Red Cross director ends career

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent She made deliveries during a snowstorm, was often the first volunteer to arrive when disaster struck and juggled a hectic schedule in her 19 years with the Clovis Red Cross. But a personal need of her own has pushed Eloise Edwards, the executive director for the American Red Cross Zia […]

More than 350 set to graduate from ENMU

PNT Staff More than 350 students will graduate from Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday. Graduation ceremonies are set for Saturday at 10 a.m. at Greyhound Arena. According to Amy Holt, associate director of Institutional Research/Planning Services at ENMU, 352 students will graduate this year. Last year, 346 students graduated. University officials said 297 undergraduate […]

City council talks water wells, computers

Tony Parra Mayor Orlando Ortega and city council members discussed the goals for water wells and a Wide Area Network for computers in all of the city’s department in Tuesday’s city council meeting. Ortega said some of the goals he and Tom Howell, the city’s public works director, talked about was to have 10 to […]

NMAA hoping to change image

Rick White The state’s governing body for high school athletics has an image problem, according to the organization’s newly elected board president. Clovis Schools Superintendent Neil Nuttall said financial problems, an unpopular realignment plan and an uncompromising attitude by the previous administration has alienated members of the New Mexico Activities Association. Nuttall, elected president of […]

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 […]

City welcomes new development director

Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com The position of community development director has been filled by Darla Wilhoit, who will work in conjunction with Community Development Executive Director Kim Huffman towards the future of economic development of Portales. “This is a great opportunity for me,” Wilhoit said. “I’ve been working for private […]

Red Cross worker to direct N.M. shelter

Gary Mitchell A former American Red Cross worker whose travels have taken her to war-torn regions around the world, has been named the new executive director for eastern New Mexico’s Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence. Catharine Johnson, currently the executive director of the Clovis Downtown Revitalization Committee, was offered the $40,000 position on Thursday […]

Chase Gentry awarded economic developer of the year

Jack King The vision and determination of a legendary economic development director live on in Chase Gentry, officials said Thursday. Gentry, who was given his first economic development job by Portales development executive R. Dallan Sanders, became the third person to receive an annual award named in Sanders’ honor Thursday. The Clovis Industrial Development Corporation […]

ENMU campus busy preparing for semester

Tony Parra Students and parents broke the stillness of the Eastern New Mexico University campus on Thursday and it carried into the weekend. Students spent the last few days moving into the dormitories and registering for classes which begin on Monday. ENMU has also added 14 new faculty members. “It’s too early to tell how […]

La Casa director recognized

By Mike Linn Before any money talk at Tuesday’s Portales City Council meeting, Mayor Orlando Ortega presented two certificates of appreciation in recognition of Seferino Montano and his non-profit business, the La Casa Health Centers. Montano, executive director of the health center, has been serving the city of Portales in the current capacity for 27 […]