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 – […]

Fire destroys Portales business

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl TerryPortales Fire Department crews work early Friday morning on a blaze at 2018 South Globe. When firefighters arrived, the shop building, owned by Jack Jennings of Portales, was fully engulfed in flame. By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A fire early Friday morning destroyed a trucking business shop building on South Globe in […]