Rains may not be enough for wheat crop

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Recent rain brought some relief for a thirsty dryland wheat crop, but not enough to make a difference, officials said. The precipitation Feb. 16 brought the year’s total to .24 inches, which is about half of the historical average of .49 inch for the first six weeks of the [...]

2-26-08 ENMU Briefs

Faculty / Alumni • Darron L. Smith, Department of Agriculture, and ENMU undergraduates Alexandra Brooks and Julia Acree recently published an article titled “Intensive Grazing Management for Beef Cattle Production.” The article can be found in the Spring 2008 edition of Keystone Cattlemen. • Manuel Varela, associate professor of biology, and his research colleagues have [...]

2-26-08 It’s Their Job

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Name: Garrick Matthews Job: Online English teacher Portales High School. Time on job: Six years. Background: Matthews has a Bachelors Degree from Eastern New Mexico University and a Masters in Education Administration from New Mexico Highlands. He also coaches JV volleyball and JV softball at PHS. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. It begins [...]

Oasis pond to close down again

PNT Staff Report The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish issued an emergency order Monday to allow people to salvage fish from the man-made pond at Oasis State Park after a leak was discovered in its liner, according to a news release. The order will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. March 3, the [...]

Three arrested for drug trafficking

PNT Staff Report Three people were arrested Sunday and charged with drug trafficking after Portales police received a report of a possible break-in in progress, according to a department press release. Ashley Lemier, 26, of Portales, Stephen Stites, 28, of Roswell and Diego Montes, 28, of Roswell were charged with trafficking a controlled substance. Using [...]

Cruickshank fires fourth Zia no-hitter

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — Sophomore Kristen Cruickshank threw what is believed to be the fourth no-hitter in Eastern New Mexico University softball history Saturday as the Zias blanked New Mexico Highlands 9-0 in the Bronze Bracket championship game of West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. ENMU (13-8) beat defending NAIA champion Oklahoma City [...]

Angelo State cruises past Greyhounds

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Junior guard Maso Hamilton came off the bench for 19 points Saturday night and Angelo State cruised to an 83-49 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over Eastern New Mexico. Junior forward Denell Stephens added 15 points and nine rebounds for the Rams (15-10, 4-6 South), who [...]

Angelo State drops Eastern women in hardcourt action

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Freshman guard Camille Perkins scored 24 points, leading four Angelo State players in double figures in a 70-52 Lone Star Conference South Division women’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night. The win secured an eighth consecutive appearance in the LSC’s postseason tournament for the Rambelles [...]

Hounds sweep Saturday twin bill

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Awaiting his start in the second game of Eastern New Mexico’s Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader with Southeastern Oklahoma on Saturday at Greyhound Field, junior right-hander Ismael Solis wondered if maybe the Greyhounds were saving any runs for him. As it turned out, he didn’t have to worry. ENMU [...]

Kosovo independence may not be bombshell some seem to fear

The controversy over the province of Kosovo formally declaring independence from Serbia on Sunday may not turn out to be as explosive as some observers think. But the move is an example of how decisions taken during emotional periods can have consequences years down the road that are not necessarily beneficial for the original decision [...]