Reading E-mail? Scam-sniffing Skill Is Required

Since a long time before the biblical patriarch Jacob conned his blind old father Isaac, and thus shafted his brother Esau, a nose for the tell-tale smell of a scam has been a serious asset in this fallen world. Why should we be surprised in this e-mail and internet age that scam-sniffing skill is as […]

Fort Sumner female sheriff’s candidate dead at 39

The De Baca County woman hoping to become New Mexico’s first female sheriff in nearly 50 years has died. Chavez Funeral Home Director Juan Chavez said he spoke with someone at the De Baca County’s Sheriff’s Office early Tuesday night who informed him that Mylessa Denny had died. KOB-TV in Albuquerque reported Denny, 39, was […]

Pets deserve reprieve from Independence Day

By Sharna Johnson Local columnist It’s pretty cool that Americans took a stand and declared their independence, laying claim to their unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — it’s an understandable reason and definite cause for celebration. A day off work for remembrance, fireworks, barbecues, enjoying the company of other Americans […]

Fort Sumner’s town greeter a standard for us all


By David Stevens Editor When the fire alarm sounded, Tommy Mares Jr. would put down his Coke — he could often be found drinking a Coke and chatting with friends at Fort Sumner’s Addison Drug — and rush out into the street. “He was usually dressed in a reflective, orange vest,” said Juan Chavez, one […]

Police blotter — June 19

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Tuesday • 12:32 a.m.: Arson, 200 block of Axtell Street. • 12:32 a.m.: Fire/regular response, 400 block of Axtell Street. • 3:42 a.m.: Shots fired, 11th Street and Rencher. • 5:11 a.m.: Arson, 1800 block of Axtell Street. • 5:11 a.m.: Fire/still alarm, 1800 block of […]

Tornado Weather Gallery – June 6 & 7, 2014

Submitted by: Juan Pablo Urban

The following photos from Friday and Saturday night’s weather were submitted by readers via the CNJ Facebook page. A pair of tornados touched down in northeastern Curry County.

Tornado touchdowns reported in Curry County


Staff report Undersheriff Wesley Waller said the Curry County Sheriff’s Office received two reports of tornado touchdowns — at U.S. 60-84 and Curry Road O and in the Pleasant Hill area. He said his officers “didn’t find any damage yet” and the areas were sparsely populated. He said the deputies are continuing to search the […]

ENMU retirees have fond memories


Staff report Eastern New Mexico University released its list of 2014 retirees and with a few of its own moving on to “greener pastures” within the next month. Here are facts about the retiring university faculty members and their future plans: Rayburn “Paul” Hayes Information systems instructor Family: I have a wife, Janice (a retired […]

Just TV May 4th – 10th

By Betty Williamson Loclal columnist There are five basic necessities of life: food, water, clothing, shelter and (of course) books. For most of my lifetime, that fifth need was filled by highly anticipated monthly visits from the Rural Bookmobile East, the mobile home-sized library on wheels that has operated out of Tucumcari since 1956 as […]