Student’s art flies high

kft8dg-kft8ab31natawardwinnerweb.jpg

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A Portales Junior High School student who didn’t intend to take an art class has won third place in a national aviation art contest. The week of Feb. 15, seventh-grader Kristen Wagner received a letter from Gov. Bill Richardson informing her that her drawing of three stunt planes in […]

Feb. 2, 1980

Jan. 26, 1958

The Portales News-Tribune reported that Dr. Milton Van Dyke, a former Portales High School student who attended Harvard University and was now an aeronautical research scientist, was visiting the area for the weekend. Van Dyke also attended Cambridge University and California Institute of Technology. Although he only spent three years previously

Student participation in risk survey falls

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Sex, drinking and abuse of marijuana and pain killers may be on the rise among Roosevelt County high school students. But school officials say they can’t really tell based on results of a new state survey. The New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey has ninth- through 12th-graders anonymously […]

Jan. 5, 1948

The Portales Daily News reported that an Eastern New Mexico College student burned in a recent kerosene explosion in the college’s gymnasium was recovering in good time.

New system speeding up call process

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer If your child skips classes at a Portales school, you’ll hear about it pretty quickly. Emergency notices and other important messages will also be able to be sent to large groups of phone numbers quickly. The Portales Municipal School District has a new school messaging system that will make […]

ENMU piano student set to compete

kai6e8-1118wangpiano2.jpg

By Celena Cordova, PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University music performance major and international Chinese student Chenggang Wang loves competition, and his drive for competition helped him win first place in the Young Artist’s Piano Competition for New Mexico at the beginning of this month. According to a press release, Wang is now preparing […]

Dora School News Nov. 16

Basketball The junior high white teams will play Monday and Tuesday at the Melrose tournament. Five-day school week School will be in session for Dora students in kindergarten through 12th grade all five days this week. Preschool will not be in attendance on Friday. Spirit Week planned The Dora Student Council and sponsor Karen Cone […]

Oct. 25, 1954

A meeting of the Portales chapter of American Association of University Women held at the ENMU student union building

Intern returns from Washington, D.C.

k6ypk8-910griffith2web.jpg

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University senior political science student Erin Griffith spent her summer as an intern for Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M.Her thoughts on the experience: Life on the Hill: “It was a one-of a-kind experience. We got the chance to shadow Senator Bingaman and see what his days are […]

Dora student battling cancer

k6t47p-lancefletcherphoto1web.jpg

By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer A Dora student’s fight against cancer received a boost with his father’s return from active duty in Afghanistan recently. Eight year-old Lance Fletcher of Dora was diagnosed earlier this summer with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. He has been receiving treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in […]

Aug. 24, 2008 Portales Junior High News

School opens smoothly Principal Steve Harris thanks the students and their parents for their help in getting this school year is off to a great start. Each student received a packet of information for them and their parents or guardians. Harris requests parents to sign, and students to return the forms to their first hour […]

Program aims for student success

By Staff Sgt. Craig Seals: 27th SOW Public Affairs The Air Force’s Airman and Family Readiness Centers have partnered with the Military Impacted Schools Association through an educational program called the Student Online Achievement Resources in an effort to ease the transition for PCSing military families, and specifically their school-aged children. “SOAR is an Internet-based […]

It’s Their Job: Aaron Rodriguez

k28cij-610itjrodriguezweb.jpg

By Chris Romero, PNT Correspondent Name: Aaron Rodriguez Job: Lifeguard for the Portales Municipal Pool. Background: Rodriguez is currently a student at Eastern New Mexico University studying education, and he has played three years on the ENMU basketball team. Time on the job: Two summers. Q. Describe what your job entails. A. It’s pretty much […]

ENMU Briefs June 4, 2008

ENMU employee, student, alumniGene Smith, dean of the College of Business, recently presented a paper titled “Business School Accreditation Bodies: Beneficial or Dysfunctional?” at the 2008 International Conference of the Academic Business World. Donald Elder III, professor of history, won two awards from the New Mexico Broadcasters Association this weekend in Albuquerque. Along with partner […]

Engagement: Flen/Stroik

k1rowf-61flenengage.jpg

Wylie and Becky Flen of Portales announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Amy Flen of Portales, to Darrin Stroik of Portales, son of Mike and Norma Stroik of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. July 5, 2008, at the Campus Union Ballroom at Eastern New Mexico University. A reception will follow […]

Acree/Tucker Engagement

Tim and Pam Acree of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Julia Acree of Portales to Chance Tucker of Portales, son of Buster and Tanya Tucker of Portales. The couple will exchange vows June 28, 2008, at University Baptist Church. The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Portales High School. She […]

Chinese student ready for ENMU commencement

k0bx29-54graduateweb.jpg

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Danni Luo is one of four Eastern New Mexico University students who will stand out as they “go green” during Eastern’s spring commencement service on Saturday at Greyhound Arena. Chinese students who have been participating in Eastern’s 1-2-1 program — an educational exchange project under World American Cultural Exchange […]

ENMU cowboy tough enough for ESPN event

k04j7a-jaredgreen43008web.jpg

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter An Eastern New Mexico University Rodeo student, might not have won the Fox Sports Network’s 2008 Toughest Cowboy contest, but he’s still pretty tough. Jared Green made it to the semifinal rounds of the contest in Nashville, before being eliminated by Shane Proctor, of Grand Coulee, Wash., who won […]

Tuition, housing costs to rise 6 percent at ENMU

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents voted Thursday to increase tuition, fees, and room and board by about 6 percent for the 2008-2009 academic year. Tuition rates will go up from $1,116 to $1,182 per semester for a full-time student. Student fees will go up from $462 […]