March 7, 1984

Clovis’ newest city commissioners were James. B. Moss, James R. Dickenson, Jay Michael Johnson and Patrick C. Sandoval. Russell Muffley beat nine other candidates for the municipal judgeship. The March 6 election brought out 4,128 voters. … A Rotan, Texas, woman won the “name the cup contest” sponsored by Clovis-based Allsup’s convenience stores. She selected […]

Abductor still unknown

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer The trail of a man accused of abducting a 10-year-old Oklahoma girl recovered Friday in Clovis has gone cold, according to an agent with the FBI in Oklahoma. “We have no idea who this is — we are hoping the public will step forward and (help us find him) […]

Fuel duel: Fire marshal ends gas war on Prince

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Gas prices dropped to 49.9 cents a gallon Wednesday at the Allsup’s at the corner of Prince Street and Llano Estacado. (Staff photo: Andy DeLislie) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer When a fevered gas war between rival convenience stores snarled traffic at one of the city’s busiest intersections Wednesday afternoon, Clovis Fire Marshal Allan […]

Man arrested in connection to weekend robberies

CNJ Staff Clovis police on Monday arrested a man suspected in a string of weekend robberies at Clovis convenience stores. Samuel Eaton, 23, was charged in connection with three Allsup’s store robberies that took place between 4:30 a.m. Sunday and 3:30 a.m. Monday. Police said he was arrested in the alley behind the Allsup’s at […]

Drivers keeping eye on fuel prices

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Deanna Fe Briseno said she doesn’t mind waiting 25 minutes in line to buy gas if it saves her money. The Clovis woman stopped Saturday to buy gas at the Allsup’s on Prince Street, where the cost for regular-unleaded gasoline as much as 17¢ a gallon cheaper than other […]

Zurzolo, Betty

Betty Gayle Zurzolo, 82, of Clovis, died Saturday, July 23, 2005, at her home. She was born on June 7, 1923, in Clovis, to Jacob “Jake” and Martha Ruth Allsup Abernathy. She married Domenick “Dick” Zurzolo on Aug. 19, 1942, in Clovis. She was a reader for the Social Security Administrator in the Clovis office. […]

Officials cautious with details on bodies

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Two bodies found in a burned car southeast of Portales on Thursday could be identified in two or three days. But law-enforcement officials are not releasing much more information in connection with the case. “It’s strictly in the interest of not interfering with future investigation,” said New Mexico State Police […]

Diggin’ for dinosaur bones

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Michael Wood, left, of Clovis and son Parker, 14, right, work under the supervision of museum curator Axel Hungerbuehler as the group encases a fossil specimen with plaster prior to moving it to the museum laboratory. (Courtesy photo) Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer It didn’t look like much. Michael Wood dug and scraped at the […]

Police say 13-year-old guman held up store

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis police arrested a 13-year-old runaway on Sunday evening, alleging he threatened to kill a clerk while robbing an Allsup’s store. The Clovis News Journal is withholding the accused robber’s name due to his age. The boy entered the Allsup’s at 301 N. Prince St. about 9:20 p.m., pointed a gold- […]

Five stores caught in tobacco operation

By Darrell Todd Maurina Two Melrose businesses were caught in a tobacco sting operation conducted Tuesday by officers from the Special Investigations Division of the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. According to a press release from Agent D. Ledezma-Pinon, the underage tobacco compliance operation targeted rural areas of Curry, De Baca, and Guadalupe counties. […]

Allsup family honored for largess

Reporter’s Notebook 2/6 While many individuals made donations of hundreds of dollars to United Way and some people and businesses made donations in the thousands, one family made a far larger contribution and received a special award at Thursday night’s United Way annual award banquet. Lonnie and Barbara Allsup, owners of the Allsup’s chain of […]