Cats pull away after half, beat Portales

After spending the first three weeks on the road in a season full of road trips, the Clovis Wildcats had a home opener that would make them tough to beat on any court in the state. That kind of opposition, Portales coach Rickie McBroom said, can only make the visiting Rams better. CMI photo: Kevin […]

Lady Cats hand Canyon first setback

Clovis High's girls left no doubt they can play with quality teams Friday night. Sophomore guard Danni Williams posted her sixth 20-point outing of the season and the Lady Wildcats made key plays throughout the fourth quarter to knock off previously unbeaten Canyon 52-48 at The Rock. CMI photo: Tony BullocksClovis senior guard Niki Cordova […]

McGee: Old age catching me by surprise

It was a typical Saturday afternoon at The Stucco Hacienda. I woke up from a nice long nap and noticed my toes were stiff. It was a new, weird feeling. "You know," I said to The Lady of the House. "Ever since that last birthday I've been having more aches and pains. Last week it […]

Rumors lead to extra security at local schools

Schools in Clovis and Portales saw extra police presence Friday after rumors posted on Facebook and other social media spawned concern about possible shootings. Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said his officers along with Curry County Sheriff's deputies and New Mexico State Police officers stepped up patrols and presence at three schools: Clovis High School, […]

In search of ponies: Doomsday prophecies laden with animals

If you're reading this, it's safe to say it didn't happen. And it's OK to admit you smiled a little when you woke up this morning — be it a sarcastic smirk because you never believed, or a happy smile because humanity survived. Yep, the delivery of the paper this morning, or the fact that […]

Deal reached to reopen NM peanut butter plant

ALBUQUERQUE — A troubled New Mexico peanut butter plant that had its licensed yanked after being linked to a widespread salmonella outbreak reached a deal Friday to resume some operations the day after Christmas under the watchful eye of federal regulators. A consent decree filed in federal court says Sunland Inc., the nation's largest organic […]

This week in Wildcat basketball

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Facebook post leads to extra security at Clovis schools

Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said his department is coordinating an "extra presence" of police at Clovis schools today after a parent hinted of a possible shooting planned at Marshall Junior High. City police, New Mexico State Police and the Curry County Sheriff's Department are participating in extra patrols at Marshall, Clovis High School and […]

Shelburne: God with skin gives hope through tears

I just hugged my five-year-old granddaughter a bit longer even than usual. She doesn't know anything about what happened last week at Newtown, Conn. She doesn't need to know. I wish I didn't. The media had a duty to tell us; I doubt they have a duty to wallow in it. On one Sunday just […]

Empty stocking fund – Family R2

Today's focus: Family R2 Household members: 4 Children: 2 Special circumstances: The husband has recently lost his job. The family has had a hard time making ends meet. He is looking for another job and hopes to get one soon. Clothing needs: Boys size 8, shoe size 2; girls size 6, shoe size 12. Toys […]

A view from under the pew: a christmas paradox

Editor's note: When Amos went shopping recently, he encountered the trials of last-minute Christmas shoppers. In frustration, he called out for the real meaning of Christmas. Just then, Sammy Salamander wiggled by and pointed him to a little nativity scene far from the malling crowd but in the heart of Bugtussle. Jenny (the little girl […]

Reading scripture helped make connection

This story is one from my book, "What Does the Lord Require of Thee?" and on this week before Christmas, I feel compelled to tell it again. December has had its days filled with precious children singing about the wonders of Christmas. It was the same with me years ago. Daddy was the pastor and […]

Group approves study proposals

A local committee created to bridge the relationship between Cannon Air Force Base and surrounding land owners is ready to exercise recommendations from their study. The Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) Committee is a sub-committee for the Local Growth Management Committee (LGMC) comprised of leaders from Roosevelt and Curry counties. The LGMC approved the JLUS […]

Buffs, Broncos split in Floyd

FLOYD — Tabitha Ornelas scored 21 points to lead three in double figures, as Floyd took over in the second half for a 65-43 victory over Melrose. Floyd (8-2), which also got 14 from Tessa Null and 12 from Jasmine Gomez, turned a 29-28 halftime lead into a double-figure advantage with a 15-6 third quarter […]

Portales basketball capsules: Dec. 20

Boys Portales (1-2) at Clovis (3-2) 7:30 p.m. On the air: KSEL FM 105.9. Last time out: The Rams have been idle since a 78-47 rout of Friona on Friday. Clovis split a back-to-back in Albuquerque last weekend, beating Manzano 53-51 and losing 84-70 against Sandia. Last meeting: Clovis defeated Portales 55-43 last season. Clovis […]

Clovis boys basketball capsule: Dec. 20

Clovis (3-2) vs. Portales (1-2), Espanola Valley (9-2) 7:30 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday On the air: KCLV-AM 1240, KTQM-99.9 Last time out: The Rams have been idle since a 78-47 rout of Friona on Friday. The Sundevils defeated Kirtland Central 55-47 no Saturday for their sixth-straight victory. Clovis split a back-to-back in Albuquerque last […]

Clovis girls capsule: Dec. 20

Canyon (15-0) at Clovis (7-1) 6 p.m. Friday On the air: KCLV-FM 99.1 Last time out: Clovis defeated host Rio Rancho 40-25 Saturday in the third-place game of the Mel Otero Invitational. The Eagles defeated Lubbock Cooper 42-35 on the road last Friday. Last meeting: 2010, 57-40 Canyon. The Eagles have won the last five […]

Meetings watch – Dec. 21

Clovis City Commission The Clovis City Commission met Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. All commissioners were in attendance. All action items mentioned passed with 8-0 votes. During the meeting: Tammy Garner, who is finishing the process of closing her Master's Parable Christian Store, was awarded the key to the city. […]

Commissioners approve auction of BHSI equipment

The Clovis City Commission officially pulled the plug Thursday night on Beauty Health and Science Innovations, Inc., approving sale and/or auction of equipment under the city's control following the cosmetic company's default on obligations. The commission, without discussion, unanimously approved the decision, which also gave Mayor David Lansford authority to act on the city's behalf […]

Police blotter – Dec. 21

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday 2:27 a.m.: Caller reported narcotics activity in progress, 500 block of West 13th Street. 3:42 a.m.: Caller reported a reckless driver, 2600 block of West Seventh Street. 4:37 a.m.: Caller reported suspicious circumstances, 4300 block of Springwood Drive. 8:13 a.m.: Caller reported a […]