Shooting victim’s daughter hoped to reconnect with him

Benna Sayyed Marisol Castillo was planning to meet her estranged father in person for the first time this month. After a deadly shooting Tuesday night, she is left with only memories of pleasant moments shared on the phone and online with dad, Joe Valero. Valero and his girlfriend, Lupita Casteneda, were gunned down at a […]

Weddings — April 3

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Galvan Rachel Galvan and Ricky Ramos Sr. of Clovis will be joined in marriage April 16, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Clovis. The Rev. Dr. Kermitt Little will perform the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Maria and Jessie Valero of Clovis. The bridegroom is the son of the late Alejos […]

Aug. 3, 2007 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from July 26 through Wednesday: • Andrew Carlos Benavides, 23, of Clovis, to Vanessa Nicole Johnson, 22, of Portales • William Anthony Stoppel Wescott, 18, to Tabitha Jean Barnes, 18, both of Clovis • Robert Alexander Brunson Jr., 40, of North Charleston, S.C., to Julie Lynn […]

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 […]

Police say car in fatal crash stolen

CNJ staff The vehicle involved in a fatal accident north of Clovis on Saturday morning was reported stolen less than two hours earlier by a city resident, state police officials say. The accident, which claimed the life of Adam Romero, 15, happened at about 3:20 a.m. Saturday on County Road M. The driver of the […]

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 […]