Clovis Christian caps unbeaten season with 6-man crown

Senior Mike Urioste scored eight touchdowns as Clovis Christian beat Lake Arthur 60-13 Saturday in the 6-man state championship game in Lake Arthur. It is the school’s first state title in any sport. Urioste’s 46-yard run in the first quarter gave Clovis Christian (10-0) the lead for good at 13-7. The Eagles led 34-13 at […]

Lincoln Jackson Family Center staff start clothing program

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Mary Helen Urioste, back, and Jane Chavez wheel a donation out of the back room of the thrift store on Cannon Air Force Base. The women work with the clothing closet at Lincoln-Jackson Family Center. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The staff at Lincoln-Jackson Family Center has found another […]

Road to recovery

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Niki Bowers sands drywall Friday at Anastacio Urioste’s home. Kingswood United Methodist Church is assisting the Uriostes in rebuilding their home after it was damaged by the March tornado. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Anastacio Urioste sat in what was left of his living room the day after a […]

Groups combine for free meal in Portales

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Jim Adams of Clovis and Theta Ainsworth of Portales, serve pie Thursday at the Memorial Building in Portales. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Ashley Lee: Freedom Newspapers A community Thanksgiving dinner fed about 500 people in Portales this year. More than 50 volunteers from the community and Cannon Air Force Base help put on the […]

Ammonia leak causes evacuation

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers The DairiConcepts plant west of Portales was evacuated Tuesday morning for about an hour, and two plant employees were treated at the Roosevelt General Hospital after an accidental release of ammonia, according to a company press release. The employees were sent to the hospital for undisclosed reasons and released within […]

Community dinner set for Thursday

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Portales — The Third Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Memorial Building in Portales. The meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing and desserts is free and open to the public. Portales and Cannon Air Force Base volunteers will help out […]

Urioste, Mario

Mario Urioste Services: Have been held. Mr. Mario Urioste, 51, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born on Jan. 3, 1954, in Clovis, to Severo and Victoriana Urioste. He was one of 12 children. He married Irene Gonzales on July 14, 1973, in Clovis. He graduated from […]

Former Clovis legislator champions education

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor He was an advocate of education, a man who symbolized strength in the midst of disease, calm in the wind of anxiety, and perseverance in the throes of doubt. Diagnosed with lupus at 18, former state Rep. Mario Urioste spent much of his life battling a disease that broke […]

Gonzales, Edward

Edward Gonzales Services: Have been held. Edward “Lalo” Gonzales, 90, of Clovis, died Saturday, September 25, 2004, at his home. He was born on May 7, 1914, in Tucumcari, to Reyes and Martha Gonzales. He married Elmira Romero on July 16, 1937, in Clovis. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. […]

Urioste learned the value of a dollar

Reporters Notebook Fry Urioste started working the summer before he entered seventh grade. Actually, he was working way before that, helping his dad with ranch duties. But he joined the retail working world when a dishwasher failed to show up at a truck stop where his sister was employed. “They called me and asked if […]