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 […]

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, […]