Hagerman eliminates Melrose

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Melrose’s Brock Graham is fouled by Hagerman’s Allen Pilley during the first half of a Class 1A quarterfinal game. (CNJ staff photo) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent BERNALILLO — One thing that postseason opponents have learned about Melrose is not to ever count the Buffaloes out. But, thanks to a big counter-punch from Hagerman in […]

Purple Press staff champions of free press

Letters to the editor My hat is off to the Purple Press staff members who were recently punished for offending, apparently, one or more school administrators. They are to be commended for being members of the only group in the U.S.A. that stands between the citizens and the attempted abuses of power that occur every […]

Chavez, Fabian

Fabian Chavez Services: Have been held. Fabian DeAtocha Chavez, 28, of San Antonio, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at his home. He was born on Dec. 28, 1975, in Clovis, to Manuel DeAtocha Chavez and Loretta Marie Moreno. He worked for the Clovis News Journal from 1998 until 2003. He moved to San Antonio in […]

Rubio, Richard

Richard Rubio Services: Have been held. Richard Rubio, 50, of Clovis died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, at his home. He was born Nov. 2, 1953, in San Antonio. He married Lucia Mondragon on Feb. 8, 1975, in Clovis. He was a transportation inspector for the Port of Entry, State of New Mexico. He was a […]

Murillo, Carlos

Carlos Murillo Services: Have been held. Carlos Murillo, 27, of Las Cruces, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, in Clovis. He was born on May 23, 1976, in Los Angeles, to Carlos and Valentina Murillo. He came to Clovis in May 1993. He married Eleisa Loera-Murillo on Jan. 5, 2003, in Las Vegas, Nev. He was […]

Salaz, Juan B.

Salaz, Juan B. Services: Have been held. Juan B. Salaz, 84, of Portales, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at the Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born June 6, 1919, in Corazon to Margarita and Jose Salaz. Mr. Salaz grew up in the Las Vegas, N.M., area and graduated from Highlands University as […]

Pena, Carlos

Carlos Pena Services: Have been held. Mr. Carlos Pena, 94, of Portales, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on March 9, 1909, in Pedernal, to Apolonita and Segundo Padilla. He grew up near Encino. He married Lucinda Lorranega in 1933, in Villanueva. She preceded him in […]

Villa, Manuel

Manuel Villa Services: Have been held. Manuel E. Villa, 23 of Clovis, a construction worker, died Aug. 20, 2003, at University Medical Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born June 5, 1979, in Fort Sumner to Gilbert and Lydia Olivas Villa. He was a lifetime resident of Clovis where and was a cook for Sundance Steakhouse. […]