Car show features fast and curious

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Organizers said about 40 cars were on display for the show. Liliana Castillo Even though entries were a little short at the fourth annual Cannon Thunder Auto Show, there was no shortage of car enthusiasts to look over every detail. Lori Kaser, retired Air Force, came out to show off […]

ENMU alumni honored

By Noelle Bartl: ENMU Director of Development Eastern New Mexico University presented several ENMU Foundation and Alumni Association awards Saturday during homecoming breakfast in the Campus Union Building. The ENMU Foundation Awards: Business of the Year: Doris and James Cassan of Dollar Rent A Car Being raised in the small town of Causey southeast of […]

Ticket feature: Cannon, ethnic fair hosting car shows

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File photo Two auto shows are planned for Saturday with dozens of cars trucks and motorcycles expected to be on display. Freedom New Mexico It’s a weekend for auto lovers with two auto shows in Clovis Saturday. The first show will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Main Street between Fourth and Sixth Streets in conjunction […]

Press release: ENMU presenting foundation and alumni awards during homecoming

PORTALES–Eastern New Mexico University will present several ENMU Foundation and Alumni Association awards during this year’s homecoming breakfast on Saturday morning, Sept. 25, in the Campus Union Building. The ENMU Foundation Awards: The Business of the Year Award will go to Doris and James Cassan of Dollar Rent A Car. Being raised in the small […]

Human touch needed even as technology advances

Judy Brandon: Religion Columnist One time on a trip to Houston, our family witnessed an episode that warmed our hearts. Entering through the security gates at the apartment complex next to a golf course, we noticed a young woman running quickly, even frantically through the parking lot. She stopped at a parked car and quickly […]

Americans embracing entitlement

I travel a lot. I have crossed the USA about 25 times by car and have also done a good deal of driving in Europe — France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and so on. Some time ago I noticed something that one might wish to explore more systematically than just relying on one’s personal observation. This […]

Police blotter — July 8

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around midnight June 26, an officer responded to a call of a robbery at a business in the 1400 block of Norris Street. A woman said a man came up to her and pushed her as she exited the store, grabbed her […]

Man convicted in shooting shot by Albuquerque police

Staff and wire reports A man convicted in the 1998 shooting death of a Tucumcari man was shot to death Tuesday by Albuquerque police. Albuquerque police have identified a man fatally shot by an officer at a truck stop as 42-year-old Julian Calbert formerly of Tucumcari. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller, a retired state police […]

First car memories still fresh

By Kar Terry: Local columnist As a red-blooded American male I have no problem recalling the vehicles I’ve owned in my lifetime. Recently, as a part of an exercise in a Bible study, the class was asked to tell everyone what vehicle they first drove. The guys all quickly named off their first car, some […]

Education column: Seuss honored at Literacy Night

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools One car, two cars, blue car, red car Everywhere I look there are cars, cars, cars Could you, would you eat hotdogs and chips at school? Yes, I could and would eat hotdogs and chips at school. Okay, so it is a feeble attempt at writing like Dr. Seuss, […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Windy weather and a chance at a windfall

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. Special weather warning Hang on. There’s a wind advisory today for most of Curry, Roosevelt and DeBaca counties. Wind gusts of up to 50 mph expected by afternoon. Bench Club raffle The ENMU Bench Club is holding a “Chance to Win” drawing with proceeds to the athletic […]

Bovina man dies in two-car collision

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Law enforcement works on the scene following a crash at the intersection of 21st Street and Sugarbeet Road. Don Teague, 74, of Bovina, was pronounced dead at the scene. Three others were transported to area hospitals. CNJ staff A Bovina man died in a two-car collision Saturday at Sugar Beet […]

1-31 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around midnight Jan. 20 an officer responded to a residence in the 900 block of Axtell for a report of a vehicle on fire. A woman said her neighbor woke her and told her that her vehicle was on fire. The neighbor […]

Classic car nostalgia draws me in

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist I love to look at classic and antique cars and street rods. I’ve never made the commitment to love one, however. For the last few nights I’ve been watching Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction on SPEED and the cars and the prices they command boggle my mind. Yeah, it’s the same auction […]

Teens accused of shooting out car windows face felony indictment in Texas

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Four teens accused of shooting out dozens of car windows in four communities during the holidays are facing felony indictment in Texas and more than 50 criminal counts in Clovis. Kathryn Gurley, Parmer County Texas district attorney, said she is combining damage estimates from incidents in Bovina and Farwell, […]

Purported Buddy Holly car pulled from sales docket

CNJ staff A car said to have belonged to Buddy Holly has been pulled from a major auction company’s sales docket. Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. of Scottsdale, Ariz., said Wednesday it has decided to remove the 1958 Chevrolet from its national auction block because it cannot resolve questions about the authenticity of the car. The coral […]

Press Release: Auction house drops car said to be Holly’s

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – January 13, 2010 – The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, producer of “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™,” announced today that the 1958 Chevrolet Impala scheduled to be sold in Scottsdale, Ariz., will not cross the block.

Authenticity of Buddy Holly vehicle under review

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bill Clement of Lubbock stopped in Clovis last week with what he says was a Chevrolet Impala purchased for Buddy Holly in Clovis in 1957. He said he bought the car 25 years ago for $1,000. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An auction company has launched an investigation into […]

Thursday morning briefing: Record BNSF train

Welcome. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday morning briefing. Long RR crossing wait BNSF says it set a new train length record from southern California to Clovis. It happened July 10. A 12,000-foot train — that’s 458 cars plus seven locomotives — delivered 11,256 tons to BNSF docking facilities in Clovis. The train traveled 1,151 miles. […]