Shooting result of gas money dispute

CNJ staff A 32-year-old Clovis man was shot last week in a dispute over gas money, according to a police report released Tuesday. Anthony Gallegos was shot in the abdomen and leg, records show. Dwain West, 23, and Lavodrick Hogues, 22, were arrested in connection with the shooting. According to the report, Gallegos’ friend said […]

Gas prices please residents, don’t change holiday plans

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Nell Alfieri of Clovis said gas prices aren’t affecting her plans to travel to see her family for Thanksgiving. By Sarah Meyer and Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Gas price drop brings relief

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The drop in fuel prices over the last month haven’t just been good for consumers, it’s good for gas companies too. When fuel prices are high, gas companies have to pay more just like regular consumers. April Rutter, office manager for C&S Fuel in Portales, said it’s a relief […]

Sept. 5, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Local gas prices call for inquest We need a state official to look into gas prices in Clovis. I was in Lubbock on Aug. 25 and bought gas for $3.43 a gallon. I came back to Clovis and it was still $3.79. Why? Clovis people are being gouged by a very few who control the […]

Animal shelter turning away animals

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Animal Shelter is turning animals away this week while it awaits a resupply of carbon monoxide for its gas chamber, according to police Capt. Ron Hutchison. Hutchison said it is merely a temporary supply issue and he hopes the gas will be delivered next week. “We’re asking […]

Residents flock to Farwell for gas

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Customers at Lowe’s in Farwell waited up to 25 minutes for $3.69 regular gasoline Wednesday. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Janice Green picked the right day to come to town. Green and her family live 14 miles east of Farwell and limit their trips to the city. She was […]

Animal euthanasia demystified

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A pregnant pit bull mix surrendered by its owner last week to the Clovis Animal Shelter has until Tuesday to be adopted before she is euthanized, according to officials. The city of Clovis is considering switching its animal euthanasia method from gas to lethal injection. The CNJ requested to view […]

Rodeo feels gas pinch

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Shad Mayfield of Clovis shows the judge he’s done tying his goat Tuesday at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Mayfield’s time was 14.36 seconds. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Like a steer with a lasso around his head, events such as the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals are […]

Subcommittee decides against euthanization vote

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer For the second time in less than a week, a Clovis Animal Task Force subcommittee held off on a vote regarding euthanization methods at the city animal shelter. At issue is whether Clovis will keep intact its current method of euthanization, using a carbon monoxide gas chamber, or switch […]

Clovis Udall supporters protest gas prices

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Monday morning, Clovis and Portales members of U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M.’s campaign protested rising gas prices outside the Town and Country Food Store at Prince Street and Llano Estacado Boulevard. CNJ staff Monday morning Clovis and Portales members of U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M.’s campaign protested what they said […]

Economy crisis used to force lifestyle change

Freedom New Mexico To most Americans, rapidly rising gasoline prices are a serious budget problem, but are something less than a cataclysm. No one knows the future trajectory of gas prices, but Americans do know how to deal with their budgets until gas prices moderate. We will drive less, buy more fuel-efficient cars, work closer […]

June 15, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 10 a.m. June 8 an officer responded to a home in the 1600 block of Lea Street for a criminal damage report.A woman said her mailbox had been damaged and the gas siphoned out of her vehicle the night before.The gas […]

Scooter sales see increase

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bill Pyle said he bought himself and his wife matching scooters two years ago “just to have fun on.” “But now we use them to conserve fuel,” Pyle said. “Gas prices dictated that we use them more.” By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Local retailers say interest in scooters has […]

Portales homes evacuated for gas leak

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Portales — A natural gas leak Monday morning on Yucca Drive led to the evacuation of several homes. A city of Portales crew digging in an alley in the 100 block of Yucca Dr. hit a PNM gas line about 8:30 a.m., causing the leak, according to city and […]

$1 gas? Ridiculous

Portales’ Vern Witten brought us some old news with a new perspective the other day.

Reporter’s Notebook: Students trot to school

Fort Sumner seniors Chase Longo and Jacob West protested the rising gas prices Monday by abandoning their pick up trucks and traveling to school atop their trusty steeds, Ding-A-Ling and Duh. According to West and Longo, the idea for the protest started quite some time ago. Longo had been discussing the idea for a school-wide […]

Food bank facing shortages

By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer In one month the pantries of the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico went from full to a meager supply, according to food bank Executive Director Nancy Taylor. The food bank collects and distributes canned goods and basic food items such as rice, sugar and pinto beans to the […]

Quick fixes won’t solve gas price problems

By Kevin Wilson To promote the Philadelphia 76ers making the NBA playoffs, a Philadelphia gas station offered gas for 76 cents a gallon. The promotion started at noon Friday, and cars lined the block as early as 6:30 a.m. I like cheap gas as much as anybody else, but you know what I like more? […]

April 29, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 6 p.m. Wednesday an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard for a report of tampering with a vehicle. A woman said a man threatened to put sugar in her gas tank because […]

Seniors coping with rising costs on fixed income

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Mary Dodd of Melrose was shopping Wednesday at S&S Supermarket. She said the economy has changed the way she shops, but she’s paying the difference because “you have to have food.” By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Clovis senior citizens said they are coping with the high price of gas […]