Blackwater Draw Black and White

Press Release Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark, the archaeological site located six miles northwest of Portales, was first discovered in 1929. Excavations since 1932 have found projectile points and other stone tools as well as the remains of mammoth, bison, dire wolf, camel, saber-tooth cat, and ground sloth. Blackwater Draw is the type site of the Paleoindian Clovis culture, the earliest accepted culture in North America, and the unique style of projectile point found there is known as a Clovis point. The Blackwater Draw Black & White exhibit is a…

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ENMU Social Work Program Hosts Food Drive

Submitted by: Tyleen Caffrey, LMSW, CNP Faculty, ENMU Social Work Program PORTALES-Students and faculty from the ENMU Social Work Program team up to help feed the Portales community. Patricia Saylor, Program Director of the Social Work Program answered a need for the Community Services Center of Portales food pantry. The goal was to fill the food pantry which was in dire need. The drive was held on Saturday, November 4 at Walmart in Portales. Lourdes Terrazas, executive assistant of the Community Services Center of Portales stated it “was the most…

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Fall 2017 Job Fair

By: Sophia Romero On October 12, 2017 the Roosevelt County Development Director, Orlando Ortega, held a job fair for Portales residents from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Memorial Building located at 200 E. Seventh Street in Portales, New Mexico. The Roosevelt County Economic Development hosts the job fair to help Portales residents who are in the job market, and employers seeking qualified employees for their businesses. “We hope the outcome of this job fair is to help the community, and help business find good employees,” said Ortega. Ortega…

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Portales’ Hidden Treasure – La Paz

By: Samantha Smith Years before I ever came to school at ENMU, I had to listen to my older sister, Taylor, our best friend, Gina, Taylor’s boyfriend/Gina’s brother Tel, and Gina’s oldest brother, Tyrel, rave about the greatest fajita burrito on earth. Growing up in Canada, you acquire a likability for bland foods with little flavor, and suddenly you move to New Mexico where the flavors run wild. When I decided to join Taylor at ENMU, I hadn’t thought of how different the food options would be. Where I come…

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Review: Vines Italian Restaurant

I recently had the opportunity of dining at Vines Italian Restaurant, located at 107 W. 2nd Street here in Portales. If you have not had the pleasure of attending this elegant eatery, you are in luck! This was my first time and I was pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere is quiet, the tables comfortable and well maintained, and the service is the best I have ever seen in Portales. Vines is the only restaurant to serve Italian food in Portales, and looks more like an eatery from a romance film than…

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27 SOW HOSTS AIRCRAFT DEDICATION CEREMONY

PRESS RELEASE 27th Special Operations Wing Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.                                                                                        PRESS RELEASE                                                                                                                                                                  May 7, 2014 Contact:  Capt. Anastasia Wasem   27 SOW HOSTS AIRCRAFT DEDICATION CEREMONY   CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – “Gravedigger,” a stately AC-130H Spectre gunship, stands sentinel May 6 near the main gate of Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., as tales of its extensive list of achievements echo across scores of spectators.   Characteristic New Mexico winds whip through Cannon’s Air Park and briefly, Gravedigger twitches to life, its rudder, flaps and ailerons shuddering…

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Spring at ENMU

Spring is here and ENMU students are excited about it. It is warm outside and summer is right around the corner.  Students are contemplating what they are going to do with their summer break. “I can’t wait to go the park with all of my friends. We love being silly. We dance around and sing like crazy, but it’s so fun,” said freshman Leesha Smith. Sophomore Britney Wood will be saying local. “I’m gonna stay in Portales, relax, soak up some sun, and get a tan!” Students like Wade Sultemeier…

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Irvyng Urquijo

By J.T. Keith   The toughest part of bull riding is to hang on for exactly eight seconds. Eight seconds to have the ride of a lifetime, to feel what most human beings live their whole lives trying to feel. Most never get to know that feeling of exhilaration and freedom in doing the thing you love and would die for. However, it only takes one second for things to go wrong. Last week, that second happened. , 20, a bull rider for the Eastern New Mexico University rodeo team,…

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The 38th Annual Williamson Lectureship Events

The 38th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship takes place next week April 3-5. The event is an annual tradition here at Eastern, honoring Jack Williamson alum, professor and science fiction author.  “Dr. Williamson endowed ENMU’s literary magazine El Portal (still being published), and many scholarships for students.  He also set up an endowed chair (in Science and Humanities) which allows the college to invite guest lecturers on campus,” said Patrice Caldwell. The series is a benefit to the university said Caldwell, “the event brings authors from across the nation and New…

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