Auto industry doesn’t deserve federal bailout

Freedom New Mexico U.S. automakers have been running on empty for years. Now they want American taxpayers to fill up their tank. Detroit’s Big Three — General Motors, Ford and Chrysler — are seeking a slice of the $700 billion federal bailout pie to help them meet payroll and fund pension obligations. And they have […]

Auto enthusiasts gather for show

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Adrian Martinez, 4, calls his father’s 1964 Chevy Impala Super Sport his car. Tech Sgt. Francisco Martinez said he’s worked and lived in low riders since he was his son’s age. By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections Staff Sgt. Adam Platt said his 2004 Ford Mustang GT parked in between two […]

Business feature: Closing up shop

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Jack Lapp, owner of JL’s Automotive Service, said he has worked more than 12,000 work orders since setting up shop 29 years ago. On Oct. 1, Lapp is retiring from the mechanic trade and closing his shop. Jack Lapp said one reason he is closing his auto repair shop after […]

Sept. 19, 2008 Cannon Community

Cannon auto show — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday. The 2008 Cannon Thunder Auto show will be at held at Doc Stewart Park. This free event is open to the public. For registration information contact the Community Center at 784-6381. Skate park closed — The skate park located in Doc Stewart Park is off […]

Cannon hosting auto show

Freedom New Mexico Registration for Cannon Air Force Base’s 2008 Cannon Thunder Auto Show on Saturday is open to the public, according to Yolanda Romero, 27th Special Operations Services Squadron’s director of marketing. The car show is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Doc Stewart Park. For more information on how to register, […]

Cannon hosting auto show

CNJ staff Registration for Cannon Air Force Base’s 2008 Cannon Thunder Auto Show on Saturday is open to the public, according to Yolanda Romero, 27th Special Operations Services Squadron’s director of marketing. The car show is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Doc Stewart Park. For more information on how to register, contact […]

Youth suspected in auto burglaries

CNJ staff Three Clovis teenagers are suspects in what Clovis police call a series of auto burglaries. According to a release from the department, there had been a rash of auto and home burglaries in the northeast area of Clovis before an officer came across a suspect vehicle with expired tags. During field interviews with […]

Three arrested for robbery

CNJ staff Three Clovis men were arrested Monday for robbing a 17-year-old boy, according to police reports. About 4:30 p.m. Monday, the victim told police he had just walked out of an auto parts store on north Prince Street when he was approached by two men who asked him what time it was, then demanded […]

Jan. 2008 Business Licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in January: • Stadelman and Son Carpentry Type: Carpenter Owner: Lisa Stadelman Location: 3908 Weston St. • Jack’s Plumbing Type: Plumbing Owner: Jack Clewis Location: 728 FM 292 • The Canine Coach Type: In-home pet care Owner: Jennifer Moretta Location: 3605 Palmer Ct. • […]

Business Digest: Auto glass store owner honored

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Gene Porter, owner of the Glass Doctor of Clovis, received the 2006 Top Gun designation from the franchise during its annual conference, according to a company news release. The Top Gun designation is given to the top 10 percent of Glass Doctor franchisees who achieve certain sales, operations and […]

Auto parts business back, in bigger store

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Ronnie Marez of Clovis holds a wall steady Monday at the construction site for the Checker Auto Parts store on North Prince Street. According to Marez, of Allstate Mechanical, the store should open in July. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Checker Auto Parts is returning to Clovis with a […]

March 2007 Business Licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in March: Johnson Controls Inc. Type: Heating/Air Conditioning Owner: Charles Steele Location: 8316 Washington St., Albuquerque Llano Enterprises Inc. Type: Farm Supplies Owner: Robert and Regina Dart Location: 305 N. Connelly St. Auto Tech Type: Auto Parts Owner: Justin Weese Location: 504 E. Second […]

Tornado leaves body of work

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Auto body repairman Adam Gleaton of Bender Auto Repair works on a truck damaged by hail during the tornado in Clovis two weeks ago. Gleaton said the shop has been staying busy since the storm. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Auto body shops have been busy repairing vehicles battered […]

Rugged roads mark early auto trips

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Shortly after coming to Clovis in 1908, according to a story told many times, Charley Dennis secured some iron stakes from the Santa Fe Railroad, and with Jack Pritchett as his automobile driver, logged the first road from Texico to Albuquerque. Charley didn’t give any details about that trip to […]

Woman dies from auto accident injuries

Freedom Newspapers A 47-year-old Portales resident died Thursday in a Lubbock hospital a day after being injured in an auto accident in Littlefield, according to a news release from Eastern New Mexico University Information Services. Kimberly Lutnesky, 47, was the wife of ENMU professor Marv Lutnesky, according to the ENMU release. Lutnesky was attempting to […]

5/16 Business licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in April: • Bounce About Rentals Type: Amusement Owner: Harry Smith Location: 1437 CRH • Advanced Environmental Solutions Type: Building Construction Owner: Robert Chavez Location: 2318 Roldan Dr. • A-1 Super Plumber’s LLC. Type: Plumbing Owner: Manuel Guevara Location: 9 Buffalo Rd. • DNA […]

Car dealership owner wins back legal fees

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A U.S. district court has ruled in favor of a car dealership owner in court action related to a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The ruling allows the car dealer to recoup some or possibly all of his $185,000 in legal expenses. Alva Carter, owner […]

9/3 Local Roundup

Local’s death still under investigation The death of J. C. Tucker remains under investigation, Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher said Friday. Tucker, 67, was found dead in his office at Tucker Auto Sales two years ago Sunday. Police said he was shot three times, his left-front pocket empty of the cash he always carried. The […]

Video game industry should be shamed

By Mona Charen: Syndicated Columnist If you don’t have children in the house, you may not know about the latest contribution the video gaming industry has made to our society. My 11-year-old son keeps me apprised. The best-selling video game in the United States last year (5.2 million copies) was a piece of work called […]

Greathouse, Spencer

Spencer Greathouse Services: Have been held. Mr. Spencer Dwayne Greathouse, 62, of Hereford died Wednesday, July 6, 2005, at home. He was born Aug. 14, 1942, in Clovis to Spencer S. and Pauline (Kirby) Greathouse. He worked at Hereford Auto Parts for many years, was a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of the Elk’s […]