Wednesday morning briefing: Rodeo time, Allsup’s origins and Star Wars opens

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Ride ‘em cowboy The second annual Curry County Ranch Rodeo starts 1 p.m. Friday at Curry County Events Center and continues through the weekend. Information: 935-7000. Library hours The Dora School Library is scheduled to be open during the summer on Tuesdays from 10 […]

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Allsup’s plans official opening Monday The upgraded Allsup’s store at 21st and Prince Streets was set to officially open Monday, a representative for the store said. “We’re going to shoot for 6 a.m.,” said Steve Munoz, area supervisor for the chain. However, Saturday saw plenty of traffic at the location, and a clerk who answered […]

‘Clovis Sound’ traveling to Carlsbad

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File photo Tommy Allsup will perform in a Jan. 8 concert in Carlsbad to bring the “Clovis Sound” to the area. CNJ staff The Clovis sound is going to Carlsbad. The Carlsbad Museum and Arts Center is hosting a look back at the Norman Petty recording studios in Clovis, and the era of music made […]

New Allsup’s store to open March 1

CNJ staff An Allsup’s spokesman said Tuesday that a new store being built at 21st and Prince streets should open for business March 1. “The store at 21st and Prince is a busy store and we’ve outgrown the space we have,” owner Lonnie Allsup said in a press release. “So, to better serve our customers, […]

Press release: Witnesses apprehend robbery suspect

A local woman was robbed of a money bag containing an undisclosed amount of money at a Clovis Allsup’s Convenience Store located at Grand and Prince Street today on Friday, June 18, 2010 at approximately 10:00 am when a suspect described as a black male was standing by an ice machine in front of the […]

Man, woman robbed at gunpoint

Freedom New Mexico Clovis police are investigating the Monday night robbery of a man and woman in a parking lot. According to police records, a man called police around 11 p.m. and said a group of suspects pulled him and a female passenger from his car parked at Allsup’s at Seventh and Hull streets and […]

Police seeking gunman in Allsup’s robbery

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Allsup’s robbed at gunpoint

A Clovis Allsup’s convenience store located at 301 North Prince Street was robbed at gunpoint early this morning at approximately 12:35 am on March 3, 2009 when a suspect described as a Hispanic male, about 5 feet 2 inches to 5 feet 4 inches tall, with a skinny build weighing about 120-150 pounds, wearing a […]

Allsup’s robbed at gunpoint

Clovis Police are searching for a gunman who robbed an Allsup’s store about 12:35 a.m. today.No one was injured in the robbery at 301 N. Prince, police said.Cashiers working at the store said the robber walked into the store, pointed a gun at them and said, “This is no joke. Give me the money,” according […]

Clovis woman arrested for robbery

CNJ staff A 35-year-old Clovis woman is in jail after police said she stole beer and cigarettes from a convenience store Tuesday night using a pellet gun. Cindy Mendoza was taken into custody a few hours after police said she robbed the Allsup’s on the corner of Sycamore and Mabry Drive.She is charged with robbery […]

Woman robbed at gunpoint Monday

CNJ staff A woman was robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of a Clovis convenience store Monday afternoon, according to Clovis police. According to a CPD press release: • The victim was sitting in a vehicle parked in front of Allsup’s at Grand and Prince streets around 3:30 p.m. when a man pointed a […]

Clovis woman finds hobby in Paleontology

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Freedom New Mexico: Sarah Meyer Teresa Allsup cleans dirt from a phytosaur skull. The skull will be protected with plaster and dirt until it can be completely excavated and safely moved. By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico North of Clovis, in the Tucumcari Basin, dinosaurs roamed a tropical swamp 225 million years ago. Teresa Allsup, […]

Settlement reached in lawsuit over death of Allsup’s clerk

The Associated Press SANTA FE — A lawsuit filed over the abduction and slaying of a Hobbs convenience store clerk was settled minutes before a jury was to award her three children $51 million in damages. Allegra Carpenter, an attorney representing Elizabeth Garcia’s children — Xavier Mendoza, 13; Jerome Mendoza, 11; and Cene Mendoza, 10 […]

Lubbock man charged in Portales robberies

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A Lubbock man was arrested in connection with the robbery of two Allsup’s Convenience Stores in Portales early Thursday morning. Police captured Santos Rodriguez, 22, hiding in the attic of a residence in an apartment complex at 109 South Avenue I, according to Portales police. He is charged with […]

Two residents charged with animal cruelty

Two Clovis residents were arrested Thursday for charges of animal cruelty. A deputy from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office responded Oct. 9 to a residence on Curry Road N in reference to animal abuse, according to a release from the office. An emaciated horse was located on the residence and transported to a local veterinarian, […]

Musicians sing praises of Holly

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Tommy Allsup practices Thursday with his band, the Texas Playboys, at the Clovis Civic Center. Allsup, a former Buddy Holly bandmate, performed in a tribute to the songs of Holly. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent A day before what would have been Buddy Holly’s 71st birthday, buddies from his youth […]

Local Roundup: Motorcyclist killed after losing control

CNJ staff A 41-year-old Clovis man was killed early Sunday morning when he lost control of his motorcycle and struck a utility pole on Norris Street, police said. Just after midnight, Bruce Monroe was heading south around Third and Norris Streets when he hit a curb and veered across four lanes, striking the pole, a […]

Holly bandmate is back

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Self-taught guitar player Tommy Allsup performs Friday during a Clovis Music Festival planning session By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Tommy Allsup’s hands slid up and down the fret board of his guitar with a fluid grace, his fingers plucking at the strings. A smile played across his face as […]

Additional arrests made in burglary, arson

CNJ Staff Police have made two more arrests in connection with the June 30 burglary and arson of a local family’s home, bringing the total arrests in the case to three, according to a Clovis Police Department report. James Johnson, 18, and a 16-year-old female, both of Clovis, were arrested Wednesday, charged with burglary and […]

Three charged in burglary case

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Police have arrested one Clovis man and issued warrants for two others in connection with the June 30 burglary and arson of a Cannon Air Force Base master sergeant’s home, according to Clovis police Capt. Patrick Whitney. Warrants were issued by Clovis Detective Waylon Rains three days after the […]