Two injured in explosion recovering

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CNJ staff photo: Tonjia Rolan An explosion at H20 Express, 1120 N. Prince Street, blew the building apart Saturday and injured two people. Tonjia Rolan Ed Sabia stopped by H2O Express on Saturday to help longtime friend Ken Urban fix a water pump. Marynell Urban, Ken’s mother, stopped by later to invite the two to […]

Fire official: Explosion’s cause yet to be determined

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Tony Bullocks: CMI staff Kevin Wilson An explosion rocked the 1100 block of Prince Street in Clovis on Saturday night, leaving three injured in a blast that was heard and felt for numerous city blocks. Emergency calls were placed a little after 6:30 p.m. Saturday following what Clovis Fire Department personnel called a “high-pressure explosion” […]

Portales home explosion linked to gas leak

By Karl Terry, Freedom New Mexico The cause of an explosion that killed a Portales woman has been attributed to a natural gas leak, according to members of her family. Clytie Calton, 91, died Saturday from injuries from the explosion at her home. Family members said they were briefed Thursday by an investigator from the […]

Portales woman dies from injuries suffered in explosion

By Karl Terry, Freedom New Mexico While investigators haven’t pinpointed a cause for Wednesday’s deadly explosion at the Clytie Calton residence in Portales, members of the family have said they smelled gas prior to the explosion. Calton died Saturday from injuries sustained in that explosion. “We always want to say thanks,” Bill Calton said. “A […]

Woman in ICU after house explosion

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Portales firefighters enter a home at 2113 S. Ave. I Place that was damaged in an explosion about 6 p.m. Wednesday. The home’s owner, Clytie Calton, 91, was taken to a Lubbock with a compound fracture to one leg and possible broken ankles. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico A […]

Portales home explodes

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Portales Fire Department works to clear debris off a women trapped in her home after an explosion damaged the structure of the building. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico An explosion rocked a south Portales neighborhood shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, resulting in serious injury to an elderly woman, police […]

This Mystery Is Truly One of Celestial Proportions

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist My brother Gene recently wrote about a fractured star. What? You say they fracture all the time? No, I’m not talking about Hollywood stars; I’m talking about a truly celestial star. The star in Gene’s sights was one of the incredibly dense and powerful stars astronomers call “neutron” stars. […]

Vicious explosion rocked Tolar 60 years ago

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer On a quiet day in eastern New Mexico, Nov. 30, 1944, a train of 81 cars was traveling west out of Clovis. One of the crew members had detected a hot box under a fuel oil tanker car and the engineer was slowing the train to a stop west […]