Do you know these people?

Dianna Hokanson is tracking some family history and the trail passes through Clovis.

Man convicted in Clovis baby death

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis jury deliberated for approximately two hours Friday before returning a guilty verdict against Leroy “Roy” Jaramillo for the 2004 death of a 9-month-old Clovis baby, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office. The baby, Cristyan Ibarra, died on Oct. 15, 2004, in a Lubbock hospital from extensive […]

Man convicted in infant’s death

CNJ Staff A Clovis jury deliberated for approximately two hours Friday before returning a guilty verdict against Leroy “Roy” Jaramillo for the 2004 death of a 9-month-old Clovis baby, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office. The baby, Cristyan Ibarra, died on Oct. 15, 2004, in a Lubbock hospital from extensive hemorrhaging […]

Texico man dies of electrocution

CNJ staff A 44-year-old Texico man was electrocuted Sunday afternoon in Farwell while cleaning water out of a basement at a residence on Highway 292, police said. Rocky Horton died at the scene, according to Farwell Police Chief Scott Burton. Burton said police and paramedics tried to resuscitate the victim for 35 minutes using CPR […]

Clovis man killed in vehicle rollover

CNJ staff A Clovis man died Saturday morning in a vehicle rollover north of Clovis, according to New Mexico State Police. Steven Spriggs, 49, died at the scene of the crash, which occurred about 10:15 a.m., State Police Lt. Rick Anglada said. The rollover happened near mile post 3 1/2 on state road 275, between […]

Infant death investigated as homicide

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Law enforcement officials said Wednesday the cause of death of a 9-month-old girl last week was blunt force trauma and the case is now being pursued as a homicide. At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker said a preliminary report from the New Mexico Office of […]

Clovis man dies in cycle crash

CNJ STAFF A 41-year-old Clovis man died early Sunday morning when the motorcycle he was riding hit a utility pole at Second and Norris streets. Bruce Monroe died at the scene, officials said. A police press release said Monroe was not wearing a helmet and “alcohol is suspected of being a factor due to the […]

June 9, 1951

John Wilkins, 63, operator of Wilkins Grocery, died after suffering a heart attack at his home at 612 W. 10th. … More than 400 people participated in American Red Cross-Youth Service Organization swimming classes during the week. … Gregory Peck was starring in “Only the Valiant” at the State theater. “They were six and they […]

Patriotism helps define us as nation

When I was a little girl, Memorial Day around my grandparents’ community in Arkansas was known as “Decoration Day.” On Saturday, families would meet and tidy up the church cemetery. They would cut overgrown grass and trim around the headstones. Then they always finished by placing fresh flowers on the graves. On this Memorial Day, […]

Crashes claim two lives

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A Texico woman and a Clovis senior citizen died Monday morning in separate accidents involving motor vehicles, according to officials. Just before 9 a.m., Magalibanesa Mendoza-Jimenez, 28, was killed when the compact car she was driving struck an oncoming tractor-trailer on State Road 108 near Leftwhich Avenue in Texico, according […]

In Tribute: Adventurous owner ‘didn’t feel like a granny’

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer They had their fair share of parent-child arguments, as expected in any parent-child relationship. The most common disagreement Sue Crow of Clovis started was when she would boast her frequent travels took her to every state, including Alaska twice. “She never was convinced Hawaii was a state,” said daughter […]

Second resident dies from tornado injuries

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Last month’s tornado claimed its second victim Thursday when Walter “Snap” Cravy, 90, of Clovis died at a Lubbock hospital. Thomas V. Cravy said his father had been hospitalized with multiple injuries since the March 23 tornado tore through a trailer home “Snap” Cravy shared with a friend on […]

Tornado claims second life

CNJ staff report The March 23 tornado that thrashed through Clovis has claimed another life. Walter “Snap” Cravy, 90, of Clovis died Thursday evening at Lubbock Covenant Hospital, according to his son, Thomas V. Cravy. Cravy said his father spent 20 days in the hospital before succumbing to the severe injuries he sustained in the […]

Tornadoes carry blessings after few tragic minutes

By Freedom Newspapers The shock, euphoria and amazement at surviving Friday’s eastern New Mexico tornadoes are slowly changing for residents of Roosevelt, Curry and Quay counties, including the communities of Logan and Clovis. Five days later, our thoughts and energies are focused on cleaning up, rebuilding and moving forward with our lives even as we […]

Ellison Green remembers growing up in Hillcrest Park

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist One of the nicest guys in Clovis is Ellison Green, who after all these years wrote about his growing up in a home in Hillcrest Park. Here is his story he told to me. I wish you could have known the people and the times when I was young. My […]

Feb. 4, 1923

Dorothy Tracy, De Aun Sammons and Fay Brandon were among students voted “favorite girl” in classes at Clovis High. … A professional baseball league was formed in Plainview, Texas, and Clovis was recommended as the site for one of the teams, along with Roswell, Lubbock, Amarillo, Plainview and Slaton, Texas. … J.S. Stockton, who lived […]

Lifetime measured by dash, not dates

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Rusty Galloway is the Clovis News Journal’s circulation guy. He introduced me to the concept of “the nugget” in the daily edition of the CNJ. The nugget is that story, that thing in the paper that makes you think, “Isn’t that something?” when you read it. Not too long ago […]

Two die in car accident

CNJ staff Two young women were killed in a car accident in Clovis on New Year’s Eve, according to a press release from the Clovis Police Department. Keri Bechthold, 19, of Portales, and Ashley Welch, 21, of Estancia, died Sunday near W. 21st St. after the vehicle they were in collided with a fence, according […]

Year in review: Ex-dentist pleads guilty

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Christian Madden of Clovis tries to clear a path to his front door Nov. 14 at his house on Sheridan St. The tumbleweed invasion was fueled by 52 mph winds which thrashed through Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff A day after a judge ruled the state could pursue the death penalty against […]

Year in Review: Soldiers die in line of duty

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks: Army Honor Guard members fold a flag from the coffin of Sgt. Leroy “J.R.” Segura Jr. outside the Scared Heart Church. Segura, a 2001 Clovis High graduate, was seving his second tour in Iraq. CNJ staff Two U.S. Army soldiers with Clovis ties were killed during a three-week span while […]