Clovis man dies Sunday in one-vehicle accident

Freedom New Mexico A 41-year-old Clovis man died Sunday in a single-vehicle accident near the intersection of Caesar Chavez and Martin Luther King Boulevard, according to an incident report from Clovis police. Hector Cordova-Urbina of Clovis died about 12:30 p.m. in an alley south of Dale Street when the vehicle he was driving struck a […]

Clovis students win big at state fair

Benna Sayyed Dusty Odegaard has been welding since he was 10 years old. Levi Cordova has been showing pigs for a decade. The Clovis FFA members each won grand champion in their specialty this month at the New Mexico State fair in Albuquerque. Odegaard won the Grand Champion Agriculture Mechanics Project award and Cordova received […]

Birthdays — Jan. 23

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Adelicia Cordova Adelicia Cordova of Clovis will celebrate her 90th birthday 5 p.m. Jan. 24, at Leal’s Restaurant. The celebration will be hosted by her son, James Leroy Cordova and two daughters, Elena Vigil and Connye Cordova Bynum. She was born Jan. 24, 1921, in Sombrio. She has 10 children, 23 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. […]

Quay traffic stop nets pot cache

Thomas Garcia A Georgia man is in federal custody following a traffic stop resulting in the seizure of 900 pounds of marijuana near Tucumcari. Forrest McLaughlin of Atlanta was arrested by a New Mexico Motor Transportation Police after $1.3 million of marijuana was discovered stacked behind pallets of cantaloupes, said Major Ron Cordova. McLaughlin, 46, […]

Two running for soon-to-be-open board seat

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Two Clovis residents will vie for the soon-to-be-vacant District 3 school board seat. District 3 representative Lora Harlan announced in March she would be resigning effective May 28. The board must name a replacement to serve the nine months before the election in February. The two candidates are Paul […]

Pinewood derby to raise money for Boy Scouts

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo El Llano Grande District Commissioner Gene Weber and his granddaughters Autumn Weber, left, and Trysten Weber play with Pinewood Derby cars outside the Scout Center on Norris Street in preparation for Saturday’s event. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Pinewood Derby scheduled for Saturday is for adults this time. […]

Homeowners dispute work done on homes

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Norman Woodard displays a sign labeling KL General Contractor as a lemon in the front yard of his home on Springfield Street in north Clovis. Woodard said problems in the house range from major issues to cosmetic ones. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis residents Woodie and Kathy Woodard […]

Wildcadettes claim national win

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Three months, 156 hours of practice and three routines combined to give Clovis High School’s dance team, the Wildcadettes, first place at a national competition in Orlando, Fla., last weekend. Because the group participates in national competitions only every three years, the Wildcadettes competed in the novice class at […]

Zia 11-12s rally to notch title

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Members of the Clovis Zia All-Stars celebrate their District 3 championship Saturday night at Beachum Field. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Leave it to the girl on the team to save the day. Trailing 4-3 and down to its final out, Zia’s Niki Cordova blasted a first-pitch, three-run double […]

Scholarship helps CHS senior pursue dream

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Robert Cordova, a Clovis High senior, graduates today. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer A prestigious scholarship and a background in construction has paved the way for Robert Cordova to pursue a civil engineering degree. Cordova is one of 352 students expected to receive diplomas during Clovis High School’s graduation […]

Mother doesn’t take day off

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CNJ staff photo: Helena Rodriguez Diana Cordova, second from left, is pictured with her mother, Ingeborg Rothenhaeuser, who lives in the Canary Islands. Also pictured are Cordova’s husband, Andy, and children Debra and Derrick. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Diana Cordova’s idea of a perfect Mother’s Day would be to spend it with her […]

Depression common for local youth

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer To end her life, she could stop eating, or overdose on medication. “I understood what I could do,” she said. “I thought, ‘I don’t want to do this. This is stupid.’” Suicide and Stephanie Reid, 15, ended with flirtation. Tragically, a striking number of New Mexican teens go further. […]

Service center makes supersize repairs

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Gilbert Chavez of Clovis, a certified caterpillar technician, checks the anti freeze level on a truck during a general inspection Monday at R&D Service Center. Chavez has been employed there for 5 years. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Ever since Ronald Dickson and Don Reid started the R&D Service […]

Rain replenishing Conchas Lake

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers Fueled by monsoon rains, the water level at Conchas Lake is the highest it’s been in at least five years, according to officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. With higher water levels, more water will be available to irrigate farm and ranch operations south of the dam as […]

Luevanos, Adela

Adela I. Luevanos, 71, of Clovis died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at her home in Clovis. She was born June 5, 1934 in Newkirk to Juan and Tiofela Aragon. She married Luis Luevanos on April 25, 1985 in El Paso, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Angelina Sandoval and Margaret […]

Mondragon, Maria E.

Maria Elena Mondragon, 86, of Albuquerque, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at her home. She was born on April 28, 1919, in Pintada, to Lorenzo and Carolina Cordova Garcia. She was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith. She came to Clovis in 1940. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and […]

Honor Roll: Lockwood Elementary School

CNJ Staff Lockwood Elementary School Third grade: A Honor Roll- Karimah Hulett, Starr Gomez, Auryana Gonzales, Ryan Glover, Steve Lopez, Aaron Martinez, Jason Mirabal, Georgia Mefford, Heather Pastirchak, Dyllan Smith, Lynzie Starritt, Beija Stroud, Landon Williams. Third grade: A/B Honor Roll – Marybel Bonney, Xavier Cervantes, Robert Guerra, Adrienne Meza. Fourth Grade: A Honor Roll […]

Man sentenced in 2004 killing

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Victoria Estrada, right, mother of stabbing victim Victor Estrada, and friend Samantha Aguirre observe the sentencing of Joel Cordova Wednesday at the Curry County Courthouse. Cordova and the victim were childhood friends. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer They were good friends. As boys they played sports together, had sleepovers and […]

Pastor: Love best response to destruction

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The Llano Estacado Metropolitan Community Church on Fourth Street has been vandalized twice in the last two weeks, according to church officials and police. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Boarded up windows and remnants of spray paint mar the facade of the Llano Estacado Metropolitan Community Church. Located on Fourth […]

Cordova, Julian

Julian Cordova Services: Have been held. Julian Jose Cordova, 84, of Logan, died Friday, July 29, 2005, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Amarillo. He was born on Jan. 10, 1921, in Logan. He was a member of the San Antonio Catholic Church, the Society de Padre Nuestro Senor in Logan, and the Guadalupe G. […]