Man struck by vehicle listed as stable
A 22-year-old Clovis man who was hit by a vehicle while walking Monday night was in stable condition Tuesday at a Lubbock hospital, according to a Clovis Police Department press release.
Gary Pacheco was struck about 8:20 p.m. while walking on Elm Street by a vehicle driven by Robin Kirven of Clovis, according to the press release.
He was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center in critical condition and later transferred to Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock by air ambulance, the release said.
The accident is under investigation.
Students evacuated due to gas leak
PORTALES — Kindergarten and pre-kindergarten students were evacuated at noon Tuesday for about an hour due to a gas leak, according to Portales police.
Brown Early Childhood Center principal Jackie Burns said about 70 students were evacuated from their portable classrooms to a multipurpose room in the main building.
Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry reported no injuries.
Scott Arnold, general manager for Yucca Telecommunications, said a main gas line between Avenue E and Avenue F was hit by MP NexLevel workers, who were boring holes as part of the fiber-optic installation project. Arnold said it was due to a mismarked line. The $11.3 million project is intended to bring faster Internet, high-definition television and video on demand services to Portales.
— Staff reports