Teen crash victim awake

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A week after a crash sent a Clovis teen to a Lubbock hospital, he was able to speak to family members Tuesday morning. Attorney Dan Lindsey, representing Juan Chavarria and his family, said the youth was taken off a ventilator Tuesday. But he still has no feeling in the […]

Boy’s death raises concerns about canal safety

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — On the city block adjacent to First Street and Charles Avenue lies a fence enclosing an irrigation canal. Many in Tucumcari now think of it as the place where they came to hope and pray Agustin “Augie” Montiel would survive. In the place of those people are now […]

New Year’s baby arrives early

Nicole and Adrian Chavarria of Tucumcari hold their newborn daughter, Angelina, on Monday at Plains Regional Medical Center. Angelina was the first baby born at PRMC in 2006. (Staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The Chavarria family wasn’t expecting a new arrival until later in the new year. But on Sunday, […]