Inmate escape attempt thwarted

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CMI Staff An out-of-state fugitive in Roosevelt County Detention Center custody was caught trying to escape from Roosevelt County General Hospital Saturday afternoon, according to Roosevelt County Detention Center officials. Officials said Cody Chandler, 22, of Washington state was in the hospital due to a complaint of pains, when he attempted to flee the building […]

Hounds gain split at SE Oklahoma

CMI staff CMI staff DURANT, Okla. — Freshman right-hander Ryan Boydstun earned a save with 3 2/3 innings of shutout relief, inducing a game-ending, bases-loaded double play in the bottom of the ninth inning, and senior shortstop Alex Schultz collected four hits as Eastern New Mexico University beat Southeastern Oklahoma 6-4 on Friday to earn […]

Sheriff’s office investigating inmate death

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Freedom New Mexico Slightly more than 4 1/2 hours after he was in court Monday facing felony child abuse charges, Darrell Lewis of Clovis was found hanging by the neck in his cell at the Roosevelt County jail, County Manager Charlene Hardin said Thursday. Lewis, 22, died Tuesday at a Lubbock Hospital in what she […]

Curry County commissioner selected for civic leadership program

Freedom New Mexico Curry County Commission Chairman Caleb Chandler has been selected to serve in the Air Force Chief of Staff’s civic leader program. Chandler was invited to join the program in a Nov. 22 letter from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz. “I was honored to receive the letter,” Chandler said. “I […]

Nov. 29 — Dora news

Yearbooks orders being taken Sponsor Karen Cone and the Dora yearbook staff are encouraging everyone to order the 2011-12 yearbook now, while the price is still $45. After Dec. 1, the price will increase to $55.

Catholics prepare for new missal translation

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Staff and wire reports For decades Roman Catholic priests have begun Mass with the words “The Lord be with you.” For decades the people’s response to the priests’ greeting has been “And also with you.” On Nov. 27, the people’s response will be “And with your spirit,” a reply that derives from the new translation […]

Youth fishing clinic scheduled

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Alisa Boswell The annual Oasis State Park Kids’ Fishing Clinic will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park. Jim Whary, park manager, said the event will include nine learning stations in which children will learn how to cast, water safety, knot tying, biology and more. Each station will be 12 […]

Lujan staff to hold local office hours

Members of Rep. Ben Ray Lujan’s staff will hold office hours 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Staff can assist residents who have questions regarding Social Security benefits, immigration applications, veterans’ services, and other federal programs.

Drug-sniffing dog joins sheriff’s office

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Alisa Boswell The newest deputy at the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office is going to help keep drugs off the county streets and highways, according to Chief Deputy Malin Parker. Fram, a black Labrador retriever, just returned from two weeks of training in Spring Branch, Texas, with his new handler, Deputy Sonny Wilcox. Wilcox said he […]

Rep. Lujan’s staff to hold office hours in Clovis

Freedom New Mexico Rep. Ben Lujan’s staff will hold mobile office hours across northern New Mexico on Thursday, according to a news release. The hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in each location. In eastern New Mexico, mobile office hours will held in Clovis at the Clovis-Carver Public Library.

Press release: Rep. Lujan’s Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours Across Northern New Mexico on Thursday

Santa Fe, NM – Congressman Ben Ray Luj

Proposed federal budget does not include Ute pipeline money

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico If Monday was any indication, 2012 might be a dry year for the Ute Water Project. President Barack Obama’s 2012 budget proposal, unveiled Monday, has no money set aside for the $500 million project, which would pump water from the Ute Reservoir in Quay County to members of the […]

Newest Clovis zoo giraffe dies

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Jay, a giraffe who had resided at the Hillcrest Park Zoo for approximately four months, died Saturday. City Manager Joe Thomas said zoo staff found Jay down in his pen Saturday morning. Staff immediately called local veterinarians, who worked from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thomas said. “After consulting with the veterinary school at Oklahoma […]

Legislators prepare to tackle budget deficit

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Kevin Wilson The phrase goes, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” The state budget shortfall will be covered by the New Mexico Legislature from Jan. 18 to March 19, because it must be by law. The way that gets done? We’ll see, veteran and rookie legislators say. “It’s going to be a tough show,” […]

Clovis-born Marine killed in Afghanistan

Freedom New Mexico Flags were flown at half-staff over the weekend in honor of a Clovis-born Marine sergeant. Sgt. Garrett A. Misener, 25, was killed in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Dec. 27. He was born Aug. 19, 1985, in Clovis, and his family moved to Utah a few months later. He was laid to rest Friday […]

Gardner selected as Martinez chief of staff

Freedom New Mexico A state legislator who represents Roosevelt County and a former representative for both Curry and Roosevelt counties are among appointed members to the executive leadership team for Gov.-Elect Susana Martinez. Rep. Keith Gardner, R-Roswell, the Dist. 66 representative, was named chief of staff for the seven-member team. Former Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton, […]

Udall staff member holding office hours

A staff member for U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., will be holding office hours for the Roosevelt, Curry and Quay County area residents needing help with the federal government Wednesday through Friday. David Williams of Udall’s office will be available: • 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Portales City Hall • 1 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis-Carver […]

Lujan staff in town Thursday

Rep. Ben Ray Lujan’s district staff will meet with constituents from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Friendship Senior Citizen Center, according to a news release from his office. Staff will be on hand to assist residents who have questions regarding Social Security benefits, immigration applications, veterans’ services and other federal programs.

Fishing unites ENMU staff

Jared Tucker Faculty and staff of Eastern New Mexico University have been fishing every day since last year and haven’t baited a single hook, or even left campus. That’s because fishing isn’t an activity. It’s a philosophy aimed at improving the workplace environment, according to Bonnie Sink, ENMU Information Technology Systems administrative assistant and Fish! […]

Military feature: Cannon airmen part of humanitarian deployment to Africa

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Liliana Castillo Capt. Ben Britten and Staff Sgt. Marc Bustria, both of the 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron and Cannon Air Force Base recently returned from a humanitarian deployment to Africa. During their trip, the dentist and dental technician team, respectively, completed an Army team that provided free health services to hundreds of Africans […]