Weavers celebrate Navajo tradition


Eleanore Nestlerode explains color variations among her freshly died yarn. Nestlerode was one of several artisans who demonstrated the craft of Navajo rug-making during the Bosque Redondo “Fabric of Life” celebration. (Staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Eleanore Nestlerode captures nature on strands of yarn. In an open-air studio, against a […]

Code talker shares experiences

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers San Juan Pueblo resident Jack Jones was once punished for speaking his native language. Transported by the government from his riverside home in Montezuma, Utah, at 7 years old, Jones learned English in a Colorado boarding school. There he was told his name was Jack; he was warned not to […]

Memorial to Navajo Long Walk to be dedicated near Fort Sumner

CNJ staff The forced relocation of the Navajo and Apache people to the Bosque Redondo, a crumbling internment camp located in Fort Sumner, began in 1862. The grueling 350-mile march is now known as the Navajo Long Walk. A host of dignitaries will gather at the historical site Saturday for the Bosque Redondo Memorial opening […]

Horton, Wendell

Services: Have been held. Wendell D. Horton Sr., 63, of Navajo Dam, died Monday, March 7, 2005, in Navajo Dam. He was born on May 10, 1941, in Clovis, to Willard K. Horton and Estelle Paddock. He married Sylvia Ellen Beasley on March 3, 1962, in Farmington. He worked in road construction until 1969, when […]

Top-ranked Texico happy to be home


Texico senior Johnny Serrano is the leading rusher for the Wolverines, who have won 21 straight games. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer After a month on the road, including all of its district games, Texico starts defense of its Class 1A state football title at home. Winners of 21 straight […]

Friday night prep scores

Staff and wire reports New Mexico The Associated Press Alamogordo 35, Onate 19 Albuquerque High 15, Valley 0 Artesia 55, Portales 8 Aztec 51, Piedra Vista 0 Bloomfield 38, Tohatchi 6 Carlsbad 35, Goddard 27 Clayton 42, Estancia 20 Cloudcroft 38, Hagerman 0 Cobre 41, Bernalillo 16 Crownpoint 84, Navajo Prep 12 Escalante at Fort […]

Clovis youth group reaches out

By Darrell Todd Maurina For members of the youth group at Kingswood United Methodist Church, running a vacation Bible school program this summer on a Navajo reservation was like nothing they’d seen. In July, nine members of the church’s youth group traveled to Pinedale, a spread-out Navajo community in northwest New Mexico, about 30 miles […]

Draper named Pintores Artist of the Month for April

Teddy Draper, Pintores Artist of the Month for April and Pintores Art Club Scholarship Recipient for 2003, was born on the Navajo reservation in Northeastern Arizona near Chinle and Canyon de Chelly. His father was a Navajo code talker in World War II as well as a well-known artist, as is his older brother, Teddy. […]

Friday prep football scores

CNJ STAFF AREA GAMES New Mexico District 3-1A Texico 43, Jal 7 DISTRICT 2-1A Fort Sumner 28, Springer 18 Texas DISTRICT 4-1A Farwell 32, Springlake-Earth 0 DISTRICT 2-3A Lubbock Cooper 24, Muleshoe 12 NEW MEXICO GAMES The Associated Press Artesia 50, Goddard 23 Aztec 39, Albuquerque Academy 14 Bloomfield 43, Wingate 0 Cibola 38, Valley […]