New facility boosts expo attendance

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The new Roosevelt County Events Arena played a major role in the success of this year’s Roosevelt County Ag Expo, according to expo officials. Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce director Karl Terry said in previous years the two-day event had exhibitions divided between as many as seven buildings and areas. “It was like an Easter […]

New arena highlight of Ag Expo

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Alisa Boswell The main cause of excitement for the 20th annual Roosevelt County Ag Expo is the new Roosevelt County Event Arena, which will house all of this year’s vendor booths at the event. Roosevelt County Ag Agent Patrick Kircher said the new facility puts all vendors under one roof. “I think it will allow […]

Ticket feature: Brad Paisley to perform in Lubbock

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Freedom New Mexico Country music star Brad Paisley will be performing in Lubbock 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the United Spirit Arena with three-time Country Music Award winners The Band Perry and American Idol winner Scotty McCreery. Tickets will go on sale 10 a.m. Saturday and can be purchased at all Lubbock Select-a-Seat outlets, www.selectaseatlubbock.com […]

Youths rake in profits at annual livestock sale

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Alisa Boswell Bids bounced around the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds show arena like ping pong balls Friday night as 54 youngsters paraded their prized animals for the annual junior livestock sale. “I think this will be one of the best years, a record year,” said auctioneer Johnny Paiz during the sale. “Even though the economy has […]

Championship teams displayed on wall

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Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico University is recognizing its championship sports teams in a new way. The Greyhound Arena has a new “Wall of Champions” displaying the district, conference, regional, playoff and national championships plus football bowl game wins. The wall has 103 championship teams listed, said Athletic Director Jeff Geiser. Final touches were completed […]

Fairgrounds arena near completion

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Alisa Boswell The new arena building at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds is set to be finished by June 20, giving Roosevelt County a much larger space to hold agricultural and rodeo events. According to Roosevelt County Manager Charlene Hardin, the project was initially estimated to cost $4 million when the county was going to build […]

Grads ready for next stage

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Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble said he was expecting big things from the 484 graduates who walked the stage at Greyhound Arena Saturday. “We’ve given them the educational preparation to compete with the graduates of any other school,” Gamble said. “I feel certain that this graduating class will produce doctors, civic […]

Abilene Christian edges past Zias

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Karl Terry The Eastern New Mexico University Zias made a couple of marks on the record book Saturday afternoon, but fell short on the scoreboard as Abilene Christian slipped out of Greyhound Arena with a 67-64 Lone Star Conference South Division win. Zias senior Cat Clay moved into 10th place on the all-time scoring list […]

ENMU Monday capsules —

Men Central Oklahoma (10-2) at ENMU (3-6) What: Lone Star Conference South crossover game. When: 8 p.m. Monday at Greyhound Arena Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 Last outing: Both teams lost on Saturday, ENMU to Northeastern State 79-57 at Greyhound Arena and the Bronchos at West Texas A&M 67-60 Of note: The Bronchos won last year’s meeting […]

ENMU men’s basketball capsule — Nov. 17

Freedom New Mexico ENMU (1-0) at Western State (0-1) When: 7 p.m. today at Gunnison, Colo. Last meeting: November 2009, the Greyhounds beat Western State 65-55 at Greyhound Arena. Season openers: The Hounds, with seven players sitting out one-game suspensions for participation in an unsanctioned spring league, rallied to beat NAIA member Northern New Mexico […]

Hounds add exhibition tilt against NMSU

Freedom New Mexico Before it ever tips off the season on the Greyhound Arena floor, THE Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team will have already toured a pretty fair stretch of New Mexico and southwestern Texas. The Greyhounds added their third preseason game, a 7 p.m. Oct. 8 battle at New Mexico State. The […]

2/10 ENMU/Tarleton State basketball capsules

Freedom New Mexico Men Tarleton State (17-5, 5-2 Lone Star Conference South) at ENMU (8-13, 3-4), 8 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last outing: Both teams lost on Saturday — ENMU at West Texas A&M 67-49 and Tarleton at No. 7 Midwestern State 72-69. Of note: Tarleton was off to a 5-0 […]

1-23 ENMU-Midwestern State basketball capsules

Freedom New Mexico Men Midwestern State (15-1, 1-1 Lone Star Conference South) at ENMU (7-10, 2-1), 8 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last outing: The Greyhounds lost at Tarleton State 76-36 on Wednesday, while the Mustangs routed West Texas A&M 90-69 at Wichita Falls, Texas. Notes: Tarleton’s defensive effort Wednesday marked the […]

ENMU-East Central basketball capsules

Freedom New Mexico Men ENMU (4-2) vs. East Central (1-2), 4 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last outing: The Greyhounds erased a 19-point, first-half deficit to lead briefly down the stretch, but lost 67-63 to Southeastern Oklahoma in a crossover game at Greyhound Arena. ECU […]

11-25 ENMU men’s basketball capsule

Freedom New Mexico ENMU (2-1) vs. Western State (2-1), 4 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last outing: The Greyhounds led wire-to-wire, jumping out to a 19-3 lead in the first eight minutes, and dominated previously unbeaten Lubbock Christian 69-54 on Tuesday night in Lubbock. Notes: ENMU leads the all-time series with the […]

County commission gets grant for indoor arena

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County Commissioners have approved a memorandum of understanding to get an indoor arena at the county fairgrounds. The vote came during their regular meeting Tuesday morning in the county courthouse. Through the agreement with the state Department of Finance and Administration, a state grant of $250,000 from Gov. […]

Commission to OK fairgrounds arena funding

PNT Staff Report Roosevelt County commissioners are expected today to approve money for moving an existing building from Colorado to Portales, where it will serve as a new indoor arena at the fairgrounds. On the commissioners’ agenda is a memorandum of understanding between the Department of Finance and Administration and Roosevelt County concerning the arena. […]

Southwestern tops Zias

Freedom New Mexico It looked like a match that Eastern New Mexico University, mired in a long Lone Star Conference losing streak, could win. Unfortunately for the Zias, Southwestern Oklahoma was having none of it. The Mustangs, mired in their own seven-match losing streak, fought off ENMU challenges in each of the first two games […]

University introduces new basketball coach

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Andrew Helton on Tuesday stood in front of a crowd at Greyhound Arena. He can’t wait for the next time. “To see these game lights on gets my juices flowing,” said Hleton, introduced as the new men’s basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University. “I wish we were playing […]

Feb. 14 ENMU basketball capsules

Freedom New Mexico MenMidwestern State (17-6, 6-2) at ENMU (4-19, 0-8)When: 8 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Arena.Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9.On the Net: www.enmusports.comNotes: The Mustangs, tied for the South lead with Texas A&M-Kingsville, have won 14 of 16 after beating West Texas A&M 85-75 on Wednesday in Wichita […]