Clovis man dies Sunday in one-vehicle accident

Freedom New Mexico A 41-year-old Clovis man died Sunday in a single-vehicle accident near the intersection of Caesar Chavez and Martin Luther King Boulevard, according to an incident report from Clovis police. Hector Cordova-Urbina of Clovis died about 12:30 p.m. in an alley south of Dale Street when the vehicle he was driving struck a […]

Clovis students win big at state fair

Benna Sayyed Dusty Odegaard has been welding since he was 10 years old. Levi Cordova has been showing pigs for a decade. The Clovis FFA members each won grand champion in their specialty this month at the New Mexico State fair in Albuquerque. Odegaard won the Grand Champion Agriculture Mechanics Project award and Cordova received […]

Birthdays — Jan. 23

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Adelicia Cordova Adelicia Cordova of Clovis will celebrate her 90th birthday 5 p.m. Jan. 24, at Leal’s Restaurant. The celebration will be hosted by her son, James Leroy Cordova and two daughters, Elena Vigil and Connye Cordova Bynum. She was born Jan. 24, 1921, in Sombrio. She has 10 children, 23 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. […]

Quay traffic stop nets pot cache

Thomas Garcia A Georgia man is in federal custody following a traffic stop resulting in the seizure of 900 pounds of marijuana near Tucumcari. Forrest McLaughlin of Atlanta was arrested by a New Mexico Motor Transportation Police after $1.3 million of marijuana was discovered stacked behind pallets of cantaloupes, said Major Ron Cordova. McLaughlin, 46, […]

Two running for soon-to-be-open board seat

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Two Clovis residents will vie for the soon-to-be-vacant District 3 school board seat. District 3 representative Lora Harlan announced in March she would be resigning effective May 28. The board must name a replacement to serve the nine months before the election in February. The two candidates are Paul […]

Pinewood derby to raise money for Boy Scouts

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo El Llano Grande District Commissioner Gene Weber and his granddaughters Autumn Weber, left, and Trysten Weber play with Pinewood Derby cars outside the Scout Center on Norris Street in preparation for Saturday’s event. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Pinewood Derby scheduled for Saturday is for adults this time. […]

Homeowners dispute work done on homes

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Norman Woodard displays a sign labeling KL General Contractor as a lemon in the front yard of his home on Springfield Street in north Clovis. Woodard said problems in the house range from major issues to cosmetic ones. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis residents Woodie and Kathy Woodard […]

Wildcadettes claim national win

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Three months, 156 hours of practice and three routines combined to give Clovis High School’s dance team, the Wildcadettes, first place at a national competition in Orlando, Fla., last weekend. Because the group participates in national competitions only every three years, the Wildcadettes competed in the novice class at […]

Zia 11-12s rally to notch title

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Members of the Clovis Zia All-Stars celebrate their District 3 championship Saturday night at Beachum Field. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Leave it to the girl on the team to save the day. Trailing 4-3 and down to its final out, Zia’s Niki Cordova blasted a first-pitch, three-run double […]

Scholarship helps CHS senior pursue dream

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Robert Cordova, a Clovis High senior, graduates today. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer A prestigious scholarship and a background in construction has paved the way for Robert Cordova to pursue a civil engineering degree. Cordova is one of 352 students expected to receive diplomas during Clovis High School’s graduation […]