Clovis couple bringing crucifix back to life

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Freedom New Mexico: Dianna Hernandez Gene Lovato his wife, Inez, found a crucifix that could be hundreds of years old, according to one expert. The Clovis couple plans to have it restored and put it on exhibit at area churches. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Gene Lovato was flooded with a mix of emotions […]

Missing Indian head tops oddities

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By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer When a 73-year-old artifact goes missing, someone usually has to take the blame. Former City Manager Ray Mondragon learned that lesson well in 2004 after one of the Indian head artifacts atop Hotel Clovis disappeared in the summer. “Personally, I did not feel that I was deserving (of the […]

Missing Indian head turns up in Texas

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The Indian bust that was stolen from Hotel Clovis in July of was found Monday night in a ditch near Littlefield, Texas. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Indian chief statue that disappeared in July from atop the Hotel Clovis has been discovered in Texas. The 73-year-old artifact was ditched […]