My turn: Century brought many changes to state

At 1:35 p.m. on Friday, our fair state officially becomes 100 years old. Although Pat Thatcher swears I did not pay attention during her seventh-grade New Mexico history class at Dora School, I vividly remember noting that our statehood centennial would happen in my lifetime, even if dates that started with the words “two thousand” […]

Business owners expect brisk sales during tax-free weekend

Kevin Wilson and Argen Duncan For the seventh year in a row, back-to-school shopping will be slightly less taxing. Numerous merchants in New Mexico are getting set for the state’s tax-free holiday. According to the state’s Taxation and Revenue Department website, the tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on the first Friday of August and […]

Hounds picked seventh in LSC football poll

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s football team has been picked for seventh place in the Lone Star Conference’s preseason poll in what is now a nine-team league for the sport. Despite the relatively low projection, the Greyhounds received one first-place vote in balloting by LSC football coaches and sports information […]

A day at the rodeo: Joe’s Boot Shop calf roping event in seventh year.

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Kevin Wilson Hundreds ride and rope, and hope they cash in when it’s time for the Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping event at the Curry County Event Center. In one form or another, everybody goes through the elements of the four-day undertaking: ••• When you arrive, you’re a spectator until you see secretary Crystal Garrett. […]

Woman’s Day Out set for Saturday

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Alisa Boswell Saturday marks the seventh annual Woman’s Day Out at Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena. The event is put on by Portales Woman’s Club, a local organization affiliated with the international organization General Federated Woman’s Club (GFWC). Patrice Tompkins, PWC member and the event coordinator, said the event is geared not just towards […]

K-ENMU hosting sidewalk chalk competition

Bright-colored chalk is meeting pavement to become art by local students again this year. The Second annual K-ENMU Sidewalk Chalk Competition is set for April 30 on the Square, and the deadline to enter is April 1. The first 45 seventh-grade through college students to apply can participate. “We’re building on what we’ve already done,” […]

ENMU men seventh in regional cross country

Freedom New Mexico WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Junior Mohammed Noor finished 13th with a time of 32 minutes, 16.13 seconds over 10 kilometers Saturday, leading Eastern New Mexico University’s men to a seventh-place team finish in the NCAA Division II South Central Regional cross country meet, hosted by Central Missouri. The host Mules took the team […]

Nov. 16 —

Events Today: Junior high basketball at Marshall (seventh- and eighth-grade girls and junior high boys), 4 p.m. Wednesday: Photo retakes and basketball pictures. Thursday: Junior high basketball at Texico (eighth-grade girls and boys), 4:30 p.m. Friday: Marshall Middle School seventh-grade basketball tournament (girls and boys), school day Saturday: Marshall Middle School seventh-grade basketball tournament (girls […]

ENMU men seventh, women ninth at WT rodeo

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men took four of the top five spots in team roping and finished seventh in team standings over the weekend in the West Texas A&M rodeo. Junior Clinton Hiett of El Paso and sophomore Christian Pettigrew of Fort Sumner won the event, followed by sophomore […]

Sept. 7 Elida news

Upcoming events: Tuesday: Varsity, seventh-grade volleyball vs. Hondo, 5 p.m. Wednesday: AYP Party for students in grades 7-12. Thursday: Volleyball at Lake Arthur (varsity, junior varsity), starting at 5 p.m.. Friday: Football at Clovis Christian (Yucca Middle School), 5 p.m. Saturday: Junior high volleyball vs. Texico (three matches), 4:30 p.m.