Thinking West: The West’s Water Problem

“The Rio Grande is the only river I ever saw that needed irrigation.” (Will Rogers)

“Out West, God made plenty of whiskey to drink, but only enough water to fight over”  (Wrongly attributed to Mark Twain)


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El Portal

Eastern New Mexico University’s literary magazine, El Portal, offers a venue for the work of writers, artists and photographers. ENMU students, national, and international writers are welcome to submit their original, previously unpublished short stories, plays, poetry and photography. No entry fees are charged. Cash prizes are awarded to first-, second- and third-place winners in each category (only ENMU students qualify). El Portal is published each semester at Eastern thanks to Dr. Jack Williamson, a world-renowned science fiction writer and professor emeritus at ENMU who underwrote the publication. El Portal has been published since 1939.