Weekly update — March 13

Representative trying for impact statement State Rep. Roberto Gonzalez, D-Taos, is trying to force the U.S. Air Force to produce a full environmental impact statement on Cannon Air Force Base’s proposed low-altitude training area. Gonzalez has introduced a joint memorial on the topic to the state legislature. In a Taos News story, Gonzalez says he […]

Roosevelt detention officer faces embezzlement charges

Freedom New Mexico A Roosevelt County detention officer is facing petty misdemeanor embezzlement charges, accused of stealing prescription drugs from an inmate. Carolina Gonzalez, 27, of Clovis is the second detention officer this year to be accused of stealing drugs from inmates. Detention center Administrator David Casanova said Gonzalez stole the pills the night of […]

Residents react to news of jail escapees

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When news of eight inmates escaping the Curry County Adult Detention Center reached Valentina Gonzalez, she said she had a swarm of thoughts, all involving the safety of the people around her. Gonzalez, a Friona mother and Clovis Community College student, said she believes the escapees will turn to […]

July 20, 2008 Weddings

Gonzalez Ramona Madril of Clovis and Casey Gonzalez of Gig Harbor, Wash., were joined in marriage July 19, 2008, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Father Sotero Sena performed the traditional Catholic ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Joaquin and Naty Madril of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of the late Joaquin Madril […]

June 22, 2008 Births

Gonzales Richard Paul Gonzales was born May 10, 2008, at Plains Regional Medical Center to Richard and Miranda Gonzales of Clovis. He weighed 7 pounds and 8.2 ounces. He has two sisters, Alycia Gonzalez, 13, and Victoria Chavez, 11. Grandparents are George and Ruby Gonzales of Fort Sumner and Joaquin G. and Naty Madril of […]

June 15, 2008 Engagements

Madril-Gonzalez Joaquin and Naty Madril of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Ramona Madril of Clovis, to Casey Gonzalez, of Gig Harbor, Wash. He is the son of Casimiro and Lidia Gonzalez of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at noon July 19, 2008, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. The […]

March 7 – Garage sale

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bob Snipes shows Juana Gonzalez some of the kitchen accessories Friday on the many shelves of his garage sale on Pile Street. Snipes and Gonzalez have been friends for ten years, Gonzalez said, and she always stops by to see what Snipes is selling. Snipes said he has the garage […]

Extent of bovine TB in area unknown

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer The ramifications of last week’s discovery of bovine tuberculosis in dairy cattle in eastern New Mexico is still being determined, according to State Agriculture Secretary Miley Gonzalez. Gonzalez said if the infected cattle are within the current federally restricted zone covering parts of Roosevelt and Curry counties, there would […]

Cost shouldn’t matter when it comes to voting

Freedom Newspapers The continued value of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was made clear just two weeks ago when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that in one Texas congressional district, Republican Party leaders had robbed Hispanics of political influence by using district boundaries to split Hispanic populations. Key provisions of the bill, added in […]

Officials: Vehicle collision sped slated demolition of Texico building

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer The port of entry building outside Texico was slated for demolition anyway. A vehicle accident that caused considerable damage to the front of the building on Thursday will simply speed the process, officials said. No injuries were reported after a car struck the building, which is located just off […]

ENMU Dawg Days held to ease college transition

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — When Manuel Gonzalez began attending Eastern New Mexico University in 2002, he worried about what classes he would take. As for Malia Rummell, who was eager to meet people, she feared she wouldn’t get into a sorority. These are some of the fears that incoming freshmen face when […]

de Gonzalez, Maria

Maria de Gonzalez Services: Have been held. Maria Guadalupe S. de Gonzalez, 92. of Clovis, died Monday, April 11, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 26, 1913, in Cerralvo Nuevo Leon, Mexico, to Matilde and Crisanta Villareal Salazar. She married Adan Gonzalez on Sept. 16, 1934, in Cerralvo, Nuevo […]

Gonzalez, Adrian Joseph

Adrian Joseph Gonzalez Services: Have been held. Adrian Joseph Gonzalez, 1 year and 8 months old, of Portales, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, at his home. He was born on Feb. 1, 2003, in Hobbs, to Erica McDaniel and Jesus Gonzalez. Survivors include his parents; a brother, Malachi McDaniel of Portales; a sister, Lorina Gonzalez […]

Gonzalez, Ventura

Ventura Gonzalez Services: Have been held. Ventura “Vic” Gonzalez, 65, of Clovis, died Thursday, July 8, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Aug. 15, 1938, in Clearwater, Calif., to Manuel and Manuela Armenta Gonzalez. He married Yuriko Iwasaki on Nov. 10, 1960, in Sapporo, Japan. He retired from being a […]

Gonzalez, Porfirio

Porfirio Gonzalez Services: Have been held. Porfirio “Po” Gonzalez, 52, of Clovis died Monday, March 22, 2004, in Clovis. He was born Nov. 21, 1951, in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, to Homero and Carmen Duran Gonzalez. He arrived in Clovis four years ago from Oklahoma City, Okla. He was a retired tool and die maker […]

Argument ends with man’s death

By Darrell Todd Maurina A 21-year-old Clovis man is being held on murder charges in connection with Monday night’s shooting of two Clovis men, one of whom died at the scene. Mark Madrid faces an open count of murder in connection with the shooting death of Porfirio “Po” Gonzalez, 53, police said. Madrid also faces […]

Friona car chase, gunfight ends in hostage standoff

By Michelle Seeber and Darrell Todd Maurina FRIONA — Law enforcement officers from throughout the area were joined here Saturday night by a SWAT team from Amarillo in response to a hostage standoff involving a local church pastor. Cpl. John Gonzalez of the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Community Relations Office said the incident began […]

One dead in Rogers crash

PNT staff report Police are investigating an accident that left one man dead and another seriously injured after the vehicle’s driver ran a stop sign in Rogers late Tuesday night, according to officials with the New Mexico State Police. Juan Nieto, 18, of Chihuahua, Mexico, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, Gabriel Melendez […]

County and residents at odds over railroad

By Jack King District Court Judge William McBee dismissed two complaints against Curry County Wednesday that had been filed by residents of the Wheaton Street neighborhood south of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks. They had claimed the Curry County commissioners harmed them when they voted to close the Wheaton Street crossing. McBee dismissed […]

Pursuit policy was followed

By Darrell Todd Maurina New Mexico State Police Capt. Oscar Gonzalez said Wednesday all proper procedures were followed during a 100-mph car chase Tuesday morning and subsequent apprehension of the driver who fled into Barry Elementary School. “Our pursuit policy is very basic,” Gonzalez said. “We do have a policy of pursuit in every case […]