Freshmen may help Hounds

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Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University freshman wide receiver Greg Scott was used to running a no-huddle offense in high school at San Antonio Stevens. After about a week, he’s trying to adapt to the Greyhounds’ high-octane attack. “It’s a lot faster,” Scott said after the Hounds went through a two-hour scrimmage […]

Portales Past: July 15, 1950

July 15, 1950: Two area residents were unsure what to do with a discovery they made hunting arrowheads northeast of Portales. Oscar Shay and Jim Warnica found what they believed to be an 8-foot elephant tusk buried in the sand at Blackwater Draw. Archaeologists were notified because the men were concerned they could destroy the […]

Roping event grows

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Four things draw ropers to Clovis’ Joe’s Boot Shop calf roping event: • Good prize money • Comfort • Fresh calves • A well organized competition The event has quickly grown into the largest calf roping event in the country, according to Chris Weber, drawing participants from across the […]

Offense dominates in ENMU scrimmage

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — The Greyhounds coaching staff didn’t like the sight of the offense scoring at will Saturday morning. So they made the defense watch the same thing. Saturday marked a win for the offense in the final Eastern New Mexico University football scrimmage before the upcoming Green and […]

Tough questions during pay review

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Should military pilots who have been reassigned from cockpits to ground-based computer consoles to fly remotely piloted vehicles continue to draw the same flight pay as pilots who still fly jets and helicopters? Should reserve component personnel on lengthy overseas assignments in locales like Germany continue to draw the same […]

Concept of giving not lost on farm

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist The week before Christmas the farmer announced to the animals that he would not be giving them the traditional cheese and sausage box. The pig was relieved. The farmers suggested instead they should draw names. “Does that include non-domesticated animals, too?” asked the armadillo. “Yes, But only warm-blooded,” was the […]

Blackwater Draw museum closing for winter break

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s Blackwater Draw Museum will close for winter break from 5 p.m. Wednesday until 10 a.m. Jan. 4. The museum is on U.S. 70 approximately 7 miles north of Portales near Greyhound Stadium. Information: Matt Hillsman at 562-2202.

Hounds pull out late win in finale

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — Name a college, take away their most prolific passer in school history, give them a deficit and it’s probably a disaster. It very well could have been for Eastern New Mexico, had Wes Wood not been waiting in the wings. Wood, a 6-foot-1, 155-pound freshman gunslinger, […]

No. 13 Tarleton State rallies past Hounds

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — Having outscored their opponents by a 77-8 clip coming into Saturday, Tarleton State has earned a reputation as a third-quarter team. Against a depleted Eastern New Mexico squad, the Texans proved to be a pretty good fourth-quarter team as well. The 13th-ranked Texans scored 23 unanswered […]

Angelo State smothers Hounds

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — With homecoming upon it, Eastern New Mexico suffered a power outage. Visiting Angelo State held the Greyhounds’ high-powered offense scoreless until late in the third quarter, and salted the game away with a pair of defensive touchdowns in the fourth period for a 47-23 victory Saturday […]

Dominoes championships draw contestants to Texico

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Plenty of versions of dominoes may exist around the world as evidenced by the 25 kinds of games listed on one Web site. But in the corner occupied by states such as New Mexico and Texas, the variety often favored resembles a card game. It’s called 42, or Texas […]

Class takes over dig site

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico One dig site at Blackwater Draw, for all anybody knows, might have been a gold mine for a graduate student back in the 1960s. But Alberto Isequilla didn’t get everything out of the pit he started digging. Now, a new generation of anthropology students at Eastern New Mexico University […]

ENMU football scrimmage important to newcomers

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By Eric Butler: FNM correspondent BLACKWATER DRAW — Saturday’s spring football intrasquad scrimmage may have been no big deal to some of Eastern New Mexico University’s established veterans. But it was the first semi-regular game that Erett Grubbs played back at his old home stadium on Saturday morning. The sophomore lineman was part of the […]

Shame on those jealous of success

By Tibor Machan: FNM columnist Most top executives draw pretty reasonable salaries, maybe up from $250K to several million per year. This isn’t unlike how professional baseball and football players are hired and compensated, especially the stars among them. Some people are sought out eagerly and promised exorbitant pay, including bonuses above the regular salary, […]

Day trip: Blackwater Draw Site

ENMU courtesy photo The Blackwater Draw Museum is located on U.S. 70 between Clovis and Portales and the Blackwater Draw Archaeological dig site is located 5 miles north of Portales on N.M. 467. Place: Blackwater Draw Museum and Archaeological Site Location: The Blackwater Draw Museum is located on U.S. 70 between Clovis and Portales. The […]

ENMU hosts comment session

The public is invited to comment on a draft feasibility study evaluating possible long-term partnerships between Eastern New Mexico University and New Mexico State Parks at the Blackwater Draw site. A meeting to allow the public to ask questions and provide input is set for 6 p.m. today in the Sandia Room of the ENMU […]

Hunting report deadline approaches

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has announced all deer and elk hunters and trappers who held a license or permit for the 2008-2009 seasons must file harvest reports by Sunday. Hunters who miss the reporting deadline may still report and be eligible for drawings if they report before the drawing deadline and […]

Homecoming heartbreak as Javalinas win 35-32

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University did a lot of things right Saturday afternoon. The Greyhounds did just enough wrong to cost them a victory. Senior quarterback Billy Garza threw for three touchdowns and ran for what proved to be the winning score with 1:38 left in the […]

Atlatl throw scheduled for Saturday

PNT staff Eastern New Mexico University’s Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology, Blackwater Draw Archaeological Site, and Mu Alpha Nu Anthropology Club will host the eighth annual Blackwater Draw Atlatl Throw on Saturday at the Blackwater Draw Archaeological Site. The site is located along State Highway 467, about six miles north of Portales and one […]

Oct. 14 ENMU briefs

Parking removed For safety reasons, the New Mexico Department of Transportation is eliminating all parking along Highway 70 as of Oct. 17. Throw set for Saturday Eastern New Mexico University’s Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology, Blackwater Draw Archaeological Site, and Mu Alpha Nu Anthropology Club announce the Eighth Annual Blackwater Draw Atlatl Throw on […]