Three arrested in drug bust

CMI Staff A Clovis man and two Arizona residents were arrested Tuesday afternoon after police discovered 11 ounces of cocaine during a raid of a residence in the Wheatridge Estates in southwest Clovis, according to a Region V Drug Force spokesman. Joel Jimenez, 37, of Clovis, Luis Fierro Sr., 40, and Luis Fierro Jr., 20, […]

Two names being added to county war memorial

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Courtesy photo: Billy Gonzales Joe Luis Gonzales enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1968, he died in during an exercise board the USS Evans when an aircraft carrier ran through the ship in Australia. Gabriel Monte Joe Luis Gonzales is not a forgotten sailor. He’s a sailor who people barely remember. In fact, the Curry […]

Veterans to be added to Clovis memorial

Courtesy photo: Billy Gonzales Joe Luis Gonzales enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1968, he died in during an exercise board the USS Evans when an aircraft carrier ran through the ship in Australia. Gabriel Monte Joe Luis Gonzales is not a forgotten sailor. He’s a sailor who people barely remember. In fact, the Curry […]

Mission: Memorialize

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Friona veteran Joe Bob Mann is trying to get veterans who died on the USS Frank E. Evans on the Veteran’s Memorial in Washington D.C. and Clovis. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico When Veterans Day rolls around Wednesday, an ample amount of monuments exist to remember those who have […]

Couple shares graduate experience

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Luis Colon and his wife Erica inspect their diplomas after they both graduated with associate’s degree in general studies Friday at Clovis Community College’s commencement ceremony. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer At one time Luis Colon had to be convinced by his family to go to college. Now he […]

Two die in county road crash

CNJ Staff Two children died late Saturday afternoon in an two-vehicle accident along the intersection of Curry County Road 10 and Curry County Road G, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Joe Gutierrez, 33, of Clovis, was driving a 1996 Chevy Lumina. In the front seat of the car were Gutierrez, Jennifer Montiel and […]

Hands-on approach fits local workers

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisleLuis Saenz, 17, of Muleshoe steams a hat Friday to help in the cleaning and shaping process at Joe’s Boot Shop in Clovis. Luis learned everything he knows about hat creasing through hands-on experience at the store. Freedom Newspapers Editor’s Note: The following is a series of profiles of people in […]

Wildcats take district lead

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Clovis’ Luis Esparza (right) goes up for a header over Carlsbad’s Aaron Guevara during the first half of their game Saturday at Yucca Soccer Complex. Esparza scored the game winning goal in overtime.CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis put itself in a position to win its first district title […]

Serna, Felicitas

Services: Have been held. Felicitas Serna, 80, of Bovina, died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on March 30, 1924, in Donna, Texas, to Gervacio and Isabel Marroquin Olivares. She was a Bovina resident since 1962, moving from Weslaco, Texas. She married Luis Serna Sr. on Dec. […]

Garcia, Jose

Jose Garcia Services: Have been held. Jose Luis “Shorty” Garcia, 46, of Muleshoe, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, in Lubbock. He was born on Oct. 24, 1958, in Rio Verde, S.L.P., Mexico. He lived in Muleshoe for the past 30 years, was a member of the Assemblia de Dios Church in Muleshoe, and worked as […]

Quintana, Helen “Elena”

Helen “Elena” Quintana Services: Have been held. Helen “Elena” Quintana, 65, of Levelland, Texas, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, in Levelland. She was born on March 5, 1938, in Anton Chico. She married Luis Quintana on Dec. 26, 1957, in Morton, Texas. She lived in Levelland for 12 years, moving there from Baileyboro, Texas. Family […]

Garcia, Layola

Layola Garcia Services: Have been held. Mrs. Layola Garcia, 67, of Clovis, a homemaker, died Saturday, July 5, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on July 16, 1935, in Lubbock, Texas, to Alcario Sotelo and Josephine Anaya. Mrs. Garcia was a lifetime Clovis resident. She married Juan Antonio Garcia on March […]