Portales teen in critical condition after accident

A Portales teenager was in critical condition at Lubbock Covenant Children’s Hospital on Thursday after apparently being thrown from atop a vehicle being driven by a friend. Anthony Sapp, 16, was airlifted to Lubbock on Wednesday after suffering a head injury in the 1900 block of South Roosevelt Rd. 4 1/2. Law officers said it […]

Clovis man critical after bitten by boar

Freedom New Mexico Lubbock doctors are working to save a 26-year-old Clovis man’s arm after he was attacked Monday by a 900-pound boar he was feeding. Juan Cruz’ arm was nearly severed at the elbow around 1 p.m. as he was feeding pigs in a pen at a residence in the 1000 block of Curry […]

Airman still in critical condition after crash

CNJ staff A 24-year-old Cannon Air Force base airman remained in critical condition Thursday afternoon at a Lubbock hospital a day after he was injured in a motorcycle accident, according to a Cannon spokesman. Staff Sgt. Brandon Seals of Cannon public affairs said he could not release the airman’s name until his next of kin […]

Seminar addresses domestic violence

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The state’s assistant attorney general said getting agencies talking to one another is critical to curbing domestic violence rates in the state. Ann Badway was one of several experts to speak Monday during the first day of a three-day conference at the Clovis Civic Center. “You have to learn […]

Blood shortage has providers raising efforts

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer A shortage of blood donors has area blood service providers concerned enough to step up their efforts. United Blood Services of Lubbock, which provides blood to Portales, Clovis, Hobbs and parts of West Texas, has recently gone on critical appeal for blood. Going on critical appeal for blood means […]

Fatal crash leaves one Clovis teen dead, another injured

CNJ staff A one-vehicle crash north of Clovis early Saturday morning left one Clovis teen dead and another in critical condition. Adam Romero, 15, the passenger, died at the scene of the crash, according to Sgt. Wesley Waller of the New Mexico State Police. The driver, Charles Valero, 16, of Clovis, was in critical condition […]

Wildlife service could designate Canadian River critical habitat for shiner

By Tova Fruchtman: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI —The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority heard concerns Wednesday about the possibility of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declaring the Canadian River a critical habitat for the Arkansas River shiner. Doug Murray of the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission said the Arkansas River shiner critical habitat designation […]

Muleshoe burn victim critical

CNJ staff A 78-year-old Muleshoe man injured Saturday in a house fire in Muleshoe was still in critical condition Wednesday night, according to hospital officials. Larry Hall was taken to the burn unit at University Medical Center in Lubbock on Saturday night where he was treated for burns covering about 30 percent of his body, […]

Accident victim remains in critical condition

CNJ staff Susan Downey, 45, of House, was still listed in critical condition Wednesday at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock following a Monday morning accident near St. Vrain that took the lives of her husband and son, hospital officials said. Her husband, Russell Dwain Downey, 48, and son, Levi Downey, 19, both of House, died […]

It takes a critical eye to get rid of junk

By Grant McGee An acquaintance of mine was tidying up his Clovis home recently. As I approached his house I wondered if he were having a garage sale. There was all this stuff in the driveway. I don’t really know why folks hold on to stuff. I was telling my mom I was writing about […]