Education column: Borrowed grandparents boon to school

La Casita recently held a special birthday breakfast celebration. Juanita Chavez, “foster grandmother” turned 80 years old last week, and Principal Sylvia Martinez, along with all the staff at La Casita, decided it was definitely worth making a fuss about. Juanita, whose six children reside in diverse locations — from Texas, Washington, California, Connecticut, to […]

Racers of all stripes compete in soapbox derby

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rockell Horton, back, and Chloe Cowman race down Sycamore Street during the semi-finals of Saturday’s Kiwanis Club Soapbox Derby. Liliana Castillo Taylor Chavez said she’s going to race in the Clovis Rotary Club Soapbox Derby until she wins or turns 18, whichever comes first. After seven years of racing, Chavez […]

Dennis Chavez fish deaths being investigated

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Tevaughn Loudermill of Clovis Parks and Recreation Department places a basket of dead fish Thursday from Dennis Chavez Lake into the back of a cart to be taken to the city landfill. Sharna Johnson The city is testing to determine what is killing hundreds of fish at Dennis Chavez Lake. […]

ENMU board appointments announced

Freedom New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has announced two new appointments to the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents. Brett Leach of Roswell will replace Pauline Ponce, also from Roswell. The new student regent is Santana Chavez of Dora, replacing Robert Wachter from Portales. “Although we at the university hate to lose Pauline Ponce […]

Press release: New Mexico governor appoints two New ENMU regents

PORTALES-New Mexico governor Susana Martinez has announced two new appointments to the Board of Regents at Eastern New Mexico University. Brett Leach of Roswell will replace Pauline Ponce, also from Roswell. The new student regent is Santana Chavez of Dora, replacing Robert Wachter from Portales. Steven Gamble, ENMU president, said, “Although we at the University […]

Our people: Community provider

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Courtesy photo Mario Chavez died in an accident in 1989. He was 23 and a father of four. Clovis resident Johnny Chavez was born and raised in Clovis. He has spent time on several community committees including city commission for eight years. Even as a college student attending Eastern New Mexico University, Chavez enjoyed working […]

Birthdays — Nov. 7

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Chavez [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Happy first birthday to Karlie Renae Chavez from your mommy, daddy and brothers. We love you, Baby Girl. Karlie was born Nov. 6, 2009, and is the daughter of Elias Chavez and Nicole Castillo. She has three brothers, Joshua, Christopher and Andrew.

Press release: Hard Freeze Warning now in effect from 3 a.m.-8 a.m. Thursday

FYI All: Lower Rio Grande Valley-Upper Tularosa Valley-Union County-Harding County-Eastern San Miguel County-Guadalupe County-Quay County-Curry County-Roosevelt County-De Baca County-Chavez County Plains-Eastern Lincoln County-Southwest Chavez County Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010 The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Hard Freeze Warning which is in effect from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. MDT Thursday. The freeze […]

Press release: Freeze Watch for Oct. 27 and 28

FYI All: Lower Rio Grande Valley-Tularosa Valley-Union County-Harding County-Eastern San Miguel County- Guadalupe County-Quay County-Curry County-Roosevelt County-De Baca County-Chavez County Plains-Eastern Lincoln County-Southwest Chavez County Wed, Oct. 27, 2010 The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a freeze watch which is in effect from late tonight through Thursday morning. • Temperatures — Lows will […]

Engagements — Oct. 3

Chavez-Lozano Krystle Chavez and Angel Lozano of Lubbock will be married Oct. 9, 2010, at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales at 2 p.m. The bride-elect is the daughter of Larry and Teresa Chavez of Portales. The prospective groom is the son of Juana Lozano of Portales and Ernesto and Maribel Sanchez of Portales. Invitations […]

Portales man arrested for outstanding library fines

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Josh Chavez was arrested in Portales Sept. 21 for failing to pay outstanding library fines. Sharna Johnson Josh Chavez may not remember the titles of the library books he lost, but he won’t forget being arrested for not paying the fines. Chavez, 29, was arrested in Portales on Sept. 21, […]

Curry jail inmate charged in guard attack

A 25-year-old Curry County inmate was charged Tuesday with attacking two detention officers with a pen Sept. 15. Brandon Wagner is charged with assault by a prisoner and two counts of aggravated battery on a peace officer, court records show. Lt. Christina Chavez told sheriff’s deputies she was assisting in a search of a nearby […]

Inmate accused in jail guard stabbing

An inmate facing escape charges is accused of stabbing a detention officer with a ball point pen Wednesday at Curry County jail. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said deputies were summoned to the jail about 10 p.m. and determined inmate Brandon Wagner, 24, assaulted Lt. Christina Chavez and Officer Zack Boone with a pen. Waller said Chavez […]

Curry inmate released despite immigration hold

Sharna Johnson Law enforcement is searching for an inmate who was released Thursday night from the Curry County jail despite an immigration hold. Detention Center Administrator Keith Norwood said Ramiro Chavez was released on his own recognizance by order of magistrate court. However, Norwood said there is a federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement hold in […]

Make-a-Wish aims to raise funds with musical gala, auction

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Courtesy photo Anastacia Chavez hugs her iCarly pillows in her new iCarly bedroom last year when Make-A-Wish granted that wish. She suffered from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma for two years. Liliana Castillo Jennifer Chavez still tears up when she talks about seeing her daughter smile after fighting Hodgkins lymphoma for two years. Chavez’s daughter, 8-year-old Anastacia Chavez, […]

Flooding closes section of 14th Street

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The city of Clovis Public Works Department closed 14th Street between North Edwards and North Hull on Thursday because of flooding from Chavez Lake, according to public works director Clint Bunch. Barring any major rainfall, Burch anticipates the road will reopen in a day or two.

Club notes — May 23

BPO Does Clovis BPO Does held a regular meeting on May 13 with President Terri Ruhe presiding. Two new members, Stella Chavez and Margie Tapia, were initiated into the Drove. Benevolence Chairman Bonnie Bryant announced her Benevolence Project is to donate personal and household products to The Hartley House. Each member was asked to bring […]

Some residents fear Dennis Chavez Park neglected by city

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Domingo Bolanso of the Clovis Parks and Recreation Department lops a branch Thursday from a pine tree in Dennis Chavez Park. Shane Cole of the Parks and Recreation Department said they plan to trim and shape all trees in the park, allowing patrons a chance to enjoy more shade this […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Tracking the census and Cesar Chavez

It’s the Wednesday morning briefing from Freedom New Mexico. Chavez birthday 2 p.m. today in the Sandia Room at the CUB — ENMU Hispanic Affairs will look at the Cesar Chavez story in honor of the civil rights and labor rights leader’s birthday. Open to anyone interested. Web site of the day Track your census […]

Texico woman injured in rollover

CNJ staff A 48-year-old Texico woman was airlifted to a Lubbock hospital Tuesday morning after a crash north of Texico. Maria Soto De Chavez was traveling north on N.M. 108 in the area of Curry Road 17 when slid on the ice covered road, lost control and entered the soft shoulder of the road, according […]