Clovis man dies when vehicle forced off road

CNJ staff A 26-year-old Clovis man died Tuesday night after the vehicle he was riding in may have been forced off U.S. 60-84 by another vehicle, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Brandon Vann was a passenger in a 1995 green Ford Explorer traveling west on U.S. 60-84 about four miles west of Clovis […]

Cantaloupe voluntary recall issued

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks David Figueroa, store manager of Lowe’s Supermarket in Clovis, stocks California cantaloupes Tuesday in his produce department. California cantaloupe are not being associated with a deadly Listeria outbreak that state and federal health officials say they have traced to fruit from the Rocky Ford region of southeastern Colorado. Robin Fornoff […]

Ranchvale students paint veterinary hospital

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ranchvale sixth grader Aaliyah Lane adds teeth to her painting of a shark Wednesday on a ceiling tile for the Clovis Veterinary Hospital. Liliana Castillo Ranchvale Elementary School students brought a little bit of color to the Clovis Veterinary Hospital. Twenty-five fourth- through sixth-graders applied their artistic talents to the […]

Two injured in crash

CNJ staff Two Clovis men are in critical condition at a Lubbock hospital following a single-vehicle rollover in Curry County Wednesday night. Hilario Ulibarri, 27, and Hector A. Guzman, 29, suffered head injuries when they were ejected from a 2001 Ford Expedition just before 8 p.m., according to a press release from state police. Police […]

First person: Clovis volunteer toils behind the scene

Andy Ford was named the Clovis Municipal Schools’ volunteer of the year for his dedication to Zia Elementary School’s recycling program. Ford, 60, took charge of the dirty job of cleaning trash out of the school’s can collection trailer nine years ago. Backstage: The award was very nice. There are some people who do things […]

Police still determining cause of Big Valley Ford fire

Police said Saturday they are still trying to determine the cause of a fire that gutted the Big Valley Ford dealership in Portales. Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said fire investigators have sealed off the building so they can take their time examining the scene. “Some of the guys who were on scene talked about an […]

Fire guts Big Valley Ford

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said the fire appeared to have started in the attic area. The cause of the fire is under investigation. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico In the second major structure fire in Portales in a week, the roof of Big Valley Ford’s repair shop burned Friday […]

CHS grad doesn’t give up

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kristle Ford, 19, said she’s excited for graduation. “I can’t believe I made it,” Ford said. A year ago, education was not a focus of Kristel Ford’s life. She said she lacked confidence in her abilities, but with help from school officials, family and friends she turned her academic life […]

’89 Ford just part of lifelong journey

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist Mom called to tell me recently that Dad found an old set of my car keys. Judging by her description, they didn’t sound familiar. She handed them to me a few days later, though, and memories reawakened. “Here!” Mom handed me a set of rusty keys held on to a […]

Sept. 16 Wedding

Kos-Spriggs Jeannette Kos of Clovis and Philip Spriggs of Clovis were joined in marriage Aug. 3, 2007, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. The bride is the daughter of Bryan and Louise Kos of Melrose. She is the granddaughter of Rosemary Smithhisler of Clovis. The bridegroom is the son of Steve and Debbie […]