Family of child hit by car planning vigil

CNJ staff The family of a 4-year-old struck and killed by a car last year in Clovis is planning a candlelight vigil 8 p.m. Monday near the accident site. Xzavier Salcido died Sept. 19, 2010, after he was struck on Cameo between Ninth and 10th streets. Police said he said he followed other children onto […]

Vigil held for injured Clovis soldier

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Cassie Smith, second from right, sister-in-law of Army Sgt. 1st Class Dale Smith Jr., takes part in a prayer vigil Wednesday for Smith at Central Baptist Church. Smith was critically injured July 15 while serving in Afghanistan. Nearly 60 attended the vigil. Sharna Johnson Army Sgt. 1st Class Dale “D.J.” […]

State Department of Health swine flu update, May 2

NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHSecretary Alfredo Vigil, MD May 2, 2009 Number of confirmed cases in NM: 0 Number of probable cases in NM: 9Valencia County: 18-year-old male, 15-year-old femaleSanta Fe County: 1-year-old maleSocorro County: 14-year-old female, 15-year-old maleEddy County: 17-year-old female, 22-year-old femaleHidalgo County: 17-year-old maleBernalillo County: 27-year-old male All cases are recovered or […]

Rambo gets religion

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Courtesy photo Rambo’s owners believe taking the dog to church made him more well-behaved. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico A little dog went to church and became a new person … uh, canine, that is. Clovis residents Kurt Vigil and Joy Lucero started taking Rambo, an overly aggressive corgi cross, to Faith Christian Family […]

State officials: No pattern on infant deaths at Plains Regional

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Shelly Chaparro of Clovis gave birth to 6-pound, 12-ounce Abbey Isabella Montoya on Aug. 20 at Plains Regional Medical Center. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Any fears sparked by a recent cluster of infant death reports at Plains Regional Medical Center are unfounded, according to the state health department. […]

State abstains from funds

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — State Health Secretary Dr. Alfredo Vigil says there has never been a consensus among the experts that abstinence-only sexual education works. That’s one reason the state has decided not to reapply for federal funding to bring such programs to New Mexico schools next year. “There has never been a […]

Tucumcari man suspect in wife’s stabbing death

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers A Tucumcari woman is dead and her husband is in jail. Eppie Vigil, 55, is being held at the Quay County Detention Center, accused of stabbing his wife, Lucy Vigil, 46, to death, according to court documents. Eppie Vigil was charged with an open count of murder and with tampering […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Vigil will honor lost children

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A Clovis mother whose infant son died from a medical complication and others who bear the grief of losing a child will hold a candlelight vigil Sunday. The vigil is held annually around the world in remembrance and honor of children who have died at any age from any […]

Summit makes second run

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Freedom Newspapers: Claude VigilCarlos Vargas-Aburto, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Kutztown University, answers questions during the Latino Leadership Summit, held Friday afternoon at Eastern New Mexico University. By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Enthusiasm rippled through the crowd as high school students gathered Friday at Eastern New Mexico University to participate in the […]

Money-laundering charges dismissed in Vigil case

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — The judge hearing the public corruption case against former state Treasurer Robert Vigil on Friday dismissed the four money laundering charges against him. U.S. District Judge James Parker also made a tentative decision to deny a defense motion seeking to throw out all or some extortion counts, and denied the […]

Avoiding scandal takes follow-through

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist For the most part, I get it. Juicy scandal rocks New Mexico. Wannabe mob guys playing Monopoly with treasury office tax money. Forget the dimly lit back room of a New Jersey tavern. This drama takes place in the Land of Enchantment where, prosecutors say, if you wanted to do […]

Letters to the editor: Fireballs vocalist Tharp wilkl be missed

Today I say goodbye to a personal friend and somewhat of a musical legend: Chuck Tharp, of the original Fireballs. Chuck was a damn fine person in so many ways. We who knew him were aware that he was often haunted by his memories from Vietnam, yet liberated by being able to use his moderate […]

Vigil’s exit saved us $45,000 a day

Anna Crook: Guest Columnist The New Mexico House of Representatives performed admirably in considering whether to impeach the state treasurer. The process followed by the House was fair, and it was properly halted when the subject of the investigation resigned. Treasurer Robert Vigil was arrested on federal charges just weeks before the Legislature convened in […]

Vigil’s resignation breath of fresh air

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist State Treasurer Robert Vigil resigned his position. We must remember Vigil is innocent until proven guilty. Vigil resigned last week. At that precise moment it felt as if a white dove flew gracefully overhead while a gentle breeze carrying the faint scent of floral spring deodorizer wafted through the New […]

Clovis representative sits on impeachment committee

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Among 10 representatives chosen to serve on an impeachment committee is a Clovis resident, Rep. Anna Crook, R.-Clovis. The bi-partisan committee, comprised of five republicans and five democrats, developed procedures and determined whether or not there was probable cause to impeach State Treasurer Robert Vigil. State legislators will enter […]

Unbeaten Santa Rosa handles Wolverines

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Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — Inexorably, the Santa Rosa Lions were marching down the field. Four consecutive times following the opening kickoff, the Lions used their old-style single-wing ground attack to convert third-and-short situations, moving to a first-and-goal at the Wolverines’ 8. Then back-to-back illegal procedure penalties set Santa Rosa back, and Texico […]

Prevent incompetents from key posts

Ned Cantwell Katrina caused the country to get off its big butt and stare wide-eyed at our disaster incompetence. JetBlue glued eyes to the TV screen and reminded us the guy in the cockpit is worth the big bucks he takes home. Robert Vigil and Michael Montoya made us pay attention, too. They made us […]

Moralez, Lawrence

Lawrence Moralez Services: Have been held. Mr. Lawrence “Moe” Moralez, 42, of Clovis, died Saturday, June 11, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Aug. 10, 1962, in Tucumcari, to Santiago and Damacia Moralez. He married Cynthia Yzaguirre on June 25, 2003, in Clovis. He was preceded in death by […]

Vigil , Epemenia

Epemenia “Tina” Vigil, 45, of Clovis died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 21, 1959, in Espanola to Clifford and Frances Romero Vigil. She was a secretary on the surgical floor at Plains Regional Medical Center for more than 16 years, and was a member […]

Wheeler, Virgil

Virgil Wheeler Services:Have been held. Mr. Virgil Wheeler, 79, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, near Portales. He was born on Aug. 31, 1925, in Oklahoma to Dora and Johnny Wheeler. He “fudged” on his age in order to be able to enlist in the Navy in December of 1942 and served aboard the U.S.S. Elliott. […]