Safety no just matter of convenience

By Ned Cantwell Had I started out the year with a list of possible subjects that might plunge me into the churning waters of column controversy, convenience stores would not have been on it. Boy, was I wrong. A recent column applauding safety regulations adopted by the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board drew ponderous letters […]

Nothing beats convenience store burritos

by Grant McGee As you’re zipping around Clovis today on this the biggest shopping weekend of the year, and you get the munchies, may I suggest one of my favorites: the convenience store burrito. Recently my friend Lizzie and I were pondering what to have for supper. I mentioned convenience store burritos and her eyes […]

Legislature needs common-man focus

by Ned Cantwell Looking for an opportunity to become totally enraged about a political system that favors the businessman while screwing the little guy? Follow me. There is a move under way to place hurdles in the path of regulations, long, long overdue, to protect convenience-store workers. Because late-night convenience clerks are particularly vulnerable to […]

We were cooking, and near beer

Grant McGee My friend Lizzie was reading the newspaper. “I want to know where they’re stealing it from,” she said out loud. “What,”I asked. “Stealing what?” “Beer, she said. “Here in the police report section I see reports of stolen beer. I want to know where they’re stealing it from because you can’t find any […]

New regulations aimed at store safety

By Jack King Area convenience store owners say proposed regulations by the state Environment Department aimed at making the stores safer for clerks and customers duplicate what they already do. But an Environment Department official said Monday not all convenience stores follow all the guidelines. The Environment Department announced the proposed regulations Sept. 29 and […]

Convenience store robbed at gunpoint

CNJ staff report A Clovis convenience store was robbed at gunpoint on Saturday night and police are looking for two suspects. Police Sgt. Rich Johnson said two men entered the Allsup’s at Grand and Prince Streets at 10:09 p.m. on Saturday. One man was armed with a small handgun, Johnson said. Johnson said he did […]