Police: Man charged after attempting to hide drugs under overpass

CNJ staff An El Paso, Texas man was charged with felony drug distribution Friday after New Mexico State Police say he tried to stash more than 200 pounds of marijuana under an overpass on Interstate 40 near Tucumcari. State police said Henry Alan Lowe, 40, lost control of his car and slammed into a snow-covered […]

United Way project nears completion

The GAP Project, sponsored by the United Way’s Day of Caring Committee, will be completed Aug. 15, with the installation of playground equipment at the Grand Avenue Apartments in Clovis. Work will begin at 8 a.m. Other improvements will be made including laying of pea gravel and painting the railing around the grounds. Twenty Lowe’s […]

3-7-08 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Feb. 28 through Wednesday: • Brian Lee Dunham, 20, to Kristyn Rae Trujillo, 19, both of Clovis • Levi Ledger Hill, 26, to Louisa Maria Griego, 28, both of Clovis • Leonard Walton Wilson, 76, of Canyon, Texas, to Kathryn Franklin Wilson, 69, of Amarillo […]

Lowe’s program making homes safer

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Christina Vargas watches as Lowe’s employees Curtis Benton, front left, Tracy Shelton, front right, and Elmo Garcia, back install a fire extinguisher in the kitchen of Vargas’ home Thursday in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Christina Vargas lives in a bright turquoise trailer home trimmed in white, with a […]

8/5 Public Record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from July 27 through Aug. 3: • Damian Demetrius Pardue, 28, to Monique Lynette Sadler, 24, both of Clovis • Galen Morris Hays, 74, to Pamela Wilding Renner, 61, both of Tyler, Texas • Patrick Barragan Jr., 35, to Rachel Elizabeth Skinner, 29, both of Clovis […]

Rio Grande gets past Cats

CNJ STAFF RIO RANCHO — Rio Grande’s Keith Lowe doubled twice, driving in one run and setting up the other, and the Ravens held on for a 2-1 victory over Clovis High Thursday in the opening round of the Rio Rancho Invitational baseball tournament. Tim McGuire pitched a complete-game five-hitter to get the win for […]

Fire fails to slow Lowe’s

By Darrell Todd Maurina As Lowe’s grocery store manager Lee Patterson stood on a ladder Tuesday afternoon replacing smoke-damaged air filters in his store, he marveled that the damage from a Monday evening fire hadn’t been much worse. “About 11:30 a.m. we opened up for business,” Patterson said. “We got all cleaned up in the […]

Hartley, Mary Carol

Mary Carol Hartley Services: Have been held. Mary Carol Hartley, 62, of Clovis, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at her home. She was born on Feb. 6, 1941, in Waco, Texas, to Laddie Earl and Mary Elizabeth McMillan Broadway. She married Teddy Lowe Hartley on May 25, 1962, in Waco, Texas. They moved to Clovis […]

Ho-ho-holiday shopping takes off

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Virginia Garcia, center, compares two Bratz dolls with her son Thomas, 14, while she shops for her grandchildren Friday morning at K B toys in the North Plains Mall. Vickie Winters, left, also shops for Bratz dolls. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina Large business or small, locally-owned or chain-managed, newly-opened or a […]

Clovis business boom

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Hastings associates make the final preparations Sunday night for their grand opening, which was Monday. CNJ staff photo: Ben Kessler By Jack King Clovis’ newest business is off to a good start. “I called headquarters (in Amarillo) on the phone and people couldn’t believe it,” said Jessica Ririe, who helps set up new Hastings stores. […]

Lowe, C.E.

Lowe, C.E. Services: Have been held. C.E. “Gene” Lowe, 89, of Muleshoe, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at Muleshoe Area Medical Center. He was born Oct. 29, 1914 in Marlow, Okla. He married Georgia DeBord in Texico on Jan. 11, 1937. He moved to the Muleshoe community in 1944 from Farwell. He owned and operated […]

Lowe, Olen

Lowe, Olen Services: Have been held. Olen Lowe, 90, of Portales, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born Nov. 28, 1912, in Fairplay, Mo., to Nora and Walter Lowe. Mr. Olen moved to Texas when he was young, and lived in Borger for several years, where he […]

Lowe’s stocking up

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By Gary Mitchell Lowe’s Home Center officials will take possession today of their newly constructed 135,000-square-foot facility at the corner of Prince and Llano Estacado streets, behind the Golden Corral restaurant. Meanwhile, two semi-trailer loads of forklifts and several semi-trailer loads of steel racks surrounded the new Lowe’s parking lot Tuesday afternoon. “Today (Tuesday), we’re […]

New stores mean new jobs in Clovis

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The parking lot at the corner of 21st and Prince, vacant since Kmart left Clovis, is now filling with cars of shoppers at the new Hobby Lobby store. CNJ staff photo: Darrell Todd Maurina. Gary Mitchell Hobby Lobby Creative Center co-manager Roger Lusk said he was pleasantly surprised at the warm reception the new arts […]

Culpepper, Althea

Althea Culpepper Services: Have been held. Mrs. Althea L. Wheeler Culpepper, 90, of Clovis, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2003, at her home. She was born Jan. 31, 1913, in Munday, Texas, to Robert A. and Cordie E. Sargent Lowe. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1930. She attended Weatherford College in Texas and New […]

Hobby Lobby sets sights on Clovis

By Gary Mitchell Another major chain has selected Clovis for the site of a new store. Hobby Lobby Creative Center officials announced Monday plans to open an arts and crafts retail store in Clovis in the former Kmart. Officials said construction will begin soon and the store will be open by this fall. The seventh […]

Lowe’s store almost a done deal

By Jack King A spokeswoman for Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse said Thursday the company has closed a deal to buy a site in Clovis. Julie Valeant, the company spokeswoman, said partners in the deal are still completing final paperwork and she could not provide more details about the deal until the paperwork is finished. Developer […]