Arrest made in Hilltop bank robbery

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Curry County Adult Detention Center booking photo Frank Lasky IV, 22, was arrested Tuesday for robbing the New Mexico Bank & Trust at Hilltop Plaza in 2006. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

It’s Their Business: Hilltop Escape Salon and Day Spa

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Hilltop Escape Salon and Day Spa Name: Hilltop Escape Salon and Day Spa Location: 2214 N. Main St., Suite 10 What they do: They offer hair care services, facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing and massages. Who’s in charge: Jennifer Borden Employees: Five How long in business: Two months Hours: Monday though Friday from 9 a.m. to […]

June 29, 1966

A 3-year-old Clovis girl drowned in the swimming pool at the Silver Spur Motel on East Mabry Drive. … Jessie Dominguez was champion of the Clovis Jaycee Open Golf Tournament for the third straight year. … Marshall Junior High School hosted a “dress review” for 59 4-H girls who wore garments they made. … Bob’s […]

Business Feature: Local men acquire Hilltop property

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Though it’s not the high-traffic area Prince Street has become, Clovis’ Hilltop Plaza has plenty to offer potential new tenants — most recently, local ownership. Three Clovis residents — Sid Strebeck, Brent Strebeck and David Petty — have acquired the northern part of the plaza under the name Masters […]

Jan. 31, 1978

Clovis awoke to 4 inches of snow, forcing traffic to a crawl. … Henry Winkler and Sally Field were starring in “Heroes” at the Hilltop Twin. … Dennis the Menace complained that “anybody old enough to be cold is old enough to have an electric blanket.” … Woolworth was selling packages of 60-minute cassette tapes […]

“Kirby man” keeps going

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CNJ Staff Photo: Kevin WilsonLawrence Riggins shows his “100 Percent Kirby Club” pin received during 50 years working with the company. He received the pin for 16 sales of the vacuum cleaner and a stone for each additional 16 sales. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer Lawrence Riggins once sold a vacuum cleaner for a […]

Police issue press release

Here is the text of the press release Clovis police issued on Friday afternoon in connection with Friday’s bank robbery: On 07-14-2006 at about 11:00 a.m., Clovis Police Dispatch received a call reporting a Robbery and Bomb Threat at the New Mexico Bank and Trust located in the Hilltop Shopping Plaza at 21st St. and […]

Little-used theater closed

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Many Clovis residents may not have realized that the Hilltop Twin movie theater recently closed. But that, in essence, was precisely the problem for the old duplex, which stopped showing flicks June 28. The Hilltop Twin was operated by Las Cruces-based Allen Theaters, which also operates the seven-screen complex at […]

Two thumbs down: Gay cowboy movie gets poor reception

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“Brokeback Mountain,” a story about two cowboys who fall in love, had a poor showing in Clovis despite good reviews and Academy Awards nominations. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer There are many in this town of roughly 35,000 who have built a life around agriculture. It is an industry that […]