Proposed water rates reworked

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com Reducing “sticker shock” was the focus of Thursday morning’s joint committee meeting. City manager Doug Redmond presented his plan to pay for the $27 million wastewater treatment plant and reuse center to the city council and the city’s public works and finance committees. Redmond’s presentation called for a reduction […]

ENMU homecoming schedule

ENMU homecoming schedule Today • Alumni author book signing — ENMU Bookstore 2-4 p.m. Meet with ENMU alumni authors. ENMU Jazz Club will performance. • COPE Reception — COPE Center, 1700 South Ave. I, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Council of Professors Emeriti invites current faculty, alumni and members of the community to attend this special reception […]

ENMU honors alumni educators

ENMU media relations Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is honoring three educators who earned degrees from ENMU and have achieved impressive careers in education at the ENMU Educators Hall of Honor Gala 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Campus Union Ballroom as part of homecoming activities. The honorees are: Alma Lewis Lewis earned both bachelor […]

A life touched by Operation Christmas Child

Elvina Kravchuck

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com As a child in Ukraine, Elvina Kravchuck said she never had anything of her own. Kravchuck had four brothers and three sisters which she had to share everything with. When she was 7 years old, Kravchuck finally got a gift of her own, a shoebox full of goodies from […]

To do list — Sept. 26

Today • Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents Room — 9:30 a.m., ENMU’s Regents Room. Information: 575-562-2121. • Eastern New Mexico University homecoming bonfire — 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., The parking lot of ENMU’s Greyhound Arena. Information: 575-562-1011. Saturday • Eastern New Mexico University homecoming parade — 10:30 a.m., down South Avenue C, […]

Spreading holiday hope

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Elvina Kravchuk, far right, packs shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Kravchuk will be speaking at 6 p.m. Sunday about Parkland Baptist Church helping her receive a shoebox when she was growing up in Ukraine.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Every year in November, churches and organizations in Curry and Roosevelt County start Christmas a little early. Packed with personal hygiene products, candy, toys and other goodies, the shoeboxes are shipped around the world to children in need. All the shoeboxes made in this area go to the Parkland […]

County manager gets early start

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Amber Hamilton was appointed Roosevelt County’s new manager at a tense special meeting Wednesday that saw two closed executive sessions and the immediate departure of Interim County Manager Jena Wilbanks. Hamilton was hired on a 4-0 vote with Commissioner Scott Burton, a relative to Hamilton, abstaining. The Commission also […]

Come celebrate KENW’s 40th anniversary

By Betty Williamson Local columnist On the front page of the Portales News-Tribune on Sept. 2, 1974 was a photo of a boxy television with a screenshot of the KENW TV-3 logo superimposed over a windmill. Gordon Greaves, then editor of the paper, snapped it in our living room at 5 p.m. the day before […]

To do list — Sept. 25

Today • Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Luncheon — noon to 1 p.m., Yam Theatre. Information: 575-356-8541 • Tween Program — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Today’s selection: Marshmallow Building. Information: 575-356-3940 • Preschool Storytime — 6 p.m., Portales Public Library. Today’s selection: Pardon Me. Information: 575-356-3940 Friday • Eastern New Mexico University Board […]

ENMU homecoming schedule

This year’s theme is “The Great Gatsby.” Friday • Homecoming golf experience — 8 a.m.-noon/1-5 p.m. Advance registration is required. Contact the Department of Athletics at 575-562-2141. • Alumni author book signing — ENMU Bookstore 2-4 p.m. Meet with ENMU alumni authors, and enjoy the ENMU Jazz Club’s performance. • COPE Reception — COPE Center, 1700 South […]

Weighing options

Staff report Water rates will be the topic of discussion Thursday morning during a joint committee meeting held by the City of Portales. City Manager Doug Redmond said the city’s public works committee and finance committee will meet at the Memorial Building to listen to a presentation and recommendation from him concerning water rate increases. […]

ENMU homecoming weekend kicks off Friday

Staff report The theme for this year’s homecoming event is the Great Gatsby. The Bonfire is an ENMU tradition, and will be held in the north parking lot of Greyhound Arena after the Zia’s volleyball game against Angelo State. Azzia Candelaria, the director of the homecoming committee, talked about how the bonfire will be set. […]

Middle Earth sadly coming to an end

By Lillian Bowe Staff columnist The end is near, my friends. I am not talking about the end of the world, but the end of Middle Earth. The most beautiful and wonderful place I would escape to in middle school through book and movie form will no longer be in movie form. “The Hobbit: Battle […]

ENMU homecoming schedule

This year’s theme is “The Great Gatsby.” Friday • Homecoming golf experience — 8 a.m.-noon/1-5 p.m. Advance registration is required. Contact the Department of Athletics at 575-562-2141. • Alumni author book signing — ENMU Bookstore 2-4 p.m. Meet with ENMU alumni authors, and enjoy the ENMU Jazz Club’s performance. • COPE Reception — COPE Center, 1700 South […]

Thanks for saving us some time

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer In a 2011 Republican primary debate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry told us he would eliminate three federal agencies. And then he forgot the third one … “Oops.” He didn’t withdraw for another two months, but that night he showed Americans he wasn’t suited for the White House in 2012. Perry […]

Interim County Manager resigns

Staff report Interim Roosevelt County Manager Jena Wilbanks on Tuesday said she is resigning due to “moral and ethical” reasons. Wilbanks did not elaborate on the specifics for her reasons or what she plans to do after she resigns. Wilbanks said she will be leaving Oct. 13 and will leave a week before the new […]

To do list — Sept. 24

Today ∞ Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Today’s selection: Pardon Me. Information: 575-356-3940 Thursday ∞ Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Luncheon — noon to 1 p.m., Yam Theatre. Information: 575-356-8541 ∞ Tween Program — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Today’s selection: Marshmellow Building. Information: 575-356-3940 ∞ Preschool Storytime — 6 p.m., […]

Still going strong

Lillian Bowe: Staff photo
Duane Ryan, director of broadcasting at Eastern New Mexico University’s public broadcast station, KENW, works on Monday in the control room. Ryan said working in the control room is one of his favorite things to do.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com After 40 years working at Eastern New Mexico University’s public broadcast station, KENW, Duane Ryan still loves his job as director of broadcasting. That’s because he still gets to go into the control room and direct the show. Ryan said he has seen changes and gone through obstacles to […]

Bond C vote

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Voters on Nov. 4 will be asked to vote yes or no on Bond C, which will provide more than $139 million for capital improvements and acquisition bonds for special schools, tribal schools and higher education. Eastern New Mexico University would receive $11 million for the first phase of […]

Condensed phrases full of meaning

By Sandy Fields Local columnist I was pondering life, and the myriad of situations it brings my way, while working in the yard. (If not for that huge lawn, I’m not sure when I would find time to think.) Anyway, I was thinking of a particular circumstance that had been quite harmful to several people. […]