Weekly update — Nov. 7

San Juan County resolves to support LATN People are still talking about Cannon’s LATN proposal. The San Juan County Commission passed a resolution Thursday night in support of Cannon Air Force Base’s proposal to establish a low altitude tactical navigation area, or LATN, in northwest New Mexico and southern Colorado. San Juan is the second […]

Meetings Watch: City approves two items, celebrates commissioner’s 80th birthday

The Clovis City Commission met in special session Wednesday at City Hall. Both items on the agenda were approved unanimously. Seven commissioners were present. Commissioner Juan Garza did not attend the 10 a.m. meeting.Items approved: • A change order for construction at the Wellness Center. City Purchasing Agent David Boswell said a water line had […]

Wildcats hold off Onate

Freedom New Mexico Senior Kyler Brewer-Hill threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Richie Chavez for the only score of the second half and Clovis beat Onate 21-13 in a Class 5A state quarterfinal game Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. Brewer-Hill also had a 64-yard TD pass to Chavez in the first quarter. Jordan Hill added […]

Doctors reattach Curry County man’s arm after pig attack

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Twenty-six year old Juan Cruz was attacked by a 900 pound domestic boar last week. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A week after a 900 pound hog mauled him, Juan Cruz wonders whether he’ll be able to keep his arm nearly severed in the attack. The 26-year-old Curry County […]

Clovis man critical after bitten by boar

Freedom New Mexico Lubbock doctors are working to save a 26-year-old Clovis man’s arm after he was attacked Monday by a 900-pound boar he was feeding. Juan Cruz’ arm was nearly severed at the elbow around 1 p.m. as he was feeding pigs in a pen at a residence in the 1000 block of Curry […]

Nov. 9 Engagements

Martinez-Garza Martin and Maria Martinez of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lidia Martinez to Juan Garza Jr., all of Clovis. He is the son of Juan and Mimi Garza of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29, 2008, at the Clovis Civic Center. A reception will […]

July 20, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Lethal injection humane choice Juan Garza’s remarks about outside special interest groups’ pressure to start “humane” euthanasia at Clovis’ shelter were ludicrous. (“Outside input bothers official,” Tuesday’s CNJ) It may have been outside groups that started the movement, but Clovis residents that care about treating animals with a little respect and dignity will respond, like […]

Teen hospitalized after crash

CNJ staff A Clovis teen is in critical condition at a Lubbock hospital after he was hit by a vehicle Tuesday while riding his scooter, family members said. Andrea Armendariz said Thursday her 15-year-old son, Juan Chavarria, has not regained consciousness since the crash and doctors are waiting for swelling in his brain to reduce […]

Body of missing Fort Sumner man discovered

CNJ staff State Park officials recovered the body of a missing Fort Sumner man at Sumner Lake about 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, according to Fort Sumner Mayor and family friend Juan Chavez. Josh Kenyon’s body surfaced about 600 yards from shore in roughly the same spot in which he disappeared Sunday evening while jet skiing, Chavez […]

Business Feature: Juanito’s celebrates silver anniversary

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Juan Garza and his wife, Noemi, started Juanito’s restaurant in 1982 and expanded to Portales in 1992. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The year was 1982, and Juan “Juanito” Garza was just another Muleshoe resident in his early 20s, working at a Mexican restaurant. With a family of four […]

Education Digest: ENMU holding open house

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is hosting an open house from 1-3 p.m. Sunday for the new San Juan Village student apartments and newly renovated Campus Union Building (CUB), according to an ENMU news release. Refreshments will be served in the CUB, and the public is invited. Because […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Mother takes to track for cure

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer SEVEN DAILY BREATHING treatments keep Juan Zamora relatively healthy. The 3-year-old Clovis resident suffers from cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that affects the lungs and digestive system. The toddler also requires oral enzymes every time he eats so his tiny body can digest and absorb nutrients. ACCORDING TO HIS […]

Wind farm powering region with electricity

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Some aspects of operating the 120-megawatt wind farm can be as easy as doing it from a personal computer at home, that is if you are authorized and have a password from Edison Mission Group. Members of the Edison Mission Group held an open house at the San Juan Mesa […]

Cameo honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Third Grade A: Terence Barela, Jaquan Franklin, Delino Lewis, Kimberly Reid, Fred Schilling A/B: Mary Allison Almond, Alisia Amaro, Robert Bruhn, Tamia Carter, LeAnna Foust, Harlie Galaviz, DesMariah Garcia, Josh Garcia, Jonathan Garcia, Marcello Garza, Andrew Hernandez, Adan Martinez, Estevan Romero, […]

Triplett, Jennie

Jennie Lee Triplett, 87, of Fort Sumner and formerly of Farmington died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Care Center. She was born Oct. 1, 1918, in Memphis, Texas, the daughter of Luther John McKenzie and the former Nancy Elizabeth Willis. She was raised in Muleshoe and Sudan, Texas. She attended school at Sudan […]

Macias, Juan

Juan V. Macias, 76, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan 21, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born April 9, 1929, in Pedernales, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Juan and Eusebia Valles Macias. He brought his family to Clovis in 1979 and worked as a cooker at the ethanol plant until his retirement in 1991. He […]

Juan Astorga

Juan Astorga, 74, of Portales, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital. He was born Oct. 30, 1931, in Ramos, Mexico, to Otilia and Manuel Astorga. He grew up in Durango, Mexico. At 14, he moved to the Unites States to work in farming in various places. For the past 12 years he […]

Olivas, Antonia

Antonia Adame Olivas, 65, of Denver City, Texas, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, in Denver City. She was born March 11, 1940, in Carmargo Chihuahua, Mexico, to Eligio and Barbarita Adame. She married Merced Olivas on Feb. 11, 1961, in Ojinaga Chihuahua, Mexico. She was a housewife and a mother. She was preceded in death […]

Herminia Jimenez

Herminia Jimenez, 75, of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born April 2, 1930, in Riviera, Texas, to Pablo and Leonicia Gonzales Suarez. She married Manuel S. Jimenez on Aug. 10, 1951, in Edinburgh, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic […]