High School welcomes back students

Tony Parra The teens of Portales High School put their swimming trunks and suntan lotion away on Monday, in favor of backpacks, collared shirts and goals for the new school year. The first day of classes for Student Council President Russell Knudson and the Portales students kicked off with Monday’s assembly at 8:10 a.m. in […]

ENMU campus busy preparing for semester

Tony Parra Students and parents broke the stillness of the Eastern New Mexico University campus on Thursday and it carried into the weekend. Students spent the last few days moving into the dormitories and registering for classes which begin on Monday. ENMU has also added 14 new faculty members. “It’s too early to tell how […]

Portales headed back to school

Tony Parra Students shuffled into the Portales High School cafeteria Thursday to pick up their schedules for the 2003-04 school year. For freshmen, it included an orientation segment by Student Council advisor Dale Jones. Jones encouraged students to get involved in several of the school activities. He went over a quick summary of organizations such […]

Enrollment of area students up at ENMU

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Mike Linn Officials at Eastern New Mexico University say this year will bring a new five-year high of freshmen from the Clovis and Portales area. To date, there are 138 incoming first-year college students from the Clovis/Portales area, or about 24 percent of this year’s freshman class. Enrollment officials and ENMU President Steve Gamble said […]

Dora News

Charlie Carmichael The County Fair has come and gone and several Dora youngsters said they are happier because of their accomplishments. Congratulations To Rachel Cox for being our new little Miss Roosevelt County Sweetheart. She will be a third grade student in Dora Elementary School this year. Randall Craig of Dora and Sixto Paiz won […]

Language barrier troubles schools

Mike Linn Standardized tests revealed what Portales School Superintendent Jim Holloway already knew, that language and socioeconomic factors are some of the toughest challenges Portales educators face. Recently released state ratings for Portales schools show that Hispanics and students who qualified for free or reduced lunches scored lower than the rest of their classmates on […]

Rogers News

By Charlie Carmichael The area east of Pep was heavily pelted by hail over a week ago. Some farmers say their crops have been hit by hail three times this year and they will be lucky just to make expenses. The heavily damaged areas are around Richland, Garrison, South Causey and Lingo. More than four […]

Faith Temple school changes

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By Kevin Wilson Faith Temple Christian School has a new name. Faith Triumphant officials envision other changes soon — a day when the school’s athletic and academic facilities are in one location. The church and school are located on the 600 block of West Fourth Street, but the eventual goal is to move the school […]

More businesses could get in on ENMU discounts

By Mike Linn More Portales business owners may soon begin offering college student discounts, besides just cheap rent and weekly deals on pizza. Officials of the Associated Students of Eastern New Mexico University (ASENMU) are seeking to partner with local businesses in a project that would offer college students established discounts of 5, 10 and […]

Colleges look forward to larger enrollments

By Gary Mitchell Interest in higher learning is on the rise. All four area colleges anticipate higher enrollment figures for the upcoming fall semester. Officials at Clovis Community College and the Clovis/Cannon branch of Wayland Baptist University say they’re hoping to see record growth this term. “We had record enrollment in 2002-2003 with an increase […]