Officials: Vehicle collision sped slated demolition of Texico building

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer The port of entry building outside Texico was slated for demolition anyway. A vehicle accident that caused considerable damage to the front of the building on Thursday will simply speed the process, officials said. No injuries were reported after a car struck the building, which is located just off […]

Margaret Torres

Mrs. Margaret Torres, 85, of Portales, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born Jan. 28, 1920, in New Kirk to Teofila and Juan B. Aragon. She grew up in New Kirk, lived in Tucumcari, in Clovis, and moved to Portales in 1961. She was preceded in death […]

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 […]

Drowning victim called ‘good-natured’

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The 3-year-old boy who drowned Wednesday afternoon at Potter Park pool was described by his grandmother as a good-natured child who loved to play outdoors. Jequon Haynes of Dallas died Wednesday in the shallow end of the city-owned Potter Park pool, according to police reports. “He was always in […]

Healing difficult for Vietnam veteran

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Tony Romero was working toward becoming a boxing champion when the Vietnam War led to his enlistment in the Marines. He spent 11 months in the jungles of Vietnam before being diagnosed with a case of malaria. (Staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Editor’s note: The CNJ is publishing a monthly […]

Zoo animals beat heat

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Just monkeying around, this juvenile spider monkey is undaunted by the afternoon heat Wednesday at Hillcrest Zoo in Clovis. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The camel at the Hillcrest Park Zoo is shedding. Strands of thick hair dangle from its side. Patches of skin are revealed in a haphazard pattern, […]

Romero, Adam

Services: Have been held. Adam Romero, 15, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 30, 2005, in Curry County. He was born on July 8, 1989, in Clovis, to Richard Romero and Debra Gallegos. He was a sophomore at Clovis High School. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. He received a character of […]

Warrant issued for teen

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A warrant was issued Monday for the teenage driver in Saturday’s fatal car accident north of Clovis. Charles Valero, 16, is being charged with vehicular homicide and driving while under the influence of alcohol, officials said. District Attorney Matthew Chandler said he met with New Mexico State Police officers […]

Fatal crash leaves one Clovis teen dead, another injured

CNJ staff A one-vehicle crash north of Clovis early Saturday morning left one Clovis teen dead and another in critical condition. Adam Romero, 15, the passenger, died at the scene of the crash, according to Sgt. Wesley Waller of the New Mexico State Police. The driver, Charles Valero, 16, of Clovis, was in critical condition […]

Kite carnival takes flight in breezy High Plains

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An “Ollie the Octopus” kite flown by Bruce DeFoor of Clovis looms over the field during the second annual Kite Karnival Saturday at Doc Stewart Park. DeFoor says he has a collection of at least 175 kites. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Don’t worry, it wasn’t a drug- induced […]