San Jon 19-year-old dies in rollover after chase

CNJ staff A 19-year-old San Jon man died early Saturday in a one-vehicle rollover following a high-speed chase with the Clovis Police Department and the New Mexico State Police. Brandon Saville was declared dead at the scene in rural Curry County after 1 a.m. According to State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock: • About 11:36 p.m. […]

Steelman recaptured

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Steelman’s vehicle was rammed by a sheriff’s deputy vehicle to force him to a stop. Liliana Castillo Curry County Detention Center absconder Justin Steelman, 32, was recaptured after leading police on a high speed chase today from Clovis to Farwell, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. The Curry County sheriff’s office […]

Portales man facing felony charges

Freedom New Mexico After a short chase, a Portales man was arrested Friday on charges of failing to register as a sex offender and resisting arrest, according to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. Thomas Covington, 43, was apprehended near South Roosevelt Road 5 Lane and South Roosevelt Road U about 11:30 a.m., according to a […]

Official: New companies looking at Clovis

Sharna Johnson With renewable energy putting Clovis on the map, new companies are evaluating the area as a potential home for future operations. Among prospects are a methane gas digester and wood product manufacturer, said Chase Gentry, executive director of the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation. The wood product manufacturer, who Gentry declined to identify, would […]

Local experts offer tips on holiday shipping

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Sabrina Gutierrez, an assistant manager at the UPS Office Store in Clovis, wraps decorative glassware Friday at the store. Store employees recommend sending items no later than the second week of December to make sure it will arrive in time for Christmas. Alisa Boswell The time is fast-approaching to mail […]

ENMU sophomore Chase Kyser proves lack of size doesn’t matter

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo ENMU sophomore Chase Kyser has 13 receptions this season and plays on most of the Greyhounds’ special teams. Chase Kyser wasn’t necessarily high on Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo’s radar screen two years ago. He just kept hearing about the then-Roswell Goddard senior. Eventually, Ribaudo went to […]

Midwestern State overpowers Hounds 44-17

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Greyhound sophomore Stefan Mills fights Midwestern State defensive back Wesley Nakwaasah on a screen pass down the sideline in the first quarter of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Stadium. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — The Eastern New Mexico University football team is making […]

Commentary: Star Wars fun can have unintended consequences

By Tech. Sgt. Heath Fortenberry: Flight Safety NCO Not that long ago, in a town not that far away, I sat on my back porch having a drink while enjoying the many stars in the beautiful Saturday night sky. As fun as this may sound, believe it or not, boredom kicked in rather quickly. This […]

Habitual offender arrested after short chase

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Agents with the Region V Drug Task Force served a search warrant around 4:30 p.m. at 711 Fifth Street in search of narcotics, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A convicted habitual drug offender who failed to report to the corrections department from […]

Air Force officials reduce Palace Chase obligation

By Daniel Elkins: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials here recently reduced the Reserve commitment for officers and enlisted members participating in Palace Chase temporarily as part of Air Force management measures to balance the force while meeting a congressionally mandated end strength. The three-to-one officer […]

Commission approves loan for wastewater pretreatment plant

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The city commission approved a $728,661 loan Thursday as an advance on cash Southwest Cheese is expecting from the state to complete a wastewater pretreatment facility. Clovis Industrial Development Corp. Executive Director Chase Gentry told commissioners the plant was previously granted more than $800,000 through state appropriations. But in […]

Separating airmen offered different options

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Getting out? Opportunities in the Air Force Reserves abound for soon-to-be separating active duty airmen. The Palace Front program allows those separating from active duty to stay in the military through the reserves at the end of their active-duty military commitment. Palace Chase provides an opportunity for active duty officers […]

Students support one of their own

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Chase Carson, far left, was chosen as the target of Operation Caring by the sixth graders at Ranchvale Elementary School. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections When November and Operation Caring rolled around, sixth graders at Ranchvale Elementary School knew what they wanted to do. Each year, the students complete a […]

Education feature: Students raise money for one of their own

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Courtesy photo Chase Caron, far left, was chosen as the target of Operation Caring by the sixth graders at Ranchvale Elementary School. Carson has a tumor on his brain stem. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When November and Operation Caring rolled around, sixth graders at Ranchvale Elementary School knew what they wanted to do. […]

AFRCC airmen respond to balloon chase in Colorado

American Forces Press Service TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Air Force Rescue Coordination Center personnel here responded to calls for assistance when a hot air balloon, believed to be ‘piloted’ by a 6-year-old boy, broke free from its tethers and flew haphazardly through the skies near Denver Oct. 15 At approximately 1:25 p.m. Central […]

Burglary victim chases suspect’s car

CNJ staff Even after being struck in the leg by a car, a Clovis homeowner continued trying to chase a man suspected of stealing from his home Friday night. Around 9 p.m. police were called to a residence in the 1000 block of Ross Street for a report of a burglary in progress. Capt. Patrick […]

Man facing multiple charges after car chase

A 24-year-old Clovis man faces multiple charges after a high-speed motor vehicle chase ended when he slammed into a parked vehicle. Among the charges Carlos Lopez faces is a second offense of aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of an accident involving great bodily harm and resisting and evading or obstructing an officer, Curry County Undersheriff […]

Armed robbery reported at hotel

Clovis police are searching for a man

Texas police arrest Missouri man after hour-long chase

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A high-speed chase ended Wednesday after a Texas sheriff’s deputy shot out the front tires on a pickup driven by a man who fled from Quay County Sheriff’s deputies. At 12:52 p.m., a Texas Department of Public Safety official said they had arrested Kyle Martin Bond, 24, of Jefferson […]