Navajo mysteries brought to life by author

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist I saw in the Florida’s St. Petersburg Times on Monday that Tony Hillerman had died this last Sunday of pulmonary failure. He was 83. I almost cried, as I had been reading his great books since 1971 and still have some of them now. Hillerman was born in Sacred Heat, […]

Ethnic Fair celebrates 17th year

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Everette Sage, with the Dineh Tah’ Navajo Dancers, was one of four Navajo dancers to perform the bow and arrow dance at the Ethnic Fair on Clovis’ Main Street. The dance group, from Albuquerque, was dressed in traditional Navajo garb. By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Drum beats of Western […]

Veterans Day events

The following events are planned in honor of Veterans Day: Today Veterans breakfast — 7-11 a.m., American Legion No. 25, 2400 W. 7th St. Opening of exhibit “Our Fathers, Our Grandfathers, Our Heroes … Navajo Code Talkers of WWII” — 2 p.m., Bosque Redondo Memorial. Information: 355-2573. VFW 9515 Dinner — 11 a.m.-2 p.m., VFW […]

Lady Wolverines in finals

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Texico’s Faith Martin drives to the basket past Navajo Prep defender Nicole Crisp in a Class 2A semifinal game at Rio Rancho High School Wednesday. Martin had 17 points and 6 rebounds in the game as Texico won 42-30. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer RIO RANCHO — Style points […]

Girls state semifinals preview

CNJ staff Today Class 2A Semifinals No. 3 Texico vs. No. 2 Navajo Prep 8 a.m. at Santa Ana Star Center Records: Texico 25-4, Navajo Prep 20-1 How they got there: Texico beat Tularosa 47-34 in the round of 16, and defeated Eunice 52-27 in the quarterfinals. Navajo Prep beat Pecos 61-23 in the round […]

State tournament scoreboard

The Associated Press GIRLS Tuesday Class 5A Quarterfinals Clovis 53, Las Cruces 42 Mayfield 58, Hobbs 51 La Cueva 46, Cibola 41 Class 4A Quarterfinals Roswell 49, St. Pius 45 Aztec 68, Los Alamos 38 Academy 52, Moriarty 45 Class 3A Quarterfinals Portales 41, Ruidoso 34 Hope Christian 68, Wingate 59 St. Michael’s 39, Santa […]

Prep basketball

Staff and wire reports State tournament Class 5A State tournament Round of 16 Class 1A Cimarron 69, Clovis Christian 34 Cliff 48, Gallup Catholic 41 Des Moines 46, Grady 43 Fort Sumner 58, Temple Baptist 29 Hagerman 75, Carrizozo 47 Magdalena 52, Animas 40 Tatum 55, Hondo 41 Class 2A Capitan 39, Bosque 24 Clayton […]

NM state tournament brackets

CNJ staff Class 5A Boys First round Saturday No. 16 Albuquerque High at No. 1 Rio Rancho, 7 p.m. No. 9 Highland at No. 8 Sandia, 7 p.m. No. 12 Mayfield at No. 5 Clovis, 7 p.m. No. 13 Alamogordo at No. 4 La Cueva, 7 p.m. No. 14 Valley at No. 3 Manzano, 7 […]

Navajo Pine handles Rams

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Portales thought it played at the opponent’s preferred tempo in the semifinals of the Hope Christian tournament on Friday. Navajo Pine, meanwhile, thought it played at the Rams’ pace. Whatever was the truth, it was Navajo Pine that came away with a 48-44 victory over Portales to move […]

ENMU student weaves art, war and Navajo tradition

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Teddy Draper III with a section of the mural he painted at the Community Services Center in Portales. He said the scene was reflective of a recent trip he made to the Marianas Islands. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers As a Marine and the son of a World War II code […]