Manzano knocks off Clovis

CNJ staff Manzano scored on its first two possessions of the second half and beat Clovis 20-12 Saturday in a Class 5A state quarterfinal playoff game in Albuqueruque. Tre Orozco’s 22-yard pass to C.J. Ransom with 18 seconds left in the second quarter gave Clovis a 12-6 halftime lead . The score was set up […]

Goddard’s 2-point conversion beats Wildcats

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Clovis sophomore running back Kamal Cass celebrates after giving Clovis its first lead with a 15-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter Friday night at Leon Williams Stadium. Cass caught four passes for 99 yards and two scores in the 29-28 defeat to Goddard. Ryan Greene scored on a 23-yard […]

Castorena, Clara

Clara F. Castorena, 85, of Muleshoe died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at her home. She was born Jan. 9, 1921, in Menard, Texas. She married Polo Castorena in Menard on Oct. 3, 1938. She moved to Muleshoe in 1950 from Sudan. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Muleshoe and the Guadalupana […]

Chavez, Maria

Maria Chavez Services: Have been held. Mrs. Maria I. Chavez, 67, of Clovis, died Thursday, April 21, 2005, at her home. She was born on Dec. 28, 1937, in Chihuahua, Mexico. She was a resident of Clovis for the past two years after moving from Chihuahua. She was a member of the Catholic Church.      She […]

City officials credit low unemployment rate to an influx of business.

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Bethany Hanner of Clovis searches for jobs online Thursday at the New Mexico Department of Labor in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor The parking lot of the state labor department’s Clovis branch was virtually empty Thursday afternoon. Inside the building, Bethany Hanner — a 20-year-old who lost her […]

Newcomer wins Muleshoe election

By Janet Bresenham: CNJ Correspondent After four elections in more than four months, Muleshoe finally has its District 1 city council member. Political newcomer Robert Orozco reveled in the thrill of victory Saturday night, winning a majority vote over the candidate who defeated him for the position in a special election earlier in the year. […]

Orozco, Eliodoro

Eliodoro Orozco Services: Have been held. Eliodoro Orozco, 58, of Muleshoe, died Monday, May 17, 2004, at Covenant Medical center in Lubbock. He was born on July 3, 1945, in Progreso, Texas, to Felipe and Evangelina Orozco. He married Flora Pacheco on Aug. 3, 1968, in Clovis. He had been a longtime resident of Bailey […]

Prospective councilmen have differing goals for Muleshoe

By Michelle Seeber Daniel Guzman wants to bring new businesses to Muleshoe and continue to see the community progress while Richard Orozco wants more of a sense of community in Muleshoe and to better the road system. They are the final candidates in a runoff election for city councilman, District 1, which tentatively has been […]

Three female detainees accuse jailer of sex crimes

By Ryan Lengerich TUCUMCARI — A Quay County Juvenile Detention Center officer was arrested Monday and charged with sex-related crimes against three juvenile detainees, police said. Robert Gonzales, 27, of Tucumcari was arrested and charged with two counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and two counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor, […]