Second Roosevelt County escapee captured

CMI staff photo: Christina Calloway Escaped inmate Ruben Lozano waits in the backseat of a Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office vehicle to be readmitted into the Roosevelt County Detention Center.

By Christina Calloway and Kevin Baird PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com On the run for a week, escaped inmate Ruben Lozano shielded his face as he sat in the back of a Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office vehicle as officials pulled up Friday afternoon to the north side of the Roosevelt County Detention Center. Lozano, 42, was […]

Local student scores align with state results

By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com The state’s high school students improved their reading proficiency scores on standardized tests this year, but there were declines for students in grades 4-6, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Friday. Locally, test scores tell a similar story. Clovis High School students in grades 10-11 saw gains in reading scores […]

An encounter with John Law in California

Paperwork and all the little things that can get you into several hundred dollars worth of trouble; those are things I don’t miss about truck driving. One of my trucking journeys took me to San Diego. After delivering my load I waited two days for another one. In trucking if you’re sitting you’re not making […]

Animals perfect conductors of emotional contagion

It’s downright logical to extend rights to animals, especially when it comes to having the right to a fair shake at living, the right to not be injured maliciously or negligibly — all living creatures inherently deserve such things. Maybe even in certain circumstances there are other rights that are appropriate. But one thing is […]

Breaking news: 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 […]

Volunteer rarely gets free minute

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Editor’s note: This is the third in a weekly series on volunteer firefighters in Roosevelt County. By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT Staff Writer enorwood@pntonline.com Kellie Bilbrey of Milnesand wears many hats, including that of a volunteer firefighter. As a mother, wife, EMS director at Milnesand Fire Department and a second-grade teacher at Dora Elementary, Kellie […]

ENMU seeks stronger STEM

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Kenwyn Cradock says the demand for jobs in the science, technology, engineering and math, widely known as STEM, has had a snowball effect, further driving the need for funding at the education level. Cradock, a project director for the STEM Grant at Eastern New Mexico University and director […]

DOMA ruling sees split locally

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Bill Cathey says he’s not looking forward to the possibility of same-sex couples getting married right here in town at the courthouse. The Roosevelt County commissioner says he was disappointed with the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision on Wednesday to kill the Defense of Marriage Act, a law […]

My turn: Kid’s film, junk food make perfect pair

I had a childhood flashback Tuesday night when I watched Rock-a-Doodle with coworker Christina Calloway. We were both having one of those moments of reverting back to childhood when you decide you must eat junk food and watch animated children’s movies. It’s a girl thing. The film is from the early 1990s and is about […]

Police blotter — June 28

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs:   Wednesday: Caller reported: • 10:59 a.m.: Possible suspicious activity, 1900 block of South Avenue I. • 11:37 a.m.: Identity theft, 1700 block of North Avenue K. • 11:40 a.m.: Officer requested case number, 100 block of South Houston. • 11:50 a.m.: Requested an officer, 100 block of […]

Events calendar — June 28

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Friday Flix — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. “Rise of the Guardians” will be featured. The movie is rated PG. Information: 356-3940.   Saturday Superhero Party 2013 — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Curry County Events Center. Information: monarchformals.org. Blackwater Draw presentation — 7 […]

USSOCOM commander visits Cannon

27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Wing welcomed U.S. Navy Adm. William H. McRaven, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, and his wife, Georgeann McRaven, for a comprehensive look into operations at Cannon Air Force Base and Melrose Air Force Range on June 19.

Prepare for anything

By Airman 1st Class Xavier Lockley 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Preparing Air Commandos for battle is an essential part of mission success. One tool that is used to prepare these brave men and women is the Opposing Forces program at Cannon Air Force Base. OPFOR was designed to enhance training capabilities for airmen […]

Scholarships for Military Children provided at Cannon

By Senior Airman Alexxis Pons Abascal 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs One lucky recent Texico High School graduate was provided with a scholarship through the Defense Commissary Agency on June 13 at Cannon Air Force Base. The scholarship was administered by the Fisher House Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to service members […]

Parting advice from the ADC

Commentary by Capt. Collin Delaney Air Force Legal Operations Agency Area Defense Counsel It has been an honor to serve as the Area Defense Counsel at Cannon Air Force Base for the past year. I would like to welcome Capt. Jeffery Waddell, as the inbound Cannon ADC. Waddell brings a wealth of experience to the […]

New Mexico government conference at 27th SOW

By Senior Airman Alexxis Pons Abascal 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Wing greeted more than 50 local government officials as part of the New Mexico Association of Counties tour June 19 at Cannon Air Force Base. Col. Dave Piech, 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group commander, invited the group as […]

2012 Cannon Water Quality Report released

By Senior Airman Jette Carr 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The 2012 Water Quality Report from Cannon Air Force Base has been released and is posted on the base website. Under the “Consumer Confidence Reporting Rule” of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act, community water systems must issue water quality information to the consuming […]

Wing takes stand against sexual assault

By 2nd Lt. Angelica Powell 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs All services were directed by the Secretary of Defense to conduct a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Stand-Down Day for military and civilian personnel before July 1. At the Cannon Air Force Base SAPR Stand-Down Day June 21, Col. Buck Elton, 27th Special Operation […]

Family trip full of miracles

I have been staying with my son in Fort Worth. I want to thank you for the many prayers you have prayed. Lance is getting better. He is able to laugh and love. He still has a long battle of fighting cancer ahead of him, but with your prayers he will get there. Thank you […]

Cannon exchange offers Independence Day fuel savings for Military Star Card users

Army and Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs Summer savings are an American tradition, and Military Star Card users can get the full benefit of our nation’s independence by saving on gas expenses at Cannon Air Force Base Express locations this Fourth of July. Any fuel purchase made with a Military Star Card at Cannon […]