Second resident dies from tornado injuries

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Last month’s tornado claimed its second victim Thursday when Walter “Snap” Cravy, 90, of Clovis died at a Lubbock hospital. Thomas V. Cravy said his father had been hospitalized with multiple injuries since the March 23 tornado tore through a trailer home “Snap” Cravy shared with a friend on […]

Tornado facts

CNJ staff —Curry County has recorded five F2 tornadoes since records have been kept — on June 10, 1932, Sept. 17, 1944, May 24, 1957, June 11, 1964, and on March 23 of this year. An F2 includes wind speeds greater than 113 mph. The county has not seen a tornado greater than F2 in […]

Helmet law up for vote

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers A bill requiring children under 17 years old to wear a protective helmet while using a bicycle, scooter, skateboard or skates in a public area is headed to the state Senate for vote. It was passed unanimously Monday by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Bicycling injuries have been cited as the […]

Woman dies from auto accident injuries

Freedom Newspapers A 47-year-old Portales resident died Thursday in a Lubbock hospital a day after being injured in an auto accident in Littlefield, according to a news release from Eastern New Mexico University Information Services. Kimberly Lutnesky, 47, was the wife of ENMU professor Marv Lutnesky, according to the ENMU release. Lutnesky was attempting to […]

Zias seek healthier year after 2005-06 struggles

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First-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach talks to his players during a break in practice at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — A quick glance at the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball roster reveals that the Zias have six seniors returning, including four starters, so […]

Nov. 8, 2006 Local Briefs

CNJ Staff No injuries reported in morning shooting No injuries were reported in an early-morning shooting Tuesday at a house in the 800 block of Calhoun Street that left holes in a front window, TV, adjacent wall and door, according to police reports. Police responded to a call of shots fired shortly after midnight and […]

‘Wounded Warrior Insurance’ could be solution

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Service members, particularly Reserve and National Guard, might not understand yet how their military insurance has been enhanced to cover traumatic injury, whether suffered in war or at home even while off duty. The new Traumatic Injury Protection under Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) is still referred to as “Wounded […]

Mother, daughter die in vehicle wreck

A Fort Sumner mother and daughter died Saturday morning when the vehicle they were riding in flipped over numerous times on U.S. 60 near Encino, according to New Mexico State Police Public Information Officer Jimmy Glascock. Elaine Abeyta, 28, died from her injuries eight hours after being airlifted to an Albuquerque hospital while Candace Abeyta, […]

2/12 Local roundup

No injuries reported in house fire A one-story house fire Saturday afternoon closed traffic on the two west lanes of Prince Street for about one hour, according to Clovis Fire Department Lt. Ricky Mitchell. One room in the single-story, wood home located on the west side of the 1000 block of Prince Street was destroyed, […]

Officers suing Taser outfit

Staff and wire reports PHOENIX — Police officers in New Mexico and four other states have filed lawsuits against Arizona-based Taser International Inc., claiming they were seriously injured after being shocked with the electronic stun gun during training classes. According to Curry County and Clovis City police officials, both departments use the Tasers but the […]