ENMU briefs — Nov. 22

University closed for break ENMU will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday break through monday. University buildings will be closed during the holiday . The Golden Library and University Computer Center will be open from noon to midnight on Sunday. Information: 562-2115.

Taxpayers shouldn’t foot hotel bill

I think it is noble to want to save Hotel Clovis from decay or destruction. Personally, I love to see historic buildings preserved and put back to use. I’m somewhat less enthusiastic over the plan to use it for subsidized housing. If you own the building, I think it is yours to use as you […]

Portales past: Jan. 13, 1947

Jan. 13, 1947: The Portales Daily News: Ten buildings from the Ft. Sumner Air Base were moved to the campus of Eastern New Mexico College Monday, according to Ray M. Howard, project engineer of the Federal Works Agency. The buildings sat in a quadrangle south of the music hall.

Thursday morning briefing: Paint the town, holiday stuff and The Great War ends

Good morning, happy Veterans Day and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Help needed Your chance to paint the town…literally. Clovis MainStreet is still looking for volunteers to prep and paint buildings a block worth of buildings downtown. It’s from noon until 4 p.m. Saturday. Meet at Patchwork House, 519 Main. For more […]

Base power outage scheduled

Freedom New Mexico A basewide power outage is scheduled for Sunday at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a news release. The outage will take place from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday. During the outage, base civil engineers will be upgrading the power substation. The upgrade is needed to support ongoing construction. The outage […]

Portales past: June 1, 1950

June 1, 1950: Eastern New Mexico University formally dedicated three new buildings — the student union, science hall and girls’ dormitory.

Education column: Clovis education system outstanding

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools Last week, I met two outstanding fourth grade students. One, a Parkview Elementary student, Fabian Trevino, won a national essay contest; and the other student, Cam Kuykendall, a fourth grade student at Zia Elementary, has progressed to ninth grade math. While these are great achievements by those students, I […]

Bills would give schools operating leeway

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Pending state legislation could allow New Mexico schools more flexibility in how they handle possible budget cuts, but local administrators are waiting to see what happens and prioritizing. Wednesday night and Thursday, the state Senate passed three bills that, if they pass the House, would allow schools to adjust […]

ENMU briefs

Music building renovation ramping up Eastern New Mexico University may be on a break from classes, but renovation work at the Music Building will be ramped up. This week, utilities to some campus buildings will be turned off periodically as a result. Among the effected areas will be the water cutoffs to the faculty lounge […]

WPA funded university’s first buildings

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer Editor’s note: This is the final in a three-part series of stories about New Deal/WPA projects in Roosevelt County marking the 75th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s plan to pull America out of the Great Depression. The first building that established Eastern New Mexico University in Roosevelt County […]

Leakage in basement causes phone outage at ENMU on Monday

PNT Staff Report Workers at Eastern New Mexico University on Monday discovered that a break in the cooling system pump over the weekend had caused flooding in the Administration Building basement, leaving several buildings without telephone service. “It was pretty minor. We have pumps that cool around campus and one of the pumps developed a […]

Downtown Portales buildings vandalized

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales Police are investigating a graffiti spree that marked up approximately a dozen downtown buildings Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said police had received 10 reports of graffiti vandalism, most of them coming in on Wednesday. He said police noticed other buildings that had […]

Gas line break causes partial evacuation at Brown Elementary

By Tony Parra Kindergarten and pre-kindergarten students had to be evacuated for an hour from portable buildings because of a gas leak noon Tuesday. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said no one was hospitalized or injured and the ambulance didn’t have to respond. Scott Arnold, general manager for Yucca Telecommunications, confirmed a main gas line […]

Dora construction nearing end of first phase

By Tony Parra The Dora Municipal Schools buildings are going through a facelift and teachers and administrators are anxious to settle into the building. One of the major aspects of the construction project is a new 16,470-square-foot addition which will join together the high school and elementary buildings. The area between the high school and […]

City ready to target redevelopment

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer During the coming weeks, city and organization leaders will target vacant buildings in Portales as possible locations for new businesses. A meeting was held Tuesday to discuss economic development and what path the city should take to try to encourage those in the community and outside of the community to […]

ENMU regents dealing with housing issues

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents on Wednesday gave a Texas firm the go-ahead on plans for a privatized housing project east of Eddy Hall. The proposal calls for 96 units with 270 beds in four apartment complexes located behind Eddy Hall and extending east to South Avenue […]

May 11 Letter to the Editor

I would like to share with you some of the recent activities of the Portales Police Department. Police officers constantly check the school doors to ensure that the buildings are secure. This activity requires them to walk around buildings and to physically pull on doors to make sure they are closed and locked. This is […]

Old Cannon buildings are becoming more modernized

Darrell Todd Maurina Thanks to extra funding provided by Congress on Nov. 12, Cannon Air Force Base will be able to replace some World War II-era buildings and add more runway lighting to improve pilot safety. The work will be in addition to upgrades the base has been doing all year. New Mexico Sen. Pete […]

Temporary jails could be remedy to overcrowding

Jack King Faced with jail overcrowding and spending money to house prisoners out of county, members of the Curry and Roosevelt county commissions met with representatives of a portable building company on Thursday to discuss the use of temporary jail buildings. Curry County Manager Geneva Cooper, Roosevelt County Administrator Charlene Hardin, Curry County Commissioners Tim […]

City ready to rid itself of abandoned buildings

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Mike Linn Maybe the black, green-eyed cat lounging against the wall of the Saga Motel on Wednesday afternoon was waiting for somebody to let it in. After all, the motel’s sign does read “vacancy.” But city officials say the motel located on Avenue D across from the Cattle Baron restaurant has not been operational for […]