ENMU briefs — Feb. 2

Scuba diving classes offered Eastern New Mexico University is offering a scuba diving class this spring. The open water part of the class will meet at Santa Rosa’s Blue Hole, a nationally ranked dive. Instructor Mike Hale of Scuba Ventures in Liberal, Kan., is to teach the classroom and pool portions of the class on […]

ENMU class up in the air

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Alisa Boswell The possibilities for a new course at Eastern New Mexico University are up in the air, literally and figuratively. Capt. James “Tripp” Johnson, a pilot at Cannon Air Force Base, is working on offering a non-credit skydiving course through the college’s Distance Learning program. Johnson, an instructor for the course, said he has […]

Students set goals

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By Alisa Boswell and Argen Duncan With schools up and running after the holiday break, local high school and college students have new goals they want to meet for their new semester. Eastern New Mexico University classes have been in session for a week, and Portales High School students have been back to class since […]

Hunter education courses offered

PNT staff report New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will be conducting three spring hunter education classes in January, February and March. This class is required by anyone under the age of 18 in order to obtain a hunting license in New Mexico. Successful completion of this class is recognized in all states requiring […]

Program lets local residents adopt airmen

Cannon Connections photo: Gabriel Monte Airman First Class Joshua Johnson, left, and Clovis resident Joe Hill talk during an Adopt an Airman program mixer at the Drop Zone at Cannon Air Force Base. Gabriel Monte Airman First Class Joshua Johnson, of Mankato, Minn., said one of the reasons he joined the Air Force was the […]

Area Texas prep playoffs — Nov. 26

Freedom New Mexico Regional semifinals Class 2A Division I At Lubbock Wall 22, Muleshoe 7, halftime Class 1A Division II At Canyon Bovina 21, Farwell 20, 3rd quarter

Turkey trot

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Sarah Watson, left, ran a little ahead her father, Tech. Sgt. Rich Watson, right, and her brother Nick Watson. Airman 1st Class Jeff Swislocki won Friday’s Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run as he expected. Swislocki said he participates in as many fun runs or marathons he can, including the monthly […]

Elida wins Class 1B volleyball crown

Elida beat district foe Grady 25-16, 25-15, 25-1 Saturday to capture the Class 1B state volleyball title at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. It is Elida’s third state title, and first since 1990. Grady was making its first state volleyball title appearance. Portales plays Pojoaque at 4 p.m. for the 3A crown.

Prep football scoreboard — Nov. 12

Area Class 2A Quarterfinals Texico 14, Estancia 10 Class 1A Semifinals Fort Sumner 54, Escalante 16 8-man Melrose 44, Gateway Christian 12 New Mexico Class 5A First Round Carlsbad 35, West Mesa 19 Eldorado 28, Cibola 7 Mayfield 27, Rio Rancho 3 Class 4A First Round Farmington 42, Bernalillo 12 Los Lunas 42, Santa Teresa […]

ALS graduates newest Air Force leaders

The following airmen graduated from Airman Leadership School, Class 11-A on Nov. 4: • Senior Airman James Benner, 16th Special Operations Squadron • Senior Airman Daniel Hatch, 16th SOS, Academic Achievement Award • Senior Airman Margaret Jimenez, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron • Senior Airman Jeffrey Tessendorf, 27 SOAMXS • Staff Sgt. Brandon Herbert, […]

Portales past: Nov. 22, 1948

Nov. 22, 1948: The Portales Daily News: Portales High School nominated kings and queens for the coming carnival, originally scheduled to be Nov. 24, but postponed to Dec. 4. Senior class nominees were John Starkey and Ruthie Sharp; Charles Durrett and Sunnye Jean Lee were from the junior class, and Jimmy Rice and Bobbie Jean […]

Portales past: Nov. 10, 1955

Nov. 10, 1955: The Portales Daily News: The senior class of Elida High School presented the play “Don’t Darken My Door” on Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The actors included Peggy Nell Peterson, Tommy Tucker, Beth Doyal, JoBeth Taylor, Alec Stubbins, Patsy Rippee and Faye Southard.

Fifth-grade class wins poster contest

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Argen Duncan Markers, glue, pom-poms and creativity have earned a fifth-grade Lindsey-Steiner Elementary School class a pizza party. Art teacher Carol Ainsworth’s fourth-period class has won the Infection Control Week poster contest at Roosevelt General Hospital. The winning class gets a pizza party, and Ainsworth’s other five participating classes receive cookies. Miya Hernandez, Brianna Brooks, […]

Portales past: Oct. 29, 1947

Oct. 29, 1947: The Portales Daily News: The Dora senior class was presenting the play “The Antics of Andrew,” a three-act comedy, Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. The play was presented in the Dora Auditorium.

A week for spirit

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Jared Tucker Homecoming weekend gives students, faculty and the community the chance to show their school spirit, and former students the chance to come together and share stories of school days past. Barbara James, Director of Campus Life at Eastern New Mexico University, said the ritualistic homecoming festivities bring out current students, students who have […]

Reunions — Sept. 19

Clovis High School Class of ’55 The Clovis High School Class members of 1955, spouses and other family members thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful program, good food and visiting at their 55th class reunion held Sept. 11 at the Clovis Carver Public Library which is located where their high school building was. Beverley Smith created a […]

Class of ’57 reunites at Yam Theater

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Childhood memories of popcorn, candy and movies echoed through the newly renovated Yam Theater in downtown Portales Saturday, as the Portales High School Class of 1957 gathered for its 53rd class reunion. Marcea Clive, one of several reunion coordinators said the theater, though not quite complete in its renovations, was the perfect location for the […]

Class of 1960 reuniting

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Argen Duncan Even 50 years can’t keep the Portales High School Class of 1960 apart. The class, which members say has always been close, has scheduled its 50-year reunion for Friday and Saturday in Portales. Class member and coordinator Gary Williamson said he expects 60 classmates to attend, about 26 from the Clovis/Portales area. Enough […]

Registration open for hunter course

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will be conducting a hunter education class Sept. 24 through Sept.26. The class will consist of three sessions and all sessions must be attended. Class dates and times are: • 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept. 24 • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 25 and […]

Community shows appreciation for Cannon

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Ryan Wimbrly, civilian electrical shop employee at Cannon Air Force Base, competes in a pie-eating contest during Cannon Appreciation Day at Unity Park. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico From burgers to a pie-eating contest and horseshoes to door prizes, Cannon Air Force Base airmen, their families and civilian employees […]