Police seek help locating absconder

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Marco Rivera CNJ staff New Mexico State Police are asking for help locating Marco Rivera, 20, of Clovis for failing to comply with terms of his supervised release and believed to be on the run. State police spokesman Sgt. Tim Johnson said Rivera failed to show up Monday at ACE Leadership Charter High School in […]

Small business development center selects state director

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Small Business Development Center network has selected Michael Rivera as the new state director, according to a news release. The NMSBDC operates 20 statewide centers which serve small business owners and those attempting to start small businesses. Rivera, outgoing Chief of Staff of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, […]

One giant assist

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Joseph Rivera, left, and his children Audrianna, Joseph Jr., center, and Andrea, far right, open presents surrounded by the Yucca Middle School’s basketball team. Each year, the team sponsors Christmas for a family chosen by the Lighthouse Mission. By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Not all team huddles are ones where […]

Investigators seek suspects in homicide

CNJ staff Police are seeking half a dozen suspects they believe were involved in a home invasion turned homicide that claimed the life of a Honduran national in Texico last week. Elvin Osmin Orellanna Rivera died Nov. 25 from a single gunshot during a robbery at a home in the 500 block of Florence Street. […]

Hispanics emerging players in job market

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Picture a resume coming across a supervisor’s desk. The job applicant is on his school’s honor roll, is a member of the school’s track team, serves on the school’s board of regents, created a leadership summit, founded a fraternity and served as the fraternity president. Overall, it sounds like any […]

Rivera, Gilbert

Gilbert Rivera Services: Have been held. Mr. Gilbert G. Rivera, 84, of Portales, died early Saturday morning, May 8, 2004, at Heartland Continuing Care Center. He was born on Aug. 23, 1919, at Benavides, Texas, to Lucia and Epitacio Benavides Rivera. He grew up in Benavides where he was an active trumpet player, playing in […]

Rivera, Sofia

Sofia Rivera Services: Have been held. Sofia Rivera, 87, of Clovis, died Sunday, April 18, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 6, 1916, in Millersview, Texas, to Sixto Terrazas and Leandra Guzman. She was a homemaker and a member of Iglesia Bautista Belen Church in Clovis. She married […]

Hope Christian thumps Texico in quarterfinals

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Texico junior Logan Brown looks to shoot as Hope Christian freshman Zach Spangler defends him in the third quarter of Wednesday’s Class 2A boys state quarterfinal game at Cibola High School in Albuquerque. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — If the Texico boys basketball team derived any confidence from the fact that […]

Wolverines claim EPAC boys title

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Texico’s Joe Zaikowski grabs a rebound over Floyd’s Eric Padilla. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Thirty-nine points won’t win many high school basketball games. It was more than enough for Texico in Saturday’s EPAC boys championship game. Playing suffocating defense throughout, the Wolverines eventually got a few of their own […]

Texico seniors learn what they’ve missed

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Texico seniors John Nate Williams (left) and Johnny Rivera have been key contributors to the Wolverines’ 9-0 season, even though both are playing football for the first time since junior high. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner TEXICO — Texico seniors Johnny Rivera and John Nate Williams have been on the sidelines since junior […]

Texico trounces Panthers

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Jal’s Eric Samaniego reaches to pull in a one-handed catch for a touchdown over Texico’s Johnny Rivera during the second half of Friday’s game in Texico. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White TEXICO — Jal did something Friday no other New Mexico team has done this season. Score against Texico. Other than a little […]