Clovis 20-year-old’s death officially ruled suicide

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The death of a Clovis man found in a rural field two months ago has been ruled a suicide. Isaac Zarate, 20, died of suicide by hanging, according to an

Preliminary autopsy: Death ruled suicide

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 20-year-old Clovis man found hanging from a utility pole on Monday committed suicide, according to preliminary autopsy results. Family members said they do not believe Isaac Zarate intentionally killed himself, but may have suffered a concussion that contributed to his death. Zarate had been missing since Thursday morning […]

Strength in numbers at district track meets

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Texico senior Braden Vaughan took first in the shot put with a throw of 42-7 Tuesday during the Texico Relays. Vaughan, who also plays baseball, has already qualified for state in all three throwing events. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer This weekend’s Class 1A district track meets will be decided […]

Clovis comedian uses family as material

By Emilie Hornak: CNJ Correspondent Life is kind of funny, especially when you start looking for the moments that really make you laugh. At least that’s how budding Clovis comedian Leticia Zarate sees it. During the past few months, Zarate has taken a long, hard look at her life — at home, at work, among […]

Texico hopes to repeat track success

By Dave Wagner TEXICO — The Texico Lady Wolverines have brought home the third-place trophy from the Class 2A girls state track meet each of the past two years. With four-year standout Elizabeth Richards having moved on, Texico has its work cut out trying to repeat that success. But first-year coach Randy Zarate doesn’t think […]