RGH purchases new equipment

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary recently purchased several pieces of physical therapy equipment for RGH Rehab Services. This equipment will enhance patient care by allowing the therapists to expand treatment exercises, according to a hospital press release. An overhead pulley system will be used to address upper extremity, trunk and lower extremity […]

Our people: Rising to the top

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Portales resident Joel Sievers is the team physician for Eastern New Mexico University, Portales and Clovis high schools. Sievers said he believes overcoming an injury helps young people learn how to overcome other obstacles they will face in life. “I enjoy teaching athletes about their injury and how to rehabilitate and watching them return to […]

Hounds win series opener from Javelinas

Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh decided to leave junior pitcher Corey Cole, nursing a groin injury, at home for last weekend’s Lone Star Conference series at Incarnate Word. Turns out it was a pretty good move. Cole, a right-hander from Glendale, Ariz., threw his best game of the season on […]

Military mama: No heroics behind injuries

Have you ever had an injury so embarrassing that you’d rather suffer in silence than answer the question, “how did you manage that?” Years back, my mom took a wrong step exiting a church staircase. Two stairs and she broke multiple bones in both feet. What a waste of a good injury — the holy […]

Zoo officials: Giraffe died after fall

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Sharna Johnson Clovis zoo keepers believe Jay the giraffe slipped on ice and fell, suffering a head injury. That injury followed by exposure to cold prompted a decision to euthanize him. The giraffe was found Saturday on the ground of his pen around 7:30 a.m. with a wound to his head that was, “bleeding profusely,” […]

Portales past: Oct. 24, 1947

Oct. 24, 1947: The Portales Daily News: Two chemistry students at Eastern New Mexico College escaped serious injury because of the quick action of laboratory assistants after a sodium explosion.

Police blotter — Oct. 10

Samplings of recent calls received by Portales-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Tuesday An officer was dispatched to the 100 block of North Avenue E at almost 3 p.m. for a report of possible child abuse. When he arrived, a woman told him her niece said the adult responsible for her had kicked her […]

Cannon wife motivated to aid wounded troops

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Leslie Scott organized the same supply drive when she was stationed in England. By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections Suffering an injury while serving in Afghanistan or Iraq, a soldier can be happy knowing that medical personnel will rush the injured far out of harm’s way in order to quickly treat […]

Police investigate pedestrian accident

PNT Staff Report A pedestrian was transported to Roosevelt General Hospital after being struck by a vehicle Tuesday morning, said Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. The accident occurred at 7:16 a.m. at a parking lot in the 1700 block of Industrial Drive, Berry said. The victim reported having a leg injury and was transported to […]

Clovis man stable after SUV crashes into his bedroom

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A Clovis man was flown to a Lubbock hospital early Friday morning after an SUV crashed into his bedroom while he was sleeping. Michael Gallegos, 57, is in stable condition, family members said. Injuries included a fractured vertebrae, a collapsed lung and a fractured eye socket. Paul Apodaca Jr., […]

Cannon Fitness Center offers pilates classes

By Julie Bizer: Cannon Fitness Center instructor An 80-year-old exercise is quickly gaining in popularity across the Air Force and America. Pilates is an innovative exercise program that focuses on strength, agility, economy of motion, flexibility and the mind-body connection. The end results are a sleek body with defined abdominals, firmer higher “glutes” and toned […]

Insurance beneficiaries need clearly defined

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 […]

Confidence returns for Segovia

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Portales Ram senior running back Eric Segovia remembers it clearly, the play that could have ended his high school football career. It could have, but it didn’t. “It was the worst pain in my life, when it happened, I knew I was done (for the season),” Segovia said. Early […]

Lady Blue win rematch with Happy

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers In their second meeting of the season, Happy and Farwell had a complete reversal of fortune. In the first matchup, a shorthanded Farwell squad lost at Happy by one point. On Friday, Happy had the injury problems and lost on Farwell’s court. Dellani Jones and Brooke Lunsford had 14 points […]

Pointers to prevent post-practice pitfalls

Airman Thomas Trower Football season is over, but basketball season is just around the corner, and the danger of injuries from sports is always present. Fitness standards require Airmen to be physically healthy and, therefore must pay extra attention when playing any sport. Any sport that the players run on grass or an uneven surface […]

Safety a priority for all athletes, coaches

Airman Thomas Trower Softball season is over, but football season is just around the corner, and the danger of injuries from sports is always present. Fitness standards require Airmen to be physically healthy and stay mission ready, and they therefore must pay extra attention when playing any sport. Any sport that players run on grass […]

Education for emergencies set for Saturday

By Tony Parra The Portales emergency and health departments want to send a message to Roosevelt County residents on Saturday. That message is to learn helpful tips which could save a life. Portales will have its first Fire and Injury Reduction Safety Training program from 1-6 p.m. on Saturday at the Memorial Building. The Portales […]

Kabrick happy to be back in swing of things

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By Dave Wagner Megan Kabrick has never been so happy to be a part of preseason two-a-day workouts. Regaining health after suffering through a torn left ACL will make you feel that way. The Portales High junior was back in action as the defending Class 3A state champion Lady Rams’ volleyball team began preseason drills […]

ACL spells danger for local athletes

Kevin Wilson It was a play like any other for Megan Kabrick. The Portales High School sophomore was trying to prevent teammate Roni Gomez from getting screened in a December game against Santa Fe. The 5-foot-10 post jumped in the way, hyperextending her left knee in an ensuing collision. But this play wasn’t like any […]

Rams fall to No. 3 Bernalillo

Freedom Newspapers BERNALILLO — Three was not a good number for the Portales Rams on Friday night. Portales suffered a 65-55 loss to Bernalillo, ranked No. 3 in the Albuquerque Journal 3A Coaches Poll, thanks in large part to a 16-6 third-quarter edge for the host Spartans. Portales coach Mark Gallegos said the Ram defense […]