KENW exploring Spanish broadcast channel

Freedom New Mexico Portales based KENW-TV is exploring the possibilities of broadcasting a third standard definition channel in Spanish in the next few years. “We have been in discussions with veme.tv to broadcast their satellite programing to our area,” said KENW Director of Broadcasting Duane Ryan. Ryan said adding the Spanish channel to the KENW […]

Education, not politics, should be schools’ priority

Priorities. I am trying to teach my grandson Jason about priorities, and even Mikayla my granddaughter, to whatever extent that concept can be grasped by a 6-year-old. One of my favorite classroom observations comes from my friend John, a middle school Spanish teacher in Florida, who reinforces with each group of students that “My primary […]

Portales historian honored

By Ruth Burns: FNM correspondent Rose Powers White has been chosen to be honored by a historic marker for her tireless dedication to preserving the history of the early days on the plains of Eastern New Mexico. Rosalie Pierce Powers was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico in 1894 to Neville and Stephen Powers. She […]

Local Spanish band recognized

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Group Cielo, a local band, was recognized by the New Mexico Latin Music Academy for their song “A Puros Tragos” in November. Freedom New Mexico When Paul Cordova began performing with a few family members and friends at church carnivals in 2003, he had no idea his band would be […]

Names, pronounciations matter

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ Columnist I don’t just miss a familiar face, but a familiar name on the nightly news in New Mexico. Up until November, I looked forward to the nightly KOB-TV news with Tom Joles and Carla Aragón. Please note the accent over the “o.” Every evening, it created a sense of Hispanic […]

Springs part of Portales’ history

By Ruth White Burns: Special to the CNJ Editor’s note: This is the first of three articles, to run the next two Sundays, describing the importance of Portales Springs in eastern New Mexico history. Why does a town on the Eastern Plains of New Mexico, far from the Rio Grande and its Hispanic settlements, have […]

Aug. 11, 1966

R.C. Davidson, Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, was a guest speaker at a meeting of the Curry County Federation of Republican women, said Mrs. Hoyt Pattison, club president. … Poor Boys Butcher Shop, located at 801 Prince St., offered a variety of meats and prices. … A meeting held at Our Lady […]

Education Feature: Sew-ful studies

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Saida P. Guidero, right, owner of Saida’s Designs, gives student Daisy Negrete of Clovis guidance on her first day at fashion design school. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Saida Guidero moved to Clovis from California three months ago to be closer to family members and to open a custom-clothing […]

Letters to the Editor: Non-English speakers still contribute

In answer to comments made by Glenda Bly (“Richardson’s Spanish debate angers American voter”) in last Sunday’s CNJ, I would like to tell a story about my grandparents. Guadalupe and Ignacita Martinez (both American citizens), were born and raised here in New Mexico. My grandmother was deaf and my grandfather was seriously hearing impaired, but […]

Governor agrees to debate in Spanish

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Democratic presidential hopefuls Bill Richardson and Chris Dodd have agreed to participate in a candidate debate in September that’s to be conducted in Spanish. The news was met with a favorable response by two area residents who have strong ties to the Hispanic community. “I think it’s a […]