Tire shop operator ‘shocked’ at raid

Freedom New Mexico An operator of Victor’s Tire Shop on Wednesday expressed “shock” about Tuesday’s Portales drug raid and wants customers to know the shop and attached La Paz restaurant remain open for business. The three men arrested, including tire shop owner Victor Olguin, are the only ones accused of being involved with the drugs, […]

Three arrested in raid on Portales tire shop

Christina Calloway The owner of Victor’s Tire Shop and two other men were arrested Tuesday afternoon on drug charges during after police raided his shop on North Chicago Street. Victor Olguin, 50, of Portales arranged for cocaine to be delivered to his shop Tuesday with the intention to distribute it out of his shop, according […]

One family’s home saved by inches; another consumed in fire

Brian Victor, who lives off Highway 467 just before the Roosevelt County line, said the fire came within inches of his home. Victor said he and most of his family were in Clovis around 1:30 p.m. Sunday, preparing to go to the movies when he received a phone call telling him his home area was […]

Two of four jail escapees arraigned

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Javier Zapata, one of the Curry County Detention Center escapees, is arraigned Thursday in district court. Zapata is facing more than four years imprisonment for charges stemming from the escape attempt. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Two of four captured Clovis escapees were arraigned Thursday in district court. Javier […]

Criminal complaint: Victor Apodaca escape

To read a copy of a criminal complaint filed against Victor Apodaca, the first escaped inmate to be captured after eight cut a hole in the roof at the Curry County Adult Detention Center and escaped Sunday, click the link below. • Criminal complaint against Victor Apodaca

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, […]

Martinez-Villarreal, Federico

Federico Martinez-Villarreal, 19, of Clovis, died Saturday, June 3, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Born Sept. 18, 1986, to Geraldo and Maria Martinez-Villarreal in Durango, Mexico, he married Noehmi Sanchez in October of 2005 in Clovis. He was employed as a dairy laborer and was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe […]

Betancourt, Victor

Victor Betancourt, 86, of Clovis died Sunday, March 26, 2006, at Laurel Plains Healthcare. Born March 20, 1920, to Felix and Josefia Gonzalez Betancourt in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico, he married Tillie Sandoval in 1944. After her death, he married Celina “Sally” Marquez Anaya in 1988. He served in the Mexican Army during the Mexican Revolutionary […]

Leal, Christopher

Christopher Leal, 36, of Abilene, Texas, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. He was born Jan. 21, 1969, in Friona to Benita (Lopez) and Joe Leal. He attended Portales public schools since the third grade and graduated from Portales High School in 1986. He moved to Abilene in 1999 […]

Virgil Blakley

Virgil Blakley, 92, of the Rogers community, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born Oct. 8, 1913, in Dickens, Texas. His family moved by covered wagon to Capitan in 1919. They moved to the Rogers community in 1921. He graduated from Rogers High School in 1932. He […]