Animal shelter director retires

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Louisa Maestas retired July 29 from her position as Clovis Animal Shelter director after 28 years. Sharna Johnson Her first week on the job at the animal shelter, Louisa Maestas opened the cages of dogs and cats slated for euthanasia and shoed them out the door to save their lives. […]

Officials avoiding ‘black’ Friday

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis animal control officials do not allow the adoption of black cats near Halloween to prevent abuse. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Black cats in Clovis get a holiday too. Animal Control Supervisor Louisa Maestas said black cats are not available for adoption until Monday, after Halloween has passed. […]

Dogs attack elderly Clovis woman

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Grace Gault, 78, has walked the same route almost daily since her doctor advised her three years ago walking would aid in her recovery from cancer, she said. Monday, she had gone to the grocery store to get syrup to make peanut brittle for Christmas. She had just walked […]

Robertson repeats in Class 3A

The Associated Press PORTALES — Robertson won its second-straight Class 3A football championship Saturday, defeating Portales 28-6. “I don’t know about a dynasty. We’re just happy to be back-to-back state champs,” Robertson coach Chad Roanhaus said. “This year, we knew we had the team to win it, we just had to go out and play […]

Maestas, Jose

Jose Felipe Maestas, 88, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, at his home. He was born Aug. 23, 1917, to Donicio Maestas and Maria Martinez in Anton Chico. He married Maria Cordova in Santa Rosa. He was a railroader, worked for the city of Clovis and a self-employed carpenter. He is preceded in death by his […]

Pet owners seek ways to help animals weather winter

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Chica, a 7 year old miniature Pinscher, licks her owner Al Lewis Monday afternoon at Al’s Pets in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer This week’s cold weather has residents bundling up in sweaters and winter coats. Parents have started adding mittens and scarves to their children’s wardrobes while […]

Maestas, Ramoncita

Ramoncita Maestas Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. Ramoncita Maestas, 94, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2005, at BSA Hospice in Amarillo. She was born on Oct. 10, 1910, at Mills. She was a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in […]

Couple on a mission: Rescue man’s best friend

By Tonya Garner A cacophony of barks greet Clovis residents Bob and Carol Baker as they enter the rear room of the Clovis Animal Shelter. A tour of the room with the Bakers reveals a dozen or so dogs separated by metal cages, temporary homes for lost, stray and unwanted canines of various temperaments, breeds […]

Moncayo, Frances

Frances Moncayo Services: Have been held. Mrs. Frances Moncayo, 56, of Texico, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Aug. 11, 1947, in Santa Rosa, to Guadalupe and Lucita Marquez Maestas. She married Frank Moncayo on Feb. 6, 1965, in Santa Rosa. She was a long-time […]

Reporters notebook: Card draw decides election

By luck of the draw, Christopher Maestas is Tucumcari’s newest city commissioner. He defeated incumbent Jimmy Sandoval in a card game. The two drew cards on Thursday to break a tie vote for the city commission seat. Maestas drew a nine of spades, and Sandoval drew a two of spades. Both men received 67 votes […]