Mascot talk makes one weary

By Jim Lee I really appreciate that relatively new statue in front of the Campus Union Building at Eastern New Mexico University. But I have always been intrigued by naming a university mascot after a bus going through town. According to the official account of acquiring the greyhound as the symbol of the teams published […]

Greg Brown Life Story

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Greg Brown gave his life to the people that he met, becoming a beacon of friendship to them. His life ended on a sad note but it was his love for people that has left behind a legacy in the hearts of those that were affected by the purity of […]

Lady Rams trounce Lovington in District 4-3A opener

No one knew exactly what to expect in Friday’s District 4-3A girls opener between Portales High and Lovington. Certainly, no one really expected what happened. Leading just 12-10 late in the opening stanza, the Lady Rams went on a 44-9 blitz that carried into the early moments of the fourth quarter in a 70-26 rout […]

Zias collect win over Kingsville

PNT Staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Junior forward Tia Doss scored a career-best 24 points and Eastern New Mexico University finished the game on a 14-4 run Saturday to beat Texas A&M-Kingsville 77-67 in a Lone Star Conference South Division women’s game. Guard Heather Brown added 18 points and six assists for the Zias (9-10, 3-3 […]

Javelinas roll past Hounds

PNT Staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Senior forward Robert Hamilton led five players in double figures and Hamilton and junior guard Quendale Allensworth compiled double-doubles Saturday as Texas A&M-Kingsville rolled past struggling Eastern New Mexico University 85-72 in a Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball game. Hamilton scored 21 points and led the Javelinas (13-6, […]

Foxes, Vixens sweep past Elida

PNT Staff FORT SUMNER — Junior forward Jeremy Gaunana scored 22 points Friday night as Fort Sumner posted a season high in points in an 85-63 District 3-1A win over Elida. The Foxes (13-6, 3-1 district) outscored Elida 27-11 in the third quarter to break away from a 35-35 halftime tie. Junior guard Derek Dimitroff […]

ENMU baseball team optimistic

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By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s Mark Wallace is glad to finally have a set position. An infielder most of his high school career at Alamogordo, Wallace has moved from left field as a freshman to center field as a sophomore to first base last year. This season, he’s ticketed to return to first […]

Jan. 25 Obituaries

Lenard Bigler, 72 Mr. Lenard Lee “Buck” Bigler, 72, of Portales, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Dec. 13, 1932, in Bell County, Texas, to Ollie and Ed Bigler. He grew up in Anton, Texas. In 1950 he entered the Air Force and was stationed […]

Residents have varying concerns on expansion

By Tony Parra FORT SUMNER — There are no major environmental impacts revealed from the Environmental Impact Study of the New Mexico Training Range Initiative to expand the airspace for Cannon Air Force Base, according to Brenda Cook, the project manager for the initiative. Cook and other CAFB officials held a hearing with members of […]

Background on expansion

Freedom Newspapers Cannon Air Force Base seeks to expand its military airspace to allow pilots to fly lower and faster. If approved, the airspace would increase by 700 square miles to 3,300 square miles. Changes proposed in the expanded areas include lowering the altitude pilots can fly from 1,000 feet above ground to 500 feet […]