Hamilton Big Country closes Tucumcari dealership

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia Residents driving along south and north First Street looked as they passed by an empty car lot at Hamilton Big Country Ford on Friday. The business closed 12 years in Tucumcari. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Hamilton Big Country Ford in Tucumcari closed its doors Friday morning after 12 […]

Business feature: New dealership arrives in Clovis

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Hamilton Hyundai has a stock of about 30 vehicles. Owner Gary Hamilton said the dealership has 10 employees as of Monday, and he hopes to increase that total to 17 over the next few months. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer On Monday, General Motors filed for bankruptcy. Also on Monday, a Clovis Hyundai dealership […]

Police still determining cause of Big Valley Ford fire

Police said Saturday they are still trying to determine the cause of a fire that gutted the Big Valley Ford dealership in Portales. Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said fire investigators have sealed off the building so they can take their time examining the scene. “Some of the guys who were on scene talked about an […]

Monday crash ends in fatality

This morning on Monday, 08/04/2008 at approximately 6:48 AM officers of the Clovis Police Department and Clovis Fire Department Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to 3400 East Mabry Drive near the Bender Chrysler Auto Dealership on US Highway 60/84 in Clovis in reference to a multiple motor vehicle crash with injuries with a victim driver […]

Court rules in favor of auto dealership

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — U.S. district court has ruled in favor of a Portales auto dealership and its owner in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Portales resident Marla Segovia and three other women. Alva Carter, owner of Big Valley […]

Fire damage estimates much higher at $1.5 million

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer An early morning fire on Oct. 23 at Bender Chevrolet-Cadillac on Mabry Drive is being called intentional by the State Fire Marshal, according to Clovis police. Damage resulting from the flame is now being estimated at $1.5 million. Clovis police originally estimated the damage at $250,000. “We don’t have […]

Police suspect arson

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Clovis firefighter Garrett Nash walks through what used to be the showroom on the eastside of Bender Chevrolet-Cadilac Saturday after it was destroyed by a fire earlier in the day. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) by David Irvin An early-morning fire Saturday at Bender Chevrolet-Cadillac on Mabry Drive is being investigated as arson, police said. Clovis […]

Police Blotter 1210

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police noticed a Buick LTD headed southbound on Hull Street from Fifth Street crossing the center lines a number of times shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday morning and pulled the car over. The 29-year-old male driver smelled strongly of alcohol and had […]

Harassment suit filed against dealership

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — A Portales car dealership has been named in a federal lawsuit in which four women say they were harassed while they worked at the company. The allegations against Chuck Daggett Motors, now called Big Valley Auto, were made in the lawsuit by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Phone calls […]