Portales man dies in wreck

A 19-year-old Portales man died in a two-vehicle accident Thursday evening, police said. Travis Freeman, a passenger in a vehicle being driven by his wife, died at the scene, according to State Police Lt. Ron Chavez. Jezika Shumate was listed in critical condition Friday afternoon at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, Chavez said. The accident occurred […]

Portales man dies in car crash

CNJ staff A 19-year-old Portales man died in a two-vehicle accident Thursday evening, police said. Travis Freeman, a passenger in a vehicle being driven by his wife, died at the scene, according to State Police Lt. Ron Chavez. Jezika Shumate was listed in critical condition Friday afternoon at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, Chavez said. The […]

Feb. 3, 2008 Honor Rolls Part II

La Casita Elementary Third grade A Honor Roll: Jazmine Acosta, José Antonio Alvarado, Ricky Balderas, Thomas Bynum, Andrea Carreño, Alejandro Chacón, Joel Espino, Austin Finney, Alexandria Gutierrez, Santiago Gutierrez, Consuelo Mercadal, Danielle Mezua, Bianca Olivas, Alexander Pereda, Kenya Perez, Juanita Quezada. A/B Honor Roll: Sierra Baca, Brandon Balderas, Abraham Calderon, Lee Carabajal, Merecades Chaves, Alejándro […]

Woman hospitalized after highway 60 accident

CNJ staff An Albuquerque woman remained hospitalized in stable condition Thursday evening in Lubbock after a two-vehicle accident near St. Vrain, according to Senior Patrolman Ron Chavez of the State Police. Officers from the New Mexico State Police and local agencies responded around 2 p.m. to a head-on vehicle collision west of Clovis on U.S. […]

Jan. 18, 2008 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Jan. 10 through Wednesday: Andrew David Forrest, 22, to Tiffany Iris Douglas, 24, both of Clovis Richard Stephen Nickerson Jr., 61, to Lonnie Jo Johnston, 56, both of Clovis Gordon E. Payne, 41, to Amy J. Davis, 33, both of Clovis Jarret Lee Austin, 39, […]

Jan. 11, 2008 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Jan. 3 through Wednesday: Shawn Michael Blair, 33, to Kimberly Dawn Johnson, 35, both of Clovis Wilfredo Junior Nieves Ocasio, 23, to Vanessa Lynn Pepin, 20, both of Clovis Jerry Leon Marshall, 41, to Sharon Sue Dixon, 39, both of Bovina, Texas Nicholas Ryan Richardson, […]

County to pay for slaying suspect’s detention, travel

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis County commissioners agreed Tuesday to pay for the detention of Lorenzo Chavez at the state correctional facility in Albuquerque. Chavez, 56, was indicted late Friday for first-degree murder in connection with the 1998 shooting death of 47-year-old Daniel Jose Lopez, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. Chavez currently […]

Airmen extend advice to students

By Greg Allen: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — For nearly two dozen airmen here, their weekly regimen includes a regular return to junior high school. Not as students mind you, but for at least one hour a week, they serve as mentors to students at Yucca Middle School. The […]

Quay woman sentenced in child drowning case

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico TUCUMCARI — A Tucumcari woman convicted of giving alcohol to a 12-year-old boy who drowned a few hours later has been sentenced to five years probation. Crystal Cochran, during Thursday’s sentencing hearing, was also ordered to participate in a drug-abuse recovery program and undergo mental health counseling. Cochran pleaded […]

Venezuelans voice opposition to Chavez’ rule

By Freedom New Mexico It looks as if Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who despite appearing like a bit of a buffoon to many is a shrewd political operator, miscalculated big-time when he submitted a long list of constitutional amendments to a popular referendum. The Venezuelan people turned out to harbor suspicions about a president who […]

Fort Sumner police officer arrested

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Fort Sumner police officer and his wife have been arrested on charges they conspired to take and trade a vehicle seized by the De Baca County Sheriff’s Department, according to a press release from New Mexico State Police. Robert Roybal and his wife MaryAnn Sanchez were arraigned Tuesday […]

Experts expect gas prices to continue upward trend

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gas prices in Clovis and Portales reached $3.15 a gallon Wednesday for regular unleaded gasoline. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Don’t expect the price of gasoline to go down anytime soon. In fact, gasoline prices are going to continue to rise, according to travel and oil industry officials. Gas […]

Oct. 12, 1942

Sadoth Chavez pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of Felix Bass, a former sailor from Littlefield, Texas, after a fight that resulted from a crap game near Melrose. … The Clovis News-Journal reported that U.S. Sen. Dennis Chavez was urging Curry County residents to go after federal funds when the federal government announced it was […]

Clovis, Portales cruise into semis

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis sophomore Antiesha Brown hits over Tatum’s Ivery Cardenas during a quarterfinal match at Rock Staubus Gym. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Like a fish on a line, Clovis sometimes seemed to be toying with Class 1A Tatum on Friday in the quarterfinals of the 16-team Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament. […]

Celebrity touts ‘great country’ and its dictator

By Freedom Newspapers It would be fascinating if not so dismaying that so many of our celebrities who believe that being actors or singers means we should care what they think about world affairs have such poor taste in foreign leaders. Earlier this month aging bad-boy actor Sean Penn traveled to Venezuela, exulted that he […]

Former DeBaca sheriff charged with embezzlement

CNJ Staff FORT SUMNER — A former De Baca County sheriff was arraigned Wednesday in a magistrate court on multiple counts of embezzlement, falsifying government documents and intimidation of a witness. Michael Chavez, 44, is accused of receiving kickbacks from county employees he hired to work overtime on road blocks and warrant service. Chavez added […]

Hayride accident claims life of Fort Sumner girl

CNJ Staff A hayride turned into a tragedy Friday evening when an 8-year-old Fort Sumner girl was killed after falling beneath a trailer being pulled by a tractor, according to officials. Anna Marie Unruh was riding on the trailer with a group of adults and children when she attempted to jump off, according to Deputy […]

‘Julio’ popular name in Hispanic family

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Before the month is over, I must write about how popular the name Julio is in my family. My dad is named Julio. His favorite uncle was named Julio and he has cousins named Julio. Many males born in July on my father’s side of the family are named […]

Two Clovis players on South all-stars

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Clovis High’s Jordan Garrett throws first base during the all-Star practice Thursday at the Lady Wildcats Softball Complex. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Jordan Garrett and Sonia Chavez are happy to have one more opportunity to play at Lady Wildcat Complex. The two recent CHS graduates will represent the Lady Wildcats on the South […]

Free meals

CNJ staff Free breakfast and lunch will be available through Our Lady of Guadalupe Summer Food Service Program to children 18 and younger at 23 area locations. Meals are served weekdays June 4 through Aug. 3. Parents are responsible for their children while at meal sites. The following sites serve free breakfast 8-9 a.m. and […]