Hospital adds trauma center designation

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Roosevelt General Hospital emergency room personnel say the hospital’s designation as a Level IV trauma center will standardize their operations and provide needed funding for equipment and training. “It’s really a feather in our cap,” said Dr. Matt Foster, trauma medical director at RGH. “We’re the only Level IV […]

Under construction

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The $8.5 million remodel at the Eastern New Mexico University Science Building is more than halfway complete and on schedule, according to university officials. ENMU staff and administrators toured the building Tuesday, including the remodeled portions of the original building, which was gutted, and the new wing on the […]

Veteran helps those in need

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico James Freeman calls it his “Aid to the Disabled Program.” “James originally started the program to collect medical equipment for disabled veterans,” said Keith Barker acting exalted ruler for the Elks Lodge 1244, which helps sponsor Freeman’s efforts. Freeman has been collecting, repairing and distributing medical equipment that has […]

Business to offer variety of repair services, sell boats

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By Casey Peacock Jump River Repair will provide a variety of services when it officially opens next month. Housed at 100 S. Chicago, the business will offer equipment repairs, welding and fabrication, and sell boats, construction equipment and parts, according to owner Eddie Hiner. Hiner will be joined by son-in-law Jon Nagel, who is relocating […]

10-25 Local Briefs

Senate passes funding request The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Bill, which includes a request from Sen. Pete Domenici, R.M., for $1 million in funding for Eastern New Mexico University. The bill will now be sent to a conference committee to reconcile differences between it and […]

October 28, 1970

• Mrs Morris (Doris) Wood, was honored as Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the Portales Educators Association. She had been a fifth grade teacher at Steiner Elementary for 13 years. • According to the official weather equipment at Eastern New Mexico university, the first freeze of the 1970 Winter season was recorded. Temperatures plummeted […]

Helicopter based at area hospital

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt General Hospital now has AeroCare during the day, allowing the facility to transport patients to Lubbock in a timely manner. According to RGH administrator James D’Agostino, the helicopter is based at the hospital on a temporary basis. During the day, Aerocare is on site and at night the […]

Police: Clovis senior traps alleged intruder

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers An 85-year-old city resident took law enforcement into his own hands, capturing a teen at gunpoint Tuesday during an attempted robbery. When police arrived at the home just before 7 a.m., they found Alton Tillman pointing a handgun at a 16-year-old boy who was standing against a wall, a police […]

Farmers embrace tractor technology

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Technology advancements have entered the world of farming in a variety of ways in recent years. “Probably the biggest thing today is the AMS (Ag Management Solutions) portion of it,” said Maury May, of Ray Lee Equipment in Clovis. According to May, the AMS is an autotrack system that […]

SANE to obtain new equipment

Freedom Newspapers Legislative funds will be used to purchase equipment for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners in Curry County, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Approximately $20,000 will be used to purchase a colposcope, a computerized camera used to magnify, photograph and document injuries during collection of forensic evidence, the […]

Governor signs capital outlay bill

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson has signed a $622 million capital improvement measure without rejecting any projects with his line-item veto powers. The governor’s treatment of the massive capital outlay bill was in sharp contrast to last year when he angered lawmakers by cutting more than $100 million worth of […]

Richardson signs capital outlay bill into law

Freedom Newspapers SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson signed into law on Thursday a bill providing $82 million for capital improvement projects, including some he vetoed last year. Included in that bill is more than $2 million in projects in the Curry, Roosevelt and De Baca county area. Among those items are: • $220,000 for […]

ENMU receives grant

PNT Staff Report Eastern New Mexico University has finally received funding on a grant that will provide $613,800 in new science equipment. According to a press release from U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici’s office, the funding, which he secured last year from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, will be used to buy molecular and […]

Officials: Post 9-11 climate makes federal funding more attainable

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Area law enforcers and emergency responders agree the post-9/11 climate has made federal funding more attainable for local agencies. Clovis/Curry County Emergency Management Director Ken De Los Santos said federal funding for responders over the last five years has totaled more than $1.5 million. The terrorist attack in New York […]

Tours give outsiders insight to operations

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Capt. Kathryn Gaetke, 523 Fighter Squadron pilot, gave the Girls Town USA base tour a second chance to visit the flight simulators and try their skills at the controls. The tour gave the girls a glimpse of Cannon’s mission. Airman 1st Class Thomas Trower Some children take field trips to fire and police stations with […]

Houses among featured items at ENMU auction

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By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer Going once, going twice, sold! Several unused items from various Eastern New Mexico University departments will be auctioned off in a “giant garage-sale” Aug. 12, including vehicles, classroom items, houses and even an actual garage. The auction will be at 9 a.m. in the ENMU parking lot at the […]

Attention to detail earn Airmen ‘Safety Salutes’

Airman 1st Class Thomas Trower Pilots are trained and prepared for it, but none of them want to ever use that training. Ejecting from a high-speed F-16 can not only be frightening, but deadly, too. Thankfully for Cannon pilots, they have the trained expertise of the 27th Maintenance Group to ensure they are flying in […]

KENW continues working on its new home

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By Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer The director of production services at Eastern New Mexico’s KENW-TV said that the station is extremely busy preparing their new studios in the campus’ new Communication Center, which are expected to be completed in six months. Donald Criss said they have new equipment ordered — such as cameras — […]

Something to cheer about

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By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer The new Portales High School cheerleading team has chosen manual labor as a fundraiser this year in hopes to afford the much-needed equipment they say they lack. Their plan is to find businesses in the area that are willing to hire the girls to work for donations. On Wednesday, […]

Air Force officials brief media, public on Cannon’s new mission

The honorable William Anderson, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, and Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., listen during a community gathering at the Clovis Civic Center. Staff Sgt. Craig Seals William Anderson, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics, Lt. Gen. Michael Wooley, Air Force Special Operations Command commander and Major Gen. […]