The president’s “secret school”

The President graduated from the same high school as my brother. In our family it’s no big deal; my sister went there too. This was all back when our dad had a job in Hawai’i. They tested me to see if I’d be attending classes there but they wanted to set me back a grade, […]

Football fanatics heard throughout both counties

CMI staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Escorted by the motorcycles, the Clovis High School Wildcats football team hit the field for Friday night’s opener against Cherry Creek, Colo., at Leon Williams Stadium.

By Christina Calloway and Kevin Wilson CMI staff writers Before the sound of loud, passionate cheering coming from hundreds of dedicated Portales High School football fans, Dennis Lopez enjoys the sound of a cackling sizzle on the grill. The former Roosevelt County commissioner said that’s the sound people will hear before every Rams home game […]

Los Lunas attorney to represent accused killer Noe Torres

CNJ staff Los Lunas attorney Stacey Ward said she agreed Friday to represent accused child killer Noe Torres. Ward said she has been in talks with Torres’ mother and after receiving a down payment, Ward agreed to represent Torres. During an Aug. 12 hearing, Judge Drew Tatum told Torres he change attorneys. Ward said she […]

Former treasurer indicted by jury

CMI staff The former treasurer of the New Mexico Cattle Growers Foundation was indicted by a Curry County Grand Jury on Friday, accused of embezzling $296,000, according to a press release from District Attorney Matt Chandler. Chandler said Charles W. Fleming, 54, of Clovis, a certified public accountant, faces 20 felony charges of embezzlement. The […]

Protected: Rams get revenge on Robertson


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Prep football capsules — Aug. 30

Melrose 72, Alamo Navajo 0 • Records: Alamo Navajo 0-1, Melrose 1-0. • Difference: Melrose scored twice in the first 1:46 of the game and were never challenged in a contest that was ended at halftime by the state’s 45-point rule. • Difference-makers: Melrose, eighth-grader Cade Barnard ran for three touchdowns and threw for another […]

Cherry Creek dominates Clovis in opener


By Kevin Wilson CMI staff writer When you win the battle at the line and give your skill players an open field to work with, football’s not a very complicated game. When you don’t, a night of football is pretty forgettable. Cherry Creek, Colo., did the former, and consistently got big plays when it […]

Lady Cats 2nd, Wildcats 6th in Invite

CMI staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Clovis senior Rebekah Gallop heads down the final stretch towards a fifth-place finish, tops among the Lady Wildcats.

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer Clovis High’s girls were a strong second in Friday’s season-opening Clovis Invitational cross country meet at Ned Houk Park. The boys, meantime, had a tougher go of it. Senior Rebekah Gallop’s fifth-place showing led the Lady Wildcats to the runnerup spot in girls competition with 56 points, behind […]

Prep football scoreboard

New Mexico Cherry Creek, Colo. 42, Clovis 6 Dexter 7, Texico 0 Fort Sumner 55, Cloudcroft 14 Melrose 72, Alamo Navajo 0 Portales 14, Robertson 6 Hondo 60, Dora 26 Texas Farwell 29, Dimmitt 28 Shallowater 61, Muleshoe 14

Rams get another crack at Las Vegas Robertson

CMI staff After losing twice to Las Vegas Robertson in each of the last two seasons, including both years in the Class 3A playoffs, Portales High’s football team gets another crack at the Cardinals when the teams meet at 7 p.m. today in the season opener at Greyhound Stadium. Portales dropped a 13-7 decision to […]