Clovis man killed in crash

Freedom New Mexico A 35-year-old Clovis man was killed and three others injured in an early morning crash Friday at New Mexico 108 and Curry Road 14 north of Texico. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller identified the victim as Edgar Soto, a passenger in a pickup that collided with a car at the intersection about […]

Police identify man killed in Sunday accident

CNJ staff Police have released the identity of man killed in a Sunday motor vehicle accident as 67-year-old Modesto Muniz of Muleshoe. Police have said Muniz was driving westbound on U.S. 60/84 about 4 p.m. when his pickup collided with the back of a tractor trailer that had slowed to turn into the Indian River […]

Fatal crash involving officer still under investigation

Freedom New Mexico A report on a Nov. 17 officer involved fatal crash was not available Friday, according to Clovis Police records personnel. Thursday, police Chief Steve Sanders said investigators planned to meet with the district attorney Friday morning to review the case and determine if Officer Steve Gallegos would face criminal charges or citations […]

Two hospitalized after six-vehicle crash

CNJ staff report Traffic was snarled in south Clovis Friday afternoon for more than an hour after a pickup truck crashed into six other vehicles. Police said the truck initially hit a curb at Prince and McDonald streets south of the overpass, then crashed into a vehicle on the overpass, another in the intersection at […]

Police say fewer people riding in truck beds

Sharna Johnson Local law enforcement say they see fewer and fewer kids riding in the back of pickup trucks, in part because of seatbelt laws and because of growing awareness of the danger. Wednesday a 14-year-old Texico girl fell to her death from a moving pickup truck when the wind caught a mattress she was […]

Amarillo man dead after Monday morning crash

CNJ staff A 26-year-old Amarillo man died Monday morning following a three vehicle crash on East Mabry Drive in Clovis. Donnie Burris died during helicopter transport to a Lubbock hospital for trauma care, according to a press release from Clovis police. The crash occurred just before 7 a.m., the release said. A 2005 GMC Panhandle […]

Car crash claims two lives

Freedom New Mexico Two men were killed in a two-vehicle collision Saturday morning on North Roosevelt Road 3, state police said. Jorge Ceniceros-Herrada, 29, and Edgar Ceniceros-Herrada, 21, both of Clovis, were driving west in the eastbound lane in a 1995 Lincoln at 4:15 a.m. When they saw an eastbound vehicle, the driver swerved but […]

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 […]

3-4 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 6 p.m. Thursday an officer responded to a home in the 1700 block of Gidding Street for a subject with a weapon. A man said he saw his neighbor’s son talking to a male outside. He said the male got a […]

Bovina man killed in wreck

CNJ staff A two-vehicle accident Monday morning claimed the life of a Bovina man. Leroy Scott Gober, 78, of Bovina was killed on impact when the pickup he was driving collided with an 18-wheeler at about 9:15 a.m. (CDT) at the intersection of State Highway 86 and Third Street, according to Bovina Police Chief Leon […]

Dairy worker killed in vehicle rollover

By Freedom Newspapers A 25-year-old Portales dairy worker died in the early morning hours Friday after his pickup truck rolled over on State Road 206 about seven miles south of Portales, according to officials. Javier H. Ramirez was traveling south shortly after 1 a.m. when he lost control of his truck attempting to pass another […]

Farwell woman killed in vehicle rollover

By CNJ staff A 34-year-old Farwell woman died Wednesday afternoon in a single-vehicle rollover south of Texico, according to state police. Lourdes Garcia Mora was driving a 2001 Ford pickup south on State Road 348 about 5:30 p.m. with two of her children as passengers when she lost control of the vehicle, according to a […]

It Pays to Watch for the Signs Along Our Way

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist Last Saturday morning I enjoyed a marvelous moment. My younger brother, Jim, (also a pastor) was here to purchase and take possession of a really nice-looking little pickup I’d found for him. My neighbor was selling his Ford Ranger pickup. Kent Wiley takes better care of his vehicles than […]

Crash claims two lives, injures others

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Two people died and two others were seriously injured Sunday morning in a two-vehicle accident near the Curry/Roosevelt county line, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Jason Daly, 21, of Clovis died at the scene when the pickup truck in which he was traveling collided with a tractor-trailer […]

Portales youth killed crossing road

By Freedom Newspapers A 7-year-old Portales girl was struck by a pickup truck and killed Thursday as she attempted to cross a highway east of Portales, according to New Mexico State Police. Mireya Tarango was crossing the highway from a neighbor’s home to her home on N.M. 88 when she was struck, according to investigating […]

Accident claims Portales teen

Freedom Newspapers A Portales teen died in a car accident Sunday morning 10 miles east of Roswell near Bottomless Lakes State Park on N.M. 409, according to a New Mexico State Police press release. Austin Inge, 15, was driving a 1995 Dodge pickup with 28-year-old Ben Finch, of Hagerman, in the passenger seat when the […]

Local building custom truck

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Jay Queener shows off a truck on Monday that he is building for a client in Roswell. Queener has worked on this truck for almost a year. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Forget the way the word is used to describe some modern engines, because what’s happening at Jay Queener’s garage […]

1/24 Local roundup

Woman dies in one-vehicle wreck A Muleshoe woman was found dead Monday morning after officials said she was ejected from her pickup truck on Farm to Market Road 298, 22 miles southwest of Muleshoe. Kathleen Dann Waggoner, 42, was found on the west side of the road. Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety […]

Jack finally got his wish — to be buried in N.M.

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Sometimes I can get over my head in helping somebody. That was the case with Jack Skipworth. You’d have to know something about Jack to understand. Maybe this will help: Jack was sort of famous for being in trouble with the law. Some of you may remember I wrote a two-part […]

Clovis High junior dies in crash

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New Mexico State Police Lt. Gary Ross, left, and Curry County Deputy Larry Garrison investigate the scene of a fatal vehicle crash Thursday at the intersection of Wilhite Road and County Road G. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis High School junior was killed Thursday in a two-vehicle accident […]