thursday on Axtell Street. Valdez said she takes the bus once a week to the hospital for volunteer work. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis Area Transit System Director Mary Lou Kemp said bus ridership […]

Study suggests fixed bus routes

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A feasibility report recommends the city’s public transportation provider switch to a fixed bus route system because it would reduce operating expenses, expand service and accommodate growth. The report by a Scottsdale, Ariz.,-based mass transit consulting firm recommends the Clovis Area Transit System implement three bus routes snaking through […]

Martin Luther King Jr. poster, essay contest first place winners

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Jailen J. Gallegos-Pollard, First place, Highland Elementary High School First place Aarti Attreya Clovis High School 11th grade The Display of Value Throughout history, many great souls have worked for the progression of humankind. Among them was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through his relentless, yet peaceful, efforts, he helped to achieve equality amongst all […]

Bus brings residents relief from prescription costs

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Frances Apodaca of Clovis attended Wednesday’s “Help is Here Express” national bus tour at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The program helps low-income residents pay for prescription drugs. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Having suffered a heart attack, Frances Apodaca depends on three prescription drugs to remain healthy. The 49-year-old […]

Medical bus on way

CNJ Staff Twenty-one percent of New Mexicans are without health insurance, according to the Web site www.statehealthfacts.org. But, help is on the way. The “Help is Here Express,” a national bus tour sponsored by America’s pharmaceutical research companies that helps low-income people find programs that provide prescription medicines for free or nearly free, will be […]

Central Christian preacher settling in

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Bill and Karen Banks moved from Oregon so Bill could become pastor of the Central Christian Church. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Bill Banks is a mail-order preacher. Or at least that’s the tongue-in-cheek story he tells about how he came to be the new pastor of Central Christian Church. […]

Hero welcomed home

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Navy Seaman Apprentice John Martinez, right, was welcomed home Friday by family and friends to spend the holidays. (Freedom Newspapers: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A Clovis family gave their hero the homecoming of a king Friday. Eighteen people spread across a corner by the Greyhound bus station in Clovis, sang carols […]

Schools observe bus safety week

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Wheels on buses will go round and round, all the way through National School Bus Safety Week. But employees of a local transportation company hope this week will be much more than a reminder of that old tune. Adair Inc. — which has provided bus service to Clovis Schools […]

Officials say dogs, schools bad mixture

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Concerns that a child could be bitten, injured or exposed is the reason behind a zero tolerance policy for wandering dogs at bus stops and school grounds, according to city officials. With the onset of the school year, animal control officers plan to routinely patrol school grounds for loose […]

Wildcat Relays field loaded

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Clovis sophomore Manuel Robles stretches before practice on Wednesday. Robles is the favorite in the triple jump today in the Wildcat Relays (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer When thinking about home-field advantage, one might think of basketball, then football, then maybe baseball. Track and field usually isn’t in the […]