30th Williamson lectureship comes to ENMU campus

By Tony Parra Portales will be the center of those who view the world in a different way on Thursday when experts in the field of science-fiction join local science-fiction writing legend Jack Williamson of Portales for the 30th annual Williamson Lectureship. “I enjoy the variety of people who have different points of views,” Rick […]

Science Spectrum offers education, variety of exhibits

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Compiled by Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Ever wanted to hang-glide? Or see a space suit? Now you can do that, or many other things, less than two hours away from the Clovis/Portales area. The Science Spectrum in Lubbock features hundreds of exhibits from many different areas. What is it? According to its Web site […]

Grad numbers up this fall at ENMU

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Numbers at Eastern New Mexico University continue to be rosy. Friday the university’s board of regents learned that the total number of students graduating this fall is up 69 students over last fall. There are 261 students eligible to receive their diploma at the ENMU graduation today. ENMU president Steven […]

Family defends ENMU bomb scare suspect

Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers The sister of an Eastern New Mexico University student charged in connection with a Nov. 2 campus bomb scare says authorities have an innocent man in custody. Joshua Gilpin, 28, was arrested hours after school officials evacuated an ENMU science building and recovered chemicals that — if combined — could be […]

Science building to receive funds

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The United States Senate has approved a bill which includes $620,000 for science and technology equipment for Eastern New Mexico University. The bill, approved Thursday, needs the president’s signature for completion. This additional money would help ENMU officials purchase molecular and cellular biology equipment. James Constantopoulos, chair of the physical […]

Experts say pollution trend needs reversing

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Experts in the fields of political science, meteorology, geology and science for the most part felt that air pollution is causing global warming but also felt it would be difficult to change the mindset of government officials and general public members to conserve energy and stop air pollution. Ken Leap, […]

Oct. 13 Local Briefs

Group to discuss preparedness The Roosevelt County Democratic Women will sponsor a luncheon for the Democratic Party at noon on Monday at the Territorial House. Chuck Haman will speak about Emergency Preparedness in Roosevelt County. Everyone is welcome to attend this dutch-treat luncheon. There will also be the classic Frank Capra film “Mr. Smith Goes […]

Funds pending for local entities

By Marc Schoder Both Eastern New Mexico University and the Portales MainStreet program could stand to benefit from potential funding from Congress. U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) announced Tuesday that a key Senate subcommittee has provided funding to purchase science equipment for Eastern New Mexico University and Economic Development Initiative (EDI) funds for the City […]

Arm yourself with information

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist At springtime I often have the honor of speaking to state FFA conventions and at college graduations. The students are bright, above-average young people who have chosen to enter agricultural or veterinary endeavors. I say to them, there is a difference between the study of science and the study of […]

Home-schooled students win big at science fair

Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com Home-schooled students from Portales were some of the top winners in the 2005 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair at New Mexico Tech in Socorro on April 9. Megan Speshock and Alexandra Zablotsky each won awards for their science fair projects in the junior division. The junior division is for grades 5-8 and the […]

James teacher a finalist for state award

By Tony Parra A James Elementary teacher has been selected as one of two finalists for the 2005 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching. Mary Murray, a third-grade teacher at R.M. James Elementary, was announced as one of the finalists. The New Mexico Public Education Department officials reviewed math and science teachers for the […]

Science fair set for weekend

By Tony Parra High school students from southeastern New Mexico will get a chance to showcase their scientific creativity during the Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair in the Campus Union Ballroom on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University. On Saturday, the regional science fair will include students from grades six through […]

Authors ponder post-humanity

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By Tony Parra Science fiction writers and readers gathered in Portales to celebrate the work of Jack Williamson and to ponder what exactly post-humanity evolution is on Thursday. Williamson has devoted 76 years of his life to science fiction writing. Patrice Caldwell, an organizer of the lectureship, said Williamson was ahead of his time with […]

Sci-fi lectureship set for Thursday

By Tony Parra Jack Williamson, who turns 97 in March, still works to pique sci-fi readers’ interests. While he usually does this through his writing, Williamson also is part of a lectureship series in its 29th year at Eastern New Mexico University. “I enjoy the lectureship,” Williamson said. “It gives me a chance to visit […]

Feb. 23 Obituaries

Bevan Odenweller, 59 Services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Portales Senior Citizens Center Mr. Bevan Odenweller, 59, of Portales, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Feb. 26, 1945, in Cleveland, to Florence and Charles Odenweller. He married his wife, Dianne in Logan on Feb. 14, 1998. The […]

Feb. 6 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Anti-bully program Wednesday found students and their homeroom advisory working on plans to eliminate bullying from schools.  This state-mandated program allows students to identify bullying activity and learn ways to defuse the situation. Students are encouraged to let teachers or the counselor know about incidents that can be addressed in a safe […]

Regents pleased with year so far

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University president Steven Gamble reported a good fall semester for the university with enrollment up, the passing of General Obligation Bond and the success in athletics. “It has really been a great year,” ENMU Board of Regents President Marshall Stinnett said during Friday’s board meeting. “We were able to […]

Nov. 21 Portales Junior High News

Editor’s Note: The PJHS news was intended to run in Sunday’s edition, but is late due to a problem in e-mail transmission. All-District honor band Congratulations are in order for 11 Portales Junior High students who were chosen to participate in the All-district Honor Band on Nov. 13. Out of the 13 junior highs that […]

Williamson collection released

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By Kevin Wilson With a career spanning nearly 77 years as a writer, it’s no surprise that it would take a few years just to summarize the work of Jack Williamson. That process has been completed after nearly four years, with the help of more than a few fans and friends. “Seventy-Five: The Diamond Anniversary […]

Nov. 14 Portales Junior High News

Science Fair Assembly Since all students will be deciding on a science fair project, science teachers have arranged for Dr. Keller from Eastern New Mexico University to present some ideas about various projects. Thursday finds students viewing various examples and listening to his ideas and suggestions. The Portales schools science fair is scheduled for March […]