PRMC first in Presbyterian group to make switch to electronic records

Plains Regional Medical Center's internal electronic health record system will go live Saturday, and PRMC will be the first in the Presbyterian Healthcare Services system to do so. The new records system was implemented by the Wisconsin-based Epic Systems, and it cost the entire PHS system about $200 million according to Angel Evans, Epic facilities […]

ENMU’s Creamer honored

Eastern New Mexico University senior designated hitter Peter Creamer has been chosen as an NCAA Division II honorable menton All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Creamer, from Boston, is the first player in the history of the ENMU program to earn All-American status from the NCBWA. Creamer, who led the Lone Star Conference […]

Fort Sumner teen charged in fight death

A Fort Sumner teen was charged with second-degree murder Thursday for his involvement in a fight a little more than a week ago during a drinking party in Fort Sumner, according to jail records. Caleb West, 19, was released on a $200,000 bond early Thursday evening. Police say Anthony Sandoval, 21, of Espanola was involved […]

You can’t give away what you don’t possess

Can you give me an actual living, breathing tyrannosaurus rex? No. Why not? Because you don't have one to give. You can't give away something you don't possess — especially if it doesn't exist. So how can you pretend to give government employees the authority to do things on your behalf that you never had […]

Senate reform on immigration a slow process

Immigration reform is making its way slowly, deliberately, sometimes painfully — almost surprisingly civilly — through the U.S. Senate. Earlier this month, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed Senate Bill 744 on a 13-5 bipartisan vote. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he will bring it to a vote of the full Senate in June. It […]

Unpredictable weather reminder to stay safe

Police blotter – May 31

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday Caller reported: 3:35 a.m.: Public affray in progress, 1400 block of Sheldon Street. 5:49 a.m.: Ill subject, 1500 block of Red Cloud Place. 7:16 a.m.: Theft, 400 block of Hickory Street. 7:33 a.m.: Theft, 500 block of Kathie Drive. 8:40 a.m.: Criminal damage, […]

What’s happening – May 31

Today Blood Drive — 10 a.m., 4701 N. Prince Street, Wheatfields Senior Living Community. Information: 749-9718. Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Fiesta Dinner — 5:30 dinner and 6:30 variety show. 108 N. Davis St., Tickets (only 300 available): $8 adults, $4 children 4-12 years, 3 years and under free. Information: 763-4445. Third Revival of the […]

Base travel agency switching names

Potomac Falls Travel will be changing to Winggate Travel effective June 1, according to Margret Crossland, supervisor of passenger travel at Potomac Falls travel. Crossland said the service of booking reservations for Temporary Duty and Permanent Change of Station will continue under the new name. She said the staff as well as the location, building […]

Rainbows at end of the storm

Oh, those heartbreaking images from the storm-ravaged Midwest. The nearest brush I have had with a tornado (and the nearest I hope I ever have) was 20 years ago. As the twister roared by east of us, baseball-sized hail decimated the roofs of every building we owned and shattered every north-facing pane of glass. We […]

Unpredictable weather means stay alert, safe

High Plains residents should know the drill this time of year. The weather becomes infamously unpredictable, posing a threat to life and property. It happened yet again Tuesday night, across the Texas Panhandle, through Amarillo and to points east. If the twister that killed 24 in Moore, Okla., this month wasn't enough of a reminder, […]

Fishing report – May 29

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Charette Lakes — We had no reports […]

County leads median beautification project

Senior Airman Franchisca Thompson didn't know what a yucca was until she helped plant more than 140 of them on a median on Highway 60/84 near Cannon Air Force Base. "Now that I've seen them I think they're cool," Thompson said. "I hope they're here for a long time." Thompson, who works in billeting in […]

Education feature: Clovis student wins college scholarship contest

Matthew Justus took a step toward his goal of owning an automotive performance shop when he won first place in a scholarship competition at Lincoln College of Technology in Denver. Nearly 1,000 high school seniors from across the country took Lincoln College's rigorous mechanical aptitude exam, and only 170 of those students scored high enough […]

Education digest – May 30

Camp Invention to return in June The Camp Invention summer program for children entering grades one through six will be returning to Clovis in June, according to a press release. The enrichment program encourages students to partake in hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering and math. This year's program is Geo-Quest, which allows children to […]

Gifted and talented program at Zia is amazing

Not long before school was out, I had occasion to visit Zia Elementary to attend the "Gifted and Talented" showcase at Zia Elementary. Entitled, "The Many Faces of Gifted," this amazing event indeed showcased the remarkable GT students of teacher Rene Hedemann. The afternoon-long program contained presentations of surprising variety. For example, the third-graders did […]

Police blotter – May 30

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday Caller reported: 12:21 a.m.: Narcotics in the area, 800 block of Lea Street. 12:47 a.m.: Domestic dispute in progress, 2100 block of West Grand Avenue. 1:26 a.m.: Disturbing the peace, 300 block of West Plains Avenue. 1:28 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 1100 block of […]

What’s happening – May 30

Today Archaeological program — 1 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Chuck Hannaford, archaeologist with the Office of Archaeological Studies in Santa Fe, will present a hands-on exhibit of New Mexico. A great vacation jump-start program for those considering visiting some of our state's ancient ruins this summer. Information: 769-7840. Spring blood drive — 3:30 p.m., 2909 […]

ALS lends hand in local community

Members of the Airman Leadership School at Cannon Air Force Base brandished power hoses and scrubbers to restore an F-111 Aardvark static display to its former glory May 18 during a community clean-up in Portales. U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Whitney Tucker Members of the Airman Leadership School at Cannon Air Force Base scrub […]

Sports physicals to be offered at 27 SOMDG

U.S. Air Force graphic: Senior Airman Alexxis Pons Abascal The 27th Special Operations Medical Group at Cannon Air Force Base is scheduled to offer sports physicals throughout the 2013 summer. To request a sports physical appointment, please call the 27 SOMDG central appointment line at 784-2778, or request an appointment through the MiCare secure messaging […]