Officials say voting traffic steady

CNJ staff By mid-afternoon Tuesday, it had already been a busy day for election workers. Curry County Clerk Connie Jo Lyman said her office phones have been ringing non-stop with voter questions and poll workers are reporting continuous traffic. “Every report we’re hearing is that it is very steady, so we may have a good […]

Temporary traffic light in Portales confirmed

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Department of Transportation Friday confirmed plans for a temporary traffic light to be installed at Main and Second in Portales. NMDOT Engineering Support Manager Bob Kurtz said his department is waiting on a special control cabinet, which is due to arrive in Santa Fe on Monday or Tuesday. After […]

Quay traffic stop nets pot cache

Thomas Garcia A Georgia man is in federal custody following a traffic stop resulting in the seizure of 900 pounds of marijuana near Tucumcari. Forrest McLaughlin of Atlanta was arrested by a New Mexico Motor Transportation Police after $1.3 million of marijuana was discovered stacked behind pallets of cantaloupes, said Major Ron Cordova. McLaughlin, 46, […]

Part of 21st Street, Prince Street intersection closing temporarily

CNJ staff The city of Clovis is asking drivers to avoid traveling eastbound on 21st Street from Prince Street between 4 a.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday because of construction. The turning lane for southbound traffic from Prince Street to 21st Street will be closed. This is due to extensive street repairs that will be occurring […]

Traffic delays expected due to National Guard training

CNJ staff Traffic delays are expected next week on U.S. Highway 60/84 between Cannon Air Force Base and Melrose due to New Mexico National Guard training, according to a news release. Training will take place Sunday through Wednesday at Melrose Air Force Range. The release said delays will be expected between 8 a.m. and 11 […]

Tucumcari police chief: Officer followed protocol in alleged cash theft

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A lawsuit filed in Santa Fe claims Tucumcari police stole $47,000 from two Kansas residents during a May 2 traffic stop. Tucumcari police records tell a far different story, claiming $53,140 was seized and handed over to federal officials as part of an investigation related to a possible illegal […]

Individual matters more than integers

Freedom New Mexico Air traffic controllers had better keep an eye out for flying pigs, because Pat Buchanan has come out in support of quotas. The conservative commentator and erstwhile presidential candidate recently weighed in on President Obama’s pick for the U.S. Supreme Court, Solicitor General Elena Kagan. The court currently includes two justices of […]

City leaders concerned Portales street lights safety risk

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Vehicles traveling through the intersection of South Avenue C and West First Street Wednesday in Portales. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis and Portales leaders are concerned traffic lights in Portales may present a safety risk to workers — an issue they plan to take up with the state, […]

Two arrested for drug trafficking

CNJ staff Two Clovis men were arrested Friday for drug trafficking, accused of having almost $10,000 worth of cocaine in their possession. Jesus Dominguez, 21, and Roman Ramos Villareal, 34, are charged with trafficking cocaine, conspiracy to traffic cocaine and possession of paraphernalia. Additionally, Villareal is charged with tampering with evidence and Dominguez with possession […]

Commissioners stand by Prince Street median

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer City Commissioners said Thursday they are standing behind a decision by city engineers to add a median blocking left turns onto Texas Street from Prince even though business owners say it is hurting their traffic. The median has turned what was a prime location into a back of the […]