Press release: Local students prepare to graduate

Two students from the Quay area are candidates for graduation from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales this fall.

Uncle imparts life skills

Russell Anglin My family recently had the good fortune of visiting my great uncle, Eddie Manis, after six or seven years of living apart when he moved from Portales to California. Now he lives in Elida. Running into my long-lost uncle after all this time brought back lots of memories. You see, Uncle Eddie is […]

Candidate profiles: Land Commission

Lilliana Castillo The race for state land commissioner pits a veteran against a newcomer, both counting on voters’ thirst for change. Specifically, a change to transparency. Democrat Ray Powell of Albuquerque, 60, had the job from 1993 to 2003. Republican Matt Rush of Portales, 36, is new to politics. Current Land Commissioner Republican Patrick Lyons […]

Press release: ENMU’s Enrollment Surpasses 5,000 for First Time

PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has surpassed an enrollment of 5,000 for the first time in school history with 5,080 students. The previous record was 4,685 students in the 2009 fall semester, so this semester’s enrollment is an increase of 8.4 percent over that number. Before that, the previous record of 4,342 in the […]

Portales officials wary of Ute Water Authority

Jared Tucker Two Portales city councilors are concerned about how much power the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority will have, and why there’s only one elected official representing the city. The authority meets 10 a.m. Thursday in Texico. Tuesday, Councilor Mike Miller said he thinks the utility will take important decisions about water issues […]

Veteran editor joins Freedom board

By Mary Ann Milbourn: Freedom News Service Freedom Communications Inc. announced Thursday that Larry Kramer, a former newspaperman and founder of the online financial website MarketWatch, was elected to the board of directors. Freedom owns the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun. “Larry has extensive experience in creating and fostering digital media […]

Our page — May 19

Honors Bridget Breen was inducted into the Chi Omega Sorority at Eastern New Mexico University at Portales. Breen is a freshman at ENMU majoring in Elementary Special Education. She is an active member of the Associated Students Activity Board. Her GPA for her first semester at ENMU was 3.42. She is a 2009 graduate of […]

Freedom to emerge from bankruptcy by end of March

Freedom Communications Freedom Communications Inc., parent company of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun, should emerge from bankruptcy by the end of March, according to the company’s top executives. Interim Chief Executive Burl Osborne and Chief Financial Officer Mark McEachen said that while some change in the company’s newspapers, magazines and […]

Tucumcari FBC has new pastor

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By Debra Whittington/Special to QCS First Baptist Church of Tucumcari has a new pastor. John Hinze began his ministry on June 14. Hinze and his wife, Marcia, come to Tucumcari from Carlsbad where he was pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church for 11 years. Hinze has also been pastor of Mayhill Baptist Church, New Testament Baptist […]

Press Release: ENMU graduation set for May 16

PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University, in Portales, will host its 116th Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 16 at 10 a.m. in Greyhound Arena. There are 322 candidates for the 2009 spring graduation. The commencement speaker will be New Mexico state Sen. Gay Kernan, who serves on the Senate Education Committee.