Bella Vista pinewood derby

On May 13 at 1 p.m., the Arts Academy at Bella Vista hosted the first annual pinebox derby car race. Nine students built one of a kind cars and competed against one another to identify the fastest car at Bella Vista.

Each student spent two months creating, painting and decorating their unique cars.

They raced their cars on a regulation pinebox derby care race track.

The first place winner was Javier Mendoza, second place went to Albert Ortega and third place went to Ti’Aun Jones.

Thomas Apodaca won the ribbon for the most impressive car.

This event was made possible with the assistance and support of several people. James Burns, owner of Burn’s Do-It-Center, Frank Cordova, district executive of the Conquistador Council and Gene Weber, district commissioner of Llano Grande Conquistador Council provided the race track and served as judges for the competition.

Motorcycle Awareness Billboard

A special thank you to the following groups and businesses for their hard work in raising the funds for our Motorcycle Awareness Billboard located on Prince Street: Daniel Platt, safety officer for High Plains HOG Chapter Patriot Riders, High Plains HOG Chapter, Grumpy Old Men, American Legion Riders, GWRRA Chapter C, VFW Post 3280 Riders Group, High Plains Drifters, Blue Knights, Eagle Riders NM01, Faith Riders- Many Businesses: High Plains Harley-Davidson, NGD and Clovis Sign Service, Zia Power Sports and Clovis Cycle and RV Inc. Many public donations including Dr. Katherine Winters, Mr. Platt and Ms. Furrow.

This is safety awareness month and thank you to all involved.