Administrator: Jail will stay on lock-down


By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Roosevelt County Detention Center Administrator David Casanova said the jail will be on lock-down into early next week after two inmates escaped through the roof of the jail Friday night. Stephen Phillips, 20, who was held on burglary charges, has been captured since the jail break. Ruben Lozano, […]

Escapee drama unfolds close to home


By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Portales’ Jeannie Ornelas was baking cakes and watching “Law and Order” with her children Friday when a real life police drama unfolded on her front yard. Stephen Phillips, one of two inmates who had escaped from the Roosevelt County jail 20 minutes earlier, turned up at her house […]

U.S. 70: Long road ahead


By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer A U.S. 70 reconstruction project official says project that has limited access to businesses by reducing the highway to one-lane roads for more than a year is far from being complete. The most recent prediction for an end-date to this $8.3 million project that is said to increase […]

Director: Feral eradication on horizon


By Kevin Baird CMI staff writer The state director of U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services said Curry and Roosevelt counties should be cleared of feral hogs soon. The New Mexico Feral Swine Eradication Team, which is made up of 10 federal and state agencies, has been hunting hogs in Curry and Roosevelt counties […]

Fishing in dark not just song, but way of life

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has a hit song called “Fishin’ In the Dark” that stirs me toward the nearest body of water every time I hear it. The tune is a love song in which a couple heads out to the river one early summer night without much regard as to whether the fish […]

Some bucket list items require no passport

There is one thing more exciting, more amazing, than snorkeling in clear turquoise Caribbean water, like those we encountered in our trip to St. Croix. That is being privileged to watch young adults who have never done so, who in some cases have never seen the ocean, do so for the first time. There is […]

Creative Living — June 23

Information on wafer-papering cookies, how to protect children from bullying, and ways to cut down on coughs and colds will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Julia Usher is a pastry chef, author and food stylist, and she’s going to demonstrate a speedy way to add impressive cookie […]

Births — June 23

Landers Zariah Izabella Landers was born May 7, 2013, at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Fla., to Crystal and Ben Landers. She weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. Grandparents are Cindy and Sandy Landers of Clovis, Paula Johnson of Orlando and Greg and Susie Bailon of Fort Sumner and Santa Rosa. Great-grandparents are Nora Casaus and Eddie […]

Club notes — June 23

Altrusa of Clovis Altrusa International of Clovis held its monthly program and officer installation meeting on June 10 at Roma’s Italian Restaurant. Members present were: Sylvia Bean, Judith Glikas, Carolyn Muffley, Mary Weigl, Sherry Turner, LaDean Jameson, Kelly Dunwell, Gaye Cooke, Judy Cox, Glenda Hileman, Patricia Bazar, Emily Nail and Laurie Westerman.  Guests in attendance […]

On the shelves — June 23

The following books are available: Clovis-Carver Public Library Forty-Seventh Star: New Mexico’s Struggle for Statehood by David Holtby exposes the heroes and scoundrels who played important roles in New Mexico’s hard-fought battles on the road to statehood, recounting the complex set of obstacles that delayed the process for sixty-four years. Sleight of Hand by Phillip […]