Cordova has busy weekend

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Tony Cordova admits he was a tired man Sunday night. Cordova coached two Clovis teams in the USSSA national youth rec slow-pitch softball tournament at Guy Leeder Complex — and both won championships. His 16-and-under girls team, Fear This, breezed through pool and bracket play in the three-team tournament, […]

Roberts , Lori R

Lori Roberts Lori Roberts, 67, of Tucumcari died Sunday July 3, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born June 19, 1938, to Serafin and Alvina Salazar Cordova in Vaughn. She married Johnny Roberts on July 31, 1954, in Clovis. She worked in housekeeping at the Hotel Clovis before moving to Tucumcari 25 […]

Ina Derrick-Delay, Ina

Ina Derrick-Delay Services: Have been held. Ina V. Derrick-Delay, 81, of Amarillo, died Monday, July 4, 2005, in Amarillo. She was born April 13, 1924, to Harvey and Lula Bell Vowell Belyeu in Haskell, Texas. She was a homemaker and member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Frank […]

Cordova,Corrina

Corrina Cordova Services: Have been held. Corrina Cordova, 83, of El Segundo, Calif., died Thursday, June 9, 2005 at her home. She was born on Jan. 23, 1922, in Roy. She had been living in California for 45 years. She was a member of the Catholic church. Survivors include her husband, Zack Cordova of El […]

Girls battle for state seed at Lil’ Custom Classic

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Tony Cordova is in for a busy weekend. Cordova has two teams in the fourth annual Lil’ Custom Classic slow-pitch softball tournament at Guy Leeder Complex — one in girls 16-and-under and another in boys 12-and-under — and, he said, they approach it in different ways. For the girls, […]

Powell , Pat

Pat Powell Services: Have been held. Pat Powell, 65, of Clovis, died Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 29, 1939, in Clovis, to J.V. and Mildred Smith Stroud. She was a manager and cashier at Foxy Drive Inn for many years and worked at Clovis […]

Businesses remain resolute in face of closure

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Benny Pacheco has worked as a sales agent at Associate Real Estate for about a year, but has worked in Clovis as a car salesman and in real estate for 30 years. (CNJ staff photo: John Eisel) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Real estate agent Benny Pacheco said he already had a woman call […]

Jury delivers guilty verdict in slaying case

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A tearful procession exited the Curry County Courthouse on Friday afternoon just minutes after a jury delivered a guilty verdict against Joel Cordova for second-degree murder. After more than four hours of deliberations, the jury returned the verdict amid a crowded, yet subdued, courtroom. Beginning Tuesday, the state argued […]

Defendant in slaying takes stand

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Joel Cordova testifies Thursday in his trial for the slaying of 19-year-old Victor Estrada. Cordova is charged with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence stemming from the July 26 incident. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man accused of stabbing to death an acquaintance last year took the witness […]

State opens murder trial

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer District Attorney Matthew Chandler said Joel Cordova committed “cold” and “calculated” murder July 26 when he plunged a steak knife into the chest of an acquaintance. Chandler laid out the state’s case Tuesday against Cordova, who faces more than 30 years in prison if convicted of first-degree murder and […]

Jury selection begins in murder trial

CNJ staff Jury selection begins today for a Clovis man facing first-degree murder and tampering with evidence charges. The charges stem from a July 26 incident, when according to police reports, Joel A. Cordova, 25, stabbed Victor Estrada in the chest during an altercation at 201 Pinon St. Estrada, 19, was taken to Plains Regional […]

Shots fired, three taken into custody

CNJ Staff Three people were taken into custody early Sunday after a single shot was fired into a residence at 308 Sandoval, according to a Clovis Police Department news release. No injuries were reported. Police were dispatched to the residence around 2 a.m. Sunday. Mabel Cordova said a bedroom window in her home had been […]

Stabbing suspect says he acted in self defense

By Mike Linn, CNJ news editor A Clovis man accused of stabbing an acquaintance to death Monday afternoon told police in interviews he was acting in self defense, a detective with the Clovis Police Department said. Joel Cordova, 24, of Clovis, is being held at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on an open count […]

Stabbing city’s sixth homicide of 2004

By Darrell Todd Maurina A 19-year-old Clovis man was stabbed to death at 201 Pinon Street about 12:45 p.m. Monday, Clovis police said. Victor Estrada, father of a 5-week-old daughter, died after being transported by private vehicle to Plains Regional Medical Center, his relatives said. “All that I know at this point is we had […]

Cordova, Benjamin

Benjamin Cordova Services: Have been held. Mr. Benjamin Cordova, 76, of Clovis died Saturday, July 17, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born June 27, 1928, in Sombrio to Carlos and Estefanita Baca Cordova. He married Guadalupe Montano on September 27, 1948, in Greeley, Colo. He worked for the Santa Fe […]

Homosexuality, faith part of Bible study discussion

By Darrell Todd Maurina Llano Estacado Community Church of Portales is sponsoring a different kind of Bible study: an open discussion inviting the community to reconsider what the Bible teaches about homosexuality. “Obviously the main purpose of doing this is to help the outreach of our church and to allow the good news of the […]

Clovis fire chief: Hotel fire was arson

Darrell Todd Maurina Monday night’s fire at the Hotel Clovis was arson, Clovis Fire Chief Ron Edwards said. “We’re not going to classify the type of arson but we know it was a set fire,” Edwards said. “There were no utilities and there was no reason for it to start except people generating it.” Edwards […]

Davis, Cordova chosen

CNJ STAFF Clovis High grads Darren Davis and Matt Cordova have been selected to the South roster for this weekend’s 28th annual North-South series at Apodaca Park in Las Cruces. The teams will play a 7:30 p.m. single game on Friday and have a noon doubleheader on tap for Saturday. Davis also was chosen as […]

Public Record

Compiled from court records from May 1 through Wednesday Marriage Licenses Joel Barba, 25, of Texico and Regina Jalyn Longley, 25, of Clovis Melecio Bustillos, 36 and Darlene J. Gutierrez, 43, both of Texico Jude Allen Sena, 45 and Rebecca Andrea Gonzales, 44, both of Clovis Royce Donovan Foster, 18 and Verneda Ann Koenig, 19, […]

Davis, Cordova to sign at Trinidad

By Dave Wagner Two key members of the Clovis High baseball team, Darren Davis and Matt Cordova, plan to sign letters of intent this morning to play next season at Trinidad State (Colo.) Junior College. Davis, a pitcher-outfielder, and Cordova, a second baseman, have helped put the Wildcats on the verge of a second consecutive […]