Portales past: Nov. 24, 1942

Nov. 24, 1942: The Portales Daily News: The first volunteer for officer’s training from Roosevelt County was graduated as a second lieutenant in the field artillery at Fort Sill, Okla., last Thursday. He was 2nd Lt. Thomas S. Peterson of Kenna. Peterson was assigned to Camp Roberts, Calif.

Portales past: Nov. 21, 1955

Nov. 21, 1955: The Portales Daily News: Who said women skip the sports pages? The Daily News checked up on the winners of the weekly football contest and found that women won the first prize in seven out of 11 weeks.

Martinez elected first female governor

By Barry Massey: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Republican Susana Martinez won the election Tuesday as governor of New Mexico, making history as the first Hispanic woman to become a state’s chief executive. Martinez, 51, defeated Democrat Diane Denish to also be elected New Mexico’s first female governor. There was no incumbent in the race, […]

Hounds in need of first road win

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Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — With any success on the road, the Eastern New Mexico University football team would be playing for an outright Lone Star Conference North Division title this week. Instead, the Greyhounds (4-5, 3-2 North) hope to salvage a three-way share of the crown when they face Northeastern State (5-4, 4-1) in […]

Cardinals hand Zias 3-0 loss

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Freedom New Mexico Incarnate Word took the lead for good early in the first set and the Cardinals never trailed after that in beating Eastern New Mexico University 25-21, 25-22, 25-20 Saturday night at Greyhound Arena. UIW (8-10, 5-5 LSC) erased a 7-6 deficit with four consecutive points in the first game. ENMU (12-12, 4-6) […]

Portales past: Oct. 27, 1947

Oct. 27, 1947: The Portales Daily News: Four Roosevelt County soldiers were among the first of the nation’s World War II dead to be returned from Europe, aboard the transport Joseph V. Connally, which docked at New York’s flower-strewn harbor Sunday.

Wednesday morning briefing: Report cards, calendars and a poet in prison

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Making the grade Today marks the end of the first nine weeks in

Don’t forget to thank spiritual leaders

October is Clergy Appreciation Month, and I join with many others in honoring our spiritual leaders. First, let me say there aren’t enough words to express my gratitude for the many, many selfless acts you do for others. You are vital to my spiritual being. I realize you are on call around the clock. Bible […]

Oct. 5, 2010 Elida School News

The Eastern New Mexico State Fair is going on in Roswell. Good luck to all participants. Thursday marks the end of the first nine weeks at Elida Schools.

Hounds suffer first loss in last five outings

Freedom New Mexico St. Edward’s rallied for three second-half goals and beat Eastern New Mexico University 3-1 Sunday in a non-conference men’s soccer game in Portales. Joeski Williams had a goal and an assist for the Hilltoppers (5-4), including the go-ahead score in the 81st minute to hand the Hounds (7-2-1) their first loss in […]

Church youth group helping Ugandan women

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Argen Duncan A group of Portales teenagers is reaching out to struggling women a world away. The First United Methodist Church youth group is learning about living conditions in Uganda and working to help a group of women there by selling beads the women made. They’re participating in the BeadforLife program, which provides Ugandan women […]

Air Force extends comment period

Freedom New Mexico The Air Force is extending the public comment period on the proposal to establish a low altitude tactical navigation area for Special Operation Forces, according to a news release. The Air Force first requested comments on the program be received by Oct. 4 and due to tremendous public response, the comment period […]

Trial for 1993 slaying begins

Jared Tucker Trial began Tuesday in Portales district court of 39-year-old Arnoldo Navarette, who is accused of shooting and killing a man in 1993. Navarette is charged with first degree murder and aggravated battery in the May 30, 1993, shooting death of Rey Ornelas, according to court records. During Tuesday’s testimony, Don Guy, a sergeant […]

Monday morning briefing: Hispanic heritage month and the first Make a Wish dinner

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing.Hispanic heritage Eastern New Mexico University’s Hispanic Heritage Month is under way. Hispanic Affairs has events planned almost daily. These include speakers, a presentation on the legend of The Wailing Woman and arts and crafts. Information: Check the ENMU online calendar at www.enmu.edu or call […]

Portales past: Sept. 28, 1955

Portales Daily News: Holt Irby, a 13-year-old Rogers 4-H Club member, was the first-place winner of the commercial “pen of five classification” at the New Mexico State Fair. He won a trip to Kansas City. (contestants exhibited pens of 5 fat calves for judging)

Portales past: Sept. 19, 1950

Portales Daily News: Hugh T. Brasell was elected president of the Greyhound Booster Club at the club’s first meeting of the season last night.

ENMU men’s soccer squad moves to 2-0

Andy Wilkinson scored his first goal of the season 13 minutes into overtime, helping Eastern New Mexico University take a 2-1 win over Colorado-Colorado Springs Sunday at the ENMU pitch. Emerson Rodrigues, who scored the first goal for the Greyhounds (2-0), found Wilkinson on a cross pass, and Wilkinson redirected the ball past Mountain Lions […]

Zias edge Mountaineers for first win

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team had it, then didn’t, then did. The Zias, trying to get going after five consecutive losing seasons, pulled off a five-set win over Western State in the Lady Buffs Classic on Saturday, salvaging the last of four matches for the weekend 25-21, 26-24, […]

Press release: ENMU’s Enrollment Surpasses 5,000 for First Time

PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has surpassed an enrollment of 5,000 for the first time in school history with 5,080 students. The previous record was 4,685 students in the 2009 fall semester, so this semester’s enrollment is an increase of 8.4 percent over that number. Before that, the previous record of 4,342 in the […]

Fall colors

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Sharna Johnson In other parts of the country, the first sign of changing seasons is often the changing color of the leaves, but in eastern New Mexico, one of the first signs is the changing of the hats. As the temperature drops in the fall months, cowboys traditionally don black, felt hats, putting away their […]