Former Clovis firefighter killed in motorcycle accident

Freedom New Mexico A motorcycle accident claimed the life of a Clovis man Friday near Conchas Dam, according to the New Mexico State Police. William “Bill” Blankenship Jr., 52, of Clovis, was thrown from his Harley-Davidson motorcyle on State Road 104, at about mile post No. 60 after losing control on a curve, according to […]

Get your motor runnin’

By Bryant Million: Freedom Newspapers As many as 300 bikers are expected to rumble into Clovis this weekend for the Badlands Motorcycle Rally organized by High Plains Harley-Davidson. The rally, in its fifth year, will offer games, food and live music for the community and visiting motorcycle enthusiasts Friday and Saturday at the Clovis Civic […]

County preps to celebrate heritage

By Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County will celebrate the 22nd Annual Heritage Days on June 16-18 in the Portales City Park which will include live music, craft booths and plenty of activities. “It’s going to be a fun day in the park,” said Ken Huffman, director of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. […]

63-year-old man killed in motorcycle accident

CNJ staff A 63-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man was killed and his wife injured Friday morning in a motorcycle accident about 13 miles east of Fort Sumner, according to a State Police press release. John McQuillen was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the release. Judith McQuillen, 62, was transported to Plains Regional Medical […]

Badlands rally brings bikers

By Ryn Gargulinski Biker Don Lenau was visiting Clovis from his home in Muleshoe when the pack of motorcycles outside High Plains Harley-Davidson on Mabry Drive caught his eye. “I was riding by and saw the other idiots and thought I’d come by and join,” Lenau said with a laugh, indicating the dozens of other […]

Car purchase an adventure in itself

By Jim Lee: PNT columnist Two people with one car can drive a person nuts. What about those times my wife has to use the car? Yes, she can drop me off at work and pick me up when it’s time to go home, but what if she can’t be there? Then I’m forced into […]

Petty makes tour stop in Texico

By Ryan Lengerich TEXICO — NASCAR driver Kyle Petty is accustomed to being approached by adoring fans out for an autograph. Tuesday morning, the tables were turned. Clovis residents Lexie Meyers, husband Kevin and six-year-old son Lance made a short trip to a gas station in Texico. There, Petty, two other NASCAR drivers and about […]

Two drown at Ute Lake

By Angela Peacock Two Portales men drowned in a boating accident at Ute Lake on Thursday night. One victim was Frank Davis, who gained national attention when he paid comedian Jay Leno more than $320,000 for a celebrity-autographed motorcycle soon after Sept. 11, 2001. The money went to the Twin Towers Fund for the victims […]