Nov. 2, 2008 Engagements

Loera-Duplechain Eladio Jr. and Yolanda Loera of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Veronica N. Loera of Clovis, to Senior Airman Logan J. Duplechain of Cannon Air Force Base. He is the son of Vanessa K. Lounsberry and Michael Duplechain of Lafayette, La. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. […]

Cops and Courts: Clovis agent named investigator of year

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Agent David Loera of the District Attorney’s office was named investigator of the year Wednesday by the New Mexico District Attorney’s Association, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. Loera, an 18-year law enforcement veteran, served with the Clovis Police Department before joining the district attorney’s […]

Crime expert: Prints match Baca’s boots

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Shirley Garcia of the Department of Public Safety Crime Lab holds up a shoe print impression card for the jury Tuesday during testimony in the Richard Baca trial. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Footprints found on the shallow grave of a Portales teen match the boots the defendant in […]

Defendant in slaying takes stand

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Joel Cordova testifies Thursday in his trial for the slaying of 19-year-old Victor Estrada. Cordova is charged with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence stemming from the July 26 incident. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man accused of stabbing to death an acquaintance last year took the witness […]

Lopez, Alvino

Alvino Lopez Services: Have been held. Alvino Lopez Sr., 63, of Farwell, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, in Friona, Texas. He was born on Dec. 16, 1939, in Fort Quitman, Texas, to Nicholas Ruiz and Maria Refugio Lopez. He married Maria Duran on Jan 8, 1962 in El Paso, Texas. They moved to the Farwell […]

Cadena, Jason

Jason Cadena Services: Have been held. Jason Mario Cadena Jr., an infant, of New York, died Saturday, May 24, 2003, at Halifax Regional Medical Center in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. He was born on May 24, 2003, in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., to Jason and Jamie Cadena. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Estefanita Baca; […]

Texico’s Loera set for game

FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS Three area players will get a chance today to add another win to state-championship high school careers. Dora graduates Matt Carpenter and Chris Rolston, along with Adrian Loera of Texico, are set to represent the South in the 25th annual Class 1A/2A North-South All-Star Game. The game is set for a 6 p.m. […]

City hall renovating

By Jack King Innovative thinking and the elbow grease of two city employees has helped the city of Clovis save thousands of dollars in the renovation the Bert Cabiness City Government Center, City Manager Raymond Mondragon said this week. Using leftover funds from a reroofing project, the city now has new offices in its Building […]