Feral swine running wild in eastern New Mexico

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Courtesy photo: Alan May, State Director USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services. The Department of Game and Fish does not regulate or manage the hunting of feral swine, therefore no permit is required and hogs may be hunted year round. Tonjia Rolan Prolific feral swine populations are ravaging eastern New Mexico range and farmland and creating an ecological nightmare, […]

Public Health Office to administer 2,000 doses of swine flu vaccine

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Public Health Office plans to administer 2,000 free doses of the swine flu vaccine Thursday. Gayla Jacquess, nurse manager at the office, said the vaccine is part of an allotment the Centers for Disease Control gives each state. The state disperses the vaccine to counties. The vaccines […]

ENMU officials: Ill students had flu in same category as H1N1

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The presumed H1N1 cases at Eastern New Mexico University have not been confirmed as such, though information was distributed announcing confirmed cases. ENMU Vice President of Student Affairs Judith Haislett said two students tested positive for influenza A, a type of flu virus that includes H1N1, also known as […]

ENMU confirms two swine flu cases

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Two cases of H1N1 flu have been confirmed at Eastern New Mexico University. ENMU President Steven Gamble said the confirmation came Friday, and parents of the students — both of whom were from out of town — took them home. “If they can go home and recover there, we […]

Swine flu confirmed at ENMU

Freedom New Mexico Two cases of H1N1 flu have been confirmed at Eastern New Mexico University. ENMU President Steven Gamble said the confirmation came Friday, and the parents of the students — both of whom were from out of town — had taken them home. “If they can go home and recover there, we think […]

Official: Swine show entries up

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FNM correspondent: Karl Terry Clay Lieb, left, and Weston Whitecotton trade information during the swine show Tuesday at the Roosevelt County Fair. The fair continues through Saturday. By Karl Terry: FNM Correspondent Kasyn Creighton may have already forgotten judge Tyler Dewey’s Tuesday night comments about her Hampshire hog but she and dozens of other Roosevelt […]

Curry County has swine flu case

The New Mexico Department of Health reported Wednesday it has confirmed a case of H1N1 virus in a 4-year-old Curry County girl. Todd Sandman, public relations director for Plains Regional Medical Center’s parent company, said the child was seen on May 4 at the Clovis hospital’s walk-in clinic. The clinic staff treated the symptoms and […]

Two more swine flu cases confirmed in N.M.

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico health officials confirmed two more cases of swine flu on Monday, bringing the total to three, as more than a dozen schools in a handful of communities closed this week due to concerns over the illness. Sixteen schools — Carlsbad High School, Deming Intermediate School, all public schools […]

Press release: Governor in Clovis Monday to talk swine flu

SANTA FE — Governor Bill Richardson and state health officials will travel to Clovis and Las Cruces tomorrow, Monday, May 4, 2009, to brief the communities on the latest H1N1 flu developments and the state’s efforts to track and stop the spread of the virus. Monday, May 4th 11:30am

Swine flu confirmed in New Mexico

The New Mexico Department of Health Department announced today that New Mexico has its first confirmed H1N1 influenza case. The Department of Health received confirmation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this afternoon on New Mexico’s first probable case in an 18-year-old male from Valencia County. CDC also reported that the 1-year-old […]

State Department of Health swine flu update, May 2

NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHSecretary Alfredo Vigil, MD May 2, 2009 Number of confirmed cases in NM: 0 Number of probable cases in NM: 9Valencia County: 18-year-old male, 15-year-old femaleSanta Fe County: 1-year-old maleSocorro County: 14-year-old female, 15-year-old maleEddy County: 17-year-old female, 22-year-old femaleHidalgo County: 17-year-old maleBernalillo County: 27-year-old male All cases are recovered or […]

City flu task force activated

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer While health officials around the world evaluate the growing number of swine flu cases, officials in Clovis are planning for the possibility of an outbreak. As of Thursday, state health officials had yet to confirm what they termed to probable swine flu cases — one each in Valencia and […]

Press release: New Mexico has two more ‘probable’ swine flu cases

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health reported today that it is sending two more probable cases of swine flu to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for confirmatory testing. The new samples are from a 14-year-old female and 15-year-old male both from Socorro County. The Department of Health previously reported […]

Education Secretary and health officials discuss swine flu with state superintendents and charter school leaders

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Press release: Two NM swine cases probable

SANTA FE – Governor Bill Richardson held a news conference this evening to announce the New Mexico Department of Health’s Epidemiology and Response Division is investigating two probable cases of swine flu. The cases are a one-year old male from Santa Fe County and an 18-year-old male from Valencia County. The Health Department’s Scientific Laboratory […]

Swine flu concern postpones Texas athletic tournaments

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer West Texas athletes may not have swine flu, but mounting concern about the illness may keep them from competing in state finals. The University Interscholastic League, the governing body of Texas high school athletics, announced Wednesday that all athletic events are postponed until May 11. The order is an […]

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Local officials advise basic precautions for swine flu

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Local health officials are keeping an eye out for swine flu, but aren’t advising any precautions other than basic health tips. After a recent outbreak in Mexico, swine flu has also been confirmed in the United States, Canada, Scotland and Spain, but not in New Mexico. The disease is […]

Roosevelt County Fair schedule

Saturday • 10 a.m.: Youth Horse Show, Special Events Arena • 6 p.m.: Cotton Extravaganza, Jake Lopez Center Sunday • 1-5 p.m.: Begin putting up booths, Home Arts Building Monday: Entry Day for Indoor Exhibits • 8 a.m.-6 p.m.: Put up booths, Home Arts Building • 12-6 p.m.: Horticulture, 4-H Educational, 4-H Open and Jr. […]

Pesky pigs pose problem

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MCT photo: Rodger Mallsion By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Jimmy Tivis uses his gun to deal with feral pigs. The alfalfa and wheat farmer, who owns 800 acres in Floyd, spots the animals roaming across his land in groups of eight to 10. “I kill them every time I see them,” Tivis said, not […]