Bees make havoc for businesses

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer In 1964, long before high school junior Lewis Hightower had decided to choose pest control as a career, he read an article in Time magazine about “killer bees” that escaped a laboratory in Brazil. He kept up with the news over the years, reading estimates that this species, known […]

Oct. 6, 2006 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Sept. 28 through Wednesday: • Benito Allen Chavez, 28, of Santa Rosa to Elizabeth Hope Wimbush, 21, of Clovis. • Jason Paul Beams, 27, to Cassandra Elizabeth Hyre, 23, both of Clovis. • Dejacka E B Stapleton, 33, to Renee Gutierrez, 31, both of Clovis. […]

Two die in county road crash

CNJ Staff Two children died late Saturday afternoon in an two-vehicle accident along the intersection of Curry County Road 10 and Curry County Road G, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Joe Gutierrez, 33, of Clovis, was driving a 1996 Chevy Lumina. In the front seat of the car were Gutierrez, Jennifer Montiel and […]

USSSA state softball: Playing for love of the game

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The Ultamitts’ Dee Dee Gutierrez puts the tag on the Zandi Queener during Saturday’s Class E game in the USSSA women’s state slow-pitch tournament at Spencer Field. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer In the 15 or so years since she organized the team, Othena Smith has yet to see […]

Trujillo Jr., Tommy

Tommy Lee Trujillo Jr., 69, of Clovis died Sunday, May 14, 2006, at his home. Born June 11, 1936, to Tom and Paula Sandoval Trujillo in Clovis, he married Helen Garcia on Nov. 10, 1954, in Clovis. He was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He served in the New Mexico National Guard […]

Martinez, Albina “Albinita”

Albina “Albinita” Martinez, 86, of Clovis, died Sunday, May 7, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare. She was born Oct. 24, 1919, in Sombrillo to Sotero and Carmelita Cordova Sisneros. She was a homemaker, a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and La Casa Senior Center. She was preceded in death by her parents; three […]

Cameo honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Third Grade A: Terence Barela, Jaquan Franklin, Delino Lewis, Kimberly Reid, Fred Schilling A/B: Mary Allison Almond, Alisia Amaro, Robert Bruhn, Tamia Carter, LeAnna Foust, Harlie Galaviz, DesMariah Garcia, Josh Garcia, Jonathan Garcia, Marcello Garza, Andrew Hernandez, Adan Martinez, Estevan Romero, […]

Gutierrez, Cruz A.

Cruz Andres Gutierrez, 30, of Albuquerque, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, in Clovis. He was born Oct. 26, 1975, to Joe Gutierrez and Gloria “Jean” Chavez in Clovis. He was a data base administrator for the Albuquerque Public Schools and a student at T.V.I. Family members said he enjoyed fishing, camping, computers and music. He […]

2/4 Cameo honor roll

Third Grade A Honor Roll: LeAnna Foust, Adan Martinez, Kimberly Reid, Juan San Juan A/B Honor Roll: Mary Allison Almond, Robert Bruhn, Tamia Carter, Jaquan Franklin, Harlie Galaviz, DesMariah Garcia, Esteban Gonzales, Estevan Romero, Joshua Torres, Justyn Wright, Fred Schilling, Edwin McFatridge, Delino Lewis, Terence Barela, Alisia Amaro Fourth Grade A Honor Roll: Max Rodriquez, […]

1/5 Local Roundup

Clovis man sentenced to 18 years in prison A 30-year-old Clovis man was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison for kidnapping, battery and assault, according to a news release from the district attorney’s office. Daniel Gutierrez was found guilty of the charges in an August jury trial. He must serve 85 percent of the […]

Mariah Saiz Gutierrez

Mariah Saiz Gutierrez, 3 months, of La Luz, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, in Albuquerque. She was born June 23, 2005, in Alamogordo to Fernando Gutierrez of Clovis and Stephanie Saiz of La Luz. She is survived by her mother and father; grandparents, Roxanne and Sam Garcia of La Luz; a grandfather, Chris Moreno; a […]

Hardin, R.B.

R.B. (Junior) Hardin Jr., 75, Portales died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born Dec. 26, 1929, in Pleasant Hill to Minnie and R.B. Hardin. He graduated from Portales High School in 1948. He married Nell Burns on April 8, 1950, in Portales. For several years starting in […]

Roberts, Lillian

Lillian Juanita Glidewell Roberts Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Steed-Todd Chapel. Mrs. Lillian Juanita Glidewell Roberts, 83, of Santa Fe died Aug. 30, 2005 at her son’s residence in Santa Fe. She was born May 8, 1922, in Evansville, Ark., to Fred and Eula Pierson Denton. Family members said she moved to Santa Fe from […]

Support group offers aid to parents who have lost children

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Gina Gutierrez sorts through items that belonged to her firstborn son Jake, who died 13 years ago from a staph infection. Gutierrez and three others are forming an Eastern Plains chapter of The Compassionate Friends. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer She keeps his tiny, blue socks in a plastic container […]

Cops and courts: Clovis man sentenced for forgery, meth possession

A 42-year-old Clovis man was sentenced Wednesday to 3 1/2 years in prison on multiple charges, according to a press release from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s office. Alexander Morgan was found guilty of forgery, possession of methamphetamine, one count of issuing a valueless check, one count of shoplifting, and one count of embezzlement, according […]

Goff captures city title

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John Wright chips a ball in on the fifth hole of the Clovis Municipal Golf Course Sunday during the final day of the city championship tournament (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez). By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer There weren’t many hiccups this weekend in Robert Goff’s game. The former Clovis High golfer carried a three-shot […]

Gutierrez keeps up with kids

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Joe Wright of Clovis takes a look at his putting line on the 18th hole during the Clovis city golf tournament Saturday at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. Wright shot a 76 for the round. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Defending city tournament champion David Gutierrez is just happy he […]

Ticket process for BRAC hearing finalized

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Guidelines for next week’s Base Realignment and Closure Commission hearing in Clovis have been cemented by local leaders, who have set strict guidelines for public appearance and conduct at the meeting where New Mexico congressional delegates, members of the Committee of Fifty, and DLA Piper will fight to keep […]

Clovis plans big reception for BRAC officials

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Roy Seay, vice president of Clovis National Bank, will not be in his office on June 24. He will be on the streets of Clovis. And so will his employees. The bank will be closed until noon because, for Seay, it is important to replace that morning’s normal activities […]

Sigala, Esteban

Esteban Sigala Services: Have been held. Esteban Sigala, 20, of Hobbs, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at the University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on July 6, 2005, in Denver City, Texas, to Jessie and Diana Sigala. He was a longtime resident of Hobbs and attended school there. Family members said he loved […]