ENMU spring enrollment sets record

Freedom New Mexico For the first time in its history, Eastern New Mexico University’s enrollment for a spring semester has surpassed 5,000 students. At 5,084 students for the semester, the university is sitting at a 4.5 percent increase over last year’s enrollment of 4,864 students. Spring student credit hours, which higher education funding is based […]

Press release: ENMU sets record spring enrollment

PORTALES—For the first time in its history, Eastern New Mexico University’s enrollment for a spring semester has surpassed 5,000 with 5,084 students. This spring’s enrollment is an increase of 4.5 percent over the previous record for a spring enrollment, set last year with 4,864 students. Student credit hours, which higher education institutions funding is based […]

Zias outlast Cowgirls in five sets

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FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU’s Jessica King tries for a kill during the Zias’ match against New Mexico Highlands on Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena. The Zias pulled out a 25-17, 25-22, 24-26, 22-25, 20-18 win over the Cowgirls, erasing four consecutive match points in the fifth set to keep it alive. CNJ staff PORTALES […]

Abilene Christian turns back Zias in straight sets

CNJ Staff ABILENE, Texas — Jennie Hutt and Kalynne Allen posted double-doubles Saturday as Abilene Christian held off Eastern New Mexico University 27-25, 25-18, 25-21 in a Lone Star Conference volleyball match. Hutt had 18 kills and 10 digs while Allen notched 13 kills and 12 digs for the Wildcats (8-7, 4-3 LSC), who pulled […]

Press release: ENMU sets enrollment record

PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has set another enrollment record with 5,574 students, an increase of 9.7 percent over last year’s previous record of 5,080 students. Before that, the previous record was 4,685 students in the 2009 fall semester, which had topped the previous record of 4,342 in the fall of 1972. Student credit […]

Christmas on the cops

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Master Sgt. Jesse Frank watches as Trajan Tye Bernal, 4, front, and his brother Daven Ray Bernal, 5, look at toys during Shop with a Cop Monday at Wal-Mart. Sharna Johnson Bicycles, dolls, brightly colored tool sets, dinosaurs with flashing eyes —

Thursday morning briefing: Teens, T-shirts and a whole lot of tea

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Gifts for teens Lighthouse Mission is looking for donations to make Christmas bright for local underprivileged teens. Items needed: Regulation size footballs, basketballs, perfume and bath sets and jewelry sets.

Veteran sets out to find family

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell “Finding Billy” is the novel which documents Diana Thompson Dale’s search for her uncle and the uncovering of his remains. Alisa Boswell While on a trip across the world, Clovis resident John Wangler went to find his second cousin’s World War II grave and found out he wasn’t the only […]

Postal service sets holiday mail deadline

By Cheryl Pellerin: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — The recommended mailing deadline for sending economy-priced holiday packages to servicemembers in Afghanistan, Iraq and other places around the world is Nov. 12, officials at the U.S. Postal Service say. “Shipping holiday packages early helps ensure that they arrive in time for the holidays,” Pranab Shah, […]

Resident sets Clovis record at Akron derby

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Courtesy photo Daulton Hatley of Clovis reached the third round of the All-American Soap Box Derby on July 24 in Akron, Ohio, which is the farthest any youth from Clovis has reached in the international competition. Liliana Castillo When Clovis’ Daulton Hatley made it into the third round at the All-American Soap Box Derby on […]

GOP ready to reform Obamacare

Congressional Republicans are part of a strategic legislative challenge to roll back Obamacare. The effort no doubt will be fruitless this year, but it sets the stage for November electioneering, which could lead to substantive legal challenges in next year’s new Congress if the GOP gains significantly, perhaps even winning control of one or both […]

Zias’ Mayo Otis sets school hits record with ‘slam’

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — Alex Mayo Otis broke an Eastern New Mexico University career record on Saturday, and she did it in style. In what was otherwise a tough weekend for the Zias, the senior outfielder from Phoenix became the program’s all-time hits leader with a third-inning grand slam in a 15-12 loss to […]

Music sets tone for student success

By Alan Dropps: Guest columnist Today marks the beginning of “Music in our Schools Week.” This event is celebrated annually in the Clovis Municipal School District. We celebrate in a variety of ways. We hold a poster contest for our elementary students, present a “Grand Concert,” perform individual school concerts, and conclude the week with […]

Press Release: Wind farm developer sets Farwell meeting

Scandia Wind Southwest, LLC, a Texas wind farm developer, and the Parmerton Rhea, LLC landowner’s steering committee, have finalized land lease negations for the area of the Mariah Project in Parmer County, Texas. Parmerton Rhea, LLC landowner’s steering committee has negotiated on behalf of the landowners. The Mariah wind power project encompasses more than 200,000 […]

United Way director: Companies ‘bread and butter’ of fundraising campaign

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Freedom new Mexico: Tony Bullocks James Bickley principal Todd Morris places some food items into a backpack Friday for student to have for over the weekend. This is one of many programs funded by the United Way of Eastern New Mexico. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Anyone who works in a Clovis or Portales […]

ENMU sprinter sets mark

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Eastern New Mexico University track athletes Kyle Harris and Tyler Anderson had strong outings Saturday in the Tailwind Invitational track meet, hosted by the University of New Mexico. Competing against largely Division I competition, Harris, a junior, earned a provisional qualifying mark for the NCAA Division II national outdoor meet in […]

Senate sets limits on campaign contributions

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican Ethics reform advocates say they made progress with the approval by the Senate on Thursday of a campaign contribution limit measure, but still have other reforms on their to-do list this session. “It is a big step forward,” Steve Allen, executive director of Common Cause New Mexico said of […]

Zias’ Murphy sets mark in setback

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University got off to a fast start Thursday night, but the Zias were overtaken by Tarleton State and dropped a 28-30, 25-22, 25-18, 25-15 Lone Star Conference volleyball decision to the TexAnns at Greyhound Arena. ENMU junior Caitlin Murphy collected 25 digs in the loss, though, and broke […]

Habitat for humanity ReStore opening

Habitat for Humanity Sets Grand Opening For ReStore in Portales Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt & Curry Counties will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for its ReStore in Portales on Saturday, August 23rd at 10:00 a.m. at 308 North Main.

Racing Commission sets Wednesday meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission is scheduled to meet on Wednesday morning in Santa Fe.