Bids open soon for new Motor Vehicle Department facility

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Waits at the Clovis Motor Vehicle Department office range from a few minutes to upwards of two and a half hours. Bids for a new facility are being accepted this month. Kevin Wilson Just like the wait at the current Motor Vehicle Department facility in Clovis, the wait for a […]

Candidate profiles: De Baca County

CNJ staff There are three contested De Baca County positions up for grabs in the Nov. 2 general election. The race for magistrate judge in De Baca County is between incumbent Republican Buddy Hall, who has held the office for 16 years, and Democrat Rosalie Joiner. Vying for probate judge are Republican John P. Wooton, […]

Quay traffic stop nets pot cache

Thomas Garcia A Georgia man is in federal custody following a traffic stop resulting in the seizure of 900 pounds of marijuana near Tucumcari. Forrest McLaughlin of Atlanta was arrested by a New Mexico Motor Transportation Police after $1.3 million of marijuana was discovered stacked behind pallets of cantaloupes, said Major Ron Cordova. McLaughlin, 46, […]

Lawsuit calls for MVD to offer voter registration forms

Kevin Wilson A non-profit group is hoping its efforts will drive more people to the voting booth this November and in elections beyond that. The New Mexico Department of Motor Vehicles recently entered a settlement with Project Vote, bringing the state department in compliance with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. The act requires […]

MVD opening late

CNJ staff The New Mexico Motor Vehicle Department office in Clovis opens at 9 a.m. instead of 8 a.m. Thursday to allow for a one-hour staff meeting, according to a spokesperson for the department. Information: 762-3732

Cannon growth cited as reason for MVD Web site

Cannon Connections photo: Sharna Johnson Rick Homans, secretary of Taxation and Revenue, was in Clovis and Portales last week presenting the Motor Vehicle Division’s new website. By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections State officials were in Clovis and Portales last week announcing the launch of a new Motor Vehicle Division Web site designed to streamline services. […]

Press Release: Injured Clovis officer recovering

On Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, at approximately 8:25 AM, the Clovis Police had received a distress call where an officer had been involved in a motor vehicle accident.

Press release: Armed robbery suspects arrested in Amarillo

Amarillo, Texas Police Officers arrested three Clovis residents on Wednesday, September 15, 2009 during a shoplifting investigation at an Amarillo Grocery Store in which the Officers located the stolen Toyota RAV 4 from the Armed Robbery and Motor Vehicle Theft that had occurred in Clovis the night of September 7, 2009. They are currently being […]

New building proposed for Clovis MVD office

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By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The state Motor Vehicle Division is looking for a new place to park in eastern New Mexico. Rick Homans, secretary of Taxation and Revenue, announced Friday the state will be building a new Motor Vehicle Division office in Clovis. He also hinted a new facility may be in the […]

Web portal necessity for MVD

Editor’s note: Freedom New Mexico Publisher Ray Sullivan discussed Web portals in his column in Thursday‘s CNJ. This is Rick Homans’ counterpiece. When an individual comes to the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) to apply for a driver’s license or a vehicle registration, we ask that person to entrust us with a lot of personal and […]

Crash on Hondo street

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo A motor vehicle accident that occured on Hondo Street involved a small child, according to Clovis Police Department Lt. Douglas Ford. The child was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center. The department’s crash team was called to the scene. Police said Friday night they didn’t know the identity or condition […]

Monday crash ends in fatality

This morning on Monday, 08/04/2008 at approximately 6:48 AM officers of the Clovis Police Department and Clovis Fire Department Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to 3400 East Mabry Drive near the Bender Chrysler Auto Dealership on US Highway 60/84 in Clovis in reference to a multiple motor vehicle crash with injuries with a victim driver […]

What’s in your wallet? New driver’s license debuts

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer The Clovis and Portales Motor Vehicle Division offices are now issuing new licenses equipped with 12 security features. The New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division released the new driver’s licenses to protect the public from identity theft. The new license procedure now starts with a […]

Everybody has a snake story

Glenda Price What were your mother’s parting words every time you left the house? Right. “Watch for snakes.” In August, we were told to be extra careful because the rattlers would be shedding their skins, their eyes would be covered for a few days, and since they couldn’t see they would strike at the sounds […]

‘Mrs. Tucumcari’ dies at 91

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Former Tucumcari Mayor Mary Mayfield called her “an icon.” Others knew her as “Mrs. Tucumcari.”’ Margaret “Bettie” Ditto, a Tucumcari leader and city promoter for six decades, died on Saturday at age 91. The cause of death was not immediately known, but friends said her health had been failing […]

Nov. 16 Passing through

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Don Jewell By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Who: Don Jewell Hometown: Pocatello, Idaho Traveling to: Tuscon, Ariz., where he will be delivering a motor home to a dealership there. Thoughts on Clovis: “It’s a nice area. I noticed it’s quite windy here.”

Oct. 6, 1924

Roy Connally of Portales purchased the Clovis Motor Company. … The Kiwanis Club was offering a cash prize for the most courteous clerk in Clovis in honor of courtesy month. … R.H. Crook sold apples for 90 cents per box.

Energy market doesn’t need Congress’ help

By Freedom Newspapers Always in search of a gimmicky way to mass market lousy ideas, some members of Congress have been lining up behind something called the 25 X 25 plan. The plan would set the country on the course of getting 25 percent of its electricity and motor fuels from so-called renewables by 2025. […]

Report: Robberies rise 30 percent

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Violent felony crimes in Clovis dropped by about 10 percent in 2006, according to the Clovis Police Department’s annual report. However, robberies increased almost 30 percent and property crimes by about 17 percent in 2006, the statistics showed. Violent crimes include homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Property crimes […]

March 24, 1931

Pioneer Motor Lines schedule called for those leaving Clovis at 4:30 p.m. to arrive in Fort Worth by 7 a.m. … As fruit trees blossomed and shade trees began to bud, the city prepared for snow. Temperatures in the 60s were expected to drop into the 30s in the next 24 hours. (They did – […]