Greyhounds ready to make some strides

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Andrew Helton knows he has a big job, but he’s ready to get to work. Coming off back-to-back 0-12 seasons in the Lone Star Conference South Division, Helton has taken over the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball program. The Greyhounds (4-23 in 2008-09) open their campaign on Tuesday […]

Republican governor hopeful tests political waters across state

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico It may be a year off, but the New Mexico Gubernatorial race already has candidates out and about. In a swing through eastern new Mexico, Republican hopeful Doug Turner of Albuquerque met Curry County, Roosevelt County and Quay County Republican party members Wednesday to talk issues. He is traveling […]

Movie one big marketing campaign

By Kevin Wilson: FNM columnist Let it be known this column includes spoilers for “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.” I’m giving away the first five minutes, and telling you the rest doesn’t really matter. I’ve heard about married couples who tell me they saw each other and they knew in the first five minutes […]

Gubernatorial candidate starts campaign early

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Freedom New Mexico Greg Zanetti of Albuquerque, a Republican candidate for state governor, stopped in Clovis on Wednesday, getting an early start on the 2010 campaign. Current Gov. Bill Richardson, a Democrat, is term-limited. Thus far, no others have announced for the position in either party. Zanetti most recently worked as a financial adviser and […]

Study: Campaign bucks oil policy wheels

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican Political contributions from the oil and gas industry might translate into friendly legislation for that industry, according to a new study by Common Cause New Mexico. The report, titled “Connecting the Dots: The Oil and Gas Industry’s Influence on New Mexico Politics,” says oil and gas interests have contributed […]

More ethics bills placed in hopper

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, with the help of some House Democrats, is pushing a package of bills that she said Tuesday will bring more transparency to state government. Denish told reporters at a news conference that her package is separate from the ethics legislation package being pushed […]

Residents plan celebration around inauguration

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer As Barack Obama places his hand on the family bible and gives the oath of office in a historic presidential inauguration thousands of miles away from Roosevelt County Tuesday, a small band of local Obama campaign volunteers will gather in a Portales home to watch the occasion. Portales resident […]

Campaign finance needs true reform

Freedom New Mexico Republican presidential candidate John McCain has suggested

Local Briefs Oct. 29

PNT Staff Reports Obama representative to visit Clovis, Portales U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, is visiting eastern New Mexico today on behalf of the presidential campaign of Barack Obama.He will be at the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce from 12:15-1:30 p.m., visit Cannon Air Force Base from 2-3 p.m., and meet with community leaders from […]

Church will resume UNICEF campaign

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico First United Methodist Church in Portales will resume a youth fundraising program for UNICEF after meeting with police Friday. “We got it all straightened out,” said Toni Kiernan, the church’s coordinator for the United Nations Children’s Fund program. Kiernan said she and her two sons were followed home by […]

PBS to feature campaign in N.M.

PNT staff The PBS show ‘NOW’ will feature the presidential campaign in New Mexico at 8:30 p.m. Friday on KENW-TV. The show will examine how both political parties are working to attract first-time voters on college campuses, as well as Hispanic voters in the state. Gov. Bill Richardson will discuss how New Mexico, along with […]

Events Calendar Sept. 12

Friday United Way Campaign Kick-off — 7:30-9 a.m. on the square. Free doughnuts, canned food drive. Sunday Diez y Seis de Septiembre (Dia de Familia) — 10 a.m. to evening, Lindsey Park Monday Roosevelt County Democratic Women — Noon, in the Conference Room at Roosevelt General Hospital. The program will be about planning for victory […]

Dora football begins second season

PNT Staff Report As could be expected, in its inaugural season last year, the Dora Coyote 8-man football team was young. For their second campaign, they’re even younger. Out of the Coyotes 27 players to start the 2008 season, head coach Pablo Pena has a total of four juniors and seniors. “We’re young,” Pena said. […]

Caring Campaign

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer A group of Eastern New Mexico University employees are reaching out to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan — especially those who have ties to the university. The offices of academic affairs and academic services have started a care package campaign to let the troops know they haven’t been […]

Thoughts on presidential campaign criticism

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico For your consideration, two thoughts about the presidential election I had when I should have been at the gym: • One of the most common attacks you’ll hear on Barack Obama is that he’ll raise your taxes. So why is he getting attacked for turning down $85 million in […]

Editorial: McCain offers promising ideas to reform taxes

In a disappointing presidential campaign, we were encouraged this week by Sen. John McCain’s announced economic plan. If we squint, it almost looks like a conservative Republican platform we vaguely recall associating with that party. As far as it goes, it’s pretty good. We wish it went

Race, gender loom in politics

By Karl Terry, PNT managing editor A professor of political science told the Roosevelt County Democratic Women this week that this year’s presidential election would be historic because it will gauge the country’s ability to deal with gender and race in a political campaign. Sue Strickler, professor of political science at Eastern New Mexico University […]

Clinton campaign running into trouble

By Kevin Wilson It was only a few months ago pundits left and right were calling the Hillary Clinton campaign a runaway train. With Clinton and Barack Obama in a close race for the Democratic nomination, it looks as if those predictions may be wrong. Likewise, you can take a grain of salt with my […]

1-29-08 ENMU Briefs

Faculty / Alumni • Gene Smith, College of Business, had an article titled “CPAs-Close the Loopholes on Continuing Education” published in the December 2007 edition of the Journal of Human Resources and Adult Learning. • A monograph titled Counseling and Disabilities: Needed Counseling Concerns Relative to Educational Psychology and Special Education that was written by […]

United Way extending deadline

Freedom New Mexico The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is extending its campaign deadline to reach its campaign goal. On Friday, the organization was about $24,000 short of reaching its goal of $565,000, according to executive director Erinn Burch said. “We were trying to wrap it up by last Friday, but because we were […]