Commissioners, BNSF reach Hull demolition agreement

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CNJ file photo The Hull Street overpass was closed in July due to safety reasons. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis City Commission approved a $500,000 contract with the BNSF Railway to remove the top structure of the Hull Street overpass despite the strong objections of Commissioner Bobby Sandoval and several citizens. The […]

Clovis firefighters extinguish structure fires

CNJ Staff Firefighters extinguished two structure fires over the weekend, according to Clovis Fire Chief Ray Westerman. Friday night just before midnight, firefighters responded to an unoccupied residence at Grand Avenue and Davis Street. Westerman said the upper level of the two story residence was fully engulfed. Firefighters were on scene for about an hour […]

Assessment suggests replacement of Hull Street overpass

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer City Manager Joe Thomas said Wednesday a preliminary assessment recommends replacing the Hull Street overpass over rebuilding it. Thomas updated members of the Public Works Committee on the Hull Street overpass during its regular Wednesday meeting. Thomas said early cost estimates for replacing the structure range between $7 million […]

Hull Street Overpass temporary closure

The Hull Street Overpass will be closed temporarily in order to undergo a refurbishment of the existing structure. The City of Clovis invited New Mexico State Bridge Engineer Mr. Ray Trujillo to examine the bridge following a report received from BNSF expressing concern about the condition of the overpass.

Structure fire damages Arch business

Freedom New Mexico Firefighters from two Roosevelt County agencies were called to a structure fire in Arch around 3:30 p.m. Friday. The fire, in a loading warehouse at Glen’s Peanuts on the east side of Arch, destroyed commodity peanuts, pallets and other items valued at an estimated $57,500, according to Arch Fire Chief Hugh Frank. […]

Fire fighters battling Grand Ave. blaze

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A Clovis firefighter sprays a burning residence at Grand Avenue and Thornton Street Monday afternoon.

Feb. 12 – Ladies with mustaches

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico seventh-graders Lucia Torres, 13, left, Priscilla Gaytan, 14, middle, and Karen Solis, 13, play with one of the exhibits at the Texico High School science fair Tuesday. The display was about the effects of hair dye on hair structure.

Blaze destroys Portales business

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Freedom New Mexico photo: Karl Terry Firefighters were called to a blaze at Pioneer Woodworkers, east of Portales, around 11 p.m. Thursday. Freedom New Mexico Staff Joe Chandler says he was just 50 feet from his shop when lightning struck Thursday evening sparking a fire. The Portales custom furniture business was destroyed by the blaze […]

Suspect found in AC structure

CNJ Staff A 40-year-old Clovis man is in jail, accused of burglary, after police caught him hiding up inside an old air conditioning structure Monday night, police reports said. Martin Garza is being held on an $11,000 bond, according to jail officials. He is charged with commercial burglary, possession of burglary tools and evading and […]

Structure backbone of business

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Guest columnist When a business is established or expanded, the owner must consider the legal structure. There are three main legal categories for a business structure: sole proprietorship partnership corporation A sole proprietorship is a one-person-owned business that cannot be transferred to another person. A business owner who wants the independence and […]