Anniversaries —

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Lopez L.J. and Rosie Lopez of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 13, 2011, in Pagosa Springs, Colo. [image #1, align= left, size= medium] The celebration will be hosted by their children Phil and Terry Lopez, Susie and David Duran, Ben and Marsha Lopez, Kathy Medrow and Paul and Nichole Lopez. The […]

Club notes — Nov. 7

Encanto Garden Club The October meeting of Encanto was called to order by president Helen Martinez. Cleo Duran read the Gardener’s Prayer and guest, Shirley Holtcamp was welcomed. Unanimous approval was given to change the monthly meetings to second Wednesdays. Jacque Wuest displayed a holiday swag, which she had made, giving pointers on construction and […]

Duran to be next NM secretary of state

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico’s voters have decided to get rid of embattled Secretary of State Mary Herrera. The Democrat has been hampered by allegations of misconduct throughout her bid for re-election, and Republican challenger Dianna Duran has spent much of the campaign reminding voters about the troubles in Herrera’s office. Unofficial returns […]

Area teachers selected for award

CNJ staff Portales fifth grade teacher Becky Duran and Clovis High School teacher and coach Drew Hatley are Freedom New Mexico’s Newspapers in Education teachers of the year for 2010. The program provides newspapers for classrooms as a resource in education. NIE coordinator Lynn Berry said the award is given to a teacher who creatively […]

Clovis PD seek missing man

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Courtesy photo Ramon Duran was last seen about 6 p.m. Tuesday. CNJ Staff Clovis police are asking public help to find an 87-year-old man reported missing Wednesday by his family. Police said Ramon Duran was last seen about 6 p.m. Tuesday. Police said Duran is known to walk in the alleys on the west side […]

Woman stable after early Saturday crash

CNJ Staff A Clovis woman is in stable condition after she was pinned under a vehicle early Saturday morning, according to Clovis police. Cynthia Duran, 18, was taken to a Lubbock hospital after a 1999 Jeep Cherokee she was riding in flipped on its roof about 12:30 a.m. on Sixth Street between Main and Mitchell […]

Ortega, Juanita

Juanita Ortega, 89, of Clovis died Friday, May 5, 2006, in Las Vegas, Nev. She was born Aug. 31, 1916, in Quanah, Texas, to Amado and Maria Duran Ortega. She worked in nursing as a home health caretaker. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by […]

Duran-Salas, Kadie

Kadie Janelle Duran-Salas, infant, of Clovis died Thursday, April 13, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center where she had been born that day. She is survived by her parents, Destiny Salas and Jerry Duran, of Clovis; a brother, Lino Duran of Clovis; two grandmothers, Josette Salas of Amarillo and Jeannie Duran of Clovis; great-grandmother, Josefina […]

Clovis man sentenced to 48 1/2 years in prison

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Steven Duran, left, was convicted of killing his friend, Ricardo Gallegos, two years ago. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Steven Duran maintained his innocence as he was sentenced to at least 48 1/2 years in prison for killing his friend almost two years ago. Ninth Judicial District Judge Joe Parker […]

2/24 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Feb. 15 through Wednesday: • Ramon Ortiz, 39, to Erika Iran Carrillo, 30, both of Bovina. • Dustin Edward Weatherford, 27, to Chelsea Necole Fore, 21, both of Amarillo. • Franklin Robert Cheyenne, 22, to Christina Yvonne Parker, 20, both of Clovis. • Kendall Wade […]

Convicted killer asks for delay in sentence

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A defense attorney says he will ask to delay sentencing for a convicted killer because DNA that hasn’t been processed could prove his client’s innocence. Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler said the DNA in question would not exonerate Steven Duran of Clovis, who was convicted of a Jan. […]

Madril, Dionesia

Dionesia Madril, 88, of Duran, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at her home. She was born Aug. 4, 1917, in Pinos Wells, to Liberato Jaramillo and the former Mauricia Sanchez. She attended school at Pinos Wells. She married Guadalupe Madril on Sept.2, 1938, in Duran. She was a homemaker. Family members said she loved quilting, […]

Local believes eyes window to human health

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According to Hale and other iridologists, the iris is a map of the body, and each of its sections corresponds to a body part or an organ. (CNJ illustration: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Her home, even from the outside, bears signs of her faith: A stone statue of the Virgin Mary […]

Clovis man found guilty

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Francesea Duran cries Thursday at the Curry County Courthouse after hearing the verdict, which found her uncle, Steven Duran, guilty of first-degree murder, as well as five other charges. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson and Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writers The man Cindy Gallegos holds accountable for her brother’s death was found guilty […]

Murder suspect claims innocence

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Steven Duran listens to a question posed by District Attorney Matt Chandler during his testimony in a Curry County courtroom Wednesday afternoon. Duran is accused of the fatal shooting of Ricky Gallegos in 2004. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer The man accused of killing Ricardo Gallegos last year testified Wednesday […]

Testimony shows blood found in suspect’s vehicle

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Steven Duran, left, listens to testimony along with his lawyer Gary Mitchell on Tuesday during Duran’s trial in the killing of Ricardo Gallegos at the Curry County Courthouse in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Police found blood in the vehicle of a man accused of killing Ricardo Gallegos early […]

Prosecutor says victim killed friend over money

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A deputy district attorney told a Curry County jury Monday that Steven Robert Duran went to his friend’s trailer home asking for money. When the friend wouldn’t hand it over, the prosecutor said, Duran killed him. He said Duran, 36, a heroin addict, shot his friend six times, including […]

Murder trial begins Monday

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer On Monday morning the selection of the jury for the trial of Steven Robert Duran will begin at the 9th District Court in Clovis. Duran, 36, has been charged with murder in connection with the Jan. 13, 2004, shooting death of Ricardo Gallegos. Gary C. Mitchell, Duran’s attorney, said […]

Slaying suspect pleads guilty

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The second of three men charged in the January 2004 killing of Carlos Murillo of Clovis pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter. Including a one-year firearm enhancement filed by the state, Santiago Calbert, 20, of Clovis faces a maximum of seven years in prison, prosecutors said. Sentencing is scheduled […]

Shooting accomplice receives 15 years

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A 27-year-old Clovis man who prosecutors said orchestrated the shooting death of another Clovis man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday in an emotionally charged courtroom. Eric Duran pleaded guilty Monday to accessory to second-degree murder. First-degree murder and other lesser charges were dropped in exchange for […]