Honors —

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Lopez Fabian Lopez Jr. was inducted into the Academy of Civil, Agricultural and Geotechnical Engineering, which involves former civil engineer students from New Mexico State University. He has been asked to serve on the board for ACAGE, which he plans to pursue. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in science in civil engineering in May […]

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 […]

Curry County faces big challenge in Titans

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Curry County Cats receiver Adam Garcia looks for yards after the catch in the first half of the Cats’ first-round playoff game against the Las Cruces Kings. The Cats face the Albuquerque Titans 3 p.m. Sunday at Del Norte High School. Freedom New Mexico Curry County Cats coach Paul Lopez […]

Portales resident enjoys helping

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Dennis Lopez’s office displays the photography of his wife Rachel. Dennis Lopez is active in the Portales community. He was a Roosevelt County commissioner for eight years from 2000 to 2008. As the director of support employment at Mental Health Resources, Lopez said he enjoys helping and working with his […]

Tucumcari police officer facing assault, battery charges

Freedom New Mexico State police say a Tucumcari police officer assaulted his wife over text messages to another man. Robert Vargas, a four-year veteran of the Tucumcari Police Department was arraigned Monday morning in the Quay County Magistrate Court on the charge of aggravated assault and battery of a household member. He pleaded not guilty […]

Police: Clovis man on job at time of stabbing

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis man charged in a stabbing Saturday at Wal-Mart was working at the time of the altercation. Police said the incident was part of an ongoing feud. Guadalupe Murillo, 28, charged with aggravated battery, is being held at the county jail on $20,000 bond, jail officials said. Carlos Lopez, 26, was […]

Jail footage released

Freedom New Mexico Curry County administration Friday released footage of two inmates eating lunch outside the jail July 27. The incident led Administrator Keith Norwood to fire the unidentified detention officer three days later. The two inmates in the video have been identified as Rico Sena, wearing a white bandana on his head, and Albert […]

Clovis woman killed in two-vehicle crash

CNJ staff A 31-year-old Clovis woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday night on State Road 209. Mirian Susana Perez Lopez was driving a 2003 Ford Focus westbound on Curry Road 22 and failed to yield to traffic on State Road 209 around 8:30 p.m., according to a press release from state police. Lopez’ […]

Portales man sentenced in child sex case

Freedom New Mexico A 27-year-old Portales man was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for one count of sexual penetration of a child. Lucifer Gardner was given the prison term as part of a plea agreement for the offense committed in March, 2008 against a 4-year-old girl. The sentence agreement was for 15 years […]

Police believe shooting suspect in Portales

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Courtesy photo Freedom New Mexico Carlsbad police are asking for public help to find a suspect in a fatal shooting believed to be hiding in Portales. Fernando Lopez, 36, is wanted on an open count of murder. Carlsbad Sgt. David Gonzales said police have received credible reports Lopez is in Portales, where he is known […]

Man facing multiple charges after car chase

A 24-year-old Clovis man faces multiple charges after a high-speed motor vehicle chase ended when he slammed into a parked vehicle. Among the charges Carlos Lopez faces is a second offense of aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of an accident involving great bodily harm and resisting and evading or obstructing an officer, Curry County Undersheriff […]

Jan. 11, 2009 Anniversaries

Lopez Jake and Beatrice Lopez of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 12, 2009. The couple was married Jan. 12, 1959, in Las Vegas, NM. They have 6 children, 16 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. He is a maintenance supervisor for La Casa Family Health Center and currently a Roosevelt County Commissioner. She […]

April 6, 2008 Cops and Courts

A Clovis police officer was cited for leaving the scene of a crash and careless driving, according to police reports. Officer Chris Lopez, 27, received the citations March 19, after residents reported seeing him run into a residential mailbox in the 2000 block of Kelso Street, back up and then leave the scene at a […]

Feb. 3, 2008 Honor Rolls Part II

La Casita Elementary Third grade A Honor Roll: Jazmine Acosta, José Antonio Alvarado, Ricky Balderas, Thomas Bynum, Andrea Carreño, Alejandro Chacón, Joel Espino, Austin Finney, Alexandria Gutierrez, Santiago Gutierrez, Consuelo Mercadal, Danielle Mezua, Bianca Olivas, Alexander Pereda, Kenya Perez, Juanita Quezada. A/B Honor Roll: Sierra Baca, Brandon Balderas, Abraham Calderon, Lee Carabajal, Merecades Chaves, Alejándro […]

Feb. 3, 2008 Honor Rolls Part I

ames of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Arts Academy at Bella Vista Third grade A Honor Roll: Emilio Armijo, Maria Amaro, Yailin Arevalo, Veronica Baiza, Rachael Candelaria, Dalton Fulcher, Trenton Gaither, Emma Godbey, Mariah Griego, Joshua McLauren, Esther Mendoza, Rachel Mendoza, Albert Ortega, T.J. Richardson, Brianna Sena, Isabella […]

Cops and Courts: Warrant amnesty brings in $8,000 in fees

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Magistrate Court’s December limited amnesty initiative was a success and the court hopes to hold more in the future, according to Chief Clerk Jinger West. Around $8,000 in bench warrant fees were collected, compared to $2,300 last year during December, West said. For the month of […]

Suspect indicted in 9-year-old homicide

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff A Clovis man has been charged in a nine-year-old murder case, District Attorney Matt Chandler said. Lorenzo Chavez, 56, was indicted late Friday for first-degree murder in connection with the 1998 shooting death of 47-year-old Daniel Jose Lopez. Chavez is a twice-convicted killer who returned to Clovis in the late […]

Oct. 19 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Oct. 11 through Wednesday: Quinn Darvon Moses, 19, to Tamra Linette Askew, 20, both of Texico Bradley Wayne Lyon, 25, to Ginger Colleen Henderson, 25, both of Clovis Christian Miguel Molinero-Ledesma, 24, to Julyn Pearson, 36, both of Clovis Kenneth Jeffrey Kelley, 21, to Carolyn […]

Month isn’t all about being Hispanic

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Growing up in an ethnocentric world, the barrio of north Portales, my ethnicity was a major factor in my early life. Now, it’s not color of skin or language that unites me with people. It’s common Christian beliefs. But in my adult life, I’ve learned you cannot entirely separate the […]

State police captain offered position

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers New Mexico State Police Capt. Daniel Lopez has been offered the city’s top law enforcement position in Tucumcari, according to City Manager John Sutherland. However, the city may not be able to hire Lopez as chief of police until mid-December because of requirements Lopez must meet to keep his retirement […]