Area schools earn honor

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com Commitments to excellence and student success has landed Dora Elementary and Texico High School the 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools honor. The U.S. Department of Education selected 289 public and private schools across the nation for the Blue Ribbon program’s Exemplary High Performing Schools award. Dora and Texico are […]

Forecaster: This winter could be harsh

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Prepare to bundle up. This winter could be more harsh than usual, according to national weather forecasters. “However,” said Tim Shay, a senior forecaster at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, “that does not mean it will be cold every day, or that it will rain or snow every […]

Meetings watch — Oct. 1

Roosevelt General Hospital Board Three things to know from Tuesday’s Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Trustee meeting: • RGH Chief Executive Officer Larry Leaming reported to the board that five new employees have been approved by the Medical Staff Committee and needed to be approved by the board. Board Member Randy Lieb had concerns as […]

To do list — Oct. 1

Today • Preschool storytime — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940 • Máscaras, trenzas, y greñas (Masks, braids and messy hair) — 2 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University’s Sandia Room. The talk is a part of Hispanic Heritage Month. Information: 575-562-2451 Thursday • Tween program — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940. • […]

Sometimes the path is important

By Kevin Wilson Staff columnist Tinder is a mobile application where people create profiles and find users within gender, age and geographic preferences. If both parties agree to get to know the person they see in the pictures, the app allows them to message each other. Cosmopolitan decided, in the name of research, to create […]

Portales library looks for Bond B funding

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com General Obligation Bond B provides funding for academic, public, school and tribal libraries. Voters can approve or disapprove during the Nov. 4 election. In all, libraries will receive $10.8 million if voters approve the semiannual request. If voters say no, property taxes will decrease by 65 cents a year […]

MainStreet, Chamber combine jobs

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com Portales MainStreet and the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce have combined forces to bring entertainment and business to the Portales area. Amelia Christensen, president of the Portales MainStreet board of directors, said the organization has let go of Executive Director Debralynn Soza in an effort to “pool resources to […]

ENMU alumnus comes to KENW-TV

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ENMU graduate Allan Crawford, who got his bachelor’s degree in broadcast production, is back on campus, this time as producer and director of KENW-TV.

By Desiree Cooper ENMU Communications Eastern New Mexico University graduate Allan Crawford has returned as the producer and director of KENW-TV. Crawford, who graduated from ENMU with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast production in 2001, is looking forward to “bridging the gaps between different aspects of production, like the news side and the editing side.” […]

A sweet lesson

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Hispanic Affairs office assistant Edgar Munoz, center right, lifts and lowers a piñata as students attempt to burst it open Monday afternoon at the Campus Union Building.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com What started as a ritual meant to bring a prosperous harvest has progressed into a game reserved for special occasions. Monday afternoon, Eastern New Mexico University students were treated to the history of the piñata by Hispanic Affairs Director Doreen Chavez. Chavez, who presented a slide show on the […]

Top 10 reasons a sea cruise is a good idea

By Sandy Fields Local columnist Every once in awhile I need a cruise. It sounded like fun to come up with the top 10 reasons. If you love cruising as much as I, you can add to the list. If you’ve never been, it’s time to book one. Number 10 — My skin is turning […]

Dora school news

Sports Thursday — Junior high, junior varsity, varsity volleyball teams host Floyd, 4:30 p.m. Friday — Junior high and varsity football teams host Pine Hill, 4 p.m./7 p.m. FFA Eleven Dora FFA students, along with sponsor James Shay Southard, are competing at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair through Oct. 4. Showing are: Kaly Cone […]

To do list — Sept. 30

Today • Books ’n’ Babies — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Today’s selection: Goofy Gorillas. Information: 575-356-3940 • Veteran business luncheon — 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Clovis Civic Center. For veteran entrepreneurs and those who support them. Register at the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. Information: 575-356-8541 Wednesday • Preschool storytime — 10:30 a.m., […]

Food drive to be held at Oktoberfest

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Around this time of year, St. Helen Church’s food bank always seems to be running low on supplies. Veda Urioste and the Cultural Affairs Committee had been thinking about starting a food drive for a few years, but never got it off the ground. This year they did. The […]

Clovis Media Inc. earns 14 NMPA awards

Staff and wire report Clovis Media Inc. newspapers earned 14 awards in the 106th annual NMPA convention Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa on Saturday. Judging was completed by the Texas Press Association. The contest is sponsored jointly by the New Mexico Press Association and the New Mexico Associated Press Managing Editors. […]

Meetings watch — Sept. 30

Roosevelt General Hospital Board Here are some of the agenda items for the Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Trustees meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at the Fred Anthony Conference Room: • The 2014 financial report will be presented to the board. • A report on the RGH clinics by Tina Hill, clinic director. • Medical […]

New Mexico Better Newspapers contest winners

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — The 2013 14 NMPA APME Better Newspaper Contest awards were handed out during the 106th annual NMPA convention at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa on Saturday. Judging was completed by the Texas Press Association. The contest is sponsored jointly by the New Mexico Press Association and the […]

Rooting and reminiscing

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com For Eastern New Mexico University and Sigma Nu alumni Garland Conklin, homecoming is a time to reminisce and reconnect with former classmates. Conklin, who graduated ENMU in 1975 with a degree in electronics, said he wonders what campus life is like now for ENMU students compared to his time […]

ENMU cultivates STEM project

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University’s Board of Regents approved a list of funding requests to the state Department of Higher Education for the fiscal year 2016 at its Friday meeting. Scott Smart, vice president of ENMU’s business affairs, said seven of the eight funding requests through what is know as […]

Carlos Mencia talks small cities, TV, Robin Williams

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Carlos Mencia has been in standup more than a quarter century, with a career that’s spanned movies, HBO and Comedy Central specials, his own television series (”Mind of Mencia”) and a share of controversies. Mencia, who performed in Clovis in late 2011, spoke with us this week about the show and his last three years […]

To do list — Sept. 28

Today • Operation Christmas Child Presentation — 6 p.m., Parkland Baptist Church, Clovis. Shoebox receiver Elvina Kravchuck will be speaking. Information: 575-762-1779. Monday • History of the pinata — 2 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Building’s Pecos Room. Information: 575-562-2451. Tuesday • Books ’n’ Babies — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Today’s selection: […]