La Llorona legend still wails by riverbank

By Tony Parra The Hispanic horror tale of “La Llorona” has always been used by parents to scare their children and keep them from staying out late at night and for some eight- and nine-year-olds from Portales, the tale reiterated their fears. “My mom told me that story first,” Andrea Ontiveros of Portales said. “My […]

Luevanos, Adela

Adela I. Luevanos, 71, of Clovis died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at her home in Clovis. She was born June 5, 1934 in Newkirk to Juan and Tiofela Aragon. She married Luis Luevanos on April 25, 1985 in El Paso, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Angelina Sandoval and Margaret […]

Margaret Torres

Mrs. Margaret Torres, 85, of Portales, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born Jan. 28, 1920, in New Kirk to Teofila and Juan B. Aragon. She grew up in New Kirk, lived in Tucumcari, in Clovis, and moved to Portales in 1961. She was preceded in death […]

Cats cruise to soccer win over NMMI

CNJ staff Sophomore Luis Esparza recorded a hat trick and added two assists Tuesday to lead the Clovis High boys soccer team to an 8-2 rout of New Mexico Military Institute at Yucca Soccer Complex. Seven players contributed at least one goal or one assist for the Wildcats (3-1), who were coming off a second-place […]

Aragon, Mary

Mary Aragon Services: Have been held. Mrs. Mary Stella Zamora Aragon, 75, of Portales, died Sunday, May 15, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on March 11, 1930, in Roy, to Benito and Valentina Zamora. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sons, Jose de La Cruz Aragon, Eddie […]

Salas , Jose

Jose Salas Services: Have been held. Jose Guadalupe “Grampy” Salas, 77, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 23, 2005, at his home. He was born on Nov. 15, 1927, in Anton Chico, to Isidoro and Antonia Aragon Salas. He married Alice Sena on June 12, 1951, in Clovis. He served in the U.S. Army during World […]

Garcia, Beatrice

Beatrice Garcia Services: Have been held. Beatrice D. “Grandma Bea” Garcia, 71, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004. She was born on Sept. 20, 1933, in Tapia, to Claudio and Frances Whipple. She was a member of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Carmelitas Society of the Mission of Mount Carmel. She worked […]

Tucumcari man wants chief out

By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — A Tucumcari man is circulating a petition calling for the dismissal of Police Chief Dennis Townsend. George Aragon’s petition states: “We, the undersigned Citizens of Tucumcari are petitioning the City Commissioners to request the dismissal of Police Chief Dennis Townsend because of his unprofessional and aggressive tactics toward […]

Police: Shooting may have been gang-related

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer A shooting early Sunday morning that sent a Clovis man to a Lubbock hospital may have been gang-related, Clovis police say. Jaime Aragon, 21, was transported to a hospital in Lubbock after he was shot by unknown assailants about 3:20 a.m. Sunday, according to Detective Matthew Solari. The […]

Aragon, Rogelio

Rogelio Aragon Services: Have been held. Rogelio “Charro Negro” Aragon, 75, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at Amarillo Nursing Center in Amarillo. He was born on May 12, 1927, in Villanueva to Estanislado and Antonia Gonzales Aragon. He married Paublita Salas on July 1, 1953, in Guymon, Okla. He came to Clovis in 1955. Family […]

Keever, Alice

Alice Keever Services: Have been held. Alice Ann Gonzales Keever, 74, of Fort Sumner, died Monday, March 15, 2004, at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque. She was born on May 21, 1929, in Hooker, Okla., to Elias and Petra Valdez Gonzales. Her family moved to Los Ojitos, north of Fort Sumner, when she was a […]

Burkett, Harvey

Harvey Burkett Services: Have been held. Mr. Harvey Burkett, 84, of Clovis, died Saturday, March 6, 2004, at his home. He was born on Sept. 11, 1919, in Senath, Mo., to William and Maggie Tillson Burkett. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He married Venona Fay Spence on May 1,1947, […]

City awaits word on car ports

By Jack King City officials said Tuesday they are still waiting on a letter from state General Construction Bureau Chief Fermin Aragon to decide whether to adopt an ordinance on prefabricated carports in the city limits. Aragon said Tuesday he has written a letter providing some guidelines on the issue, but has asked an attorney […]

Gonzales, Alfonso Junior

Alfonso Junior Gonzales Service: Have been held. Alfonso “Junior” Gonzales, 37, of Clovis died Dec. 24, 2003, west of St. Vrain. He was born Nov. 8, 1966, in Clovis to Alfonso and Mary Aragon Gonzales. A graduate of Clovis High School, he worked for Valley Cabinet Shop for 11 years, then went to work for […]

Foster grandparents … enough love to go around

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Kate Griego, of Clovis, left, a foster grandparent listens as James Bickley Elementary second grader Treshanna Mathis, 7, reads “Clifford The Big Red Dog.” CNJ photo: Eric Kluth By Helena Rodriguez Frances Aragon may not remember all the names of her foster grandchildren, but she loves them all the same. “I forget names and faces, […]

Carports must be engineer-stamped before sale

By Jack King New Mexico Construction Industries Division Bureau Chief Fermin Aragon said this week CID will require sellers, rather than buyers, of premanufactured carports to provide an engineer’s stamp, certifying they meet construction standards for the area of the state in which they are sold. But, Aragon added, in the case of prefabricated carports […]

Sena, Ted

Ted Sena Services: Have been held. Mr. Ted Sena, 39, of Roswell, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. He was born on Nov. 30, 1963, in Roswell, to Theodore C. and Rosa Aragon Sena. He was raised and attended school in Roswell. He worked as a building carpenter for several […]

Emergency delivery

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Jessica Taylor delivered son Aidan at her home in June, with the help of husband, Aaron, who was being coached by Clovis 911 dispatcher Carolyn Aragon. Photo by Darrell Todd Maurina. By Darrell Todd Maurina When Airman 1st Class Aaron Taylor went into the Air Force on June 19, 2002, he knew he might have […]

Aragon wrestles away title

By Kevin Wilson CJ Aragon admitted that he needed some luck. He had all he needed on Saturday night. Aragon, listed as competitor No. 7 in the Clovis Pioneer Days PRCA Rodeo, got the run he needed with a time of 5.3 seconds to win the steer wrestling championship. “I was just trying to get […]