Weddings — April 3

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Galvan Rachel Galvan and Ricky Ramos Sr. of Clovis will be joined in marriage April 16, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Clovis. The Rev. Dr. Kermitt Little will perform the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Maria and Jessie Valero of Clovis. The bridegroom is the son of the late Alejos […]

Our people: Indomitable spirit

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Benny Gallegos enjoys his car, a 1991 Oldsmobile 88, even though he can’t drive it and enlists his family members to take him for a drive as often as possible. Gallegos lost his arms after sustaining injuries from an electrical accident. Clovis resident Benerito Gallegos’ life changed when in 1961, […]

Clovis police officer indicted for vehicular homicide

Sharna Johnson A Curry County grand jury late Friday indicted Clovis police officer Stephen Gallegos on charges of vehicular homicide and great bodily harm by a motor vehicle. Gallegos faces a maximum sentence of nine years in prison if convicted on both third-degree felony counts, according to a press release from District Attorney Matt Chandler. […]

District attorney to present fatal crash case to grand jury

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Family and friends of Mary Castillo protested in front of the courthouse, police department and district attorney’s office Thursday, frustrated by lack of progress in the case involving the 56-year-old woman’s death. Sharna Johnson District Attorney Matt Chandler said Thursday he will ask a grand jury to decide if a […]

Evidence still pending in fatal crash

CNJ staff Police Chief Steve Sanders said Thursday that investigators are still waiting on evidence from a fatal crash involving Officer Stephen Gallegos. Sanders said police have received Gallegos ’ cell phone records. However, they are still awaiting laboratory results from blood tests taken after the Nov. 17 crash. Sanders declined to comment on any […]

Officer on way to lunch before crash

Sharna Johnson A Clovis police officer was on his way to lunch when he was involved in a fatal crash Nov. 17. Officer Stephen Gallegos radioed dispatch at 9:38 p.m. to let them know he was done at the police department and to ask if he was clear to go to lunch, according to an […]

Officer’s radio transmissions released

The following is a transcript of Clovis Police Officer Stephen Gallegos’ radio transmissions in the hour leading up to a fatal crash Nov. 17 at Grand Avenue and Sycamore Street. Mary Castillo, 56, died the next day of injuries suffered in the crash and Edith Payton, 40, of Clovis, was injured. The transcript was made […]

911 recordings released

The following link is to emergency dispatch recordings of 911 calls to the Clovis Police Department the night of a Nov. 17 fatal accident involving officer Stephen Gallegos. Police say Gallegos was traveling 56 mph in a 35 mph zone and ran a stop sign at Grand and Sycamore, striking a pickup driven by Edith […]

Birthdays — Dec. 12

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Romero [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Ryder Romero of Clovis celebrated his 1st birthday Dec. 10, 2010. His parents are Brandi Bonney and Ronnie Romero. His grandparents are Ronnie Sr. and Andrea Bonney and Richard Romero and Peggy Trujillo and the late Debra Romero. Great-grandparents are Alex and Linda Bonney and Nap and the late Irene […]

Renewing vows — Aug. 8

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Bonney Jane and Ronnie Bonney Jr. of Clovis will be renewing their vows at Sacred Heart Church on Aug. 14, 2010, with a reception and dance to follow. The bride is the daughter of Nadine Armijo of Clovis and Eddy Gallegos of Santa Fe. She is the granddaughter of Sereriano and Mary Armijo of Clovis […]