Texas cemetery opens for American Indians

Don McAlavy: Local columnist MORTON, Texas — This story began in the late 1950s when a wooden box containing human bones was found in the old Cochran County Museum in Morton. Morton is about 30 miles south of Muleshoe. The box was labeled “Indian bones — part of skeleton found in southern Cochran County.” Maxine […]

CHS students learn history with hard work in museum project

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Clovis High School juniors Adam Carter, 16, center, and Kyle Johnson, 17, measure the ceiling for their advanced placement class project exhibit on Monday. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Ryan Lengerich Clovis High School junior Gabriel Bryant backed his Ford F-150 pickup up to the school library front doors Monday afternoon with 1,000 pounds […]

Vance, Joan

Joan Vance Services: Have been held. Joan “Joanie” Troutman Vance, 62, of Tucumcari died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, in Tucumcari. She was born on Aug. 3, 1941, in Tucumcari, to Guy and Gladys Troutman. She attended the Tucumcari school system and graduated in 1959. She was a member of the Center Street United Methodist Church […]

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Clovis resident is honored at museum Dale Petty of Clovis was honored with 24 other founders of the New Mexico Farm and Heritage Museum in Las Cruces in a ceremony on Jan. 16. Petty’s name is listed with the others on a bronze plaque that was dedicated in front of the building. The founders include: […]

Train still waiting for move across town

CNJ STAFF The Clovis Rotary Club has donated $1,000 to help move an historic steam locomotive to a new home, Clovis Depot Model Train Museum owner Phil Williams said Wednesday. The Rotary Club made the donation at its Nov. 6 meeting. Williams said he needs between $8,000 and $10,000 to move the Atcheson, Topeka and […]

Hotel Clovis: Eyesore and opportunity

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for opinions on what to do with Hotel Clovis. Some responses: “Tear it down. No one seems to plan on doing anything with it, and the cost to restore is outrageous. I realize that it is a part of Clovis’ history, but what good does […]

The past lives at New Mexico Museum of Natural History

By Angela Peacock Painting a picture of New Mexico’s history from the beginning of time is what officials said people will experience when they visit Albuquerque’s New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. One of the museum’s biggest attractions is the Bisti Beast dinosaur display. Experts discovered the fossils of the Bisti, which was […]

Want to believe? Travel to Roswell

By Angela Peacock The Roswell UFO Festival is an out-of-this-world experience, according to event organizers. The festival celebrating the world-renown1947 incident is scheduled for July 3-6. There will be a variety of activities at the Roswell Civic Center, International UFO Museum and elsewhere in Roswell. Each day the UFO museum is planning special events including […]

Billy the Kid still famous after all these years

By Don McAlavy Again Billy the Kid has gained access to the front pages of newspapers. Witness the latest from Gov. Bill Richardson’s office where he (the state) will investigate whether Billy is really buried in Fort Sumner; whether Brushy Bill Roberts is really Billy; whether Sheriff Pat Garrett helped Billy escape the Lincoln County […]

Entertainment calendar

Amarillo A Rockin’ Evening with Johnny Rivers – 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Mainstage Theatre in Amarillo. Call (806)355-999. Alamogordo Space Station — 10 a.m., 3 p.m. daily. New Mexico Museum of Space History. Details: 437-2840. Ocean Oasis — 10 a.m., 3 p.m. daily. New Mexico Museum of Space History. Details: 437-2840. […]