Tire shop operator ‘shocked’ at raid

Freedom New Mexico An operator of Victor’s Tire Shop on Wednesday expressed “shock” about Tuesday’s Portales drug raid and wants customers to know the shop and attached La Paz restaurant remain open for business. The three men arrested, including tire shop owner Victor Olguin, are the only ones accused of being involved with the drugs, […]

Three arrested in raid on Portales tire shop

Christina Calloway The owner of Victor’s Tire Shop and two other men were arrested Tuesday afternoon on drug charges during after police raided his shop on North Chicago Street. Victor Olguin, 50, of Portales arranged for cocaine to be delivered to his shop Tuesday with the intention to distribute it out of his shop, according […]

Business digest — Jan. 24

Fundraiser nets nearly $5,000 A fundraiser dinner, dance and silent auction for the Melrose Tire Shop held Jan. 15 in Melrose netted $4,895. The money will help defray rebuilding costs for the tire shop, which was damaged in an October fire. The owner, Dale Bigler, did not have insurance for the property and will likely […]

Melrose residents holding benefit for restaurant, tire shop

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File photo Melrose Tire Service, known in the village as Dale’s Tire Shop, was damaged in an October fire. Residents are holding a dinner, dance and charity auction to help defray rebuilding costs for the shop, which opened in 1991. Kevin Wilson It’s first and foremost a business, but longtime owner Dale Bigler would also […]

Massive fire all but contained (Updated)

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Freedom New Mexico Firefighters from more than 30 departments struggled most of Sunday to contain a massive grass fire that erupted near Melrose and quickly spread through Curry and Roosevelt counties, damaging homes and forcing several evacuations near Clovis and Portales. The fire started about 11:30 a.m. after a tire on a vehicle blew out […]

Dog pee dampens job interview

Sharna Johnson I’d like to begin with the disclaimer that this is a story I probably should never tell anyone, much less put in print. It’s the story of the day I got my job with the Clovis News Journal. It was a Saturday and my interview was scheduled for mid-day. Overwhelmed with nervous energy, […]

Oct. 1, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around midnight time Sept. 20 officers were dispatched to the area of Grand and Mitchell for a vehicle with a weapon. A group of teens said they were dragging Main Street when a male in another vehicle threw something at their vehicle, […]

Oct. 17, 1945

The Clovis News-Journal reported that plans to raise $10,000 for a professional baseball club in Clovis were made at a meeting of 60 businessmen. … Fur coats ranging in price from $50 to $250 could be purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Geo Williamson at the Hotel Clovis, room 201. … Wilson Ward opened a tire […]

June 28, 1981

Local law officers announced a new program aimed at encouraging responsible handgun ownership. … Shook Tire & Service, 500 Mitchell, announced Art Snipes was its new manager. … Chaparral Sports Center, 800 Main, was sponsoring a “sit-a-thon” contest in which the person sitting on a motorcycle the longest would win a Kawasaki.

Let’s talk about flat tires and faith

By Curtis K. Shelburne Sometimes I think my funny bone is oddly shaped or a bit dislocated. Oh, it’s definitely there and works at least as much as it should, but what strikes me as funny doesn’t always grab other folks the same way. Like this, for example: I was heading toward home from Lubbock […]