Engagements — March 6

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Strunk-Cogdill [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Jennifer Strunk, of Halstead, Kan., and Jerred Cogdill, of Clovis, will be married 7 p.m. April 30, 2011, at Ranch House Weddings in Canyon, Texas. A reception will follow. The bride-elect is the daughter of Julie Schrader of Conway Springs, Kan. and Clem Strunk of Colwich, Kan. The prospective groom […]

Jury awards Clovis man $1.9 million in BNSF lawsuit

Freedom New Mexico A Texas jury found BNSF Railway negligent Friday and awarded $1.9 million to a Clovis man for back injuries sustained working for the company. James Phillips’ award came following a four-week trial held in Fort Worth, Texas, in which the 30-year railroad employee made a case that degenerative disc disease in his […]

BNSF train derails south of Socorro

The Associated Press SOCORRO — A Burlington-Northern Santa Fe train, traveling to Belen from El Paso, Texas, derailed around 6:40 a.m. (MDT) just outside of Socorro. Authorities say there are no injuries. About 19 cars have derailed. There was a fuel-oil car that broke during the derailment and officials are concerned about the leak’s proximity […]

Clovis City Commissioners, BNSF reach Hull demolition agreement

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico 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 commission approved the proposal 6-1 during a special meeting Friday, with Sandoval casting the dissenting […]

BNSF Railway earnings

By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico BNSF Railway is doing well even as the national economy is stumbling. The company reported record earnings per share, revenues and operating income for the fourth quarter of 2007, and record annual revenues for five consecutive years despite a soft economy, Matthew K. Rose, BNSF chairman, president and corporate […]

Railroad cars derail at elevators

Freedom New Mexico Five railroad cars carrying grain derailed sometime Sunday morning at Peavey Grain elevators on U.S. 60/84 just west of Clovis. BNSF Railway Director of Public Affairs Joe Faust said there were no injuries and the derailment caused a minimal delay in operations. The grain was headed to the elevators when the derailment […]

Train company helps celebrate centennial

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers It’s been an adventurous month for Leo Delaloye, a chef with 17 years experience from Kansas. He has spent his time cooking in a kitchen zooming by the country at 45 to 65 mph. Delaloye joined BNSF Railway about a month ago to work as a chef in the railway’s […]

Railroad to get upgrade

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By Mike Linn Covered wagons were prevalent in Portales in the early 1900s. So it’s a bit strange that Pat McCarty says she feels like she’s in one every time she crosses the railroad tracks on North Main Street. McCarty, a Portales resident, isn’t the only one complaining. Roosevelt County Commissioner Dennis Lopez said he […]

Officials rail road crossings

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Mike Linn A Roosevelt County commissioner perturbed with slowed efforts to fix two Portales railroad crossings is spearheading a petition to expedite the repair process. Roosevelt County Commissioner Dennis Lopez distributed petitions to the Portales City Council at Tuesday’s meeting seeking assistance on repairs from the New Mexico Department of Transportation and Burlington Northern Santa […]