Mom’s gear: Babba Cover

baby seat cover

MCT This cotton cover is lined with a fabric that has an SPF/UV-blocking rating of 40 to 50. The sides are made of a mosquito mesh that will keep bugs out while letting air in to keep the baby from overheating. Available at Buy Buy Baby stores or online at BabbaCo.com. Price: $50. By Colleen […]

Reader-submitted content: Local requests return of mementos

Dolores and Quinton Hardy On Thursday April 21st we were victims of a break-in and property was stolen. What was stolen was a large piece of furniture, a cherry wood highboy. This piece of furniture was very large and awkward to move, along with this cabinet the entire contents were also taken. Many of the […]

Baby boom sustains, boosts economies

It seems that when soldiers return home in droves from a year of service overseas, babies start showing up about nine months later. Experts are trying to figure out what’s causing it. Joking. From March 1 through March 17, Fort Carson’s Evans Army Community Hospital has helped bring 182 babies into the community. That is […]

Doctor responsible for delivering thousands of babies

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian Having a mother and father living in Texico, I was about to be born, but my father objected to having me be born in Clovis as my father was busy being a blacksmith at Texico. My mother knew an older woman next door who would take her to Clovis to […]

Yes, the editor used to be a baby

Do you know these babies?

Proposal aims for paternity leave

By Tom Philpott: CNJ Columnist About 76,000 active duty service members will father babies next year if recent military birthrates hold.

Parents on their own often

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CNJ staff photo illustration: Liliana Castillo Some of the hardships single parents face are difficulties pursuing higher education, finding and keeping jobs and locating stable but affordable child care, officials said. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Almost half the babies born in Curry and Roosevelt counties in 2006 were to unwed mothers and the […]

County teen birth rate declines

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Babies born to Curry County young teens in 2006 dropped 18 percent, according to statistics recently released by the New Mexico Department of Health. In Roosevelt County, the number increased 43 percent, statistics show. In 2006, 51 babies were born to Curry County teens 17 years old and under, […]

Jail and Bail event raises $15,000 for March of Dimes

CNJ staff A March of Dimes Jail and Bail event Wednesday at Leal’s Mexican Restaurant raised $15,000 in donations. Business and community leaders were “jailed” for an hour. Bail was paid through donations. The average bail was about $450, according to Tina Tilton, community director for March of Dimes. The funds go toward the fight […]

Bundles of knowledge given to parents-to-be

Janet Taylor-Birkey Approximately 50 moms-to-be and a handful of dads-to-be attended Bundles for Babies at the Airman and Family Readiness Center Jan. 18. Many are looking forward to the birth of their first baby, some are expecting twins and a few are second time parents. Most are due around March. All were ready to participate […]

First 2007 babies arrive

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Edison Kim holds his new son Caleb while Elijah, 4, grabs a snack and Samuel, 2, hugs mom, Michelle. Caleb was born at 10:12 a.m. Monday at Plains Regional Medical Center. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer For a few Clovis families, the new year ushered in new babies. Four babies […]

Baby boom — PRMC hopes to expand maternity unit

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Kristin Cross holds the second of her three boys — Jensen — to be delivered at Plains Regional Medical Center. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Snuggled inside the hospital is a place that brings babies, such as tiny Jensen Cross, into the world. Less than 24 hours old, Jensen almost […]

Portales moms head for Clovis

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Adrianna Lucero, of Clovis, receives a 4-D ultrasound Friday at the Women’s Medical Center in Clovis. Pictured on the monitor is Adrianna’s 22-week-old girl Mariah. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Mike Linn Portales women on the verge of giving birth know the road to the delivery room. It goes about 20 miles north up […]