Police release report on Oct. 6 sexual assault in Portales

PNT Staff Editor’s note: This story contains content about a sexual assault that some may find offensive. Portales police on Tuesday released incident reports pertaining to a sexual assault case that may have led to the distribution of fliers warning of a rapist around the campus of Eastern New Mexico University. According to the reports, […]

ENMU campus evacuated after receiving bomb threat

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University campus was evacuated Friday morning after the Portales Police Department dispatcher received a bomb threat, according to school officials. After a three-hour search with nothing suspicious found, the campus was re-opened around 1 p.m. Campus police and resident hall assistants evacuated faculty and students from […]

ENMU kicks off Homecoming

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University students embarked on homecoming week Monday with the 15th annual Songfest. Students performed a variety of skits at the Campus Union Ballroom and the Zia soccer team did a tribute to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Four resident assistants from Eddy Hall took first place. The […]

High school, other campuses on alert after shooting

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A Clovis teen arrested in connection with a homicide investigation was carrying a pocketknife when he was apprehended by police in the Clovis High parking lot on Thursday morning. It was the same knife he allegedly used a day earlier to threaten Ruben Perez, the brother of a 10-year old […]

Portales to mark Mexican Independence Day

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Hispanics from around the state of New Mexico will gather in Portales for many of the festivities celebrating Mexican Independence Day on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. There will be a ballet folklorico from Miguel Caro and his dancers from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Dallan Sanders patio area […]

First day arrives for ENMU students

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Kevin Wilson: Managing Editor Nate Riley remembers what it was like to be a freshman. It was one of the reasons he was stationed at the front desk at the Campus Union Building on Monday during first day of fall classes at Eastern New Mexico University. He wanted to help incoming students get acclimated to […]

Online courses alternative to traditional classroom

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers When the school year neared its conclusion at Portales High School in May, administrators and teachers had a wood shop with sheet rock walls and a mission. Three months later, that mission is nearing its beginning. The sheet rock is still underneath, but the wood shop is now home to […]

ENMU uses bonds to upgrade buildings

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Eastern New Mexico University representatives are investing in the future of the campus and in the form of building upgrades, courtesy of system revenue bonds. The ENMU Board of Regents approved the issuance of $9.325 million in the issuance of system revenue bonds to renovate the university. ENMU […]

Willie well-received

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Willie Nelson promoters and Eastern New Mexico University concert coordinators enjoyed a crowd of more than 1,500 people in the ballroom of the Campus Union Building on the ENMU campus. Approximately 1,568 people showed up to the concert to listen to Nelson and his friend Billy Joe Shaver put […]

School officials explain online program

By Tony Parra Portales administrators were happy with the 100 percent sign-up rate after their presentation on online courses on Thursday evening at the Portales High School library. The goal of the administrators was to assure parents that high school students would receive the same quality of education learning through online courses as the quality […]