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 […]

27th Medical Group hosting open house

27th SOW Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Medical Group will host its provider open house at the base clinic today from 5-7 p.m. Those attending the event will include senior medical administrators from Plains Regional Hospital in Clovis and Roosevelt Hospital in Portales, as well as network providers, dentists and public health professionals from […]

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 […]

Child gives up Christmas wish for friend in hospital

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis’ Harley Pena, 6, combs new hair that is finally growing back in after her last chemotherapy treatment. Pena is fighting a rare combination of two types of acute leukemia. She enjoys putting on make-up and brushing her hair. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Harley Pena of Clovis is […]

12/2 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 a.m. Nov. 21 an officer was called to the intensive care unit at the hospital for a combative patient. The officer noted on his arrival a 54-year-old patient was cursing and threatening nurses because they were trying to reattach a […]

Auxiliaries tackle tasks in colorful way

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Ruby Goforth has been a member of the Pink Ladies for five years. She said Goforth said she enjoys volunteering at a hospital because she can provide comfort for people who need it. The women are known as Pink Ladies. The men Red Coats. They volunteer to man the gift […]

Roosevelt hospital tests for MSRA

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt General Hospital started testing last week for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus bacteria — the precursor for the so-called “super bug” — as part of a statewide program. RGH is one of 16 state hospitals voluntarily participating in the program that is monitoring the spread of MRSA in healthcare facilities, […]

Sept. 12, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 p.m. Sept. 3 an officer responded to a residence in the 700 block of Axtell Street for a domestic dispute. A woman said when she came home and woke her husband, he went into a rage, breaking furniture and hitting […]

Woman stable after early Saturday crash

CNJ Staff A Clovis woman is in stable condition after she was pinned under a vehicle early Saturday morning, according to Clovis police. Cynthia Duran, 18, was taken to a Lubbock hospital after a 1999 Jeep Cherokee she was riding in flipped on its roof about 12:30 a.m. on Sixth Street between Main and Mitchell […]

Organization devotes time to veterans

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Airman 1st Class Timothy Lopez, 27th Special Operations Component Maintenance Squadron, takes a walk with retired soldier William Conrad, during a visit to the Thomas E. Creek Veteran Medical Center in Amarillo, Texas on Aug. 28. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs History lies […]

Portales police investigating assault

Freedom New Mexico staff A Portales man was transported to a Lubbock hospital for injuries received in an assault Monday night. Portales Police officers responded to an assault call at 11:30 p.m.

Portales police investigating stabbing death

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Portales Police were investigating a stabbing at 901 S. Main in Portales that resulted in the death of a Portales man. Police had a suspect in custody Monday. Freedom New Mexico Police were investigating an apparent stabbing Monday that ended in the death of a Portales man. According to Capt. […]

Rollover injures Clovis man

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PNT Photo: Karl Terry A Clovis man was transported to Roosevelt General Hospital shortly before 5 p.m. Monday after being involved in a one-vehicle rollover. The accident occurred in front of the Midway Convention Center on U.S. 70 when the northbound Chrysler New Yorker left the roadway on the right side. Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren […]

June 20, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 1 a.m. June 13 an officer responded to the emergency room at the hospital for a battery report. A man said he was walking to his brother’s apartment in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard when a man approached […]

May 25, 2008 Births

Wicker Skyla BrieAnn Wicker was born Dec. 13, 2007, to Grayson and Shara Wicker of Sweetwater, Texas, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater. She weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces. Grandparents are Jerry and Doris Wicker of Clovis and Brad and Debbie Hunton of Portales.

Found in translation

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Betty Pullings, right, interprets questions from her patient Siu Davalos to Dr. Hany Elbeshbeshy at Plains Regional Medical Center. Pullings says she interprets for an average of 10 patients in a week in departments all over the hospital. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer Betty Pullings, a registered nurse at […]

Man critical after SUV crashes into his bedroom

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Family members of Michael Gallegos work outside his home Friday morning to clean up damage caused by an SUV that crashed into his bedroom while he slept. Inside the bedroom, rubble from the home covered Gallegos broken bed. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man was flown to […]

PRMC administrator adds Tucumcari duties

Freedom New Mexico staff Hoyt Skabelund has been named the new hospital administrator for Dr. Dan. C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari, in addition to his continuing role as administrator of Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, according to a Presbyterian Healthcare Services press release. Skabelund will take over the Dan C. Trigg administrator role […]

Father: Isler feeling better

By Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor Jaden Isler was resting comfortably in an Amarillo hospital Saturday two days after he collapsed and nearly died while attending a softball game in Canyon, Texas, according to his father, J.D. Isler. “He’s doing about as good as can be expected,” J.D. Iser said Saturday night. Jaden, a Clovis […]