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. […]

Thursday morning briefing: Izzy’s still running (and car dreams)

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday morning briefing.

Burglary victim chases suspect’s car

CNJ staff Even after being struck in the leg by a car, a Clovis homeowner continued trying to chase a man suspected of stealing from his home Friday night. Around 9 p.m. police were called to a residence in the 1000 block of Ross Street for a report of a burglary in progress. Capt. Patrick […]