Police identify man killed in Sunday accident

CNJ staff Police have released the identity of man killed in a Sunday motor vehicle accident as 67-year-old Modesto Muniz of Muleshoe. Police have said Muniz was driving westbound on U.S. 60/84 about 4 p.m. when his pickup collided with the back of a tractor trailer that had slowed to turn into the Indian River [...]

Antique tractor parade expo tradition

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Herb Newberry of Portales rides his father’s tractor, fixed up for the antique tractor parade Tuesday at the annual Roosevelt County Ag Expo. Newberry said the tractor was used before his dad bought it in the 50s. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico The antique tractor parade at the Roosevelt [...]

Man accused of drinking, driving lawn tractor maintains innocence

The man accused of drinking and driving a lawn tractor in Melrose says he’s ready to serve 11 days in jail, beginning today. George Rierson, 36, was arrested on Aug. 7 and charged with driving on a revoked license and carrying an open container of alcohol. Despite pleading guilty to the charges, Rierson maintains his [...]

Melrose man driving lawn tractor pleads to fine, jail time

CNJ staff A Melrose man police say was drinking and driving a lawn tractor on city streets has pleaded to jail time and a fine. Monday, George Rierson, 36, agreed to serve 364 days in Curry County jail and pay fines and costs of $167. Police said Rierson will actually serve 11 days in jail [...]

Clovis police: Crash victim airlifted

On 09/30/2009 at approximately 8:42 am this morning, the Clovis Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the area of the 2400 block of Mabry Drive in Clovis in reference to a loaded Semi-Tractor/Trailer truck versus a motor vehicle car crash with injuries. Upon arrival of Officers they found that a female driver had been [...]

Clovis woman killed near Hereford

A 38-year-old Clovis woman was killed early Friday morning in a crash north of Hereford. Tina Howell was killed around 3 a.m. (CDT) when a tractor trailer she was driving crashed into another on Highway 385 about 3 miles outside of Hereford, according to Texas Highway Patrol Communications Operator Carolyn Wakefield. Omar Wharton, the driver [...]

Farwell man dead following tractor accident

By Sharna Johnson A 34-year-old man is dead following a tractor accident near Farwell Thursday, according to Parmer County Sheriff Randy Geries. Jason Crume died from injuries he sustained around 10:30 p.m. (CST) when he fell from a tractor he was driving and was struck by the machine’s rear wheels, Geries said. Crume had been [...]

Train, truck accident causes power outage, reroutes traffic on U.S. 70

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Xcel energy crews work to repair a downed power pole following an accident involving a train and semi that caused power outages in Portales By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A collision between a Southwestern Railroad train and a tractor-trailer Thursday morning forced the closure of U.S. Highway 70 and created power outages across Portales. [...]

Going green

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Patrick Kircher, left, Roosevelt County agriculture extension agent, and Sharon King, executive director of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, hang a sponsor banner on the gate of the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds Friday. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico With rising energy costs, Americans are taking a harder look lately [...]

The farmer takes a tractor …

Maria Cheverez of Clovis reports she’s experienced life in 41 countries, but her most memorable cold-weather story took place in Curry County. “After retiring from the U.S. Army I took on a job as a rural mail carrier,” she wrote in an e-mail. “… Pushing my way through the snow with my red Jeep, I [...]