ENMU picnic commemorating 75 years

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Like almost every other part of the country, mid-1930s New Mexico was mired in the difficulties of the Great Depression. But it was a time of new beginnings, too, and Eastern New Mexico University will be celebrating its inception with a Founder’s Day Picnic on Sunday. Commemorating its 75th […]

April 29, 1949

Roosevelt County almost saw oil production within its borders when Magnolia Petroleum Company found petroleum within 1.7 miles of Roosevelt County, south of Milnesand. The test was made after a fire erupted during a drill stem test the day before. The well produced 35 barrels of 47-gravity oil within the first hour and was producing […]

Drive replaces hat collection

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Although a fire took almost everything a Roosevelt County man owned last week, this week, area businesses replaced his baseball cap collection overnight. Weldon Carmichael’s house burned to the ground in the grassfire southwest of Causey on April 9. Among the lost possessions was a collection of more than […]

ENMU enrollment up

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble says a slow economy and rising unemployment is responsible for the highest Spring semester enrollment the school has had in almost 40 years. The university’s spring semester enrollment rose by 8.3 percent — from 3,712 students in 2008 to 4,021 students — this year, according […]

Obama ready to tackle tasks that await him

Freedom New Mexico Perhaps befitting the times, it was a sober, almost subdued speech, capping a ceremony that was serious and sober. President Obama called for “a new era of responsibility — a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation, and the world.” In recognition of the […]

Nov. 6, 1974

The First Presbyterian Church of Portales saw its first permanent minister in almost a year when Rev. Irvin E. Winship and his wife moved into the church manse. The former minister had to left to answer the call for a pastorship in Artesia the year before.

Bonds would benefit counties

PNT Staff Bond proposals in the Nov. 4 general election would provide almost $18 million for Roosevelt and Curry County schools,

Financial rescue plan must not allow undue risk

Freedom Communications Last week the financial industry was exposed as much more vulnerable to what might have seemed like ephemeral economic developments than almost anybody — including most in the industry — imagined. The supposedly wise people of Washington are huddling to come up with a plan to “stabilize” the markets that will undoubtedly cost […]

Carlin’s work will live on but he’ll be missed

Editorial Almost everybody remembers George Carlin’s comedy/satire bit about the seven words you can’t say on television, the “stuff” we can never quite leave behind and other rants about the foolishness rampant in American life. Yet what remains when we think about the comedian’s long career was not so much the anger as the sheer […]

Husbands not so tough about women’s issues

By Anita Doberman Men, and military men in particular, can take a lot. They are tough, hard working and have high tolerance for pain. Take my beloved hubby. He almost died of a burst appendix because he didn’t go to the hospital right away — he preferred to take the pain than go to the […]