Businesses see shoplifting spike

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Fuzhou’s Chinese Buffet Manager Fang Pin Huang was injured and has bandages on her head and hands after she chased a group of teens who ran out without paying last Monday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer She was frustrated and angry when she grabbed onto the car door. She […]

Portales woman killed in car crash

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Kacee Lovato, 20, a Portales High graduate and aspiring singer, died in an automobile accident early Thursday morning in Roosevelt County. Lovato graduated from Portales High School in 2006. She was a singer destined to go places, according to Bill Rice, a drummer who knew Lovato through the Floyd […]

Crash claims life of Clovis man

CNJ staff A 31-year-old Clovis man died Tuesday from injuries suffered last week in a two-car collision east of Clovis. Wesley Hess died at 1:58 p.m. (CST) at the University Medical Center in Lubbock, according to a New Mexico State Police news release. State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said Hess sustained multiple injuries including blunt […]

Shop owners: More car owners squeezing out extra miles

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Ray Dodge of No Hassle Muffler and Auto Service replaces a valve cover gasket Monday on an 1996 Plymouth Neon. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Local auto service and repair shops operators said business is up as vehicle owners opt to repair and maintain their rides rather than spend […]

Car accident causes power outage

CNJ staff A car accident Sunday night left more than 1,000 Clovis homes without power. The car hit a pole about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, breaking a power pole on the 2500 block of Prince Street. Wes Reeves, a spokesperson for Xcel Energy, said 1,200 customers how power interrupted. Of those customers, 900 had their service […]

Reporter’s notebook: Scholarship created to honor brother

The family of former Clovis News Journal employee Stephen Aguilar is establishing a scholarship in his name for Clovis High School seniors to attend New Mexico State University, according to his brother, Thomas Aguilar. Stephen Aguilar was 46 when he died in a car accident Nov. 1, 2006. “This (scholarship) represents everything that Steve was […]

Police: Drugs found after fatal car chase

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Police said cocaine and alcohol were found in a vehicle driven by a 25-year-old Portales man who was killed Sunday when he fled from police and crashed into a tree, according to a report released Wednesday. Miguel Gutierrez-Ornelas died at the scene. His passenger, 30-year-old Celio Salazar, is listed […]

Police: Crash victim ran stop signs

CNJ staff writer: Sharna Johnson A Portales man died Sunday morning when the car he was driving crashed into a tree while police were trying to pull him over, according to Portales police. Miguel Gutierrez Ornelas, 25, died at the scene, according to a police press release. A passenger in the car, Celio Salazar, 30, […]

Events honor Clovis’ rock ‘n’ roll history

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Norman Petty Recording Studio Curator Kenneth Broad said he donated a sizable amount of artifacts including musical equipment and photos to the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum. The museum has an inventory of about 400 items. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sitting in a beach chair […]

Shoplifter run over by getaway car

CNJ staff A woman trying to steal liquor was run over by her getaway car on Wednesday afternoon, according to Clovis police. A woman ran from a North Prince Street store with several bottles of liquor and a security guard on her heels, Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Another woman police believe was her accomplice […]

Shuffling good for passing time

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist For cross country trips, I usually like to fly. But I think everybody should, at least one time in their lives, take a cross country trip by car because the memories always beat short flights. There are so many indescribable feelings. Try to put into words that moment when you’re […]

Car burglaries on rise in Portales

Freedom New Mexico

Racing is family affair

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Andrew Collings, 10, left, holds down the front axle of his soap box car while his father, Rick Collings, tightens the bolts to fix it to the car. Andrew is competing Saturday in the Clovis soap box derby for the first time. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Andrew Collings […]

May 30, 2008 Religion Calendar

Today Lighthouse Disciples Benefit Car Wash — 1 p.m. every Friday (weather permitting). All donations go toward the Lighthouse Mission Discipleship Program. Lighthouse Mission, 407 L. Casillas Blvd. Information: 762-1933. 20-mile Walk to Fight Hunger — 7 a.m. Clovis Wal-Mart to Portales Wal-Mart. Walk to raise awareness of New Mexico’s hunger problem and collect food […]

May 23, 2008 Religion Calendar

Today Lighthouse Disciples Benefit Car Wash — 1 p.m. every Friday (weather permitting). All donations go toward the Lighthouse Mission Discipleship Program. Lighthouse Mission, 407 L. Casillas Blvd. Information: 762-1933. Clovis Christian School Graduation — 6:30 p.m. Clovis Christian School Chapel, 800 Hinkle St. Information: 763-5311. Saturday Distribution — 9-10:30 a.m. sign-in. Matt 25 Hope […]

May 16, 2008 Religion Calendar

Today Lighthouse Disciples Benefit Car Wash — 1 p.m. every Friday (weather permitting). All donations go toward the Lighthouse Mission Discipleship Program. Lighthouse Mission, 407 L. Casillas Blvd. Information: 762-1933. Saturday Armed Forces Day Celebration Breakfast: 7:30-9 a.m. Complementary breakfast to honor all active duty and retired military personnel. Central Baptist Church Worship Center, 2501 […]

May 9, 2008 Religion Calendar

Today Lighthouse Disciples Benefit Car Wash — 1 p.m. every Friday (weather permitting). All donations go toward the Lighthouse Mission Discipleship Program. Lighthouse Mission, 407 L. Casillas Blvd. Information: 762-1933. Anniversary service — 7 p.m., to honor Bishop W. Charles Green Sr. and his wife Ange. Speaker: The Rev. J. L’Keith Jones, pastor of Metropolitan […]

May 2, 2008 Religion Calendar

Today Lighthouse Disciples Benefit Car Wash — 1 p.m. every Friday (weather permitting). All donations go toward the Lighthouse Mission Discipleship Program. Lighthouse Mission, 407 L. Casillas Blvd. Information: 762-1933. Christian Concert — 7 p.m. The Relations Quartet from Magnolia, Texas. Free admission; love offering will be received. Snack and sandwich fellowship following concert. First […]

Anybody seen my car?

Glenda Price My dad always wanted me, his “spotter,” along on deer hunts because in the woods I’m the one who sees the deer first. Also, if we park our vehicle and walk awhile I’m the one who knows which ridgeline we hunted and even what tree we parked beside. But I cannot find my […]

April 18, 2008 Religion Calendar

Today Lighthouse Disciples benefit car wash — 1 p.m. every Friday (weather permitting). All donations go toward the Lighthouse Mission Discipleship Program. Lighthouse Mission, 407 L. Casillas Blvd. Information: 762-1933. Saturday Distribution — 9-11 a.m. sign-in. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St. Food and clothing distribution. Information: 763-4400.Spiritual Seekers Women’s Conference — Nondenominational; […]