W. G. Victor

Mr. W.G. “Bill” Victor, 87, of Rogers, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 19, 1917, near Dora to Emma and Vain Victor. He quit school in the eighth grade to help support his family. He drove a truck for several years, carrying any kind of freight he could. He […]

Defendant in slaying takes stand

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Joel Cordova testifies Thursday in his trial for the slaying of 19-year-old Victor Estrada. Cordova is charged with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence stemming from the July 26 incident. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man accused of stabbing to death an acquaintance last year took the witness […]

Salazar, Julia

Julia Salazar Services: Have been held. Mrs. Julia Salazar, 84, of Portales, died Sunday, April 24, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Nov. 27, 1921, in Juan de Dios, to Antonia and Victor Chavez. She married Emilio Salazar on June 22, 1942, in Puerta de Luna. They lived in various […]

Lady Wildcats’ hopes hinge on sweep of Cibola

By John Eisel It’s all or nothing for Cibola and Clovis this weekend at the Lady Wildcat Softball Complex. Both teams likely need a sweep in the District 4-5A softball three-game series to have any chance of catching Sandia for second place and a spot in the Class 5A state tournament. “It’s huge, obviously. Clovis […]

Armijo, Victor

Victor Armijo Services: Have been held. Mr. Victor Ray Armijo, 52, of Clovis, died Friday, April 15, 2005, Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Oct. 24, 1952, in Albuquerque. Armijo had been a longtime resident of Clovis, and graduated from Clovis High School in 1971. He excelled in gymnastics and loved to […]

Rawls, Iola

Iola Rawls Services: Have been held. Mrs. Iola V. Rawls, 84, of Clovis, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on Sept. 3, 1919, in Dora, to Vane and Dee Victor. She was a member of Sandia Baptist Church and a Pink Lady at Plains Regional Medical Center. […]

Estrada, Victor

Victor Estrada Services: Have been held. Mr. Victor Eric Montoya Estrada, 19, of Clovis, a carpenter, died Monday, July 26, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on April 3, 1985, in Clovis, to Tommy Montoya and Victoria Estrada. Family members said he loved basketball, football, and camping. He was preceded […]

Stabbing suspect says he acted in self defense

By Mike Linn, CNJ news editor A Clovis man accused of stabbing an acquaintance to death Monday afternoon told police in interviews he was acting in self defense, a detective with the Clovis Police Department said. Joel Cordova, 24, of Clovis, is being held at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on an open count […]

Stabbing city’s sixth homicide of 2004

By Darrell Todd Maurina A 19-year-old Clovis man was stabbed to death at 201 Pinon Street about 12:45 p.m. Monday, Clovis police said. Victor Estrada, father of a 5-week-old daughter, died after being transported by private vehicle to Plains Regional Medical Center, his relatives said. “All that I know at this point is we had […]

Outlying communities hit hardest by cluster of thunderstorms

By Mike Linn: CNJ NEWS EDITOR A cluster of thunderstorms swept through Curry and Roosevelt counties Wednesday, dumping more rain in a few hours than had fallen in at least a month in some places. Clovis received about a half an inch of rain and Portales received about .40 of an inch, according to unofficial […]