Private drainage options explored

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor The Clovis City Commission has given a private land owner another 30-day reprieve on a decision to build a drainage ditch on his property that may require eminent domain. Commissioners voted at their meeting Thursday to table action after they heard from a licensed civil engineer who spoke on […]

Eminent domain issue tabled

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis City Commission on Thursday tabled a vote to purchase land from a private landowner that would have allowed the city to build a drainage ditch. Commissioners will wait 90 days before they decide whether to purchase 1.13 acres of Griego’s property and replace a fence for $22,750, […]

City considering eminent domain purchase

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer City of Clovis officials want to build a drainage ditch on Daniel Griego’s property. But the life-long Clovis resident said he doesn’t want to sell. Today the City Commission will discuss purchasing the property anyway under the power of eminent domain. The city proposes a 30-foot drainage ditch be […]

Crenshaw, Bill

Bill Crenshaw, 90, of Taiban died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, at the Farwell Convalescent Home. He was born June 28, 1915, in Melrose to William J. Crenshaw and the former Retta Moss. He was raised south of Melrose and attended schools at Melrose and Floyd, where he graduated. He married Mildred Alice Wright on Aug. […]

Griego, Carolina

Carolina L. Griego, 93, of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center following an illness. She was born May 18, 1912, in Canada, Colo., to Albaro Lopez and Ruperta Sandoval. She attended school at Alamo. She married Susano Griego on Sept. 4, 1929, in Santa Rosa. They ranched northeast of […]

Griego, Kate

Kate Griego, 80, of Clovis, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, following an extended illness in Clovis. She was born Aug. 15, 1925, in Sambinoso. She had made her home in Clovis for many years due to health reasons. She was a member of the Guadalupe Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, […]

Sena, Carlos T.

Carlos T. Sena, 88, of Fort Sumner, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at Laurel Skies Nursing Home in Albuquerque. He was born Aug. 29, 1917, in Fort Sumner to Jose C. Sena and Estefanita Trujillo. He married Christine Casaus on April 17, 1937, in Santa Rosa. He was a carpenter and served in the U.S. […]

Remembering World War II

Dan True - Veteran

Freedom Newspapers: Sharna Johnson Clovis resident Dan True served as an Army tech sergeant in World War II. He was deployed to Europe and the Philippines as part of his three-year stint. Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer An American flag hangs year-round outside Lt. Col. Judy Griego’s childhood home. The man who hung it is […]

12/9 Public Record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Nov. 30 through Dec. 7: • Jody Reyes, 29, to Angelia Crestina Montes, 27, both of Portales • John David Diaz, 21, to Josephine Villalovos, 21, both of Clovis • Eric Todd Howard, 42, to Sarah Allyce Sambrano, 29, both of Clovis • Miguel Ramirez-Ordaz, […]

11/29 Business Digest

United Way taking applications soon The United Way of Eastern New Mexico will soon begin to accept applications requesting donor funds to serve area families and individuals. According to the charitable organization, distributing donor funds is the most important function they perform. The funds will eventually serve local families, individuals or children in four priority […]

Companies short on cement

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Workers from Southwest Concrete in Artesia pour cement for Eastern New Mexico University’s new communication building. The company gets its cement from Clovis Concrete Company. (Freedom Newspapers: Leslie Spence) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A lack of cement has affected Clovis and Portales construction companies trying to keep pace with the building boom in eastern […]

Gallegos, Vicente

Vicente Gallegos Services: Have been held. Vicente Gallegos, 75, of Clovis, died Monday, July 4, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 16, 1930, in Clovis, to Estella Rivera and Margarito Gallegos. He married Stella Saiz of Anton Chico in 1952. He worked for the Senior Volunteer Program at Laurel […]

Lucero, Dora

Dora Lucero Services: Have been held. Dora Prescilla Lucero, 68, of Hereford, died Saturday, May 21, 2005, at Baptist Saint Anthony’s Hospice in Amarillo. She was born Nov. 27, 1936, to Luis and Jesusita Garcia Griego in Garita. She married Jose Virginio Lucero Nov. 28, 1951, in Littlefield. She was a homemaker, a member of […]

Hair salon aiding Relay for Life

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Employees at Visible Changes hair salon on 21st Street are decorating a pine tree, normally reserved for holidays, with paper star and moon cutouts that are symbolic of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life campaign. (CNJ photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Tucked behind lanes of swivel chairs, mirrors and shears […]

Anaya, Frances

Services: have been held. Frances Anaya, 84, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at her home. She was born on May 11, 1920, in Alamo, to Abran and Cesaria Madril Griego. She was a homemaker. She volunteered as a nurse’s aide at the Clovis Memorial Hospital. Family members said she was a rare person who could […]

Clovis fugitive caught

CNJ staff A Clovis man who evaded police for days after being accused of shooting a woman in the foot was arrested late Sunday night. Antonio “Tony” Maes, 21, was arrested in Tucumcari on charges that included receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle, reckless driving and resisting arrest. He is jailed in Quay County on […]

Warrant issued for shooting suspect

CNJ staff Clovis police issued an arrest warrant Thursday for a man they believe entered a woman’s house, demanded money and shot her in the foot earlier this week. Antonio Maes, 21, of Clovis, is wanted for aggravated burglary, attempted armed robbery, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and intimidation of a witness following a […]

Reporter’s notebook: Bella Vista aids tsunami victims

CNJ staff The students at Bella Vista Elementary school were discussing New Year’s resolutions three weeks ago, and one of them brought up the tsunami victims in Asia. After doing some Internet research on what happened the students decided they needed to help. “Right away they asked, ‘What can we do to help? We need […]

Griego, Daniel

Daniel Griego Services: Have been held. Daniel D. “Chief” Griego, 58, of Santa Rosa, died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at his home. He was born on May 10, 1946, in Santa Rosa, to Felix P. and Amalia Duran Griego. He got into the newspaper business and spanned his career for over 27 years. He was […]

Griego, Max Jr.

Max Griego Jr. Services: have been held. Max Griego Jr., 67, of Pueblo, Colo., died Saturday, April 24, 2004. He was born on April 11, 1937, in New Mexico, to Max and Patricia Griego. He retired from the Labor 578 Union. He was an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors […]