It’s a time to give

CNJ Staff Reports CNJ STAFF REPORTS Organizations in Clovis and Portales will deliver Emergency Food Assistance Program commodities at various locations this week, Nancy Taylor, executive director of Life Saver Food Bank, said in a news release. “Services and declaration requirements will be similar according to the capabilities of each volunteer agency,” she said. “Distribution […]

Study of Cannon’s health care leaves students impressed

By Darrell Todd Maurina A group of graduate nursing students from the Clovis area who have spent much of the last year studying health care at Cannon Air Force Base, said last week they were surprised by the good quality of the care families receive at the base. Michael Hobbs, one of the six nurses […]

Mother charged with filing false report

By Darrell Todd Maurina Portales police have arrested a woman who said Sunday that she found an abandoned baby in a park. Police said Tuesday they now believe the newborn belonged to the woman who said she found the baby while jogging in Rotary Park near her dorm room at Eastern New Mexico University. The […]

Local health community celebrates new addition

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Expansion projects at Plains Regional Medical Center include expanding the emergency room, building a new physician’s office, and the opening of the Healthplex and cancer treatment center. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Gary Mitchell Hospital administrator Brian Bentley calls today’s grand opening ceremony “a three-fold celebration.” Dignitaries from Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Plains Regional Medical Center […]

Conservation critical

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Jimmy Dominguez, greens superintendent for the Clovis Municipal Golf Course, hand waters a green Thursday at the course. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Jack King If Clovis residents don’t voluntarily reduce water consumption, they could face a water emergency in a week, city officials said Thursday at a press conference. New Mexico-American Water officials announced […]

Question and answer: Ken de los Santos

Ken de los Santos, 39, serves as the city’s emergency management director. Q: How long have you been in this position with the city of Clovis? A: Nearly two years now. I started in October 2002. Q: What was your background prior to this position? A: I’m retired from the Air Force in 2001. My […]

Tornado season upon us

By Jack King May and June are peak tornado times for eastern New Mexico, which is on the far western edge of the nation’s Tornado Alley. And local officials take regular steps to prepare for potential storm damage, said Clovis/Curry County Emergency Management Director Ken De Los Santos — even though tornadoes are rare around […]

Warning: Cactus sap can be hazardous

Tibor Machan Back in the early 1970s a friend of mine in the Louisiana state house told me a lesson he learned. Trying to indicate to his colleagues the absurdity of government micromanagement of the state’s economy. He introduced a bill that would have government regulate water diviners. By his lights, these folks were not […]