Record-breaking Greyhounds QB dismissed from team

Freedom New Mexico Record-breaking sophomore quarterback Eastern New Mexico University J.J. Harp has been dismissed from the football team, according to Greyhounds coach Mark Ribaudo. Ribaudo declined to discuss the reason Harp was dismissed. He said he was let go Tuesday. ENMU sports information director Adam Pitterman said Harp was dismissed for violating university policy. […]

Snowstorm hampers travel

kvg39c-1230snow3web.jpg

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The third snowfall of the season dumped as much as 3 inches in the area Tuesday, making for treacherous driving and many minor accidents. The snow storm blanketing most of central and northern New Mexico, moved in just after 9 a.m. Area law enforcement encouraged people to stay home. […]

Holiday season an exhausting time

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist I’ve known since last January that Christmas would be Dec. 25. So why can’t I prepare ahead of time? Earlier this month it occurred to me I probably should do something about a tree, so I went to the local garden store. They had a gazillion trees, all set up […]

ENMU’s Clay wins LSC weekly honor

Eastern New Mexico University junior forward Cat Clay has been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division Offensive Player of the Week for her performance in the Zias win at Cameron. The Deming native paced the Zias with a 22-point performance, leading ENMU to a 79-74 win Saturday at Cameron. She hit five 3-pointers […]

My mind is shallow bubble bath

By Kevin Wilson: PNT columnist On a weekend out of Clovis, I had a lot of time to think about things … mostly how the roadrunner pizza (pepperoni, sausage, green chili) should be featured everywhere and how commercials for a new season of “24” can always get me out of a bad mood. Here are […]

Editor shares thanks for family

By Chris Schmaedeke: FNM columnist I am thankful for three things this holiday season: • Family • Friends. • Football. Actually, I am thankful for many things this year. I have had many life-changing events and most have worked out in my favor. I am thankful for my wife. Stephanie and I got married on […]

Hounds close season against first-year Cardinals

kspx4x-116enmutarleton9.jpg

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Incarnate Word has had an inaugural football season worth remembering. Eastern New Mexico, meanwhile, is looking to cap off a season with both forgettable and unforgettable accomplishments. “We want to get the victory, and we want to play well,” Greyhounds coach Mark Ribaudo said of Saturday’s 6 p.m. season […]

Zias win season finale at Northeastern State

Freedom New Mexico TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Senior forward Samantha Lawrence scored her team-leading seventh goal of the season with eight minutes left in regulation, lifting Eastern New Mexico University to a 1-0 Lone Star Conference women’s soccer victory over Northeastern State on Sunday in the regular-season finale for both teams. Lawrence took a pass from […]

Nov. 9, 1970

Portales High School Ram cagers began drills last Monday in preparation for their season’s opener Dec. 4, against West Las Vegas.

Hounds take on 17th-ranked Midwestern State

With two games left in the season, Eastern New Mexico’s offense is either the most prolific in the program’s history, with 4,556 yards gained through Division II’s top passing offense, or close, with 18 points needed to break the school season record of 339. “The obvious thing is they go 100 miles an hour with […]

Health care provider preparing for flu surge

The New Mexico Department of Health is warning local health care providers to look for a surge in flu cases in upcoming weeks, including the H1N1 strain. Director of Marketing for Roosevelt General Hospital Gay Weese said the surge is normal for flu season. “Flu season works in waves,” she said. “We’ve seen a decrease […]

Hounds set school record for wins

krhgwj-1014enmusoccerweb.jpg

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Junior Emerson Rodrigues scored on a penalty kick 10 minutes into the second half, and Eastern New Mexico University set a season record for wins Tuesday with a 3-1 triumph over University Texas-Permian Basin. Freshman Kal Herbert had a goal and an assist for the Greyhounds (9-2-1), who moved […]

ENMU kicks off hoops season with Midnight Madness

kevin_wilson@link.freedom.com Eastern New Mexico University basketball coaches are hoping a pair of turnarounds start when the clock hits midnight tonight. That time marks Midnight Madness, the first practice allowed for college basketball squads. The Zia and Greyhound squads will hold a public practice, preceded by an 11:15 p.m. pep rally at Greyhound Arena. The Zias […]

Oct. 15, 1976

The Portales News-Tribune reported that the ENMU School of Music opened its stage season the previous night with “An Evening at the Opera,” composed of three short operas under the direction of Richard Cage. The production in the ENMU University Theatre will run again that night only, beginning at 8 p.m.

Student poster contest focuses on hygiene

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer With the flu season closing in, a number of Portales sixth-graders are learning about the importance of hand washing as they convey the information via art. Carol Ainsworth’s four art classes at Lindsey Middle School are designing posters about hand washing for a Roosevelt General Hospital contest the public […]

ENMU volleyball team has high hopes

kpdfth-93ziasvbweb.jpg

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer An 0-4 beginning of the 2009 season may not be something to stand on the roofs and shout about, but Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team members are actually pointing at the start as a major improvement. The experienced Zias know how quickly things can go south, as first-hand […]

Heat-related athlete deaths serious matter

Freedom New Mexico A sure sign of the approach of football season is the sweltering heat we are now experiencing. No matter how mild the weather is in late July, once players put on the pads in August, the temperatures seem to rise. Such weather needs to bring about heightened concerns of players suffering from […]

Late harvest still possible

kmyb1u-717gardenplummerweb.jpg

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer With the middle of the growing season here, plants need plenty of water, and there’s still time to plant vegetables for a late harvest, according to local garden experts. “At this juncture, the thing to stay on top of is the water,” said Patrick Kircher, Roosevelt County extension agent. […]

Lone Star Conference baseball, softball update

Freedom New Mexico Baseball standings (Regular-season final)

Awareness week focuses on severe weather

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Thunder crashes, the wind rages and hailstones fall. What do you do? With severe thunderstorm season just beginning in eastern New Mexico, the area could experience high winds, hail, flooding, lightning strikes and sometimes tornadoes. Jesus A. Haro, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, said […]