Wilson Rule would net improvement

By Kevin Wilson: PNT columnist The mantra is that rules are made to be broken. I disagree. Rules are made to be replaced by better rules. I was reminded of this while at a not-so-close volleyball match at the state tournament last weekend at the Santa Ana Star Center (rejected slogan: “We’re not the casino, […]

ENMU grew from humble beginnings

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico It may have been a little slow going at first, but Eastern New Mexico University has evolved into the institution envisioned by its founders. That would be one providing higher education to the residents of the east side of state and, this weekend, many former ENMU students are taking […]

Two Zias named to all-tournament team

Freedom New Mexico Sophomore middle blocker Jessica King and senior outside hitter-setter Veronica Valdez-Kent represented Eastern New Mexico University on the all-tournament team for last weekend’s ENMU Invitational at Greyhound Arena. Valdez-Kent had 38 kills, 43 assists, 21 digs and 14 blocks while King recorded 33 digs and four aces. The Zias posted a 1-2 […]

Athletes turn out for triathlon

USAF photo: Senior Airman Erik Cardenas Staff Sgt. Freddie Jones, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron, explains the course to the competitors that they will take in the five kilometer bike ride and run. By Senior Airman: Erik Cardenas: 27th SOW Public Affairs Swimming 500 meters, riding a bike 10 kilometers and running a 5k […]

Lake officials anticipate busy Labor Day weekend

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico If you’re thinking about spending Labor Day weekend at an area lake, better start thinking about camping arrangements. Conchas State Park and Ute Lake State Park officials said Tuesday that all of their reservation sites have been filled. Administrator Lorna Ford said Conchas has 76 campsites that can be […]

After lunar mission, Earth next frontier

Freedom New Mexico Forty years ago this weekend, Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins were the most famous men on the planet. And they were some 240,000 miles from it. They were circling the lunar surface preparing to set down for what would become one of humanity’s greatest achievements. On Monday, we will […]

AKC agility dog trials this weekend

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico This weekend at the Curry County Special Events Center, it’s a dog’s life. More than 300 canines will be featured Friday, Saturday and Sunday as the Clovis-Portales Kennel Club holds its first American Kennel Club-sanctioned Stars and Stripes dog agility trial. Admission is free, with shows starting 8 a.m. […]

Clovis Aquatic Center will open Saturday

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Aquatic Center will open for the season noon Saturday, according to a press release from the city. Opening weekend operating hours are noon to 6 p.m. today and Sunday. After the weekend, regular operating hours will be 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through […]

Small schools prepare for graduation

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer This weekend promises flying caps, smiling graduates and proud parents as Roosevelt County small schools prepare for graduation. Floyd and Elida seniors graduate Saturday, and Dora commencement is Sunday. “It will be exciting just to have finished,” said Floyd valedictorian Jordan Terry. “I’m a little nervous about college, but […]

Outdoor rec wealth of resources

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Cannon Air Force Base Outdoor Recreation Technician Dan Church demonstrates how to pull up the trolling motor on the Outdoor Recreation Office’s bass boat. The office has several boats for fishing, water sports and cruising the lake. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Weekend whitewater rafting tours, mountain biking, inflatable slides […]

Crossover softball tournament canceled

Freedom New Mexico The Lone Star Conference has cancled this weekend’s LSC Crossover Tournament, scheduled Friday through Sunday in Durant, Okla. Eastern New Mexico University was slated to play six games in the tournament, starting Friday morning against East Central. The Zias will return to action Wednesday with a noon doubleheader at Western New Mexico […]

Zias’ weekend series adjusted

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s three-game Lone Star Conference South Division softball series this weekend has been pushed back a day due to anticipated bad weather. The teams will meet in a single game at 3 p.m. (MDT) on Saturday, then finish the series with a noon twin bill […]

Police make arrest in weekend mugging

Police arrested Michael Ruiz, 19, of Portales Wednesday for the robbery and beating of two men walking on the Eastern New Mexico University campus last weekend. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said a warrant was issued for the arrest of another man in the mugging, but the suspect remains at large. Berry said the two […]

Greyhounds hope to have larger player pool for weekend

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan is hoping to have closer to a full roster this weekend. The Greyhounds, with only eight players in uniform, upended Lubbock Christian 68-67 on Monday night at Greyhound Arena and return to Lone Star Conference crossover play at 4 p.m. […]

Commentary: Group provides weekend adventures

USAF photo: Airman Maynelinne De La Cruz Airman 1st Class Stacey Dean, 27th SOAMS, climbs up Sandia Mountain in Albuquerque on Nov. 1. By Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez: 27th SOW Public Affairs As a single, junior- enlisted airman I often ask myself the same question every Friday, “What will I be doing this weekend?” […]

ENMU Homecoming events start today

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University students and alumni are set for a weekend packed with homecoming events. This year’s theme is “Greyhounds Go Hawaiian.” Brooke Cordova of ENMU’s Alumni Affairs said students select the homecoming theme each year by voting on their favorite. One of the main attractions is the […]

ENMU set to go nuts

By Thomas Garcia: PNT Staff Writer The 35th annual Peanut Valley Festival will be held this weekend at the Campus Union Building at Eastern New Mexico University. Event organizers hope the good weather forecast for the weekend to draw a large turnout for this year’s festival. There will be 65 vendors selling arts and crafts, […]

Quilt show set for weekend

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer Anyone who enjoys quilts will likely find something of interest at the third annual High Plains Quilt Festival. Organizers say nearly 200 quilts will be on display Friday and Saturday at the Memorial Building. Classes and seminars will be offered, and several vendors will offer fabric and other quilt-related […]

Greyhound cowboys claim third place

Freedom New Mexico Junior cowboy Cole Jackson helped the Eastern New Mexico Greyhound rodeo team secure a third place finish at the weekend’s College Daze Rodeo at Portales’ Lewis Cooper Arena. “Really and truly, I thought the boys team had a good rodeo,” first-year ENMU rodeo coach Albert Finn said. West Texas College took first […]

Weekend full of local activities

Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo For Tucumcari’s Centennial Celebration Max Gardner and Rex Rideout will perform songs from Jack Thorp’s 1908 cowboy song collection. Freedom New Mexico Take your pick. There is something for everyone’s taste from bucking broncos to cowboy poetry to contemporary music beginning Thursday at the Nara Visa Cowboy Gathering. The long-weekend’s […]