Man gets 10 years for robbing pizza employee

CNJ staff A Clovis man was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years imprisonment for the 2009 robbery of a Papa Murphy’s Pizza employee. Michael Olivas, 23, pled guilty to armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and vehicle theft, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. On Sept. 16, 2009, a Papa Murphy’s […]

Clovis restaurant to change hands

CNJ staff The ownership of the Papa Murphy’s Take and Bake Pizza store in Portales has entered into an agreement to purchase the Clovis store, which has been closed since the holiday season. Oma Creighton, co-owner of the Portales location, said the goal is to re-open the location on Prince Street in early March. “It’s […]

Rock groups hit Albuquerque

Freedom New Mexico Crue Fest 2008, the first of what is planned to become an annual festival, will be in Albuquerque on July 26 as part of a tour of the United States and Canada this summer. Besides Motley Cruce, the tour features Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Sixx: A.M., and Trapt. “We are so excited not […]

Delivery man stabbed, robbed

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man was stabbed multiple times and robbed Saturday while delivering pizza, according to Clovis police. Guido Fernandez, 20, an employee of Papa John’s Pizza, was stabbed at least five times around 10:30 p.m. after he delivered pizza on Gidding Street, according to a police report of the […]

James “Papa” Vallejo

James “Papa” Vallejo, 37, of Portales, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, in Portales. He was born Aug. 29, 1968, in Fostoria, Ohio, to Evangelina and Eugene Vallejo. He grew up and attended school in Portales. He worked as a bricklayer with his brother-in-law for the past two years. Family members said he enjoyed watching old […]

Beauty of Voice: Communication comes in many flavors

Ryn Gargulinski There’s nothing as pleasing to the ear as a baby’s first words (unless, of course, it’s the sound of coffee being brewed). Some children murmur “mama,” others “papa.” My first words were “hot dog.” Our eight-week old puppy Lulu found the joy of her voice just the other morning. Yes, Lulu learned to […]