Cities seek housing solution

Cannon Connections photo: Tony Bullocks Frankie Lopez, of Double I Construction, plumbs a post Thursday for a picket fence at a home under construction on Ralph Boone Drive in northeast Clovis near the Cannon Air Force Base 801 housing. By Kevin Wilson: Cannon Connections Even with their daughters in college, Richard and Louise Weber search […]

Housing demands drive building plans

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Even with their daughters in college, Richard and Louise Weber search for a lot of the same amenities in a home that younger families do — storage space, a good neighborhood and proximity to public schools. But there are some dealbreakers for Richard, an Air Force retiree — like […]

Program offers free tax help

PNT staff reports Again this year, AARP, the Internal Revenue Service and the Eastern New Mexico University College of Business are sponsoring Tax-Aide in Portales, according to Portales Site Coordinator Mercedes Agogino. The program provides free tax returns and electronic filing to low- and middle-income people. It is available 1-4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays Feb. […]

Hounds looking for line help

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University is hoping to sign 15 to 20 prospects today, the first day players can sign a letter of intent to play college football. Among them will be Portales’ running back Jesus Davalos, who looked at the University of New Mexico briefly before making the hometown […]

Thursday morning briefing: Local talent and college Bowlmania

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. Video of the day Lots of local talent. It’s our Talent Watch. Bowlmania Five bowl games are on the schedule with two standing out. The Sun Bowl matches up Oklahoma and Stanford at noon on CBS. In primetime, Virgina Tech plays Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A […]

Press Release: Senator seeks interns

U.S. Senator Tom Udall is inviting New Mexico college students to apply for internships in each of his state offices. To apply for an in-state internship with Sen. Udall’s office, please send an email to internship_program@tomudall.senate.gov and request an application.

Workforce ready

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Area community colleges are offering programs designed to help students earn state certification allowing them to enter the workforce with more opportunities. For many, a traditional four-year college education such as programs offered at Eastern New Mexico University is just not an option. While ENMU has adjusted to offer […]

Prospective students get taste of college life

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Parents and high school seniors from across New Mexico, Texas and several other states gathered at Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday for a lesson in attending college. The annual Green and Silver Day is a chance for parents and their children to learn pointers on financial aid and […]

Wide variety of non-credit classes offered

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Leaders at Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University say non-credit classes are a direct response to community needs. Judith Spillane, the business and non-credit training coordinator at Clovis Community College, said her institution’s offerings change to meet needs. “We also offer a large number of non-credit online […]

Mesalands president suspended

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees on Tuesday suspended President Phillip O. Barry without pay. Board members met in executive session in response to allegations Barry was driving under the influence of liquor or drugs last week in Albuquerque. Court records show Barry was charged with DUI on Friday. […]

It’s their job: Teacher says children most enjoyable part of job

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Caron Powers is a second-grade teacher at James Elementary School. Background: Powers grew up in Carlsbad and came to Portales to attend college at Eastern New Mexico University. After college she commuted from Portales to Morton, Texas, where she taught for one year before being hired at the Portales Municipal Schools system. She is married […]

Elida pastor follows calling after college

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Freedom New Mexico Amy Jordan has been the pastor for Elida Methodist Church for the last four years. Prior to that, she served another four years in the same capacity at a church in San Jon. A graduate of Portales High in 1981, Jordan has two children: daughter Katie Palmer, a youth minister in Clovis, […]

Beatles tribute band part of cultural arts series

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Freedom New Mexico Clovis Community College’s ninth year of bringing the world to Clovis kicks off Sept. 26 with a concert commemorating the Beatles. It’s all part of the college’s annual Cultural Arts Series. Cultural Art Director Christy Mendoza said she looks for variety when scheduling acts for the series. “We say we’re bringing the […]

PIGSKIN PREVIEW: College football capsules

Freedom New Mexico New Mexico Coach: Mike Locksley (1st season) 2008 record: 4-8 (2-6 Mountain West) Last bowl game: 2007 New Mexico Bowl, beat Nevada 23-0. Stadium: University Stadium (38,634) Returning starters: 11 (8 offense, 3 defense) Key players: QB Donovan Porterie, WR Bryant Williams, WR Roland Bruno, C Erik Cook, LB Clint McPeek, S […]

PIGSKIN PREVIEW: Local college players

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University • Joshua Bryan, CB, 5-10, 153, Fr., Clovis Notes: Set the Clovis school record with 10 INTs last season while earning honorable mention all-state as a defensive back … Majoring in radiology. • Derek Dimitroff, LB, 6-0, 230, Sr., Fort Sumner Notes: Recorded 53 tackles in 11 games […]

Press release: ENMU hires College of Fine Arts dean

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has chosen Joseph Kline of Savannah College of Art and Design as the new dean of the College of Fine Arts on the Portales campus. Kline will officially begin September 14 of the fall semester. Kline is enthusiastic about his new position at ENMU. “I was looking for a […]

Local schools aim to assist military

By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Balancing many responsibilities, immature classmates, a lack of structure. All these challenges, and maybe more, face military personnel and their spouses entering college after or during their time of service. However, both Eastern New Mexico University and Clovis Community College offer help for dealing with these situations. Eastern New Mexico […]

May 15, 1939

Eastern New Mexico Junior College President Donald W. MacKay announced that New Mexico Gov. John E. Miles would present the diplomas to 77 junior college graduates at the commencement later in the month. MacKay also announced that H. L. Kent, vice president of Texas Technological College and former New Mexico State College president, would be […]

College graduations feature elected officials

A pair of New Mexico’s elected officials are in eastern New Mexico the next two weekends as keynote speakers for area college graduations. Lt. Gov. Diane Denish is the commencement speaker at the Clovis Community College graduation, set for 6 p.m. Friday at the Clovis Civic Center. There are 123 students eligible for graduation — […]

May 3 Athletic Awards

Brown Bethany College has awarded Heidi Brown of Portales a President’s Scholarship and a performance award in track and field for the 2009-2010 academic year. Brown is the daughter of Harold and Colleen Edwards. She currently attends Portales High School. At Bethany, she plans to study speech therapy. The President’s Scholarship, a $6,000 annual grant, […]