Web site tracks water quality

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer More than half of the public drinking water systems in Curry County have been cited by the New Mexico Environment Department for drinking water violations, according to a new online drinking water database. Fifteen public water providers were cited by the state since 1993 for higher than established contaminant […]

8/16 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were dispatched Aug. 8 to a department store in the 3700 block of North Prince Street response to a report that someone had broken into the coin box of a ride in the game room. An investigation of the equipment indicated […]

Attorney General to speak at ENMU about drinking

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers State Attorney General Patricia Madrid is traveling around the state in an effort to combat binge and underage drinking. Madrid will speak to Eastern New Mexico University students, faculty and community members from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Faculty Lounge in the Campus Union Building on the […]

Screening day to help drinkers learn what is too much

By CNJ STAFF Knowing how much is too much, when it comes to alcohol, is valuable knowledge that will be given away for free as part of National Alcohol Screening Day Thursday. Counselor Charlotte M. Farkas, Ph.D., will provide free screening at her office from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at 116 W. 11th […]

Unpopular decision correct by Hartley

By Chet Spear I recently offered public praise to Judge Teddy Hartley for making an extremely difficult decision in a very serious matter. I was present during proceedings related to the John Jacobs sexual assault case. Judge Hartley listened to each of the testimonies. He has numerous years of experience as an attorney, and now […]

Alcohol and driving: A deadly combination

By Mike Linn The holiday season brings with it Christmas parties, time off from work and plenty of down time with family and friends. It also brings with it drunk driving. More people calling taxi cabs from bars. And more alcohol-related crimes. In an effort to keep drinking and driving at bay this holiday season, […]

Study says underage drinking can be reduced by adults

Patricia L. Garcia ALBUQUERQUE — From beer banner advertisements at county fairs and rodeos to flavored malt beverage ads in magazines, state health officials say New Mexico’s youth is being bombarded with the message that underage drinking is acceptable. ‘‘Alcohol companies do need to turn down the volume,’’ said Ann Powers, spokeswoman for the state […]

Too much flouride can stain teeth

By Gary Mitchell Most experts agree Clovis’ main water supply is low in chemicals that could cause major health problems. But it is not problem free. “The water in the Clovis area is a little high in naturally occurring fluoride. And it can do some cosmetic discoloration on teeth,” said Robin Casale, regional water quality […]