Clovis superintendent in running for college job

By Mike Linn The superintendent of Clovis schools would like to forward his career beyond K-12 education, a desire confirmed by his recent interest in the president’s job at North Central Missouri College. Officials at the Trenton, Mo.-based college are interested in Neil Nuttall, too. He is one of four finalists of 41 applicants vying […]

Class allows residents to make dinosaur dig

By Ryan Lengerich It didn’t look like much. Michael Wood dug and scraped at the Quay County soil. He searched for bones — prehistoric bones — though he wasn’t sure exactly what they looked like. And then he saw something embedded in a whiskey bottle-sized boulder. “I’m looking at this and I really don’t know […]

Zias softball team announces new signings

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Kevin Blaskowski has announced the signing of four players from Midland (Texas) College to national letters of intent. The players are Tina Witt, a catcher from Riverside, Calif.; Jessica Nocas, a second baseman/shortstop from Crestline, Calif.; Adina Taul, an outfielder from Placentia, Calif., and Rosemary […]

Six PHS gridders to play in all-star game

By Dave Wagner LAS VEGAS, N.M. — For Seth Clabaugh and Cole Parrish, Saturday’s fourth annual Class 3A New Mexico High School Coaches Association all-star football game will lead them into the start of two-a-days in college next month. For Matt Lujan and Brian Berry, it’s a chance to put a cap on their football […]

Langston leaves his mark

By Tony Parra Dewey Langston devoted his time to helping organizations in Portales and his marks are all over Eastern New Mexico University. He enrolled at Eastern New Mexico Junior College in 1939. Langston’s past began much the same way Harold Knox, another Pioneer of the Year Award candidate, began. He attended Eastern New Mexico […]

Students focus on careers

By Mike Linn Lori Noland feels lucky she’s on the verge of landing a job in her field, just three weeks after graduating college. The 2004 Eastern New Mexico University graduate said she has been through the interviews, and if she gets security clearance, she’ll work as a contracting specialist for the National Security Agency, […]

ENMU grad reminisces on time in WBL

By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — For a small-town girl from Mississippi, Mary Scott was thrilled to get the opportunity to play women’s professional basketball. The Clovis resident just wishes the Women’s Pro Basketball League (WBL) had received the support — financial and otherwise — of its descendent, the eight-year old Women’s National Basketball Association. The […]

Smith learning the ropes just in time

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By Kevin Wilson When Tabor Smith left Greyhound Arena last Saturday, college diploma in hand, he didn’t need to be told that he still had time to learn something new. He knows that already, and proves it every time he and his horse Jax take on another steer in the confines of a rodeo arena. […]

Everybody’s a target during kite season

By Bob Huber You hear it every spring — “The kites are coming! The kites are coming.” Mothers shield their kids, bikers don helmets — Imagine that! — and police warn citizens to stay off the streets and listen to disaster radio. Behind all the screaming, yelping, baseless accusations and the wanton abuse of the […]

Hounds sign four junior college transfers

Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan knew the Greyhounds needed to replace graduating point guards Brent Cooper and David Hamilton, and he hopes they’ve done that. The Hounds have signed four junior college transfers, including points guards Jolen Montoya of Neosho County (Kan.) Community College and Reggie Wallace of Mt. San Antonio […]

ENMU students commence with next journey

By Helena Rodriguez It took Kristine Kelley of Roswell four-and-a-half years to earn a bachelor’s of business administration degree from Eastern New Mexico University. Like many students, she earned her degree while also flipping burgers, and said she’d do it all over again if she had to. “The hardest part was balancing work and school, […]

Gomez signs on to play for Garden City next year

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Kevin Wilson Roni Gomez went right from high school basketball to golf, helping her teammates win the Class 3A title on March 12 in Albuquerque and competing in a golf scrimmage three days later in Hobbs. Gomez went right back to basketball Wednesday, as she arrived back from the state golf meet in time to […]

Atwood trades his ropes for notes

By Ferran Lucero Editor’s Note: This story is part of a periodical series about former athletes from the surrounding area. Roping has taken a back seat to singing for former Eastern New Mexico University team roper Marshall “Ky” Atwood. The co-founder of a country band called Marshall Lane, Atwood is pursing his dream of “living […]

The older you get, the easier it is to learn

Helena Rodriguez Well, I’m now halfway through my first full-time semester back in college after 13 years of working in the “real” world. I’d be lying if I said I haven’t cracked open a book since walking off that Eastern New Mexico University stage with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1989. In fact, that’s […]

Athletics benefit college

Kevin Wilson High school soccer was a way of life for Anna Funck less than two years ago. She knew that college soccer could be the same. “It had always been an option since I started high school,” said Funck, a freshman who scored three goals in the inaugural season for Eastern New Mexico University. […]

ENMU to mourn tragic death of former student

Darrell Maurina Co-workers and friends expressed shock and disbelief Monday, following the apparent suicide of Clovis Community College instructor William H. Windley Jr. Police said Windley, 32, of Portales, purchased a gun and ammunition on Friday afternoon at the Beaulieu Brothers Pawn City store in Clovis, then shot himself in the head in front of […]

Zias hope new coach plus new team equals new results

Dave Wagner In the Lone Star Conference South Division preseason poll, first-year Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Kevin Blaskowski picked his own squad for last place in the six-team circuit. It’s not that he doesn’t have faith in the Zias, who are coming off a 24-29 season (4-16 South) under interim coach Ron Landschoot. […]

Proposed scholarship changes opposed

Michelle Seeber A year ago, the Finance Committee of the New Mexico House of Representatives proposed new requirements for the state’s Lottery Success Scholarship that would make it more difficult for college students to obtain dollars for tuition by raising the required grade point average from 2.5 to 3.0. The committee also recommended the dollars […]

Hunnicutt demands more from self, team

By Kevin Wilson Even when things are going well, Eastern New Mexico University junior Jamaal Hunnicutt expects more — of himself and his teammates. The Greyhounds won the Lone Star Conference South basketball championship last year. Hunnicutt thinks they can win the national title. The Hounds (4-3) beat the defending NCAA Division II champion Northeastern […]

ENMU republican named state director

Tony Parra A month away from the presidential election year, the New Mexico Federation of College Republicans chose Eastern New Mexico University’s Bob Cornelius to be their Executive Director in preparation for the election season. “He is very committed and involved with the political issues,” ENMU President Dr. Steven Gamble. “From the first moment that […]