Press release: Udall talks transportation reauthorization

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) today discussed the transportation reauthorization legislation currently before the Senate. The bill includes four Udall provisions including the Research of Alcohol Detection Systems for Stopping Alcohol-related Fatalities Everywhere (ROADS SAFE) act, which would use technology to reduce the number of drunk driving fatalities. Click here for full audio […]

Press release: Bingaman talks transportation bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked about the bill currently before the Senate that funds the country’s highway, transit, and safety programs. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman021312m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman talks about a bill currently before the Senate that funds the […]

Udall Protects Rural N.M. Roads in Transportation Markup

WASHINGTON – Today the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously reported the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) transportation bill out of committee including three amendments offered by U.S. Senator Tom Udall to protect rural roads in New Mexico. The bipartisan MAP-21 bill will provide funding for surface transportation programs within […]

TSA security pat downs going too far

Freedom New Mexico Americans have been upset at the extreme security measures imposed at airports by the Transportation Security Administration. YouTube videos show passenger pat-downs — with touching that appears far too intrusive — have been done on children and a former Miss USA. The latest controversy involves 95-year-old Lena Reppert, suffering from leukemia. June […]

Let airports decide on own safety measures

As we approach the busiest air travel day of the year and the busiest season for flying, airline travel is poised to be fouled up not only by the weather but by the Transportation Security Administration and the inevitable backlash against the TSA’s new intrusive screening mandates. Whatever happens this Thanksgiving week, the government’s approach […]

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, […]

Transportation commission approves red-light camera policy

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Communities with red-light cameras installed on state roads have 60 days to remove them according to a policy passed Thursday by the State Transportation Commission. The commission unanimously voted to approve the policy during a meeting held at the Clovis-Carver Library’s North Annex. The commission was meeting in Clovis […]

Greatwide adding 75 jobs

The Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation (RCCDC) announced today that they are working with Greatwide Logistics Inc. of Dallas, Texas to provide support for their expanding dairy transportation business based at the Portales Industrial Park. Greatwide recently won a countywide milk hauling contract with the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), and is establishing operations at […]

Education digest: Holiday break starts Friday

Holiday break starts Friday Clovis Municipal Schools holiday break begins Friday. Elementary schools dismiss at 11:30 a.m., secondary schools at noon and school offices will close at 2 p.m. All other offices such as the administration office, Student Support Center, maintenance and transportation will close at 2:30 p.m. Classes will resume Jan. 6. The administration […]

Texico railroad crossing closed

This week U.S. 70/84 in Texico will be closed for repairs to a railroad crossing. The New Mexico Transportation Department and BNSF are expecting to work on the crossing from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Friday, according to a press release. Traffic will be detoured to Texas State Route 292.

Growth plan highlights housing, mental health challenges

Freedom New Mexico Housing, mental health services, public transportation, future water availability and recreation are among items in the area that need improvement, according to a growth management plan released Monday. The Regional Growth Management Plan is aimed at evaluating the communities within Curry and Roosevelt counties and their needed responses to growth at Cannon […]

Press release: Chip sealing to begin on N.M. 523 in Curry County

The New Mexico Department of Transportation Chip Sealing Crew will begin chip sealing operations (resurface) work on N.M. 523 starting at mile marker 0 and go to mile marker 8.

Council offering transportation services

Freedom New Mexico The Curry County Wellness Council is offering transportation services for mothers 18 years old or older, their children, the elderly and disabled. The service provides rides Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. to doctors offices, area grocery stores to use WIC checks, pharmacies, Children Youth and Families Department, Social […]

Udall: Projects in bill would spur economic development

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today announced legislative projects included in the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Bill to spur economic development in New Mexico. The projects, which then-Rep. Udall requested for the state through the Appropriations process, include Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Small Business Development: Transportation: North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) Bus Facility […]

Crack sealing to begin on U.S. 60

The New Mexico Department of Transportation will begin crack sealing work on U.S. 60, from mile post 339 to mile post 381, between Ft. Sumner and Clovis.

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N.M. 206 project under way

CNJ staff The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) started reconstruction of N.M. 206 south of Portales on Monday. The $4.5 million project starts at mile marker 67 near Dora and works north to mile marker 82.49 near Portales. The project, handled by James Hamilton Construction of Silver City, consists of roadway rehabilitation, earthwork, traffic […]

Clovis airport receives $637K in funds

CNJ staff Clovis Municipal Airport is among three airports in New Mexico to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to make improvements to their facilities and runways, according to a release from U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. The $637,200 in funds for Clovis will be used to construct a taxiway, which will […]

Couple’s main means of transportation stolen

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Alex Yuen said his bicycle didn’t just take him from home to work, it also gave a sense of freedom. A New York transplant, Yuen, 38, said he has never had the interest to learn how to drive a car. “I just like to ride just to ride, just […]

N.M. to look at bridges after collapse

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Freedom Newspapers: Thomas Garcia A bridge on U.S. 54 near Logan is one of four steel-truss bridges in the state that is tabbed to undergo a comprehensive inspection. Freedom Newspapers LOGAN — A bridge on U.S. 54 near Logan is one of four steel-truss bridges in New Mexico that will undergo a comprehensive inspection, Gov. […]