State officials: No pattern on infant deaths at Plains Regional

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Shelly Chaparro of Clovis gave birth to 6-pound, 12-ounce Abbey Isabella Montoya on Aug. 20 at Plains Regional Medical Center. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Any fears sparked by a recent cluster of infant death reports at Plains Regional Medical Center are unfounded, according to the state health department. […]

Aug. 17, 2008 Births

Cottone Landyn Garrett Cottone was born Aug. 5, 2008, at Plains Regional Medical Center to Mike and Rebecca Cottone of Clovis. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounces. He has a brother, Trey, 8 years old. Grandparents are Gilbert and Arla Ferran of Abiquiu and Howard and Maureen Orgass of Logan.

CHS grad Reid shares 17th place in NCAA golf regional

CNJ staff CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — New Mexico State junior Travis Reid of Clovis finished tied for 17th Saturday at the NCAA East Regional Tournament. Reid finished with a three-day score of 4-under-par 209, including a 70 on Saturday. New Mexico State finish in a tie for 12th. The top 10 teams at regionals advance to […]

Found in translation

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Betty Pullings, right, interprets questions from her patient Siu Davalos to Dr. Hany Elbeshbeshy at Plains Regional Medical Center. Pullings says she interprets for an average of 10 patients in a week in departments all over the hospital. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer Betty Pullings, a registered nurse at […]

Zoo keeper bitten by Gila Monster

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MCT photo Gila Monsters’ venom is not dangerous to humans, according to Clovis Parks and Recreation Director Rob Carter. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A Clovis zookeeper was in stable condition at the Plains Regional Medical Center on Thursday one day after being bitten by a venomous lizard, according to a city official. Clovis […]

Clovis boxers advance

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Two boxers who train in Clovis will be making their way to the regional round of this year’s Golden Gloves following Sunday’s state finals at Roy Walker Community Center. Superheavyweight Elijio Sena and Edgar Zubia at 141 pounds won their divisions and helped the Clovis Boxing Club take the overall […]

Girls head for Hoop Shoot super-regional

CNJ staff Two local girls have come through three rounds of the Elks-sponsored Hoop Shoot free throw contest and are headed to the Dallas area this weekend for super-regional competition. Niki Cordova, a 13-year-old student at Yucca Middle School, is competing in the girls age 12-13 division while 11-year-old Carrie Sharp, a student at Bella […]

Lelei 21st in regional meet

CNJ staff JOPLIN, Mo. —Senior Nimrod Lelei ran a time of 32 minutes, 20.1 seconds over 10 kilometers Saturday to finish 22nd in NCAA Division II South Central Regional men’s cross country competition. ENMU, which sent only a men’s team, was 15th of 16 teams with 331 points. Host Missouri Southern took men’s and women’s […]

Regional water plan accepted by ISC

CNJ Staff The New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission has accepted the completed Northeastern New Mexico Regional Water Plan, the commission announced in a news release. The Northeastern New Mexico water planning region (Region 1) includes Union, Harding, Quay, Curry and Roosevelt counties. The plan addresses long-term water supply availability, water quality, water rights, municipal conservation, […]

Local Roundup: Thief escapes store with $25

By CNJ STAFF A thief escaped from a local convenience store Thursday with $25 in change and a piece of his shirt missing, torn by a clerk trying to stop him, according to a police report. A clerk at the Allsup’s North Prince Street store told police around 4 a.m. a man walked around the […]

Clovis officials bound for Hurlburt

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer This Thursday, a group of local officials will board a military aircraft headed for Hurlburt Field, Fla., home of the Air Force Special Operations Command. An MC-130 aircraft from Hurlburt will usher about a dozen regional officials to the installation, where they will meet with Air Force Special Operations […]

Hospital CEO: Future bright for industry

Tonya Fennel: CNJ staff writer Jim Hinton Chief executive officer of Presbyterian Healthcare Services Biography Hinton has been with Presbyterian for 23 years. He serves on the Presbyterian board of directors and is chairman of the Presbyterian Health Plan board of directors. He lives in Albuquerque with his wife, Cindy. They have two children, Rebecca […]

Births 8/13

Sorenson Garrett Lee Sorenson was born June 20 to Josh and Erica Sorenson of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces. Grandparents are Gene Jones and Jody Sorenson Jones of Clovis and David and Linda Jackson, stationed at Aviano Air Force Base, Italy. Great-grandparents are Juanita Plumb of […]

Births – Waggoner

Sequoyah Charisse Waggoner was born July 8 to Brooke Waggoner of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She weighed 5 pounds, 2 ounces. Grandparents are Michael and Roberta Waggoner of Clovis. Great-grandparents are Sue Bocox of Perryton, Texas, and Roberta Craig of Elizabethtown, N.C.

Mark your calendar for the County Fair

By Clyde Davis: local columnist “Start the hose. We need a drink.” It took me a minute to locate the source of the hoarse whisper. Actually, I knew where it came from; it took me a minute to believe my ears. The box tortoise in my right hand, the larger of the two, winked, opened […]

Federal health care officials inspecting hospital

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Federal health care regulatory agency officials began an inspection Monday of Plains Regional Medical Center, according to PRMC spokesperson Tayloria Grant. Nine officials from Centers for Medicaid and Medicare will take part in the inspection, which was spurred by a complaint substantiated earlier this year by the New Mexico […]

4/30 Births

Sanchez Santiago Nazzareno Sanchez was born March 25 to Rachel and James Sanchez of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces. He has two brothers, Stefano, 2, and Matthew, 5, and one sister, Siyerra, 7. Grandparents are Susan and Rick Poe of Clovis, and Herminia Sanchez of Clovis. Great-grandparents are […]

Quay County officials concerned about rural needs under water plan

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — Quay County representatives are concerned their citizens’ needs for water will be trumped by areas with bigger populations in a state water plan. They voiced such concerns during Tuesday morning’s Northeast New Mexico Regional Water Planning meeting at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Quay County is part of Region […]

CCC hosting spelling contest

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The fate of the young contestants hinge on words that are rarely used in daily speech and rarely seen in ink: “Samovar,” a metal urn; “nisse,” a friendly goblin of Scandinavian folklore that frequents farm buildings; “torrenticole,” an organism that lives in swiftly flowing water. But it isn’t the […]

3/5 Births

Wampler Marc and Julie Wampler of Clovis are the parents of a 6-pound, 12-ounce boy, Titus Lex Wampler, born Feb. 18 at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Grandparents are Woody and Sylvia Wampler of Tucumcari and Gary Reeves of House. Blakeley Crystal and Steven Blakeley of Clovis are the parents of a 7- pound, […]