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 […]