Clovis family loses home, possessions in fire

Freedom New Mexico A local family needs assistance after losing their home near Ranchvale and belongings in a fire Sept. 25, said Clovis Municipal Schools family specialist Joe Moreno. Moreno said James Mitchel and Kendra Colwell and their children, fifth-grader Baily Colwell, first-grader Michael Colwell and 4-year-old Anthony Colwell, need clothes, household goods, cooking utensils, […]

East Valley Tribune may have buyer

Freedom Communications Freedom Communications has received a letter of intent to purchase the East Valley Tribune in Mesa, Ariz., and keep the Pulitzer-Prize winning newspaper and Web site operating, Publisher Julie Moreno said Friday. Freedom, which is operating under Chapter 11 of the Federal Bankruptcy Code, will seek approval from the bankruptcy judge to complete […]

Portales man arrested on drug charges

Freedom New Mexico A Portales man was arrested by the Roosevelt County Sheriff Department on Thursday for drug trafficking. Victor Moreno, 30, was detained by the border patrol and later charged by the sheriff office for trafficking a controlled substance — cocaine, which is a second-degree felony, according to Chief Deputy Malin Parker. Police found […]

It’s their business: Moreno Custom Hats

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By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Moreno Custom Hats Location: 2411 S. Prince St., U.S. Highway 70 mile marker 439 What they do: Custom-build felt hats in 10, 20, 30 and 100X quality, renovate felt hats, and sell Stetson and Resistol hats. Who’s in charge: Ida Jo Moreno is the owner. How long in […]

Military Feature: Going the distance

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Her husband’s decision to enter the military was a choice they made together, Christina Moreno said. The high school sweethearts knew it would likely mean time apart; however, it was a choice they made for their future, she explained. While Army Spc. Victor Moreno serves his country in Iraq, […]

Independence celebration planned

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers A bell rung by the Rev. Idalgo on Sept. 16, 1810, signaled the start of Mexico’s fight for independence from Spain. The ensuing battle lasted for 10 years before independence was gained. Today, the observance marking the day is known as Diez y seis de Septiembre. An area event commemorating […]

Townley, Jeffrey (Scott)

Jeffrey (Scott) Townley, 44, of Capitan, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, in Capitan. He was born on Nov. 24, 1961, in Portales, to Sam and Lela Jo Townley. He moved to Capitan in 1971 and attended Capitan schools. He graduated in 1980. He attended New Mexico State University. He was employed as a plumber. Family […]

Driver in weekend accident sought by sheriff’s department

CNJ Staff The driver in a fatal vehicle accident Saturday north of Clovis was charged with vehicular homicide in a warrant issued Tuesday, according to a Curry County Sheriff’s Department press release. Sheriff’s deputies have been unable to locate Miguel Angel Carrasquedo Hernandez since the accident. Hernandez, 21, is being charged with homicide by vehicle, […]

Clovis man dies in rollover

CNJ staff A 19-year-old Clovis man died early Saturday evening from injuries sustained when the vehicle in which he was riding rolled over on Pleasant Hill Highway about 5 miles north of Clovis, according to Curry County Deputy Sheriff Glenn Russ. Federico Martinez-Villarreal, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at 6:35 p.m. […]

Zias split, time running out

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Zias junior Kelsey Kubik ropes a single during the second game of Friday’s doubleheader against Angelo State. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team attempted to ride senior pitcher Rosemary Moreno to the brink of a berth in next week’s Lone Star Conference tournament. Moreno kept […]

Zias salvage split on senior’s 2-hitter

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ENMU senior Natasha Lindsey fires a pitch plateward during the Zias’ first game against Texas Woman’s on Friday. (Freedom Newspaper: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Texas Woman’s pitching held the potent Eastern New Mexico University offense well in check on Friday. Despite that, the Zias found a way to get a key Lone […]

Truth exposes fallibility of death penalty

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist “You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” — John 8:32 It’s too late for the truth to be of any help to Ruben Cantu. He was executed by the state of Texas 13 years ago after being convicted in a 1984 robbery and murder that […]

Reyna, Leonora

Leonora Reyna, 56, of Clovis, died Saturday, March 25, 2006, in Clovis. She was born Dec. 26, 1949, in Littlefield, Texas, to Severiano and Lucia Rodriguez. Family members said she was a homemaker and enjoyed shopping, and her greatest love was being a mom and grandmother. They said she will be missed. She was preceded […]

Zias use long ball to notch sweep over Lady Buffs

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ENMU shortstop Jessica Nocas took a pitch off the batting helmet during the second game of Friday’s doubleheader against West Texas A&M at Zia Softball Field. (Freedom Newspapers: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Apparently, Kelsey Kubik’s teammates weren’t that impressed when her second-inning line drive skimmed the right-center field fence […]

Zias notch shutout of TexAnns to gain doubleheader split

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Sophomore left fielder Christina Helland hit a two-run homer in the first inning — her third home run of the series — and senior right-hander Rosemary Moreno pitched a five-hitter to lead Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team to a 3-0 win over Tarleton State on Saturday and a split […]

Zias win twice in WT softball invite

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Eastern New Mexico University got complete-game pitching efforts from Rosemary Moreno and Natasha Lindsey and posted a pair of wins on Friday in the West Texas A&M Invitational softball tournament. The Zias (6-3) scored six runs in the bottom of the first in a 9-3 victory over Colorado State-Pueblo, then notched […]

Baca, Mary G.

Mary Guadalupe Baca, 66, of Clovis, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, at her home. She was born on Jan. 20, 1939, in Dilia, to Antonio and Nicanora Garcia Baca. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Family members said she loved to sew and cook. She was preceded […]

Moreno, Alan

Alan Loya Moreno, 1, of Clovis, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Feb. 4, 2004, to Delta Lourdes Loya Moreno in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Augustine Loya Duran. Survivors include his mother, Delta Loya Moreno of Clovis; brother, Jade […]

Blood test clears driver in fatality

CNJ staff Alcohol does not appear to have been a contributing factor in the November death of a Clovis toddler killed when he was backed over by a neighbor’s van, Clovis Police Lt. James Schoeffel said on Wednesday. Martin Molina Saldana, 30, was backing out of his driveway and ran over 1-year-old Alan Loya-Moreno on […]

Toddler dies after being hit by van

Andy Jackson: CNJ Staff Writer * Driver says he didn’t see 20-month-old boy in street while leaving his driveway. Martin Molina Saldana said he “looked out both mirrors” before backing out of his driveway on Sunday afternoon. He said he never saw 20-month-old Alan Loya-Moreno in the street. The boy was hit by Saldana’s vehicle […]