Jail administrator: Escape preventable

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Roosevelt County Detention Center Administrator David Casanova said Friday’s inmate escape could have been prevented if additional security measures he’s asking for were put in place. Casanova said all security processes that were in place were followed Friday in the jail’s second breakout in three months, where three [...]

Shutdown will affect Cannon

CMI staff The government shutdown will send Cannon Air Force Base’s civilian employees on furlough, but military personnel will continue to carry out assigned duties, according to Marcelo Calero of Cannon public affairs. On Monday Calero said, “If an agreement is not reached, our highly-valued workforce of more than 400 civilians would be furloughed as [...]

Police Blotter — Oct. 1

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Friday Caller reported: • 3:13 p.m.: Requested officer, 1500 block of North Main. • 4:03 p.m.: Suspicious activity, 1800 block of Gildenwood. • 5:25 p.m.: Ambulance requested, 1000 block of N.M. 267. • 5:52 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, Portales. • 5:53 p.m.: Requested officer, 42000 block of U.S. [...]

Events Calendar — Oct. 1

Today Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m., County Commission Room of the Roosevelt County Courthouse. Information: 356-5307. Books N Babies — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. “Hello and Goodbye” will be featured. Open to children ages 0-3. Information: 356-3940. Teen Writer’s Group — 5 p.m., Portales Public Library. Open to students in grades 7-12. Information: [...]

My Turn: Loss of trees heartbreaking

Today I walked through a grave yard. Wonderful old pines, destroyed by fire last year. Such a massive forest fire, I could see the smoke from my balcony in Portales, 170 miles away. I had cried at the eerie glow in the sky. Their needles were gone, so they could no longer whisper. But they [...]

CMI staff capture awards at contest

CMI staff The Clovis News  Journal captured the top prize, the General Excellence Award, Saturday at the  annual New Mexico Press Association/Associated Press Managing Editors Better  Newspaper Contest in Albuquerque. Clovis Media Inc. staff also captured  multiple individual awards. The contest saw 1,777 entries, the largest  number of entries in its history and judging was [...]

Cardinals hold off comeback by Hounds

CMI staff SAN ANTONIO — Freshman running back Junior Sessions’ second touchdown of the game, a 1-yard run on fourth-and-goal with 3:17 left, proved to be the difference on Saturday night as Incarnate Word held off Eastern New Mexico University 33-26. The Cardinals (3-2), transitioning from the Division II Lone Star Conference to the FCS [...]

East Mountain notches district soccer sweep over PHS

CMI staff SANDIA PARK — It was a rough weekend for the Portales High soccer teams. After getting swept at District 2/1A-3A rival Santa Fe Prep on Friday, PHS dropped two more district outings on Saturday, with the girls losing 7-1 and the boys dropping a 4-2 decision to East Mountain. East Mountain’s girls (8-3, [...]

Elida rallies for third in tourney

CAPITAN — The Elida Lady Tigers lost to Fort Sumner 25-16, 25-21, 25-21 in the semifinals of the Capitan Classic volleyball tournament on Saturday before coming back to beat Tatum 22-25, 25-15, 35-33, 25-9 to take third place. Elida, which entered the tournament unbeaten for the season at 7-0, was first in four-team Pool B [...]

Club notes — Sept. 29

Altrusa The Altrusa Club of Portales met on Sept. 23 in the Central Annex. President Linda Leaming called the meeting to order. Wanda Pettus led the opening ceremonies and Cathy Rankin gave the Altrusa Accent. The minutes from Sept. 9 were approved with one addition: The school supplies and books being collected are for a [...]