Enrollment springs at ENMU

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Tony Parra The enrollment for the spring semester was pleasant news for Eastern New Mexico University officials after the university hit its highest spring enrollment since the spring of 1996. The enrollment in the spring of 1996 was more than 3,500 students; this spring’s enrollment is 3,491. Enrollment increased by 6 percent this spring from […]

Lottery bill hopes fade

David Arkin With less than two days to go in the Legislative session, the future of a controversial Lottery Scholarship bill doesn’t look good for its supporters. The bill, submitted by Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton, would allow students who graduate from a New Mexico high school to wait a year before going to college and […]

Cannon bill moves to Senate

David Arkin Several Eastern New Mexico lawmakers have said funding for Cannon Air Force Base is among their top priorities this Legislative session. The goal is almost accomplished. Money has been approved for a variety of projects at the base, including funds for a special commission. The fate of funding for an overpass leading to […]

Rams cruise past Artesia

By Kevin Wilson The Portales Rams wanted a good defensive effort, and a win to head into their final district game. Artesia gave both. In a non-district affair, the host Rams had an easy time in a defensive affair against the Bulldogs, winning 37-25 in a game that wasn’t as close as the final score […]

Hounds crushed in twin bill

Freedom Newspapers The only thing worse than Eastern New Mexico’s fielding was its pitching. New Mexico Highlands and West Texas A&M combined for 46 runs and 39 hits on Monday in a three-team doubleheader at Greyhound Field. In addition, 13 Eastern pitchers combined to issue 22 walks. Pale in comparison was Eastern’s four errors in […]

Obits Feb. 17

Jessie Lee Hobbs, 90 Mrs. Jessie Lee Hobbs, 90, of Portales, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, in Midland, Texas. She was born on May 14, 1913, in Dora, to Robert Lee and Mattie Lou Stinson Yoachum. She moved to Portales with her family in 1918. She graduated from Portales High School in 1930. She married […]

Dora students shocked over classmate’s death

Mike Linn DORA — Almost two dozen Dora High School students squeezed into the principal’s office Monday to remember Clayton Stokes, an energetic and mischievous junior who died late Saturday night in an automobile accident. Students were in shock throughout the day, where instruction in classes was exchanged for memorial talks about the funny, charismatic […]

Students prepare for national spelling bee

Ryan Lengerich Area students are “sanguine” about a chance to visit Washington, D.C. — and many of them can spell that word, too. Sanguine, an adjective meaning excited or optimistic, and obscure words like it could pop up in the upcoming weeks as eastern New Mexico elementary and junior high students participate in their school’s […]

Controversial bill would require ignition locks on all vehicles

David Arkin A bill packed with controversy and expense is headed to the Senate for consideration. The House on Monday approved a bill that would require ignition locks to be put on all new vehicles starting in 2008. Used vehicles would have to have the devices on cars for sale by 2009. The House approved […]

PHS cheerleaders fare ‘well’ at nationals

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Tony Parra The Portales Lady Rams cheerleading team’s first trip to the United Cheerleader Association’s national high school competition for the senior girls led to a 25th-place showing out of 63 teams on Feb. 7 – 8 in Orlando, Fla. “We did real well, considering our resources,” James Villanueva, first-year varsity cheerleading coach, said. “Other […]

Slow start hurts Rams

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By Kevin Wilson The Portales Rams took away a 59-48 loss and a valuable lesson about District 4-3A Saturday night: stopping Jawaan Payne and stopping his Lovington squad are not one and the same. “You tell someone you hold Jawaan Payne to six points and you’re not in the game,” Portales coach Mark Gallegos said, […]

Zias struggle early, but still beat Texas Woman’s

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By Dave Wagner Dan Buzard was happy his squad wasn’t playing Lone Star Conference South Division contenders. Rubber-legged and emotionally drained after a double-overtime win over Midwestern State two nights earlier, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team struggled to find some energy Saturday afternoon against lowly Texas Woman’s. They did so long enough […]

Coleman gives an early Mother’s Day present

By Dave Wagner Octavia Coleman flew in from Chicago to see her son play for the first time in two years. Garland Coleman responded with one of his best efforts of the season. The Eastern New Mexico senior scored 15 points and added 10 rebounds Thursday as the Greyhounds rode a 15-2 second-half run to […]

Teams look for positioning in District 3-1A

By Kevin Wilson And down the stretch they come in District 3-1A, and the Broncos and Vixens are way out in front. Coming into the final week of district play, the Floyd boys and Fort Sumner girls have each jumped out to 8-0 starts. However, it doesn’t mean that the teams can’t still have an […]

County could profit from proposed bill

David Arkin If the House’s support is any indication, Roosevelt County’s wallet will be a little greener. A bill that amends part of the Small County’s Assistant Act passed the House late last week. If the bill holds up in the Senate and the governor approves it, Roosevelt County will see a benefit in the […]

Dr. Language has some bones to pick

Bob Huber Here at the Symposium for Sparkling Conversation we’re swamped with letters warning us that our mother tongue is going to hell in a handbasket. Just to show you how serious this is, we spent 10 sleepless minutes dealing with the fact that in English there is no synonym for the word “Thesaurus.” But […]

Public Record 2-15

The following marriage certificates were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: l Justin Daniel Hodges, 19, of Portales, and Tara Layne Lockmiller, 19, of Clovis. l Fernando Mendoza, 37, and Vahola Valenzuela, 33, both of Portales. l Christobal T. Salaz, 51, and Kimberly Mee, 28, both of Portales. The following dispositions were recently filed […]

Obits 2-15

Anna Joyce Hileman, 88 Anna Joyce Hileman, 88, of Clovis died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at Senior Citizen Resident Center. She was born Oct., 18,1915, in Elgin, Okla., to George and Nellie Montgomery West. She married James Polk Hileman on Feb. 6, 1946, in Clovis. She was a homemaker who loved to crochet afghans and […]

Cannon officials defend airspace proposal

Mike Linn CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — A proposal by Cannon Air Force Base officials to expand military airspace is an effort to prepare pilots for war. It will help increase a pilot’s survivability and, Cannon officials say, allow for training that emulates live conflict. Cannon Commander Col. Robert Yates on Monday spoke in detail […]

Area residents have mixed views on airspace proposal

Mike Linn Cannon Air Force Base’s proposed military airspace expansion has any number of vocal supporters. Community leaders and economic development officials believe the expansion is important in helping the base remain open after the government’s base realignment and closure process, or BRAC, which should be completed in 2005. “The airspace would make Cannon more […]