Take time out to express your gratitude

Freedom New Mexico If the pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians, who were present at the original Thanksgiving feast, somehow were transported to modern times to take part in the holiday as we know it today, even they would wonder why we have to suffer through another Detroit Lions football game. Thankfully, since NFL announcer and video […]

Lady Rams roll into semifinals

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer As easy as their first-round game turned out to be, the Portales Lady Rams know the rest of Plateau Holiday Classic will be more challenging. Portales spotted El Paso Ysleta leads of 5-0 and 8-6, then controlled the rest of the contest in cruising to a 56-16 win in […]

Gritty Bovina falls in 1A playoffs

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer AMARILLO — Bovina didn’t win in its first playoff appearance in nine years, but the Mustangs earned some respect. Outmanned by speed-laden Quanah, the Mustangs hung close by forcing four Indians fumbles Friday night before going down to a 19-8 loss in a Class 1A second-round game at Dick […]

Hounds host Tarleton State tonight

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer What you see isn’t always what you get with the Midwestern State football team. When the Indians are on their game, they’ve shown they can play with anybody in the Lone Star Conference. Even Midwestern State coach Bill Maskill says he doesn’t know what to expect from week to […]

Hounds fall in overtime

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Eastern New Mexico University junior Reggie Wallace is fouled by Midwest State University junior Jose Nava as he drives to the basket during the first half of their game Saturday at Greyhound Arena in Portales. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Senior guard Jay January, who struggled most of the […]

a view from under a pew

By Gary Mitchell: Local Columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. the real story of thanksgiving   with the full realization that thanksgiving looms ahead boss i thought it […]

Not so special teams: Indians keep playoff hopes alive at expense of Hounds

Freedom Newspapers WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State linebacker Fred Moore partially blocked two Eastern New Mexico University punts, helping set up a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns that lifted the Indians to a 34-20 Lone Star Conference South Division victory on Saturday. MSU (7-2, 4-1 South) took over second place in the division from the […]

ENMU swept in Wichita

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State unloaded with four second-half goals to hand the Eastern New Mexico men’s team a 5-1 loss in a Southwest Soccer Conference match on Friday, while the women’s team fell 1-0. Freshman forward Albert Robinson took a through pass from Martin Gallegos to punch in the tying goal for 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 […]

Ownership a source of religious violence

Tibor Machan: Syndicated columnist Many now realize that when public property is used by all, the resources it contains will soon be depleted. Only private property serves as a promising means for conserving and cultivating such resources. Individuals who own something are more likely to take good care of it than if they use something […]

Forecaster says smoke in wind foretells weather

By Jack King Local long-time practitioner repeats ceremony taught by Plains Indians. In a more than 80-year-old spring ritual, Weldon Crim built a bonfire at his Parmer County family farm Monday to predict the weather in the coming year. Crim, 67, of Clovis, said setting the fire is a weather-forecasting method his grandfather learned from […]

Hounds beat Indians, protect division lead

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Junior guard Kennis Green, scoreless at halftime, lit up Midwestern State for 16 second-half points Thursday night and Eastern New Mexico University pulled away for a 77-67 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over the Indians at Greyhound Arena. Green hit back-to-back, open-court 3-pointers to extend the Hounds’ lead […]

Indian trader has seen much history

Don McAlavy H. W. Rehorn says he is the oldest Indian trader in New Mexico. He has been at it 43 years. He is now 82 and still in the business in his Indian Shop of Triangle, inside Triangle Home Center on North Prince. He said a Clovis woman asked him to move here 28 […]

Turnovers costly to Hounds in loss to Midwestern State

CNJ STAFF WICHITA FALLS, Texas — D.D. Dotson caught only two passes, but both went for touchdowns Saturday night as Midwestern State defeated Eastern New Mexico University 24-14 in Lone Star Conference South Division football. Dotson caught a 32-yard pass from quarterback Phillip Boggs on MSU’s opening possession to give the Indians (5-2, 2-1 South) […]

Hounds faces Midwestern in battle of playoff-caliber teams

Dave Wagner Will this be the year the Eastern New Mexico University football team breaks through to earn an NCAA Division II playoff berth? The Greyhounds are about to get a good indication of where they stand. Saturday’s 6 p.m. (MDT) matchup against Midwestern State in Wichita Falls, Texas, will go a long way toward […]

Cats’ Seefeld getting look in front of scouts

CNJ STAFF LONG BEACH, Calif. — Clovis High senior Jason Seefeld is the only New Mexico player participating in the 17th annual Area Code Baseball Games this week. Seefeld, a shortstop-pitcher for the Wildcats, has been playing shortstop this week for the Cleveland Indians, one of nine teams participating in the week-long circuit at Long […]