Inmate hospitalized after attempted suicide

Freedom New Mexico A 46-year-old man arrested Thursday evening for DWI is in a Lubbock hospital after he hanged himself by his boot laces in a Curry County jail bathroom. Curry County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Curry County Detention Center just before midnight Thursday night for a report of a suicide attempt, according to Undersheriff […]

Press Release: PRMC program to increase organ donations

In honor of National Donate Life month in April, Plains Regional Medical Center is helping to save lives by launching a hospital and community campaign to increase organ and tissue donation education and registrations.

Shooting victim’s family says long journey ahead

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Sandra Bousquet had spent the last five years working to turn her life around and rebuild family relationships. Now the 36-year-old Clovis woman lies paralyzed in a Lubbock hospital bed, shot in the neck Feb. 3. Police said her neighbor, 61-year-old James Fitzpatrick, shot her during a dispute over […]

Plains Regional Medical Center auxiliary donating $50,000 to hospital

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Plains Regional Medical Center auxiliary outgoing president Ina Chandler, front, and member Judy Wylie worth together to stock shelves in the gift shop at PRMC. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After years of saving, the Plains Regional Medical Center auxiliary has a $50,000 check to hand over to the […]

Man breaks leg attempting to fend off robbery

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 72-year-old Clovis man suffered a broken leg in a failed attempt to fend off a robbery with a bag of turnips. Larry Porter is being treated at a Lubbock hospital after police said two men robbed him in front of his home. Porter had just exited his vehicle […]

Colorado candidate selected as Roosevelt hospital administrator

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Leaming By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Larry E. Leaming of Colorado will be the new Roosevelt General Hospital administrator, the hospital board announced Monday morning. After a brief executive session, board members voted unanimously to hire Leaming. Board President Terry Cone said Leaming’s salary will be $120,000 a year. Leaming replaces retiring Administrator James […]

Investigation of pedestrian death continues

Freedom New Mexico Portales police released new details Monday about the death of 71-year-old Gloria Ann Inge, killed after being struck by a pickup truck while crossing a city street. Inge was hit Friday by a 16-year-old driver at Second and Abilene streets. Inge was taken to Roosevelt General Hospital and later airlifted to a […]

TRICARE fee increases blocked

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist The last decision made by House-Senate conferees negotiating final details on a fiscal 2010 defense authorization bill was to insert language that will rollback an announced Oct. 1 increase in fees charged to TRICARE Standard beneficiaries for stays in civilian hospitals. The surprise fee increases, reported here last week, gave […]

RGH sets up flu treatment tents

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Emergency Medical Service-Intermediate Rhonda Gorrell of Dora hands a mask to Gay Weese director of marketing with Roosevelt General Hospital. The masks are worn by patients and others while at the new triage set up outside the clinic on Thursday. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico High numbers of patients […]

PRMC learns of computer breach

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A server containing information for about 7,600 Plains Regional Medical Center mammography patients was hacked two years ago in North Carolina. Freedom New Mexico Although a server containing information for about 7,600 Plains Regional Medical Center mammography patients was hacked two years ago in North Carolina, the hospital administrator expects […]

Community Development Director treated after auto accident

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community Development Director Claire Burroughes was treated and released from Lovelace Hospital after she was involved in a crash in Albuquerque Wednesday while attending the New Mexico Municipal League Conference. Burroughes said she was driving to a meeting at the New Mexico Environment Department when she was struck […]

TRICARE Prime: Move or lose it

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Retired Navy Corpsman Lloyd Tilch Sr., his wife Debbie and their chronically-ill son Cody pulled up roots last month in Blythe, Calif. They moved into a rented house 110 miles away, near to the Marine Corps base hospital at Twentynine Palms, Calif. The Tilch family had to move — and […]

Officials: Jail escapee had help

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File photo Curry County inmate Bobby Owen escaped from custody Aug. 8 while being treated at the hospital. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Bobby Owen escaped from custody Aug. 8 after investigators said his sister and girlfriend hid handcuff keys in a hospital bathroom for him. His escape led to the dismissal of the […]

One dead in multiple crashes

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Crews with Trans-Matic Wrecker Service work on cleanup Monday morning following an accident near the intersection of U.S. 70 and North Roosevelt Road 3. No fatalities were reported. The truck was carrying tar, which spilled in the wreckage. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In a 24-hour period, police said, […]

Police search for escaped inmate

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Bobby Owen slipped away from a detention officer early Sunday morning after he was taken to the hospital for injuries he received in a fall at the jail. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Curry County jail inmate charged with multiple burglaries slipped out of handcuffs and escaped from a detention officer early Sunday […]

New hospital facility will have added features

Parmer Medical Center (PMC) is making final plans for the move into the new facility in August.

Tucumcari man shot in neck

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico A Tucumcari man is charged with a shooting another man in the back of the neck in the parking lot of the Redwood Lodge in Tucumcari on Monday. Howard Russell King, the victim, was transported to Tucumcari Memorial Hospital by relatives about 8:45 p.m. on Monday, according to documents […]

Students’ condition improving

The conditions of Portales High School students injured in a one-car crash Monday morning are improving. Front-seat passenger Selene Valladarez, 15, is in critical but stable condition in an intensive care unit in Lubbock, said her brother, Jesus Valladarez Jr. After being unconscious all day Monday, she was improving in responsiveness to nurses Tuesday, he […]

eb. 8, 2009: Birth Announcements

Aragon Michael Andrew Aragon was born Dec. 21, 2008, at Plains Regional Hospital, to Michael and Mercie Aragon of Tucumcari. He weighed 8 pounds and 3 ounces. He has two sisters, Lisa, 16, and Briana, 8. Grandparents are Jose (Lupe) Martinez and Andy and Corinne Pulido of San Mateo, Calif. Great-grandparent is Donaciana Jimenez.

Hospital visit nightmarish experience

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist A hospital stay shouldn’t be like a visit to the Twilight Zone but my wife’s stays certainly tend in that direction. I’ve told about her experiences in seeing the ghost of Doc Holliday while in the Glenwood Springs, Colo., hospital just a few hundred yards from Doc’s final […]