Proposed jail site coming ‘within a week’

Curry County commissioners this morning voted to announce a site selection for a proposed jail “within a week.” Commissioners said they are considering two sites, both outside the Clovis city limits. An Aug. 6 election has been called asking voters whether to issue  $9.88 million in general obligation bonds to “acquire land for, equip, furnish [...]

Portales escapee back in custody

By Christina Calloway Senior Writer Roosevelt County officials this morning are confirming last week’s jail escapee has been recaptured. Deputy Sheriff Malin Parker said Ruben Lozano, 42, was arrested without incident at 7:25 a.m. (MDT) Friday in Midland, Texas. Lozano escaped last Friday night with another inmate who was recaptured an hour later. Parker said [...]