Esquibel, Guadalupe & Miguel

Guadalupe “Lupe” Esquibel, 27, and Miguel Angel Munoz Esquibel, fetus, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Sept. 15, 1977, in Clovis, to Richard and Irene Salas Esquibel. She was a waitress at IHOP in Clovis. She was of the Catholic faith. Family members said […]

Woman who died in Tuesday vehicle collision was pregnant

CNJ staff The woman who died in Tuesday’s crash on South Prince Street was pregnant, officials said. Guadalupe Esquibel, 27, of Clovis, and her unborn son perished in the crash that involved a 1993 Pontiac and semi-tractor trailer. Three passengers remained in a Lubbock hospital on Wednesday night; one was treated and released from the […]

Man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting three children

CNJ staff A man police said was involved in a sex “club” that molested children was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Wednesday, according to a news release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Prosecutors said Anastacio Esquibel, 24, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting three children in 2003. District Attorney Matt Chandler said […]

Festival fund-raiser boasts everything from carnival games to live bands

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Mitchell Armijo, age 9, took more than eight rides on the “Gyro” at the Fiesta 2005 that ran from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. (CNJ staff photo: Ryn Gargulinski) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Clovis residents Lindy Esquibel and Sally Romero, who grew up across the street from […]

Police department wins awards

Cops and Courts The Clovis Police Department received two awards Friday for above and beyond support for the New Mexico National Guard. Police Chief Bill Carey received one award and the department received the other at an Employers Support Guard and Reserve Luncheon at K-Bob’s Steakhouse. “We all support the Guard, these guys while they’re […]

Student’s letter key in year-old sex abuse case

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Clovis police believe this house at 700 E. 10th St. in Clovis was the site of numerous sexual assaults against children. (File photo) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor It was an innocent note to a classmate, a few lines of sympathy from a third-grader devastated his friend was being sexually abused. “I’m so sorry […]

Rams hit road for opener

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — West Las Vegas hasn’t beaten Portales High on the field in the short history of their series. But third-year Dons coach James Esquibel thinks his squad is getting close. The teams meet in Saturday’s 1:30 p.m. opener in Las Vegas. Portales won last year’s contest 19-7 at Greyhound Stadium, but […]