80 short dogs compete in first Clovis event

Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico More than 80 short dogs converged on Hillcrest Park on Saturday for the Wiener National race with one hot dog walking away the winner of the first time event in Clovis. Esperanza Martinez, of Farwell, and her dog Lacey took the $250 check from the Wienerschnitzel of Clovis. Esperanza said […]

Bill would allow ATM machines at racetracks

Both supporters and opponents of a bill that would allow racetrack casinos to put automatic teller machines on the gambling floor expect the bill to pass the Senate today. Senate Bill 330, sponsored by Sen. Richard Martinez, D-Espanola,

eb. 8, 2009: Birth Announcements

Aragon Michael Andrew Aragon was born Dec. 21, 2008, at Plains Regional Hospital, to Michael and Mercie Aragon of Tucumcari. He weighed 8 pounds and 3 ounces. He has two sisters, Lisa, 16, and Briana, 8. Grandparents are Jose (Lupe) Martinez and Andy and Corinne Pulido of San Mateo, Calif. Great-grandparent is Donaciana Jimenez.

Nov. 9 Engagements

Martinez-Garza Martin and Maria Martinez of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lidia Martinez to Juan Garza Jr., all of Clovis. He is the son of Juan and Mimi Garza of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29, 2008, at the Clovis Civic Center. A reception will […]

Tucumcari man charged with murder

Staff reports A Tucumcari man has been charged with an open count of murder in connection with the death of a 2-year-old boy, a spokesman for the State Police said. Marcos Martinez, 22, is charged in connection with child’s death on Sept. 19, said State Police spokesman Lt. Eric Garcia. He is being held without […]

Animal euthanasia: Gas chamber

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Outside the Clovis Animal Shelter I was greeted by Clovis police Capt. Ron Hutchison and Animal Control Officers Larry Rogers and Marty Martinez. Clad in black coveralls and wearing blue latex gloves, Rogers and Martinez were starting their morning cleaning ritual, Hutchison said. As we walked down the rows […]

Local teens worried about license changes

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Antonio Martinez said he looks forward to getting his driver’s license when he turns 16 years old. But Gov. Bill Richardson’s new education initiatives has the Marshall Middle School seventh-grader worried he might have to wait a little longer to get it. Starting next school year, New Mexico eighth-graders […]

3-7-08 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Feb. 28 through Wednesday: • Brian Lee Dunham, 20, to Kristyn Rae Trujillo, 19, both of Clovis • Levi Ledger Hill, 26, to Louisa Maria Griego, 28, both of Clovis • Leonard Walton Wilson, 76, of Canyon, Texas, to Kathryn Franklin Wilson, 69, of Amarillo […]

Feb. 13, 2008 Military Update

Martinez Army National Guard Pfc. Andrea L. Martinez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. She is the daughter of Ramona Martinez of Clovis. Martinez is a 2007 graduate of Clovis High School.

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 […]

Photo of the day

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Alyssa’s 7th B-day Notice the cool dad in the background with the awesome Emmitt Smith throwback gators jersey!!! Now that’s gangsta. Submitted by Shawn Martinez

Jan. 4, 2008 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Dec. 27 through Wednesday: Ian Andrew Kline, 20, of Prescott, Ariz., to Priscella Anna Beaman, 22, of Clovis Casey B. West, 30, to Olivia Lorraine Boan, 23, both of Clovis Zachary Lee Snook, 24, to Cristina E. Tataru, 26, both of Clovis Armando Newton, 28, […]

Arrest made in CUB burglary

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University Police Department officers arrested a suspect last week in the October burglary of the Campus Union Building. According to police reports, Frankie J. (Flaco) Martinez, 27, was arrested shortly after 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 8 at 813 W. University Drive. The suspect broke three windows to gain entry […]

Citizens remember those who served

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ronie and Kathy Wall ride a motorcycle Saturday in the Veterans Day Parade on Main Street. Ronie Wall is a Vietnam veteran who was in the Navy for 20 years, he said. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Wanda Montoya watched her grandchildren run around Saturday on a sidewalk near […]

Oct. 6, 2007 Briefs

CNJ Staff Elderly man accused of threats with toy gun A 62-year-old Clovis man is in jail after police said he threatened a man and two children with a toy gun Wednesday. Raymond Martinez Jr. is being held on $15,500 bond, jail officials said. He is charged with three felony counts of aggravated assault. The […]

Guilty plea entered in case of 2006 death

CNJ staff A Clovis man pleaded guilty late Wednesday afternoon to second-degree murder, according to a release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Tony Martinez, 54, pleaded guilty in connection with the 2006 death of Hugo Ochoa, 32. Judge Teddy Hartley sentenced Martinez to 10 years in prison. According to the release, witness statements […]

Clovis woman given six years for drug charges

CNJ staff Sylvia Martinez, 38, of Clovis was sentenced to six years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to drug charges. Martinez will also receive supervised probation and parole for five years for trafficking by possession with intent to distribute cocaine, according to a release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. The charges stem […]

Portales falls in season opener

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico The Robertson Cardinals erased a two-touchdown Portales lead and beat the Rams 20-15 Friday night at Greyhound Stadium. Robertson quarterback Adrian Martinez threw two first-half touchdown passes to receiver Chris Ellis, followed by a third-quarter connection from Jake Martinez to Jesse Estrada to complete the comeback. “We just didn’t […]

Pilot flying new plane when it crashed

By Thomas Garcia Jeffery Lane, 57, who died Aug. 15 in a plane crash near Mosquero, had only been in possession of his new airplane for six days. Lane, who was piloting the plane, and passenger Ryan Hartley, 34, of Roy died in the crash that is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board. […]

Zia rallies to defeat Roosevelt

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Freedom Newspapers: Mickey Winfield Clovis Zia All-Stars catcher Collin Guthas takes a swing in the second inning of Zia’s first round Majors Division 3 Tournament against the Roosevelt County All-Stars Thursday night in Portales. Clovis Zia won 9-8. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — As Collin Guthas stepped to the plate in the bottom […]