In tribute: Christmas baby was crafty lady

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Carmen Greathouse was an artist on the job, an artist in the kitchen, and an artist in charity. She was also a dedicated mother, family members said. A Portales resident, Greathouse died Sept. 28 at age 76. “She was excellent,” said daughter Tomma Irvine. “She was always there. She […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Students give campus fresh coat of paint

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer About 18 students spent their summer painting the Clovis High School Freshman Campus, according to Clovis High School Athletic Director Brian Stacy. The painting involved switching the school colors at what was Gattis Junior High from gray and green to the high school’s signature purple and white. “The kids […]

Military Feature: Cadets freshen up jets’ paint jobs

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Courtesy photo: 2nd Lt. George Tobias, Cannon Air Force Base Senior Airman Timothy Woelk, 27th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, paints the tail of the F-111 located at Seventh Street and Highway 60/84. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer F-111 jets posed to greet travelers coming in to Clovis and Portales recently got facelifts courtesy of visiting […]

It’s Their Business: Aucutt’s Paint Store

Name: Aucutt’s Paint Store Location: 2000 Mitchell St. What they do: Sell Benjamin Moore house paints, Dupont automotive paints, Coronado industrial coatings; specialty products such as swimming pool paints, potable water container coatings, and epoxy and urethane coatings; and Hunter Douglas window coverings. Who’s in charge: Tisha Brothers is the owner. Employees: Four plus Brothers. […]

Nov. 14, 2006 Business Digest

Paint store making move to Prince St. Sherwin-Williams is moving its retail paint store from downtown Clovis to North Prince Street, according to store manager Rusty Baker. Baker said the new store will have 5,000 square feet of space, 25 percent more than the 1201 North Main St. location. Assistant Manager Jeff Huddleston said the […]

Finicky artists

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Charlie, who is partially blind, was the featured artist at Saturday’s first Sundance Ranch cat art auction. His painting titled “Friends” sold for $180. CNJ staff photos: Tony Bullocks By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The artist rejects his canvas, slinking into a corner, his right paw covered in neon orange paint. Charlie, whose black-and-white […]

Graffiti artists should find their own canvases

Grant McGee Local Columnist There’s a water tank on the outskirts of Clovis with a name spray painted in black across it. I always wondered whose name that was. Just the other day someone mentioned him in passing. Now I know he’s a Latin rap star from Houston. I guess one of his fans, in […]

6/2 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8:30 May 19, an officer on patrol discovered a car parked in the middle of the southbound lane on Martin Luther King Boulevard. The driver of the car had gray paint covering the bottom of his face from his nose down […]

5/14 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 a.m. May 6, an officer dispatched to the 1300 block of Pile Street for a domestic dispute met with a female who said her boyfriend had closed her hand in a drawer and hit her repeatedly. An ambulance was called […]

Day trips: Cadillac Ranch West Texas landmark

Compiled by Kevin Wilson It’s been an unmistakeable feature of West Texas, and Cadillacs, for more than three decades. It’s been the subject of numerous magazine and newspaper stories, documentaries and even a theatrical film. It can be a day of fun for a family with a few cans of spray paint. The Cadillac ranch, […]