Weekend fair in Santa Fe displays American Indian art, literature

Compiled by Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Editor’s note: Day Trips suggests options for family outings that can be completed in a day from the Clovis-Portales area. The opinions expressed in the reviews are strictly those of the writer. In the 1920s, Santa Fe residents first held an Indian art fair at the Santa Fe Armory. […]

N.M. gambling doesn’t need franchising

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Not counting illegal wagers at Sunday-afternoon cockfights, there are about four major outlets for New Mexico gambling, an industry that claims to be a sure bet for just about everyone. You can try your luck at the racetracks. This, however, is a painfully slow way to lose your money. It […]

Need to belong leads to tragic results

By Leonard Pitts I just visited the Web site that fascinated Jeff Weise, the 16-year-old who shot up his high school on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota. There, I learned that the tribes of humanity must be separated or risk destruction by assimilation. That Jews are a “fanatical religious-ethnic” group conspiring to control communications […]

Sky-high gas prices hit hard

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Two tractor-trailers exit Love’s truck stop Wednesday afternoon. Increased gas prices have left most companies and government agencies with little short-term option but to absorb the cost. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Burgeoning fuel prices are gouging into budgets of private businesses and government organizations alike. With no end […]

Saturday’s state tournament results

The Associated Press Boys Class 4A Championship Deming 71, Capital 67 Class 3A Championship Bernalillo 53, Portales 43 Class 2A Championship Mora 73, Pecos 58 Class 1A Championship Temple Baptist 74, Animas 64 Girls Class A Championship Fort Sumner 46, Des Moines 42 Friday Girls Class 4A Championship Kirtland Central 65, Deming 50 Class 3A […]

Santa Fe Indian stuns two-time champs

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Portales junior Ashleah Richards walks off the court as Santa Fe Indian celebrates its 42-37 win over the Lady Rams in the Class 3A state championship game. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freeedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Backed by a crowd of more than 14,000, Santa Fe Indian School completed an improbable run to […]

Missing Indian head tops oddities

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By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer When a 73-year-old artifact goes missing, someone usually has to take the blame. Former City Manager Ray Mondragon learned that lesson well in 2004 after one of the Indian head artifacts atop Hotel Clovis disappeared in the summer. “Personally, I did not feel that I was deserving (of the […]

Forward thinking is needed regarding American Indians

Freedom Newspapers Tuesday’s opening in Washington of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of the American Indian was a hopeful and long-overdue occasion. Congratulations are due Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell for helping shepherd the project from concept to completion, as well as to all American Indians, who finally have a museum befitting their central place in North […]

Clovis residents express shock over theft

Project reader reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question focused on the Indian-head monument stolen from atop Hotel Clovis. Should the city haul the six remaining monuments down and store them away for safekeeping? Some responses: “THE THEFT IS TRULY tragic. What it says about our community is sad. As for removing the (remaining) heads […]

Hotel Clovis artifact still missing

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Jesus Ramirez, an employee with the City of Clovis’ welding department, watches as a metal beam that connected the Hotel Clovis with an old package store is removed Tuesday for security purposes. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By William Thompson New Mexico’s historic preservation division has joined in the search for an Indian bust reported […]