Median placed near Texas Street

CNJ staff A concrete median has been placed in front of Texas Street along North Prince Street through Tuesday. Barricades will remain in place through Saturday. The entrance on Texas Street will become a right-in/right-out to minimize traffic buildup. Northbound traffic is asked to use Arizona Street or the signal located at the intersection Colonial […]

Storm snarls traffic, closes schools in N.M.

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Man sentenced for drug smuggling

CNJ staff A 35-year-old Clovis man was sentenced to four years in prison for having a woman sneak drugs into the jail. Paul Apodaca was convicted Friday of conspiracy to traffic narcotics into the Curry County Adult Detention Center, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. In October 2008, a detention officer […]

Traffic crashes up 20 percent, but injuries, fatalities down

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Traffic crashes have jumped almost 20 percent in Clovis this year but the number of injuries from those crashes has dropped and crash-related fatalities are down. At the heart of the crashes lie traffic infractions, such as following too close, failing to yield and failing to stop at stoplights, […]

Portales Main Street switching to two-way traffic

Freedom New Mexico Beginning Wednesday, Main Street between First and Second streets in downtown Portales will be converted to a two-way street from its current one-way traffic configuration. In partnership with the New Mexico Department of Transportation, the city will configure the new signals for two-way traffic flow. The project also includes rebuilding the signal […]

County officials working to secure sole courthouse entrance

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In about a month, Curry County officials are hoping to have all but one entrance to the courthouse closed in the interest of improving security. County Manager Lance Pyle said the target date for the change is Sept. 21. August 18 the county commission voted to reduce courthouse traffic […]

Former Melrose chief cleared in traffic case

CNJ staff Former Melrose Police Chief Jennifer Dreiling was found not guilty Friday for a citation she received in March when she crashed her patrol unit. Dreiling was charged with improper turning after police said she cut across traffic to follow a motorist she had stopped. She was struck by a car when she entered […]

Texas dream becomes reality

By Anita Tedaldi I felt like a child on a sugar high as I sat in rush hour traffic on I-635 in Dallas, laughing inside my mini-van and telling my children how great it was to actually experience the Metroplex traffic first hand. They weren’t too impressed, and asked, “Is there a road with fewer […]

Commission votes to hold public hearing on proposed county road closure

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The Curry County Commission is expected to vote today to close Curry Road R out of consideration of concerns from Cannon Air Force Base. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Closing Curry Road R for the benefit of Cannon Air Force Base is meeting little resistance. But where the traffic […]

Three injured north of Clovis

CNJ staff Three people were transported to Plains Regional Medical Center on Monday after an accident involving a road construction worker. Law officers investigating the accident said they did not know the extent of the injuries. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said John Romero, a New Mexico Department of Transportation road worker, was standing on […]

West Clovis traffic moving again after eight-hour snare

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Truck driver Cody White of Amarillo, center helps unload cattle from his overturned truck at the junction of Seventh Street and Grand Avenue Friday morning. CNJ staff West Grand Avenue and Seventh Streets were reopened around 11 a.m. after the early morning rollover of

Traffic changes frustrate residents

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer George Baker told the city it’s not worth risking his children to educate Clovis drivers. Baker lives on Yucca Avenue, a few blocks away from the intersection of Plains Avenue and Main Street. The intersection of Plains and Main, traditionally a four-way stop, is currently a two-way stop. The […]

Traffic signal changes at Seventh and Pile streets

CNJ staff The city’s Public Works Department has placed stop signs at Seventh and Pile streets for north and southbound traffic and has placed the signal into a flash mode. “The signal is over 50 years old,” Public Works Director Clint Bunch said, “and the traffic department is no longer able to repair it due […]

Residents voice discomfort with traffic sign removal

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Some residents are hoping the trial period for traffic sign changes on Plains Avenue and Main Street will go no further. Jessie Ellison, who has lived at her house on Plains since 1954, said she doesn’t understand the reasoning for the removal of stop signs at the intersection of […]

Resident to present traffic stop proposal Tuesday

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis resident Nancy Gallagher wishes to turn the intersection of Main and Manana streets into a four-way stop to ease traffic. Gallagher will present the proposal Tuesday during a city traffic committee meeting. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis resident Nancy Gallagher said she is tired of getting stuck […]

Traffic possibly diverted due to overpass work

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Hull Street overpass traffic could be diverted on Tuesday when Department of Transportation and Public Works workers begin a project to remove damaged concrete beneath the overpass. After Wednesday’s Public Works Committee meeting, Interim Public Works Director Clint Bunch said the concrete on the underside of the bridge is […]

State police investigating toddler death

State police said a 20-month-old boy was killed Wednesday evening in the 2300 block of South Prince Street after being hit by a vehicle. State police spokesman Lt. Rick Anglada said a vehicle was backing out of the driveway when it ran over the child. Anglada said the child died at Plains Regional Medical Center. […]

April 20, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Intersection yield sign problematic

Aviation board discusses safety measures

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Civil Aviation Board discussed during its monthly meeting Tuesday a proposal aimed at safer traffic measures at Clovis Municipal Airport through stricter access to airspace. The proposal would call for an air traffic controller and limit access to the airport’s airspace — a five-mile radius around the airport […]

Proposal would stop cars from left turns off Commerce

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Vehicles turn left from Commerce Street onto Prince Street Wednesday afternoon. A proposal would extend a median to stop cross traffic from Commerce. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A discussion about repairing the traffic lights at 21st and Prince streets turned into a debate on possible solutions to traffic […]