Portales past: Aug. 29, 1945

Aug. 29, 1945: Eastern New Mexico College was planning to have a football team for the first time since the beginning of the war in 1941. Coach Al Garten was expecting 25 boys for practice.

Hounds start practice

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Kevin Wilson The heat was about the only thing Mark Ribaudo would have changed about Saturday. The Eastern New Mexico University coach was happy with just about everything else that transpired during the two-and-a-half hours of practice to lead off the upcoming football campaign, which will be his sixth as head coach. “The older guys […]

It’s their job: Jennifer Johnson

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Portales Municipal Schools band director Jennifer Johnson plays along with Portales High School percussion students as they practice in the school band room. She said it’s exciting to see students from different backgrounds come together and make music.

My turn: Fishing full of animal dangers

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Fishing can be down right hairy at times, especially when birds get involved. My mom wanted to take me fishing one weekend. So to keep me occupied until we could go, she brought me a fishing pole that came with plastic hooks and fish to practice with. I spent […]

Hounds set for spring practice

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Changing the offense got Eastern New Mexico University’s football squad a statistical title. Now, the Greyhounds hope a tweak to the defense is the missing piece to a division title. The three-week spring football practice for ENMU starts Monday at 3:15 p.m., with 9:30 a.m. scrimmages at […]

ENMU kicks off hoops season with Midnight Madness

kevin_wilson@link.freedom.com Eastern New Mexico University basketball coaches are hoping a pair of turnarounds start when the clock hits midnight tonight. That time marks Midnight Madness, the first practice allowed for college basketball squads. The Zia and Greyhound squads will hold a public practice, preceded by an 11:15 p.m. pep rally at Greyhound Arena. The Zias […]

Sept. 2, 1970

The largest turnout of football players in the history of the university arrived on campus at Eastern New Mexico University Aug. 30, when 98 prospective Greyhounds arrived for the beginning of fall practice, according to the Portales News-Tribune. Jack Scott, new head coach at ENMU, said he was extremely pleased at the large turnout. The […]

March, 15 2009 Dora news

FFA practice schedule • Monday – Dairy, 1-5 p.m. • Tuesday – Crops, 4-7 p.m. • Wednesday – Livestock, 4-7 p.m. • Thursday – Entomology & Dairy Foods, 4-7 p.m. • Friday – Land & Homesite, 9 am-Noon; Pasture, 1-5 p.m.; Dairy Foods, 5-8 p.m. • Saturday – Contest at Lovington; teams leave Dora at […]

March 8, Dora School News

FFA practice schedule• Monday – Dairy, 4-7 p.m.• Tuesday – Crops, 4-7 p.m.• Wednesday – Livestock, 4-7 p.m.• Thursday – Entomology & Dairy Foods, 4-7 p.m.• Friday – No practice; teacher in-service day• Saturday – Contest at Roswell; teams leave Dora at 6 am. Report cardsStudents will receive their report cards this Wednesday.

Government retiree `double dipping’ targeted

By Doug Mattson Politicians and union leaders alike are taking aim at the controversial practice of “double-dipping” — public employees returning to work after retirement to collect a salary and pension. The issue comes as lawmakers consider ways to keep some of New Mexico’s biggest retirement funds from hemorrhaging money. The Public Employees Retirement Association […]