3/19 Local roundup

Police find $5,100 stash of cocaine Clovis Police discovered a stash of cocaine with a street value of roughly $5,100 while executing a search warrant Friday at a residence in the 200 block of Lincoln Avenue, according to a Clovis Police Department press release. Members of the Clovis Police Special Response Team, Clovis Police Department […]

Candidate profile: Letitia Montoya

Letitia Montoya, 43, is a candidate for the Democratic nominee for New Mexico secretary of state in the June 6 primary election. The secretary of state is the third-highest state office, after the governor and lieutenant governor, and fills in for them when they are out of state. New Mexico’s chief elections officer, the secretary […]

Obituaries — March 2

Albert Cox Services: 1 p.m. (CST) Friday at Cross Plains Memorial Cemetery in Cross Plains, Texas. Albert Wesley Cox, 68, of Waco, Texas, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006, in Cross Plains, Texas. He was born Feb. 5, 1938, in Hamlin, Texas, to Reva and Shirley Cox. He graduated from Monahans High School in 1956. He […]

Montoya, Tommy

Mr. Tommy Montoya, 59, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, at his residence in Portales. He was born Dec. 5, 1946, Las Vegas, N.M., to Margaret and Arsenio Montoya. He grew up in Las Vegas and moved to Portales as a teenager. He married Alice Saiz on July 3, 1970, in Portales. He served in the […]

Another unbelievable Roswell incident

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Pardon me if excitement is just oozing out of the column this week. It’s because I have become affiliated with this new ad agency in Ruidoso and we are planning a Grand Opening. It will be something. Bands, balloons, hot dogs, clowns walking on stilts, F-16 military jets thundering through […]

Lucero, Aurora

  Aurora Lucero, 89, of Portales, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born April 18, 1916, in Villanueva to Abelina and Camilo Lucero. She grew up in Anton Chico where she attended school. In May of 1935, she married Aniseto Lucero in Anton Chico. They lived in […]

January ranks 12th warmest on record

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Jason Wolfe, a detailer for Big Country Ford, washes vehicles on the sales lot Thursday afternoon. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Under normal winter circumstances, Delores Montoya would be sipping hot chocolate. Not a frozen strawberry daiquiri. Brad Props would be practicing his golf swing inside. Not on a golf […]

Hounds look to maintain intensity

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With the kind of effort they put forth in Wednesday’s 75-69 loss to visiting Tarleton State, Eastern New Mexico University senior guard Jolen Montoya figures the Greyhounds would win most games. ENMU has been playing better of late and hopes to keep the higher level of play going when […]

Healthy Wildcats win on road

CNJ STAFF ARTESIA — Playing at full strength for the first time in a month, Clovis sophomore guard Jaden Isler helped the Wildcats down Artesia 70-61 Friday in a non-district tune-up game. Isler and junior guard Cody Thornsbury lead the Cats in the game for the Cats (13-6) with 17 points each. “We looked a […]

1/29 Choices Honor Roll

Tenth Grade Eugene A. Anaya, Alysha D. Ramos, Kirstie B. Rayburn, Trynesse T. Robinson, Ashley Romero, Dustin D. Rush, Chase M. Sloniker, Patrick Trujillo Eleventh Grade Veronica Armendariz, Gabriel Chacon, Andrew Marhefka, Tina L. Olmos, Randall T. Parson, Michael D. Ruth, Everardo Salazar, Paul A. Segura, Saul Sierra, Jonathan Sorto, Johnathon L. Trujillo Twelfth Grade […]