Baseball, softball fields near completion

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer When fans fill the seats of the Portales Ram baseball and softball fields this spring, they’ll see the product of months of hard work and thousands of dollars in improvements to the facilities. Ram Field and the Lady Ram softball field underwent the renovations to improve the dugouts and […]

ENMU enrollment up

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble says a slow economy and rising unemployment is responsible for the highest Spring semester enrollment the school has had in almost 40 years. The university’s spring semester enrollment rose by 8.3 percent — from 3,712 students in 2008 to 4,021 students — this year, according […]

Jan. 13 ENMU Briefs

Spring semster upcoming The spring semester begins Jan. 20. Study: ENMU has low tuiton According to a study by the Chronicle of Higher Education, Eastern New Mexico University has the fourth-lowest annual tuition and fees among 81 senior public colleges in the Southwest. ENMU’s tuition and fees is listed at $3,342. Soccer program needs donations […]

Athlete’s other pitch: Businesses giving back

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer An Eastern New Mexico University Greyhound baseball player will deliver pitches on the mound this spring before making a pitch of a different sort at a business conference in Chicago. Sophomore Justin Cotten’s paper on social responsibility in the corporate world was a winner in the second annual College […]

Debate team numbers spike from offseason recruiting

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico Word of mouth travels fast, especially within the walls of Portales High School. When PHS students heard that four members of their debate team competed in the national competition last spring in Las Vegas, Nev., many more wanted to participate. The club went from a little more than a […]

Spring rains too little, too late for dryland wheat

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico l Spring rainfall too little, too lateMost area farmers will be unable to take advantage of this year’s record wheat prices as their dryland crops withered away this winter and spring from lack of moisture. Most dryland farmers had to abandon their dryland wheat crop and collected crop insurance […]

Dora School News May 25

Summer break Dora School ended the spring semester on Thursday. Regular classes resume Aug. 11, for the fall semester of the 2008-2009 school year.

Hounds complete second scrimmage of spring

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — Kyle Wilson figures with the Eastern New Mexico University offense converting to a spread attack this spring, the defense is getting an early taste of what it’s likely to see in the fall. ENMU conducted its second spring scrimmage on Saturday morning at Greyhound Stadium, and […]

Local Briefs April 4, 2008

Portales Schools to hold art show Portales Municipal Schools will hold its annual district-wide art show from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Portales High School cafeteria. The come-and-go event is free and open to the public. It will feature work from various schools in the district. Schools set Spring Concert More than 120 Portales High […]

Spring Watering

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Willie Marler waters the lawn at her home on South Elgin in Portales Wednesday. Marler was trying to get the grass growing but to conserve water didn’t want to run a sprinkler in the wind.

Local man forecasts dry spring

By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico A local weather forecaster predicts this spring will be a little dryer than normal. Joseph Weldon Crim is up early in the morning every year on March 22 to build a bonfire before sunrise. At sunrise, he looks to see which way the wind is blowing and uses this […]

Local Briefs March 23, 2008

Portales Public Library has spring break activities planned this week The Portales Public Library has programs and activities planned for all ages during this week’s spring break from school. The following is a list of free, scheduled activities which are open to the public: Tuesday — At 5 p.m., teens are invited to participate in […]

Dora School News March 23, 2008

Spring break starts this weekThe Dora Schools will not be in session this week, due to spring break.

Ahhh — spring break

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Planning ahead has helped an Eastern New Mexico University student and professor beat high airfare this spring break. For other students, high gas prices aren’t enough to keep them home, but many are carpooling. Spring break has finally arrived. All local students, from elementary and high school to college-age, […]

Snow brings needed moisture, not enough

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer This Sunday is the time to �spring forward,� but a light snow shower on Thursday seemed to be a �spring back� to winter, bringing with it a small amount of much needed moisture. Roosevelt County residents woke to snowfall which was enough to cover the grass, but not quite […]

Springs’ remoteness handy to outlaws

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Ruth White Burns: Special to the PNT Editor’s note: This is the final story in a three-part series of Sunday articles describing the importance of Portales Springs in eastern New Mexico history. As the ranchers began to come into eastern New Mexico in the 1860s and 1870s, the trail that went by Portales Springs was […]

Regents converge on capital

PNT Staff SANTA FE — Eastern New Mexico University Regents were in Santa Fe for their regular board meeting Wednesday to coincide with the opening of the 30-day legislative session. According to ENMU President Steve Gamble, regents were able to meet with various legislative contacts during the morning and hold their meeting during the afternoon. […]

Oasis to become more stargazer-friendly

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Visitors to Roosevelt County’s Oasis State Park this spring and summer will be able to see the night sky more clearly than they ever have, thanks to new lights installed this winter. The park is retrofitting all of its current lights to more night-sky friendly lighting to benefit the […]

Officials: Repaving of N.M. 206 not likely until spring

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor New Mexico Department of Transportation officials say they’re getting closer to determining the cause for failure of new pavement on N.M. 206 between Portales and Dora. A permanent fix isn’t likely until spring, however. “Our lab has done quite a bit of testing and it looks like there’s a […]

A matter of taste

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By Tony Gutierrez: Freedom Newspapers A taste test of bottled water — we also slipped in Clovis tap water — conducted at the Baxter-Curren Senior Center in Clovis produced surprising results. City tap water tied with leading national brand Dasani for first place. Twelve people tested 11 brands and the city’s water. Albertson’s and Pure […]