ENMU political groups plan debate for tonight

By Kevin Wilson While the presidential and vice presidential candidates prepare for their debates, political groups at Eastern New Mexico University are working together for theirs. A policy debate is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight at the Becky Sharp Auditorium, featuring party platforms from the College Republicans of ENMU and the College Democrats of ENMU. […]

ENMU part of “Greater Expectations” program

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University is trying to prove it has greater expectations. School officials want to achieve every aspect of greater expectations and update and upgrade departments dealing with ENMU students’ way of life through “Greater Expectations Consortium on Quality Education.” Eastern is one of the 22 universities selected to participate in […]

Jump in suicides has Air Force officials on edge

By Pam Zubeck : Freedom Newspapers A recent spike in Air Force suicides — 10 in September — has leaders scrambling to find the cause after launching prevention programs this year because of a gradual rise. “This rash has scared the hell out of us,” Air Force Secretary James Roche said last week, conceding that […]

Portales teenagers screen film at Clovis festival

By Tova Fruchtman Two 14 year-old Portales High School students started Wizard Productions when they were in third grade. By sixth grade they had an editing program on their computer, and now the two and more than 10 of their friends have produced a 90-minute feature film. Philip Harrell and Sam Pool’s film “Walking Dead” […]

Astronaut visits ENMU campus

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By Tony Parra John Herrington has been in space. On Monday, he completed another important trip, answering questions from area students at Eastern New Mexico University’s Theatre Center. “It’s a great chance to come to a place, which I’m sure, not many astronauts have visited,” Herrington said after the presentation. “We (astronauts) want to share […]

Former ENMU president dies at 70

By Kevin Wilson Warren Armstrong, Eastern New Mexico University’s sixth president, died Friday morning at his home in Oklahoma. Armstrong was the president at ENMU from 1975 through 1983, at which point he accepted the same position at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kan. “We’ve had seven and a half very, very good years in […]

Family looking for missing mother

By Tony Parra and David Stevens Nine days ago, a neighbor saw Vicky Lynn leave her Alamogordo home for a routine walk. Family and friends haven’t seen the Farwell native since, despite an intensive search effort by law enforcement and hundreds of volunteers. “It’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to deal with,” […]

Portales schools receive grant to fight obesity

By Laurie Stone The Portales Municipal School District has been awarded a $398,044 three-year grant through the U. S. Department of Education’s Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP). According to a pair of press releases, U. S. Senator Jeff Bingaman and U. S. Representative Tom Udall announced that three New Mexico schools and two […]

Education for emergencies set for Saturday

By Tony Parra The Portales emergency and health departments want to send a message to Roosevelt County residents on Saturday. That message is to learn helpful tips which could save a life. Portales will have its first Fire and Injury Reduction Safety Training program from 1-6 p.m. on Saturday at the Memorial Building. The Portales […]

Mayors testify regarding Ute Water Project

By Tony Parra Mayor David Lansford of Clovis and Mayor Orlando Ortega of Portales wanted to send a clear message to Congress that federal funding is vital and necessary now for the Ute Water Project. “There is no viable alternative to this project,” Lansford said. “We will not have the adequate water to sustain the […]