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 […]

Shoppers will see changes at Super Save

Tony Parra The building once known as Safeway and more recently as IGA will now be known as Super Save. Tim Russell, who will be the manager of Super Save, said officials from Russell Inc. are trying to complete the purchase of the store from Troy Hinton. Super Save, located at the corner of West […]

Officials say man’s fall probably an accident

Tony Parra An incident involving an employee who fell 47 feet from a ladder while working at the Garvey Processing plant looks to be an accident, a state safety official believes. Matt Jackson fell from the ladder on March 1 and was transported to Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, prompting an inspection of the company […]

ENMU student killed in car crash

Kevin Wilson An Eastern New Mexico University sophomore was killed near Amherst, Texas, while heading back from spring break. Monica Martinez, 20, died Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash on U.S. 84 near the Amherst city limits. Martinez, a sophomore theater major, was partially ejected from a 1995 Nissan Pathfinder, which overturned about 7 a.m., […]

Obits March 31

Sylvia M. Hintz, 95 Sylvia M. Hintz, 95, of Portales, died Monday, March 29, 2004, in Las Cruces. She was born on Feb. 8, 1909, in House, Territory of New Mexico, to J.H. and Lou Clegg. She never lived more than 50 miles from her family’s homestead. She graduated from House High School in 1927, […]

Numbers high for Ram track teams

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By Kevin Wilson The future looks pretty bright for the Portales boys track team. Meanwhile, the Portales girls team seems OK with the present. Both teams have good numbers going into Friday’s meet at Carlsbad, with the boys team posting its highest participation in six seasons. “Being excited about the numbers, I’m even more excited […]

Hounds complete sweep against St. Mary’s

By Dave Wagner After surpassing last year’s win total a day earlier, Eastern New Mexico completed a three-game sweep of sixth-ranked St. Mary’s on Sunday with a 12-6 victory at Greyhound Field. The Hounds (14-18) rallied from a 4-0, fourth-inning deficit to win going away behind a 17-hit attack. Eastern started a spring break trip […]

Floyd jamboree earns cash for community

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Tony Parra The Floyd Lions’ Club members have tallied the final numbers of the 54th Annual Floyd Country Jamboree and they were able to raise $3,400 over the four-day event, according to Floyd Lions’ Club President Houston Lee. Lee estimated an average of 400 people attended each night’s events. “The figure (amount of people) was […]

Obits March 30

Florence Miller, 88 Mrs. Florence Miller, 88, of Portales, died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at her home. She was born on Feb. 22, 1916, in Elida, to Minnie and Manford Elkins. She grew up on the family homestead northwest of Elida. She started to school at Chaves. When she was 12 years old, the family […]

Students share their spring break stories

Abby Dunn Eastern New Mexico University students filed back on campus this weekend after a week off for spring break. Here are a couple of their adventures: Kenna Stevens, senior, Albuquerque “I went on a road trip with some of my girls to Los Angeles. We went to Disneyland, and we were standing in the […]

IGA could see changes

Tony Parra People expecting to buy their groceries from Hinton’s IGA this weekend instead found it was closed. The glass windows were decorated with signs which read, “Closed for remodeling. Look for our grand opening.” Other signs said to go to C.J.’s Pillbox for prescriptions and to take a list of prescription numbers or empty […]