Ticket feature: Portales hosting Fall Festival

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Courtesy photo: Sandy Van Der Veen This year will mark the fourth year the MainStreet Fall Festival has been held in Portales. Freedom New Mexico Saturday’s Fall Festival in Portales will feature beer from an Albuquerque brewing company and crowd pleasers from last year’s festival, according to event organizers. For the first time, Albuquerque-based Marble […]

Zias fall in three at Cameron

CNJ staff LAWTON, Okla. — Cameron dominated Eastern New Mexico University at the net Tuesday night and the Aggies cruised to a 25-13, 25-15, 25-17 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over the Zias. Cameron (14-10, 8-8 LSC) had only five attack errors in the match, compared with 22 for the Zias (5-20, 1-15). Kelle Carver […]

ENMU fall sports squads think big

Dave Wagner PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team hopes to end Abilene Christian’s long domination of the Lone Star Conference this weekend. ACU has won the last 20 LSC championships, but the Greyhounds are positioned to make a strong run at the Wildcats in Saturday’s league event at San Angelo, […]

Cotton harvest plummets

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Close-up of a cotton plant in farmer Kendall Devault’s field southeast of Farwell. Across the region, cotton yields this year are about half what they were one year ago, said Crag Rohrbach, general manager of the Parmer County Cotton Growers Co-Op. Robin Fornoff Farmers across the region say this fall’s […]

Education column: Reading focus at La Casita

That deliciously crisp fall air means fall festivals and Halloween parties are in the works. Sylvia Martinez, principal at La Casita Elementary, shared plans for fall activities this year. “For the last three years we have really been focusing on literacy and have tied classroom and school-wide activities to supporting reading.” For example, La Casita […]

Monday morning briefing: New faces, a teen challenge and one big bomb

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. New face Put in a new face for fall with Fabulous Fall Faces — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday at the Women’s Medical Center. It includes makeovers, demonstrations, refreshments, previews of new products, special offers and giveaways. Space is limited so call for reservations. Information: […]

Zias fall in four at Tarleton

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team was tantalizingly close to a rare Lone Star Conference road win on Thursday, but the Zias just couldn’t finish the deal. Tarleton State rallied from a five-point deficit in the second game, then closed out the match with eight of the final nine […]

ENMU sets another enrollment record

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has set another enrollment record with 5,574 students for the fall semester, an increase of 9.7 percent over last year’s previous record of 5,080 students. The previous record was 4,685 students set in the 2009 fall semester, according to a press release from the university. Student credit hours, […]

Zias fall at Lady Buff Classic

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team lost a competitive match to Southwest Baptist 24-26, 26-24, 25-20, 26-24 on Saturday morning, but fell flat in a 25-15, 25-16, 25-14 setback to Colorado-Colorado Springs Saturday afternoon to complete play in the season-opening Lady Buff Classic, hosted by West Texas A&M. […]

Back on campus: College students, faculty, staff get in gear for fall semester

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Jonathan Morales said returning to school after serving four years in the Air Force is proving to be an adjustment. Sharna Johnson and Alisa Bowell College students converged on the area’s three higher learning institutions this week —