ENMU hosting regional science fair

ENMU press release Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will host the annual Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science Fair in the Campus Union Ballroom on Saturday. The Science Fair is open to students from the 6th through the 12th grade. Entries are being accepted for individual projects and team projects (Junior Division only). The entry […]

Their view: State should consider projects responsibly

Sen. Pete Campos, D-Las Vegas, offers this view on capital outlay projects: Legislators and the governor have joined forces to abandon the haphazard process of funding capital outlay projects a little bit at a time and with minimal thought as to how each project fits into the state’s infrastructure strategic plan. Instead, we are committed […]

My turn: Gifts cheap, words cheaper

Wendel Sloan While recently cruising Dallas projects for Christmas presents, I saw a handwritten Goodwill sign: “1/2 Off Sale!” Although Salvation Army stores are more within my budget, I figured that the sale might allow me to splurge. After entering past burglar bars, I fought my way through Texas politicians’ worst nightmares grabbing mariachi cassettes, […]

Base construction under way

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Alisa Boswell Big construction projects have been under way at Cannon Air Force Base in 2010 and 2011 with some of them approaching their finish in the next one to 12 months and some just beginning. “The main purpose is to provide support facilities for the C-130 aircraft,” said AFSOC Chief of Programs Flight Steven […]

Dimensional canvases featured on show

Information on making dimensional canvases and using stabilizers in sewing projects will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Theresa Cifali, mixed media artist and owner of The Altered Canvas, will show how to make dimensional canvases using a gel medium and heavy bodied acrylic paint. By adding […]

Their view: Projects vital to economic development

Projects vital to economic development Terry Brunner, USDA Rural Development state director, writes about economic development in rural New Mexico.

Official: New building codes may add costs to new projects

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Alisa Boswell Portales’ building inspector says new building codes recently adopted by the city could add as much as $8,000 to the cost of building a new home. On June 7, the Portales City Council voted to adopt the 2009 New Mexico building codes, which includes an energy efficient code and is the source of […]

Curry, Roosevelt counties receive more than $2 million in grants

Kevin Wilson and Sharna Johnson This week five communities in Curry and Roosevelt counties got the more than $2 million boost they need to complete important projects. State Community Development Block Grants were awarded Tuesday during an allocation council meeting. Of 11 communities in Eastern New Mexico who applied, Curry and Roosevelt counties were awarded […]

Reader-submitted content: United Way Day of Caring volunteers tackle three projects

Sara Newell On April 16 United Way of Eastern New Mexico held their annual Day of Caring. Each year the Day of Caring challenges our community to come together for a day of service to help enhance the cities we live in. In previous years, United Way has taken on projects like rebuilding the Portales […]

ENMU hosts science fair

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Argen Duncan Music tempo affecting heart rate … algae biofuel … robotic legs. Sixth- through 12th-graders exhibited projects featuring those topics and many more at the 53rd annual Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science Fair Saturday at Eastern New Mexico University. Fair Director Kenwyn Cradock, also an ENMU assistant professor of biology, said 129 students were […]

Greek cooking featured on show

Information on Greek cooking, craft projects and cooking onions will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Aris Kefalogiannis is the CEO of Gaea Products in Athens, Greece. He’s going to show the Greek style of serving baked potatoes. The secret ingredients are sea salt, Greek yogurt, Gaea […]

Year in review: 2010 was year of improvement projects

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Alisa Boswell Portales became a city of change in 2010 with various renovation projects to improve the city’s appearance and the flow of highway traffic. According to Mayor Sharon King and City Manager Tom Howell, Portales hopes to bring even more positive changes with the new year. One of the big projects in 2010 was […]

Region going green with proposed renewable energy projects

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Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico is going green with several new projects planned in Clovis and Portales to take advantage or solar and wind energy. Eastern New Mexico has been identified as one of the richest areas for green energy in the U.S., according to Frank Barbera of Tres Amigas, LLC in Santa Fe. Barbera […]

Fall foliage, pressing flowers featured on show

Cheryl Borden: Creative living Information on pressing flowers, fall foliage and using recycled materials for craft projects will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Kate Chu represents pressed-flowers.com, and she’s going to show different ways that pressed flowers can be attached to different objects, such as magnets, […]

4-Hers perpare projects ahead of county fair

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Argen Duncan DeOje Johnson, 14, makes sure the sheep are taken care of, holds a rabbit for a few moments and then heads out to stroke Precious, the horse under his care. Johnson is one of many 4-H members around the county fine-tuning animals or indoor projects in the few weeks before the Roosevelt County […]

Schools going solar

Clarence Plank Elida and Portales school districts will be getting $300,000 each in federal stimulus dollars for solar power projects, according to the state Public Education Department. Department spokeswoman Beverly Friedman said each of 15 New Mexico school districts would receive that amount for a total of $4.5 million for school solar electricity projects in […]

Reader submitted content: County Fair book available next week

By Connie Moyers: Roosevelt County Extension Home Economist The Roosevelt County Fair will be held Aug. 23-28. Now is the time to decide what to enter and finish up your projects. Fair books should be out next week. Stop by the county extension office to pick one up. In the Home Arts division of the […]

Commander details construction projects on base

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Col. Stephen Clark outlined 24 months at Cannon Air Force Base — the previous 12, and the next 12 — Tuesday at the New Mexico Military Base Planning Commission. With a year left in his time, the commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon talked about the […]

College ends “75 for 75″ effort

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By Robin Haislett: ENMU Communication Services Eastern New Mexico University students have been hard at work this school year exceeding their goal of 75 community service projects in honor of ENMU’s 75th anniversary. Each organization created its own fundraiser with help from Barbara James, director of Campus Life, and other members of her staff.

Roadwork projects expected to begin

Freedom New Mexico Roadwork on two Portales projects is scheduled to begin this week. The first project involves drainage improvements and additions of gutters, curbs and sidewalks on East First Street from Elgin Avenue to Knoxville Avenue, East Amazon Street from Elgin to Globe Avenue, and East Brazos Street from Elgin to Globe. It is […]