Legislative tidbits: Restaurant tax would fund promos

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Press release: Police report two robberies

On Monday, January 11, 2010 between the hours of 5:52 pm and 6:03 pm, the Clovis Police Department was dispatched to the Sonic Restaurant on West 7th Street and Mitchell for the Robbery of a waitress outside the Sonic Restaurant of her money and about 11 minutes later to an attempted Robbery at Foxy’s Drive-in […]

Still no suspects in restaurant fire

CNJ staff Nearly a month since a fire ravaged K-Bob’s Steakhouse, investigators are still working to determine who set the blaze. Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said it has been determined the fire was an arson, but there are no suspects in the case. “They’re looking at a variety of different angles for this fire,” […]

In tribute: Restaurant owner sought to fill need

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Courtesy photo Leal By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Jesse Leal didn’t have a big business plan with hopes of riches and success. Instead, he and his wife, Irma, wanted to fill a need in the community. Jesse Leal, 79, founder of Leal’s Mexican Food Restaurants, died Friday in Clovis after a lengthy illness. He […]

Letters to the editor: CHS athletes credit to community

CHS athletes credit to community I had the privilege of being in a Lovington restaurant on Thursday when the Clovis Wildcat high school cross country team came to dine. I would like to praise each and every one of these young athletes for behaving like fine young ladies and gentlemen. They were extremely polite and […]

Truck hits I HOP

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis police responded to I HOP Restaurant around 3 p.m. after a woman drove her vehicle into the restaurant’s building. Clovis Police officer Roland Kroeger retrieves insurance and general information from Jesus Hita after his wife drove their vehicle into the I HOP Restaurant late Friday afternoon. There were no […]

Rib Crib hosting benefit

Freedom New Mexico Rib Crib Barbecue in Clovis is lending a helping hand to the family of 6-year-old Harley Pena, who is fighting a rare combination of two types of acute leukemia. On Wednesday, the restaurant will donate 15 percent of its profits made from 4-10 p.m. to the Pena family. Manager Tommy Cardonita said […]

Local restaurant hosting record release party

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Courtesy photo Mark Kelley will perform at a Blues Farm Records CD release party Saturday at Kripple Creek Restaurant. Freedom New Mexico Local musician Keeson Bell will perform at a Blues Farm Records CD release party Saturday at Kripple Creek Restaurant. Blues Farm Records country recording artist Mark Kelley is bringing the release party for […]

Family-owned La Hacienda restaurant closing after 33 years

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Freedom New Mexico: Sarah Meyer Owners of the La Hacienda on North Avenue K posted notices on Thursday of the restraurant’s closing after opening more than 30 years ago. Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Today will be the last day of business for a 33-year-old Portales restaurant. The family-owned and operated La Hacienda is closing […]

Police investigating Dairy Queen robbery

CNJ staff Capt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis Police Department said the Dairy Queen restaurant in the 2200 block of Main Street was robbed about 8 p.m. Thursday by two males wearing white Halloween masks and dark clothing. According to Whitney: • witnesses said the suspects had bags wrapped around their hands and claimed to […]

Sept. 21, 2008 Anniversaries

Martin George and Benita Martin of Clovis celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 29, 2008, at the Red Lobster restaurant in Clovis. Their children and grandchildren hosted a celebratory luncheon. The couple was married Aug. 29, 1948, in Hazelton, Kan. They have two children, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is a retired roadmaster […]

No injuries reported in KFC shooting

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Interim police chief Mike Ingram arrives on the scene Wednesday afternoon of a shooting at Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant. CNJ staff Shots were fired, but no injuries were reported during an incident at Clovis’ Kentucky Fried Chicken on Wednesday afternoon. A KFC manager said the shooting occurred near the restaurant’s […]

On the lookout

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Branden Marshall of the New Mexico Environment Department inspects everything at the restaurants he inspects including freezers, coolers, store rooms and bathrooms. Marshal marks notes on what he sees on a clipboard that is always in his hand. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer As Branden Marshall entered La Hacienda […]

Beatlemania hits Tucumcari Thursday

Freedom New Mexico Paul McCartney visited an antique shop and restaurant on Thursday, according to customers and store owners. McCartney and a lady friend visited with Ruth Daniel at her shop, Things, on Route 66. Then he moved on to Del’s Restaurant for lunch, also on Route 66, where he ordered a take-out. According to […]

July 22, 2009 Business Digest

CNJ starts newscasts next week KVII-TV in Amarillo will broadcast a five-minute news and weather segment produced in part by the Clovis News Journal from 7:25 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. The segments start Monday. The newscasts will also be available online at www.cnjonline.com New barbecue restaurant opens Fat Boys & More Barbecue […]

Portales restaurant, salmonella link investigated

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico State health officials are investigating the possibility of a link between six reported cases of salmonella and a Portales restaurant, according to a New Mexico Department of Health press release. All six people ate at La Hacienda Restaurant in Portales prior to becoming ill, according to Dr. Winona Stoltzfus, […]

The week Lefty Frizzell came to Clovis

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist I was up in Cartersville, Ga., recently, eating with my wife and some of our relatives at an old restaurant in historic section of that town. We were the only ones in that cafe eating. As we started eating I heard the song, “Always Late (With Your Kisses)” and that […]

April 1, 2008 Business Digest

Subway gets facelift The Subway Restaurant at 801 E. First St. is closed for remodeling. Work started Saturday and the restaurant will be open again on Thursday, said owner Gary Patel. Willett Construction is installing new seats, new signs and new wallpaper. Thai restaurant opening soon A Thai restaurant will open soon at 221 N. […]

3-14-08 Police Blotter

Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2:30 a.m. Saturday an officer was dispatched to a restaurant in the 4000 block of Mabry Drive for an assault report.

3-11-08 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 3:30 p.m. March 4 an officer responded to a restaurant in the 100 block of East 21st Street for a report of theft.