Birthdays —

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Miller Bowlers at Cannon Air Force Base Bowing Alley celebrated Beverly Miller’s 77th birthday on Oct. 6 with a cake, which was really good.

Police blotter — July 17

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 5 a.m. July 5 an officer responded to the 200 block of Axtell Street for a report of vicious dogs. A woman said she and her husband were attacked by two dogs while they were in their yard, but her husband […]

Mainline Bowl up for sale

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Phillip and Alice Wood of Clovis are selling Mainline Bowl in order to retire after owning the business for 15 years. CNJ staff The owners of Mainline Bowl are hoping to strike a deal and move on to retirement. The bowling alley is for sale for $1.5 million, according to […]

Ticket feature: Alley Cats stopping in Clovis

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Courtesy photo The Alley Cats’ album, “Cruisin’” won a Contemporary A Capella Recording Award for Best Doo-Wop Song with Tears on My Pillow. Freedom New Mexico The Alley Cats will be performing favorites from the fifties and sixties during their stop in Clovis Saturday. The Alley Cats are part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts […]

Clovis boy is hit-and-run victim

CNJ staff Police are investigating a hit-and-run Wednesday that left a Clovis boy with a broken leg. It happened in the alley behind the 100 block of Sandpiper around 5 p.m. An 11-year-old boy was hit by a vehicle that left the scene, records show. Audra Childers, 13, said she was among a group of […]

Police: Tucumcari man assaulted, robbed for $5

Freedom New Mexico An elderly Tucumcari man is hospitalized in fair condition after he was beaten and kicked in the head for $5, police said. Joe Sandoval, 76, was taken to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital for treatment following the attack Sunday, according to Quay County Magistrate Court documents. According to court records: Bobby Vandiver, […]

Alley Cats to perform holiday music

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Courtesy photo The Alley Cats, a doo-wop group, will perform a holiday concert Wednesday in Clovis. Freedom New Mexico Doo-wop group The Alley Cats will perform in Clovis on Wednesday at Marshall Auditorium in a holiday performance for the family. The show will feature classic holiday songs and melodies. The Alley Cats have shared the […]

Bowling alley expected to reopen in December

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Mainline Bowl owner Phil Wood sits Monday in the rubble of his business five months into reconstruction after the March tornado destroyed the building. View a video of Wood talking about the bowling alley at cnjonline.com. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Mainline Bowl owner Phil Wood walked through a […]

Tornado tales: Bowling alley source of refuge

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer About 15 people huddled inside or near the locker room of Mainline Bowl on Friday night as the tornado roared by, according to employee Steve Foisie. The group included three employees and mostly children who were there to bowl. “The kids were crying,” Foisie said. Foisie heard a loud […]

Feb. 25, 1942

Federal officials, concerned about supplies for soldiers during war time, announced Curry County residents would be eligible to buy 17 new cars during March, April and May. The state was allowed 320 new cars during the three months. … A daily 11 a.m. whistle marked “the minute for prayer and meditation” in Clovis. … Joe […]

Jan. 2, 1940

Collins’ Sanitary Dairy encouraged area youngsters to “get their Vitamin D three times daily.” The phone number to call for pasteurized milk was 416. … Piggly Wiggly was advertising 12 pounds of flour for 42 cents, or 48 pounds for $1.35. … Newspaper comics featured Alley Oop, Red Ryder, Popeye, Little Orphan Annie and Out […]

Cops and courts: Woman spies flying car in her back yard

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis woman called police Saturday when she saw a vehicle in the air above her backyard fence, according to police reports. Victoria Byrd said she looked through the window when she heard a crash in the alley behind her home, and saw the nose of a white car […]

3/26 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: On Thursday morning, officers were called to a residence in the 2000 block of Jonquil Park in response to a report of a burglarized vehicle. They met with the owner who said the vehicle’s plastic cover was cut and several items were […]

Becoming An Honorary Fireball

Andrew Alley, son of 522nd Fighter Squadron pilot Maj. Matthew Alley, receives a flight suit from 1st Lt. Ryan Wartman in the beginning of his “Pilot for a Day” tour. Ms. Janet Taylor-Birkey Amid wiggles and giggles, Cannon Air Force Base welcomed its newest, and youngest, “pilot” Friday Feb. 24. Andrew Alley, 6-year-old son of […]

Motorcyclist collides with street sweeper

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Clovis Police Detective James Lara takes a look at the motorcycle at the scene of a crash between a motorcycle and a city street sweeper Thursday near the intersection of Remuda and Wrangler Way. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A motorcyclist was in serious condition late Thursday night after the […]

Injured woman identified

CNJ staff A woman found injured in a Clovis alley on Oct. 7 has been identified, police said on Wednesday. Police said the woman’s family has been notified and police do not believe she was the victim of any crime. When she was found lying in an alley in the 3100 block of Ross Street, […]

Sexual assault reports released

Freedom Newspapers Editor’s note: This story contains content about a sexual assault that some may find offensive. PORTALES — Portales police on Tuesday released incident reports pertaining to a sexual assault case that may have led to the distribution of fliers warning of a rapist around the campus of Eastern New Mexico University. According to the […]

10/21 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. just being there part one boss i ran into dewey duck the other day you remember dewey he wanted to be a business duck start a cracker factory and make his first million before […]

Amos 4/29

By Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. a nightmare trauma boss you should never eat day-old pizza slices leftover from a church youth party it creates strange visions – and not those of the biblical sort last night i […]

Letters to the Editor: Trash collectors targeted for critcism

I don’t know how hard it is to be a refuse collector/driver. I imagine driving a truck that picks up the dumpsters is easy, picking up the green dumpsters and dumping them in the truck is hard, as well as doing the alley cleanup. As a consumer, I get tired of waiting a month or […]