Clovis woman charged in fatal crash

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Flores Benna Sayyed A Clovis woman used her vehicle to run her boyfriend’s vehicle off the road, causing an accident Tuesday night that killed one person and sent four others to the hospital, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Guadalupe Flores, 26, was arrested Thursday and charged with one count of homicide and four […]

First person: Baseball mom takes in games from the concession stand

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Tonya Flores spends a large portion of her time watching her three sons play sports. Tonya Flores, 36, has spent the whole baseball season in the concession stand at Bell Park Field, watching what she can of her son Sebastian Flores’

Business feature: Furniture store ending 33-year run

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Don Krauss, owner of Clovis Furniture Center, walks down the aisle of the store Monday. Krauss is having an retirement sale after 33 years as owner of the store. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Maria Flores didn’t think she’d be employed long at Clovis Furniture when she first started […]

Book recounts area’s basketball lore

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Chaparral middle school teacher Bill Stockton remembers his grandfather, Bill, telling him stories about his time on the Forrest High School varsity basketball team in the early 1930s. Clovis boys basketball coach J.D. Isler recollects his father, Jerry, reciting tales of his days on Wheatland High School’s team in […]

Baby boom — PRMC hopes to expand maternity unit

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Kristin Cross holds the second of her three boys — Jensen — to be delivered at Plains Regional Medical Center. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Snuggled inside the hospital is a place that brings babies, such as tiny Jensen Cross, into the world. Less than 24 hours old, Jensen almost […]

ENMU posts road win

CNJ staff HOBBS — Second-half goals by junior Ryan Atkinson and freshman Dustin Flores rallied the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory over College of the Southwest on Wednesday. The Mustangs struck first early in the second half, but Atkinson netted his first goal of the season on a penalty […]

Job changes student’s life

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A job changed Oswaldo “Ozzie” Flores, perhaps forever. “I was just one of those little thugs,” said Flores, 16. “I was always getting suspended, always in trouble. I remember being told I would never make it to the high school,” he said. That string of suspensions led Flores to […]

CLOVIS FISHING DERBY: Big one always gets away

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Richard Lokken (right) watches his grandson Richard Lokken, 15, of Clovis, reel in a catfish at the 19th annual Clovis Fishing Derby on Saturday at Ned Houk Park. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The 2,000 catfish recently transported to Ned Houk Park must have thought it a little Shangri-la the […]

Flores, ErLinda

ErLinda Flores, 83, of Idalou, Texas, formerly of Muleshoe, died Sunday, May 21, 2006, at her home. Born March 3, 1923, in LaFerria, Texas, she married Felipe Flores in LaFerria on July 12, 1943. She moved from Muleshoe three years ago to live in Idalou. She and her family had lived in the Lazbuddie community […]

Area residents observing national immigration boycott

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers If all goes as planned, it may not be business as usual in the United States on Monday, which is “the Great May 1 Boycott” or “A Day Without an Immigrant” Day. Nationwide, immigrant supporters hope to disrupt the day to illustrate, like in the 2004 movie, “A Day Without […]

Muleshoe church members re-enact Christ’s walk to his crucifixion

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Louis Godinez of Muleshoe carries a cross Friday along U.S. 84 with other members of Immaculate Conception Parish in a re-enactment of the walk Jesus is said to have made to Calvary. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz They set forth where the town begins and inch along U.S. 84, past vast fields of […]

Zamora, Ann

Ann Zamora Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ann Zamora, 96, of Clovis, died Saturday, June 26, 2005, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born Jan. 11, 1909, at Pintada, to Juan and Amellia Padilla. Ann loved having relatives over to visit. She also enjoyed watching TV and reading the Bible. She always kept herself […]

Custom Classic tournament special for participants

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Justin Sparkman of Lubbock’s Jake’s Sports Bar nails a pitch against Clovis’ Guys Electric on Saturday Morning at the 22nd Annual Custom Classic tourney in Clovis. Sparkman’s dad Harold helped start the tourney in 1983. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent When he was a kid growing up in Clovis, Justin Sparkman […]

Police looking for accomplice in fraud investigation

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer An alleged scam artist is behind bars and Clovis police are looking for her husband, whom they describe as an accomplice. Police said Cynthia Flores of Clovis was arrested on Friday afternoon. She is being held on $25,500-cash only bond at the Curry County Adult Detention Center and faces […]

Softball: Zias expected to pack more punch

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Armando Quiroz has a big task at hand. Hired last week as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball coach, Quiroz takes over a team that has endured three coaching changes in just over two years, two of them in January. They’ve gone 35-65 since 2003, including 5-35 in the […]

CCC wins lawsuit

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor A Roosevelt County jury has acquitted Clovis Community College of allegations of discrimination filed against the college by a former administrator. Laura Jane Flores, a former Portales resident and former dean of instruction at CCC, filed a lawsuit against the college and CCC President Beverlee McClure claiming she was […]

Military Digest: 9-27-04

Fifer Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Janelle L. Fifer recently reported for duty at Naval Station Ingleside in Texas. She is a 2000 graduate of Clovis High School. Ramirez Army Pfc. Valentin Ramirez has graduated from the utilities equipment repairer advanced individual training course at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen, Md. He is the son […]

Clovis police find no problems after woman calls 911.

CNJ STAFF About a dozen police officers, some carrying long-barreled rifles, surrounded a Clovis post office Wednesday evening after a woman called 911 and said a person was in the building with a gun. Police Chief Bill Carey said police are investigating, but have no suspects in the incident that occurred about 5:15 p.m. at […]

Cavemen edge Cats in rubber match

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Clovis sophomore second baseman Sean Cruce applies the tag for an out on Carlsbad’s Chris Ortega during Saturday’s game at Bell Park. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Brian Flores and the Carlsbad Cavemen had just enough left to escape with a key District 4-5A series win. After throwing a three-hit shutout against Clovis […]

Cats bounce back for split with Carlsbad

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Carlsbad coach Tom Forni argues with plate umpire David Briseno over an out call at home on the Cavemen’s Steven Miehls to end the inning. Forni was ejected from the game. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Sophomore center fielder Matt Ulibarri, batting ninth in the order, started three rallies as the Clovis Wildcats […]