Weekly update: Torres’ extradition being coordinated

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Noe Torres Robin Fornoff District Attorney Matt Chandler says he met Monday with officials from Chihuahua, Mexico, to finalize the extradition of accused child killer and one-time fugitive Noe Torres of Clovis. Chandler said Friday that Torres, 32, is on schedule to be returned to U.S. soil and Curry County in an estimated 30 to […]

Victim’s sister: Capture chance for justice

Kevin Wilson Seventeen months from now, Clovis High School will hold commencement services for its 2013 graduates. Some of Carlos Perez’ classmates from Cameo Elementary will be graduating. Whatever Perez’ classmates do and wherever they go, Carlos Perez remains a fifth-grader in Clovis. That’s because on Sept. 15, 2005, one day shy of his 11th […]

Shooting timeline

Timeline of events related to the shooting death of 10-year-old Carlos Perez, according to law-enforcement officials: • Sept. 14, 2005: Clovis High School student Orlando Salas, 15, wanted to fight Ruben Perez, 17, at school, and pulled a knife on him in a restroom. The fight never took place, but Salas’ brothers Demetrio Salas and […]

Comedian Carlos Mencia talks about his upcoming stop in Clovis

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Courtesy photo Comedian Carlos Mencia is planning a Jan. 27 show at the Clovis Civic Center. The Honduras-born comic said he’s in a much different place than the times he performed in the Clovis-Portales area in the late 80s and mid-90s. Comedian Carlos Mencia is making his third stop in eastern New Mexico this month. […]

Ticket feature: Carlos Mencia to perform in Clovis

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Courtesy photo Carlos Mencia will be performing at the Clovis Civic Center 8 p.m. Jan. 27. Freedom New Mexico Carlos Mencia will perform at the Clovis Civic Center 8 p.m. Jan. 27. Doors open at 7 p.m., and tickets are available at the Clovis Civic Center office or online at www.comcasttix.com. Mencia has been called […]

Birthdays — Aug. 7

Mares Carlos Mares celebrated his 29th birthday on July 29, 2011.Mares was born July 29, 1982, in Clovis.

Call from God changes plans

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Sister Elia Hernandez, right, came from Mexico City for a special celebration of Father Carlos, who is observing 25 years as a priest. The celebration is Sunday. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer In high school, Father Carlos Chavez was planning to be a nurse. He had a girlfriend and […]

March 29, 2009 Honors

Jose Carlos Ruiz of Melrose received his bachelor of applied arts and science degree in business occupations during Tarleton State University’s summer commencement ceremonies held Aug. 8-9 in Stephenville, Texas.

Oct. 5, 2008 Honors

RuizJose Carlos Ruiz, of Melrose, received his bachelor of applied arts and science degree in business occupations during Tarleton State University’s summer commencement ceremonies held Aug. 8-9 in Stephenville, Texas. JimenezBrittni Jimenez, of Clovis, was named to the Dean’s Honor Roll at Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kan. To be eligible for the […]

Jurors deliberating fate of Edward Salas

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Prosecutor Matt Chandler presents his closing argument Friday in the first-degree murder trial of Edward Salas at the Curry County Courthouse, while Salas and his defense team looks on. CNJ staff writer Sharna Johnson Jurors began deliberations just before noon Friday after hearing almost three hours of closing arguments from […]

Two sentenced in child’s murder

Clovis, NM. – Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Demetrio Salas, age 22, and David Griego, age 31, were sentenced this morning for the September 15, 2005 shooting death of 10 year old Carlos Perez. In October of 2007, a Portales jury found Demetrio Salas guilty of First Degree Felony Murder of […]

Cannon 2007 military family of the year nominees announced

The Godbey family has been nominated for 2007 Cannon Military Family of the Year. Editors’ note: Four families have been nominated for 2007 Cannon Military Family of the Year. Two families will be featured each week. The winning family will be announced Dec. 4. According to the Airman and Family Readiness Center, a five-person panel […]

Buffaloes rout Hounds on soccer field

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CnJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks West Texas goaltender Shane Taylor grabs a shot despite the attempt at a header by Greyhound forward Keith Vargas in Wednesday’s game in Portales. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico men’s soccer coach Carlos Elizondo knows his team can compete with the West Texas A&M Buffaloes on […]

Victim’s brother recalls shooting

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Defendants Demetrio Salas, left, and David Griego, center, listen to testimony along with Griego’s defense attorney Roger Bargas Wednesday at Roosevelt County Courthouse. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Ruben Perez described to a Roosevelt County jury how he held his little brother and tried to stop the […]

Man arrested, charged with stabbing

CNJ Staff A 36-year-old Clovis man was arrested Thursday and charged with stabbing another man during a fight, according to police. Teodulo Sanchez is charged with aggravated battery and is being held at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond, officials said. Carlos Fernandez, 29, suffered a non-life-threatening stab wound to […]

Family, friends remember shooting victim

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleCheryl Cunningham, right, hugs Lupe Perez at a memorial to remember her son, Carlos, at Cameo Elementary School on Friday. Cunningham taught writing to Perez last school year. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Her head cradled by the shoulder of another woman, low moans rolled from Lupe Perez. This day […]

Emotions fill courtroom at sentencing

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A mother’s loud wails and sobs pierced a Clovis courtroom on Thursday as a prosecuting attorney recounted the September killing of 10-year-old Carlos Perez. The boy was shot in the head as he slept in his bed next to his older brother, Ruben. Seated beside Carlos’ mother Lupe Perez, […]

Manuel “Mandy” Baros

Manuel “Mandy” Baros, 62, of Clovis, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, at his home. He was born Jan. 1, 1944, in Villa Nueva, to Carlos and Eloisa Gonzales Baros. He was a deliveryman for McDaniel’s Furniture store for 26 years. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Community Family members said he […]

1/29 Choices Honor Roll

Tenth Grade Eugene A. Anaya, Alysha D. Ramos, Kirstie B. Rayburn, Trynesse T. Robinson, Ashley Romero, Dustin D. Rush, Chase M. Sloniker, Patrick Trujillo Eleventh Grade Veronica Armendariz, Gabriel Chacon, Andrew Marhefka, Tina L. Olmos, Randall T. Parson, Michael D. Ruth, Everardo Salazar, Paul A. Segura, Saul Sierra, Jonathan Sorto, Johnathon L. Trujillo Twelfth Grade […]

12/13 Business Licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in the month of November: • Furguson Construction Company Type: General contractor Owner: Mark Wieser Location: 2200 S Commercial • Kid Care Type: Child care/babysitting Owner: Millie Weed Location: 1121 N. Reid • Trees ETC. Type: Imports Owner: Elias M. Flores Location: 2901 N. […]