ENMU builds cross country program from bottom

CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Greg LaSage took the Eastern New Mexico University cross country job last year knowing he was basically building a program from the bottom up. The Greyhounds and Zias had modest success in 2002 — neither finished last in the Lone Star Conference — but LaSage is determined to see them do […]

Adams St. wins over Eastern

CNJ STAFF ALAMOSA, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University’s first-year women’s soccer team played competitively against host Adams State on Sunday, but the Zias couldn’t find the net in a 2-0 loss to the Grizzlies. ENMU went 0-2 in the three-day, three-team round-robin, also losing on Saturday to College of the Southwest 3-2. The Grizzlies […]

Brasell, Harold

Harold Brasell Services: Have been held. Dr. Harold K. Brasell, 81, of Portales, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at his home. He was born on March 1, 1922, in Fort Sumner, to Dora and Dr. Hugh T. Brasell. He grew up in Portales where his father was local physician and surgeon. He was active in […]

Battle is on at free safety position for ENMU

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Ty Touchstone and Jonathon Solis were interested bystanders in Eastern New Mexico University’s football scrimmage on Saturday morning, but they won’t be on the sidelines for long. Solis started at free safety two years ago as a junior but suffered a broken leg during a preseason scrimmage in 2002 and […]

Ute Water Project tops meeting agenda

By Jack King Members of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority will discuss the ability of each community to pay its share of the Ute Water Project at Wednesday’s monthly board meeting in Tucumcari. The board, which has been moving its meetings around the region, will meet at 2 p.m. in the Tucumcari Civic […]

State asks for input on water

By Jack King State Engineer John D’Antonio said his office needs input from residents on regional water needs and has scheduled a public meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The meeting is one of 29 the Office of the State Engineer has scheduled statewide to get public input in preparation for […]

Milk truck decals to tout university

By Mike Linn PORTALES — Milk has a reputation of promoting healthy teeth and bones. The dairy product will also promote Eastern New Mexico University in the near future. About 100 new milk trucks to arrive at Milk Transport Services in Portales are slated to bear a large green decal that reads: “Got College? Eastern […]

Diddle to try hand at coaching women

By Dave Wagner TEXICO — After 30 years of coaching men’s basketball, Earl Diddle has decided it’s time for a change. The former Eastern New Mexico University coach has accepted the women’s head coaching position at Butler County Community College in El Dorado, Kan. Diddle, who coached a national team in the United Arab Emirates […]

New ENMU coach likes program’s potential

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Kevin Blaskowski built the Southern Arkansas University softball program from scratch, capped off by a 30-win season this spring. But the North Dakota native believes he has a better chance of getting to the NCAA Division II national tournament at Eastern New Mexico University. Blaskowski won a three-way battle to […]

Water authority discusses money

By Mike Linn The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority met on Wednesday to once again discuss many pieces of the giant jigsaw puzzle that is the Ute water pipeline project. The meeting included the bonding of 12 entities — including the cities of Portales and Clovis — when officials from each signed on to […]

658 students graduate

By Janet Bresenham Friday night saw the 17th commencement convocation ceremony for Clovis Community College, where 253 graduates were presented with associates’ degrees or certificates of completion. Beth DeFoor, CCC director of marketing and public relations, said that since the college now includes fall and spring graduates in one ceremony each May, the group of […]

Letters to the Editor 5/11/03

Only way to conserve water is to regulate In Tuesday’s issue of the Clovis News Journal (The Liquid of Life, Part 1), I noted that the domestic use of water in Curry County is 111 acre feet per year. I took that to mean mostly residential use. Agriculture, on the other hand, uses 199,264 acre […]

Pipe dream no longer

Ute Lake was built 40 years ago when state officials dammed the Canadian River near Logan. By Dave Gragg All the experts agree: Eastern New Mexico is running out of water. But there is a solution: It’s more than 87 miles long and will cost more than $200 million to build. If the Ute pipeline […]

Small towns at risk

The town of Yasso in western De Baca County is little more than a post office, dilapidated buildings and pastures. Without water restrictions, some state officials think other rural towns could suffer the same fate. By Gary Mitchell Could water shortages produce ghost towns throughout eastern New Mexico any time soon? It’s possible. “We do […]

Oasis State Park the site of a summer of activity

By Mike Linn If you’re a hopeless romantic who likes to gaze at the stars, or a rugged outdoors type with an infatuation for snakes, there may be some fun in the future for you. Oasis State Park officials have a full slate of outdoor and wildlife programs scheduled this summer. “It’s educational as well […]

Farmers already feeling effects of disappearing water supply

Donald Jones of Farwell said lack of water and increased costs have driven him out of farming. By Haley Rice and Dave Gragg Donald Jones has been farming 29 years, but he has had enough. He loves farming and would continue, but said he’s running out of water on his Farwell farm. And Jones is […]

CNJ to explore water issues

Water is the mixture of two gases: hydrogen and oxygen. It is a vital solvent for human life. Given that 70 percent of the body is water, it makes obvious sense that water is necessary for the human body to function properly, said Dr. Newton Hilliard, a chemistry professor at Eastern New Mexico University. “Water […]

Rasco signs with Eastern

By Dave Wagner When Muleshoe’s Shani Rasco was diagnosed with diabetes as a seventh-grader, the thing which most bothered her was that “I might never get to play basketball again.” She admits she’s had to prove to some people that she could play despite the disease, but Rasco — whose first name is pronounced “SHAW-nee” […]