Zias’ senior center catching on

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Zia senior Riikka Lohtenen (right) guards sophomore post Brittney Gillespie during Thursday’s basketball practice. Lohtenen, originally from Finland, scored a career-high 17 points in Tuesday’s 87-61 season-opening win at Western New Mexico. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — In Riikka Lehtonen’s home city of Turku, Finland, it’s the ice where most star athletes can […]

The year I made up my own tradition

by Bob Huber Here at Christmas Central where credit cards grow on trees, I’m recalling the time I draped yuletide lights on a pine shrub in our front yard. After the holidays I chopped down that bush in a fit of hay fever, so the next year I had to improvise a new display to […]