ENMU faculty, students seeking volunteer work

PNT Staff Eastern New Mexico University students, faculty and staff are taking requests for free work from Portales residents as a way to give back to the community. The focus of the Eastern in Action program is doing things for people they cannot do for themselves, such as cleaning windows, painting and pulling weeds. There […]

We are accountable for our actions

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist In many crimes, the perpetrators are portrayed as victims. We become incensed and hurt by the senseless taking of human lives. The excuse? They had an unhappy childhood. They were deprived. They lost their job. They were passed over for a promotion. The marriage fell apart. The list is endless. […]

Editorial: Head of drug council should bring change

President Obama is reported to have settled on Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy, taking the position commonly referred to as “drug czar.” It would have been preferable to abolish the position and transfer the 100 or so employees the “czar” supervises to other departments or to […]

Government retiree `double dipping’ targeted

By Doug Mattson Politicians and union leaders alike are taking aim at the controversial practice of “double-dipping” — public employees returning to work after retirement to collect a salary and pension. The issue comes as lawmakers consider ways to keep some of New Mexico’s biggest retirement funds from hemorrhaging money. The Public Employees Retirement Association […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Library Events

This week at the library: Tuesday at 4 p.m. will be the first meeting of the new Teen Writing Group. Carol Erwin, an English instructor from Eastern New Mexico University, will lead the group. Teens interested in taking part in this group should see Youth Services Librarian Heather Christensen for more information. Preschool Storytime meets […]

Tucumcari taking long shot on race track

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico It’s a long shot — but betting that a race track license may become available within the next two years — the Quay County Gaming Authority agreed Friday to extend its option on land near Interstate 40. The authority, which has $9,224 left in its bank account from its […]

Dec. 19 Commander's Action Line

Will the BX be changing its hours as Cannon expands? Thank you for taking the time to let us know your concerns about the hours of operation at the Cannon Base Exchange. Based on several suggestions they had received from

Cannon brings theatrics to rape education

By Sarah Meyer: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base is taking a theatrical approach to educating airman about preventing sexual assaults. In a play called “Sex Signals,” actors Kyle Terry and Amber Kelly of Catharsis Productions of Chicago portray common dating situations using stereotypes, lots of humor and audience participation in a partly scripted, partly […]

Sexual assault awareness program takes theatrical approach

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base is taking a theatrical approach to educating airman about preventing sexual assaults. In a play called “Sex Signals,” actors Kyle Terry and Amber Kelly of Catharsis Productions of Chicago portray common dating situations using stereotypes, lots of humor and audience participation in a partly scripted, […]

Clovis Music Festival continues today

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By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico Laser pointer in hand, Kenneth Broad pointed to several records hanging on the wall to a dozen visitors taking a tour Thursday of the Norman Petty Recording Studio. As the red dot on the wall shifted from record to record, singers who recorded at the world-renowned studio, such as […]

Animals set for auction

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Hundreds of Roosevelt County children will be shown the money for taking care of their livestock, as the gavel comes down on the 20th anniversary Roosevelt County Fair junior livestock auction this morning. The bidding begins at 9 a.m., livestock superintendent Mike O’Connor said. “It’s a financial incentive to […]

Local Briefs June 17, 2008

Golden Library taking oral histories Eastern New Mexico University’s Golden Library is resuming its oral history project, interviewing Roosevelt County residents of at least 50 years, according to an ENMU press release. The interviews will become a part of the library’s oral history collection. New faculty member

Spaghetti dinner planned

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will be having a Spaghetti Dinner from 5pm to 7:30pm. today at the Wesley Foundation South Avenue K and 14th Lane in Portales. Tickets are pre-sold and also available at the door. Price is $7 a ticket. All proceeds go to theatre students […]

12-2 Letter to the Editor

I have been traveling on U.S. 70 through Portales since 1999. I continue to enjoy the welcoming sign, particularly the “12,000 friendly people, except for 3 or 4 old grouches.” I’ve had the opportunity to get acquainted with some of the staff at the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home. And more recently, I had the […]

Nov. 13, 2007 Local Briefs

Book week events taking place Children’s Book Week is taking place this week at the Portales Public Library. Books and Babies will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday for Mother Goose rhymes and songs. Preschool storytime meets at 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday. This week’s theme is favorite stories, and children will be able […]

Classes begin at ENMU

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BY Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Reporter The Eastern New Mexico University campus was bustling with activity as classes for the Fall semester began on Monday. Criss-crossing the campus, students were walking to classes and various other activities on the campus. For freshman students and roommates Sabrina Villanueva and Desiree Sena, the first day of college […]

Exercise important for moms

By Anita Doberman: Columnist This week I took my youngest daughter, 11 months old, to a play date with several other moms, which was really an opportunity for me to enjoy some grownup company. As it often happens when women get together, our conversation eventually drifted toward issues of weight and looks, culminating with a […]

Exercise important for everyone

By Anita Doberman: Columnist This week I took my youngest daughter, 11 months old, to a play date with several other moms, which was really an opportunity for me to enjoy some grownup company. As it often happens when women get together, our conversation eventually drifted toward issues of weight and looks, culminating with a […]

Show what it means to serve in the military

Maj. Jeremy Novak There are two things, I cannot ever stress enough to Airmen: “Take care of yourself and others.” The 27th Fighter Wing is full of examples at both ends of the extreme with regards to members taking care of their careers and taking care of their fellow Airmen. Most Airmen are stellar performers […]

Photography technology gives new vision to local hobbyist

Mr. Chandler is a weekend photographer from the 27th Civil Engineer Squadron. Janet Taylor-Birkey While Rick Chandler spends his work day at the 27th Civil Engineer Squadron office, much of his free time is spent playing in a bluegrass band, doing leather work and taking shots at just about anything that will stand still. While […]