ENMU holding Jazz Fest

By Michelle Seeber Internationally known trumpet player Jon Birdsong is the featured guest artist today and Friday at the 2004 Eastern New Mexico University Jazz Fest in Portales. Birdsong, a band member with eclectic jazz artist Beck, is only one of many musicians who are jazzing it up at the fest, however. The ENMU Alumni […]

Electric car bill causes static

By David Arkin  A bill signed by the governor that will allow electric cars to be driven on city streets and highways is receiving mixed reviews.  The bill, which was crafted by Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, and signed into law by Gov. Bill Richardson last week, would allow “neighborhood electric cars,” which are four-wheeled electric […]

March 4 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Birthdays March 6 -12 Alisa Rice, Maria Chavez, Donald Graves, Kalyn Jasso, Shea Pettigrew, Debbie West, Jennifer Jorden, Thomas West, Lee Kirkpatrick, Cody West, Kay Wilson and Ashlee Thurman. Fifth Sunday The Methodist Church held their fifth Sunday luncheon and group singing last Sunday. Concert The group Desert Reign will hold a […]

March 4 Obituaries

Virginia Ruth Pittman, 77 Virginia Ruth Pittman, 77, of Moriarty died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, in Albuquerque. She was born on May 26, 1926, in Kingston, Okla., to John Felix and Mattie Sanders Lea. She married I.W. Pittman on Feb. 12, 1946, in Portales. In 1966 they moved from Bethal to Moriarty to pastor the […]

Hounds lose in first round

By Dave Wagner The Southwestern Oklahoma Bulldogs played like, well, Bulldogs. Taking control of the game early and controlling the tempo most of the way, the Bulldogs upset Eastern New Mexico 61-52 Tuesday in a Lone Star Tournament quarterfinal game at Greyhound Arena. Eastern (20-8) suffered through an uncharacteristically poor shooting night from the field […]

Zias crushed by Northeastern State

Freedom Newspapers TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — A successful season for Eastern New Mexico University came down to a crashing end Tuesday night, as Northeastern State routed the shorthanded Zias 77-46 Tuesday night at Jack Dobbins Fieldhouse. Leslie Warner had a game-high 20 points to lead four in double figures for Northeastern State, the Lone Star Conference […]

Rams win baseball opener

By Kevin Wilson It wasn’t a close shave for the Portales Rams, and Tyler Rutherford made sure there wouldn’t be any type of shave for his legs. The junior catcher went 3-for-4, including two home runs in the fourth inning and six RBI, to help the Rams win their season opener, 16-4, over Friona, Texas, […]

Miller wins council seat

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Mike Linn City Councilman Mike Miller just added another four years to a resume already lush with experience in city and county government. The incumbent scored roughly 75 percent of the vote for the Ward D city council position, defeating Eddie Hiner in the city’s only contested race on Tuesday night. Miller scored 165 votes […]

‘The Passion of the Christ’ a true success

Chris Horton In my 25 years of living, I cannot remember a film more controversial than Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ.” The media attention is phenomenal, the religious conversation is ceaseless, Mel Gibson is constantly attacked, and after all is said and done I am not sure most of us will truly understand […]

County lobbyists discuss Legislature

Tony Parra County lobbyists kept the Roosevelt County Commission up to speed on bills in the New Mexico Legislature and the results on Tuesday. Roosevelt County lobbyist Mike Miller presented the commission with an update on the priorities for the county in the 2004 state legislation. Miller said the legislation ended on Feb. 19, but […]