Shop owners: More car owners squeezing out extra miles

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Ray Dodge of No Hassle Muffler and Auto Service replaces a valve cover gasket Monday on an 1996 Plymouth Neon. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Local auto service and repair shops operators said business is up as vehicle owners opt to repair and maintain their rides rather than spend […]

Oct. 19, 2008 Engagements

Idsinga-Kuchta Dawn Janae Idsinga of Portales, daughter of the late Debbie Idsinga and the late Douglas Idsinga, is engaged to Joshua Shawn Kuchta of Portales, son of John and Olivia Kuchta of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. Nov. 22, 2008, at Faith Family Christian Church. The reception will be held at […]

Feb. 28 – Line up

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Lady Wildcats Cheyenne Avila chats with teammate Sharea Kuchta Tuesday during softball practice at Lady Wildcats field.

cc riders: Motorcross a family affair

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Stephen Cameron, 13, of Amarillo relaxed before his race Saturday at the Mounted Patrol Arena. Cameron participated in the 12- to 16-year-old 85cc class. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers Trailers, RVs, tents and hundreds of motorcycles began covering half of the parking area on Saturday morning at the Curry County Fair. […]

Ex-Wildcat playing through pain

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — A former walk-on, Clovis’ Josh Kuchta has played his way through a painful back injury to become the starting shortstop at Eastern New Mexico University the last two seasons. ENMU coach Phil Clabaugh said Kuchta has been a steadying influence on the team. “Josh Kuchta is good people,” […]

Suddenly hot Hounds finish off Rattlers

By Dave Wagner PORTALES —After surpassing last year’s win total a day earlier, Eastern New Mexico completed a three-game sweep of sixth-ranked St. Mary’s on Sunday with a 12-6 victory at Greyhound Field. The Hounds (14-18) rallied from a 4-0, fourth-inning deficit to win going away behind a 17-hit attack. Eastern started a spring break […]

LCU gets two in ninth to edge Hounds

CNJ STAFF LUBBOCK — Down to their final two outs, the Lubbock Christian Chaparrals pushed over two ninth-inning runs despite hitting only one ball out of the infield to edge Eastern New Mexico University 5-4 in college baseball Tuesday. Sophomore Jesse Garcia-Perez, ENMU’s third pitcher of the day, worked two scoreless innings before running into […]