Weather slows overpass progress

CNJ staff Recent winter weather has slowed progress of the replacement of the Hull Street Overpass. City Engineer Justin Howalt said the target date for the overpass is now November. Howalt said the plan this week is to work on drilling for the bridge’s foundation. The step involves drilling 70-foot holes, and filling them with […]

Police: Man charged after attempting to hide drugs under overpass

CNJ staff An El Paso, Texas man was charged with felony drug distribution Friday after New Mexico State Police say he tried to stash more than 200 pounds of marijuana under an overpass on Interstate 40 near Tucumcari. State police said Henry Alan Lowe, 40, lost control of his car and slammed into a snow-covered […]

Hull overpass named one of top priorities for city

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Raymundo Garcia of Plains Masonry in Clovis saws a brick Friday for the masonry work on a home under construction in the Raintree subdivision in northeast Clovis. Getting affordable housing is among the top five priorities for Clovis this year, City Manager Joe Thomas has said. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom […]

Letter to the Editor: Hull Overpass repair long overdue

Hull Overpass repair long overdue How ridiculous can our government get? In Tuesday’s Clovis News Journal, 16 people were shown participating in the groundbreaking for the Hull Street overpass. Our question to the state government is this: Why was it necessary to even have a groundbreaking? This overpass was built decades ago with taxpayer dollars […]

No need to RSVP for overpass groundbreaking

CNJ staff There is no need to RSVP for Monday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the north side of the Hull Street Overpass, said Claire Burroughs, assistant city clerk, on Thursday. The ceremony is set for 10:30 a.m., and originally city officials asked people to RSVP for the opening.

Officials holding groundbreaking

CNJ staff The City of Clovis is holding a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for the Hull Street Overpass. The ceremony is 10:30 a.m. on the north side of the overpass site, closed since June 2008. RSVP to the city manager’s office by Friday at 769-7828.

Commission requests overpass be named for fallen soldier

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File photo The Curry County Commission is asking the state to name the 467 overpass in honor of Leroy “J.R.” Segura, a Clovis soldier killed in Iraq in 2006. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Commission will petition the state name the State Road 467 overpass near Cannon Air Force Base after […]

City approves bid for Hull Street overpass

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis City Commission spent a little time Thursday discussing city crime rates, and almost none discussing the Hull Street Overpass. After more than 16 months without the structure, and a bid $2.5 million less than expected, commissioners approved work with Hamon Contractors of Denver with no discussion after […]

Businesses feel pinch after loss of overpass

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Tommy Gonzales, a shop technician with Tijerina Trucking in Clovis, does some work on a semi Wednesday afternoon. Gonzales said it’s been a struggle getting to work and getting auto parts for the job since the Hull Street overpass was closed last year. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With […]

City seeking Hull Street bids

By CNJ Staff The city began soliciting bids Sunday for construction of the Hull Street Overpass. The overpass was closed in July 2008 after an engineer’s report cited structural safety issues. The New Mexico State Transportation Improvement Program granted the city a $6.5 million allowance this month to help complete construction. City Manager Joe Thomas […]