Police following multiple leads on escaped inmate

By Christina Calloway CMI staff writer ccalloway@pntonline.com The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office has followed five leads on the whereabouts of fugitive inmate Ruben Lozano since he escaped Friday night with another inmate through the roof of the Roosevelt County Detention Center. The other inmate, Stephen Phillips, 20, was captured shortly after the escape. Roosevelt County […]

Business feature: K-Bob’s back in business


By Kevin Baird CNJ staff writer kbaird@cnjonline.com Pumpkin farmers Ken Davis and Duane Miller took a break from work Monday to eat lunch at the recently reopened K-Bob’s Steakhouse “We missed it,” Miller said while eating steak and a baked potato. “Because of the salad bar and meat.” “Clovis needed another steak house,” Davis said. […]

Police blotter — June 25

There is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday Caller reported: • 2:15 a.m.: Vehicle theft in progress, 2100 block of Chapparal Avenue. • 2:27 a.m.: Subject with a weapon, Cypress and Alma streets. • 5:42 am.: Domestic report, 1200 block of Dartmouth Street. • 7:05 a.m.: Burglary report, 2900 block of […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the central office board room. Agenda items include: • Consider Requests for Proposal or Invitations for Bid for bread, dairy, school supplies, music equipment and supplies and band travel. • Administer oath of office to newly elected Board of Education member. Jennifer […]

What’s happening — June 25

Today County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., Clovis Carver Library North Annex information: 763-6016 Free Summer Movie —  9 a.m., 11:20 a.m., 1:40 p.m. Movie will be ParaNorman. Allen Theatres Information: 763-7713. The New CPR Free class — 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Clovis Community College,  Room 414 Information: 791-0158. Board of Education Meeting -5:30 p.m. Clovis […]

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Here’s what I’d do for an ice cream bar

Ice cream bar commercials make me wonder what I’d do for one. After solemn deliberation, here are a few things: • Watch first-graders play volleyball. • Play “Words with Friends” against Alec Baldwin during takeoff. • Sit on a front pew without smirking about the length of women’s skirts determining their fates. • Fill out […]

Tough to justify conflict with Syria

The next Middle East conflict, Syria, into which the United States is about to inject itself, is fraught with peril. It is difficult to justify joining this fight. At issue is President Obama’s decision to arm the rebels fighting the regime of Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad. While the decision purportedly would involve small arms and, […]

On any given play …

CNJ correspondent: Joshua Lucero
Team Q-Bo from Muleshoe comes in for a huddle between innings during their Friday night game against the Head Hunters of Clovis. The three-day tournament ends today.

By Eric Norwood CMI staff writer enorwood@pntonline.cm Momentum is a powerful force. An example of this was on display this weekend during the 30th annual Plateau Custom Classic in Clovis, a softball tournament featuring more than 110 teams from New Mexico and Texas. There were plenty of pop flies and lineouts, shutouts and strikeouts. Team […]

Police drama unfolds before her eyes

Ruben Lozano

By Christina Calloway CMI staff writer ccalloway@pntonline.com 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 […]

Freedom, unity celebrated at Juneteenth


By Emily Crowe CNJ staff writer ecrowe@cnjonline.com For Khalilah Slaughter, Saturday was a chance to celebrate freedom, unity and togetherness for human kind. Slaughter was one of thousands of area residents who gathered at Potter Park to enjoy good food, games, swimming and community camaraderie at the annual Clovis Juneteenth Extravaganza. Juneteenth is celebrated across […]

Official: Feral swine on way out


By Kevin Baird CNJ staff writer kbaird@cnjonline.com 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 […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

The Curry County Board of Commissioners will meet 9 a.m. Tuesday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: • A 32-item consent agenda including approval of a special commission meeting 9 a.m. July 11 at the ENMU Ballroom in Portales. The meeting will be regarding the lesser prairie chicken and […]

Meetings watch: Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee

The Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Committee will meet 5:30 p.m. Monday at Clovis City Hall at 321 Connelly to discuss the following: • Disc golf course designer Patrick Kitten will give a presentation. • Discussion and action regarding the Corn Hole League utilizing the Colonial Park Golf course ballroom for events. • Discussion and action […]

Police blotter — June 23

There is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday Caller reported: • 12:42 a.m.: Disturbing the peace, 1300 block of Mabry Drive. • 1:06 a.m.: Theft report, Seventh and Connelly streets. • 1:11 a.m.: Public affray in progress, Eight and Ross streets. • 1:26 a.m.: Ill subject, 1300 block of North Thornton. […]

What’s happening — June 23

Today Pastor and Church Celebration — 7 p.m., Deliverance Temple Community Church Inc., 905 Rio St. information: 791-0734 Third annual Juneteenth Celebration — 3 p.m., Patterson Chapel CME Church.  3211 Cesar Chavez Street. Information : 749-6570 Monday Parks, Recreation & Beautification Committee meeting — 5:30 p.m. City Hall assembly room. Information: 769-7828. Minute-to-Win-it games — […]

Road work this week

Area road construction and closure information for this week: City of Clovis Norris Street  will continue to be closed to all traffic for an undetermined amount of time for construction, from Colonial Parkway to Wilhite Road. There will be no through traffic allowed, please seek alternate access. Curry County The Curry County road department will […]

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 […]