State your purpose

New Mexico high school students were making their own rules this week but not before passing them through congressional houses in a series of lively debates. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Bianca Soliz, center, governor of New Mexico Girls State, writes her speech Thursday afternoon for that evening's inaugural ball. She enlisted the help of Darci […]

Students display growth through art show

Recent Eastern New Mexico University graduate Mikaela Lombardo will be showing her flesh pottery and murals at the Show Me Your Venus art exhibition at the Yam Theater throughout this week. The exhibition is a collaborative effort among Lombardo, who heads the group, and five of her university friends comprised of graduates and graduating seniors. […]

CCC students take next step

Family, friends and faculty packed the Clovis Civic Center as Clovis Community College honored this year's graduates at a commencement ceremony held Friday evening. CMI staff photo: Kevin Wilson Student speaker Ami Kowalski pauses before making a point during her speech at the Clovis Community College commencement ceremony Friday at the Clovis Civic Center. Kowalski, […]

Lectureship unites sci-fi, fantasy writers

Aliens, witches, vampires and goblins were common topics of discussion this week as science fiction and fantasy authors, young writers and fans of the genre descended on Eastern New Mexico University for the annual Jack Williamson Lectureship. CMI staff photo: Christina Calloway A panel discusses science fiction classics in television, film and literature Friday at […]

Legend featured in Lectureship

Prepare for a science fiction invasion as authors, aspiring writers and lovers of the genre alike flock to Eastern New Mexico University Thursday and Friday to celebrate one of the genre's pioneers, Jack Williamson. CMI file photo Jack Williamson, who died in 2006, is celebrated annually with the Lectureship that carries his name at Eastern […]

“Fun, loud brass” promised for Jazz Fest

Students performing in this year's Eastern New Mexico University Jazz Fest describe the music as "fun, loud brass." At least that's what they hope it sounds like to the audience tonight and Friday night in the ENMU's Buchanan Hall in the Music Building. PNT photo: Christina Calloway Eastern New Mexico University students, from left, Jeremy […]

Clovis school board to consider graduation date change

Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Terry Myers is bringing in the Board of Education to help make a decision on changing the date of the CHS graduation. The event, slated for May 18, falls on the same day as the final day of the state's spring athletic championships. The board will hold a special meeting March […]

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Dora news: Aug. 28

Volleyball season begins Dora volleyball coach Caleb King, Assistant coach P.J. Bryant and the Lady Coyotes begin their season by hosting games two nights this week. Today, Dora hosts JV and varsity teams from Eunice, at 5 p.m. On Thursday, Dora hosts junior high, JV and varsity teams from Lake Arthur at 4:30 p.m. Pre-kindergarten […]

ENMU anticipates record enrollment

Officials at Eastern New Mexico University anticipate a record enrollment for the fall semester. Clovis Community College officials said enrollment is about the same as last year. Eastern New Mexico University president Steven Gamble anticipates enrollment at ENMU will go up 5 percent when the final numbers are counted on Sept. 7. Gamble expects the […]