Press release: Interim committees now broadcast live

State lawmakers are in Santa Fe right now, discussing behavioral-health services. A live, streaming audio feed of interim legislative committees is now available online at http://www.nmlegis.gov

Fewer donations, bidders for KENW auction

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By Argen Duncan A live buffalo is up for bid in this year’s KENW online fundraising auction. The buffalo, a 3-year-old male pet belonging to a Portales man, is for sale along with about 820 other items — ranging from an autographed Green Bay Packers football to out-of-production Barbie dolls to couches. The auction runs […]

Real heroes encountered every day

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Are there any real heroes today? Yes and yes. I submit there are many Americans who are God-fearing people who strive to do right and live by The Golden Rule. I am prejudiced because I know more than I can count in Portales. These people are the ones who go […]

My Turn: ‘Life’ teaches us to live

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist Life finally stopped happening; now I can live. Actually, it is through this “life” stuff — the kind of stuff that completely turns your world upside down — that we really learn to live. That’s where our true strength comes from, in stepping out of our own lives and criss-crossing […]

March 2 ENMU Briefs

Portales Alumni meeting Wednesday The ENMU Portales Alumni Chapter will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Campus Union Building Pecos Room. All ENMU alumni (or friends of ENMU) who live in Portales are welcome.

Greyhound mascots to live in campus apartments

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Eastern New Mexico University’s pair of live mascots will live in a campus apartment with two students and be cared for in the Agriculture Building during the week days. According to a university news release, the greyhounds stay with “Hound Families” when the student caretakers go out of town. […]

Press Release: ENMU greyhounds will live on campus

PORTALES — The two Greyhound dogs being adopted by Eastern New Mexico University in Portales are expected to arrive on campus in early December, and will live in a campus apartment with two student roommates. The roommates, as well as other student “Hound Handlers,” will walk and play with them frequently.

Live bull riding test of courage

By Baxter Black: FNM columnist “So, what’s the difference between riding a mechanical bull and riding a real one?” asked the boy of his dad. “You will know the difference, my son, the first time you climb over into the buckin’ chute and look down.” The mechanical bull is a carnival ride. It is not […]

Ticket feature: Curry County Fair starts Monday

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Freedom New Mexico The 89th annual Curry County Fair kicks off Monday. The week-long fair features live entertainment, carnival rides, commercial exhibits, fun for children and livestock shows among others. Curry County Assistant Manager Connie Harrison said concerts will be held in the events center this year. Next Thursday, Zumbale will open for Tobias for […]

New contractors for TRICARE

By Tom Philpott: Military update Six million military health care beneficiaries, those who live in TRICARE’s North and South regions, will have new managed care support contractors and claim processors to deal with by April. In a surprise development, two of three current TRICARE contractors — Health Net Federal Services and Humana Military Healthcare Services […]

Business naming tradition dates back decades

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Plain 1.a. An extensive, level, usually treeless area of land. b. A broad level expanse. That residents of Clovis and Portales live in the high plains, there’s little doubt. The New Mexico-Texas border area known as the Llano Estacado, literally translated as “staked plain,” is not only high in […]

Editorial: Americans moving south risk safety

A growing number of Americans appear to be facing a tough choice: live in fear of violence, or live in fear of going poor. Increasing numbers of U.S. citizens are choosing to move to Mexico when they retire. According to the Mexican Association of Retirement Communities, about 1.2 million American and Canadian retirees already live […]

Portales’ country roads eyesore

I live three miles west of Portales. As the population grows outside the city limits, so do my concerns about the piling up of trash and tumbleweeds. It’s not only an eyesore, but a fire danger. Our county officials need to look into controlling this problem because it looks like individuals won’t do it. There […]

Businesses host live music

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County fair offers entertainment

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Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County Fair has an array of live entertainment available. The week’s entertainment includes bands such as Blackwater and the Fireballs. It culminates Saturday with Arenacross at the Special Events Arena, Sharon Dictson and the Fun Brothers. Arenacross has attracted 430 participants, who are divided into 24 classes, differing in age […]

Candidates participate in league forum

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico U.S. Reps. Steve Pearce, R-N.M. and Tom Udall, D-N.M., offered different takes on how the federal government could help municipalities with issues such as water and infrastructure during a forum Friday at the Clovis Civic Center. Pearce said competition for federal resources is too stiff for communities to depend […]

KENW-TV goes live, digital

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer The first live, digital and high definition program was broadcast Monday at Eastern New Mexico University’s KENW Broadcast Center. The hour-long program that ran from 8-9 p.m. featured information about the upcoming conversion of analog television to digital television. “The purpose of the program is to clear up the […]

ENMU Briefs July 15, 2008

Alumni/Employee BriefsTwo former employees recently died. John (Josh) Burdine and Maria Enriquez. Both worked with the physical plant.ENMU marketing graduate Katherine Kirkes, 27, was killed Saturday morning in a car crash south of Carlsbad. She participated in rodeo at Eastern. College of Fine Arts relocatedDue to the music building renovation, the dean’s office for the […]

Carlin’s work will live on but he’ll be missed

Editorial Almost everybody remembers George Carlin’s comedy/satire bit about the seven words you can’t say on television, the “stuff” we can never quite leave behind and other rants about the foolishness rampant in American life. Yet what remains when we think about the comedian’s long career was not so much the anger as the sheer […]

Chopper makes Boys State stop

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Residents who live near Eastern New Mexico University may have wondered why a small red, white and blue helicopter was flying so low over their homes Tuesday morning. The Albuquerque Police Department helicopter wasn’t searching for criminals nor on a search-and-rescue mission, but rather on its way to ENMU. […]