Man gets 10 years for robbing pizza employee

CNJ staff A Clovis man was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years imprisonment for the 2009 robbery of a Papa Murphy’s Pizza employee. Michael Olivas, 23, pled guilty to armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and vehicle theft, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. On Sept. 16, 2009, a Papa Murphy’s […]

Clovis and Socorro linked by Abo Highway

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist I love to travel over the southwest highways. You can almost see forever on some of the highways. Not too many people today know much about the Abo Highway, now called Highway 60. Soon after the creation of the State Highway Commission in 1912, future U.S. 60 (from the Texas […]

Preserving history

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By Tova Fruchtman Gloria Wicker is full of stories about some of Clovis’ older, more historic sites, many of which are now falling into ruin. Like the pool at Hillcrest Park where some residents used to spend much of their summers. Or the Lyceum Theatre, once a stage for famous artists and singers. She remembers […]

Murphey, Vera

Vera Murphey Services: Have been held. Dr. Vera E. Murphey, 85, of Portales, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Nov. 5, 1919, in O’Donnell, Texas, to John and Lydia Randle. She graduated from Portales High School in 1937. She married Paul B. Murphey on May 24, […]