Ram golf teams want to peak late

By Kevin Wilson Pat Crowley used to be the head golf coach for Portales, and now he works for the school as a substitute teacher. Next week, he’ll be a little of both. Crowley, the current junior varsity coach, is substituting for head coach Greg Poynor when the Portales High teams start the season at […]

Greyhounds lose second straight

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Less than 24 hours after committing 10 errors in a game, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team turned in an errorless performance Wednesday afternoon against New Mexico Highlands. Unfortunately for the Greyhounds, freshman pitchers Josh Stephenson and Keith Balderaz struggled with control — 10 walks, three hit batsmen […]

Clovis man gets two years for vehicle homicide

Darrell Maurina A 70-year-old farmer from Melrose on Wednesday was sentenced to two years in state prison for vehicular homicide, despite warnings from his attorney that prison time could be a death sentence. District Judge Stephen Quinn decided to go beyond the Department of Corrections’ pre-sentencing recommendation that Harry Downey receive five years probation with […]

Lawmaker: Gorham situation ‘disappointing’

David Arkin An eastern New Mexico lawmaker said in-party GOP fighting that led to the resignation of the party’s leader is disappointing. State Sen. Ramsay Gorham on Wednesday resigned as chairwoman of the state Republican Party. She doesn’t plan to seek re-election to her Senate seat. Gorham has been under fire from some party members […]

Local TV special hears concerns from seniors

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Tony Parra The “Caring for Our Seniors” television program on KENW spurred a variety of calls from listeners on topics ranging from prescription-drug cost to nursing homes. Eastern New Mexico University’s Patrice Caldwell moderated the show, which lasted over an hour, with a panelist of experts answering callers’ questions. Caldwell said that according to the […]

ENMU regents announce tuition hike

Tony Parra@link.freedom.com Eastern New Mexico University officials announced a 6 percent tuition increase during the Board of Regents meeting Wednesday in Ruidoso. ENMU president Steven Gamble said an increase of 6 percent to the tuition rate was approved by the Board of Regents members. Gamble said the rate is low compared to other universities, such […]

Obits April 1

Melton Chambers, 72 Melton Chambers, 72, of Portales, died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Services are pending.

Wayland Baptist snaps ENMU win streak

By Kevin Wilson There were more Es than a scrabble tournament as Eastern New Mexico University kicked, bobbled and booted away its three-game winning streak. The Greyhounds committed 10 errors Tuesday, helping visiting Wayland Baptist hold on for a 17-12 win at Greyhound Field. The fielding debacle came on the heels of committing just one […]

Big brothers, big sisters program stalled while agencies discuss merger

Ryan Lengerich A two-hour meeting on Tuesday between the local Big Brothers and Big Sisters agency and the Roswell-based agency about a possible merger ended with only an agreement for further discussion. Meanwhile, Rebecca Fain, director of agency development for the southwest region, said the recently closed Clovis-based agency, which serves Roosevelt and Curry County, […]

Student president voice for Eastern

Bob Cornelius This is in response to an editorial on March 24 titled “Student president best look out for the governor.” I really enjoyed reading the editorial writing of Managing Editor Mike Linn on my continued efforts to fight Governor Richardson over our differing views on higher education in New Mexico. I want to say […]