My turn: Accident left 19 dead 39 years ago

One of the worst vehicle accidents in New Mexico history happened 39 years ago this week on a narrow bridge, 10 miles east of Fort Sumner, on U.S. 60-84. Nineteen people, most of them teenagers on a holiday ski vacation from Woodlawn Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, died Dec. 26, 1972. Their bus crashed into [...]

Their view: Bike bridge not example of fiscal responsibility

A recent column by Paul Gessing is president of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation, which promotes limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility.

Collision complicates rancher’s plans ‎

Ron said it was just one of those days. In fact, it was the day before the regular auction in Ft. Pierre, SD. He had sorted off a truckload of cows he needed to get rid of. They were in a rain-soaked pasture down by the road that had no corral. No sweat, he and [...]

Hull Street bridge open to traffic

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Kevin Wilson “First motorcycle,” the crew exclaimed at 10:52 a.m. as a grey-haired main pulled up to Justin Howalt and asked if it was safe to pass. “It looks smooth,” Clovis’ city engineer shouted over the breeze and motorcycle engine’s roar, “so you should be good to go through.” A few minutes later, it was [...]

Senior happenings — Oct. 24

Friendship Senior Center 901 West 13th St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Coffee klatch, ceramics, cards, pinochle; 1-2:30 p.m., Mexican bingo. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Coffee Klatch, ceramics and cards; 3 p.m., Business meeting; 4 p.m., Fun night b-day. Bring a gift and a dish. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Coffee Klatch; 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Bridge [...]

Our People: A bridge to the past

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Kenneth Broad has been an administrator of Vi Petty’s estate since 1985, the year after Norman Petty died. Before retiring, Broad was a minister. He also provides tours at the Norman and Vi Petty Recording Studio. Broad moved to Portales 41 years ago. What do you think about Portales? It’s a fine town. It’s a [...]

Governor to visit Clovis for Hull Street bridge groundbreaking

Prince Street bridge raisies concerns

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer The New Mexico Department of Transportation schedules a regular inspection for the Prince Street bridge over the railroad tracks once every two years. In fact, the last one took place only last month with the overpass getting a status of “not deficient.” Some Clovis citizens aren’t so sure, however. [...]

Game and Fish Department offers reward for poaching information

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Game and Fish Department is offering a $500 reward for information about a deer poaching southwest of Fort Sumner. The carcass of a mule deer was found dumped off the N.M. 20 bridge over Yeso Creek. Officers believe the buck was killed and dumped sometime during the weekend of [...]

March 3, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 18 Golden parachutes: The House Judiciary Committee will consider a measure (HB538) sponsored by Rep. Bill Rehm, R-Albuquerque, that would prohibit state agencies from giving extra money to employees who are terminated for cause or who resign. Under the bill, the state still could buy out an employment contract. During debate [...]