Official says fire on Sixth Street possible arson (updated)

The Clovis Fire Department is investigating a possible arson that occured early Saturday morning on Sixth Street. CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte A Clovis Fire Department offical said a fire that occured early Saturday morning is a possible arson. A possible arson early Saturday morning on Sixth Street remains under investigation, according to fire officials. […]

Video: Noe Torres attacked

The following video contains security camera footage from the Curry County jail in which accused killer Noe Torres was attacked on Nov. 29 by another inmate.

Empty stocking fund: Family W2

Today's focus: Family W2 Household members: 5 Children: 4 Special circumstances: This family has a single mother who has just been blessed with a new house. With moving into this house, she has had to buy some furniture and beds for the children. This has left very little to buy Christmas toys. Clothing needs: Boys […]

Letters to Santa Claus

Editor's Note: One of the best things about Christmas are the many children's letters to Santa sent to us by the kids or forwarded to us by the U.S. Postal Service for sharing with the community. Sometimes humorous, at times touching, these letters are presented as written by the many children so full of hope […]

Feds allow Sunland to resume operations

Sunland President Jimmie Shearer calls Friday's deal with federal regulators to resume some operations next week a Christmas gift. File photo Portales peanut company Sunland Inc. is set to open some operations, including the shelling of millions of pounds of Valencia peanuts, the day after Christmas after reaching a deal with the Food and Drug […]

Friday area prep summaries – Dec. 21

Boys Farwell 63, Lockney 50 Farwell (12-2) — Colton Morris 20, Austin Mason 12, Ruben Gutierrez 9, Kurt Lankford 7, J.J. Herrera 4, Collin Christian 4, Luis Galvan 3 (1), Christian Pena 2, Bretton Stancell 2. Totals 23 13-22 63. Lockney (2-10) — Kidd 22, Teeter 9, Hooten 8, Dunbar 5, Cortez 4, Fulton 2. […]

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

CHS Basketball Matt King talks about upcoming Wildcat games.

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 […]