ENMU construction on schedule

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The construction and demolition ongoing at Eastern New Mexico University is right on schedule and running smoothly, according to Scott Smart, ENMU vice president of business affairs “The last piece of the demolition was to fill in a hole at De Baca Hall. I think they just finished filling the hole today,” Smart said Wednesday […]

Disability rating reform troubling

Most of a two-hour hearing last week of the House veteran affairs’ subcommittee focused on VA’s mammoth effort to apply current medical science and revise the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities, or VASRD, by 2016. Disability evaluation boards have used the VASRD since the end of World War II to compensate veterans for average impairment […]

ENMU briefs — Jan. 18

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ENMU grad headed to Africa ENMU alumni Andrea Elizondo, who graduated in December, is headed to Ghana, West Africa, in February to work with the City of Refuge Ministries until April of this year. The ENMU Foundation picked up the tab and ENMU Alumni Affairs arranged for the design and printing of T-shirts for the […]

ENMU briefs — Dec. 21

Hispanic Affairs gathering school supplies Hispanic Affairs has taken the lead in gathering school supplies for the Bethel Orphanage, located in Juarez, Mexico. The drop off box is located in The Alley by the Hispanic Affairs’ door. All the donations will be delivered during Spring Break.

Their view: Program helps turn veterans into ranchers

John Crabtree of the Center for Rural Affairs offers his view on a program that would help veterans become farmers and ranchers.

Their view: Tax credit would benefit rural businesses

John Crabtree of the Center for Rural Affairs offers his view on tax credits for rural businesses.

ENMU alumni shrimp boil rescheduled

CNJ staff The Alumni Affairs office of Eastern New Mexico University has rescheduled its annual Alumni Shrimp Boil for 6 p.m. on Aug. 13. at the Yam Theatre in Portales. It was originally scheduled for June 11. The cost is $30 per person, and proceeds go toward scholarships for high school seniors planning to attend […]

Dorm demolition about to start

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Alisa Boswell The demolition of Lincoln Hall on Eastern New Mexico University campus will begin Monday after the last of asbestos has been removed from the building. Demolition was due to begin on June 1, but due to finding additional asbestos in hidden areas, the removal took extra time, according to Scott Smart, ENMU vice […]

Our people: Nicole Thornton represents Portales as the city’s community affairs coordinator

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Nicole Thornton was the Community Affairs Coordinator for the city of Portales until Friday. Her husband received orders from the Air Force back to Florida so the couple will be returning home. Thornton said there is no such thing as a typical day for the community affairs coordinator. “I enjoy that every day is different […]

VA fails to meet crucial deadline

Senior Democrats and Republicans on the veterans affairs committees have joined hands to scold the Department of Veterans Affairs over missed deadlines and restrictive language drafted for implementing new benefits for caregivers of severely wounded Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans. In an unusual letter last week to President Obama, signed by both chairmen and ranking […]