The bone keeper

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers An early morning rain has made the earth soft. On days like this, Joanne Dickenson strolls through her back yard, searching for treasures revealed by the rain. She bends down and examines something, shifting her glasses from her neck to her nose. The bottoms of her white sneakers sink into […]

Students seek to unearth club

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Hollywood archaeologist Indiana Jones never visited eastern New Mexico in his movies, but if he had arrived on the scene at Blackwater Draw in the 1960s, he would have sought out the members of the El Llano Archaeology Society. Archaeology students at Eastern New Mexico University and a few […]

Wedding: Gamble/Prothro

Ziggy Gamble of Austin and George Michael Prothro of Clovis were joined in marriage Aug. 12 at the Blackwater Draw Archacological Site. The Rev. James Laljer performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mary Marquis and Gene Crown of Texas. She is the granddaughter of Theodore and Elizabeth Marquis of Riverdale, Md. The […]

Blackwater Draw offers history

Compiled by Mike Jimenez For a daytrip that is much closer to home and doesn’t require much more than 15 minutes of driving time, visit the Blackwater Draw Museum outside Portales. This museum was opened to the public in 1969 as a means of displaying artifacts found at the Blackwater Locality No. 1 site. These […]

Hounds seek better result against Buffs

By Dave Wagner With consecutive wins under their collective belt, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott believes the Greyhounds are starting to hit their stride. But as they found out last year, rival West Texas A&M is perfectly capable of throwing up a major roadblock. The Lone Star Conference South Division foes clash […]

Council members discuss city water use

Michellle Seeber The average Portales resident uses 180 gallons of water each day without industrial use, a consultant hired by the city said Tuesday. Charles Wilson, who conducted studies of water usage in Portales and where additional water supplies might be found, made the statement Tuesday during a presentation to the Portales City Council on […]

Blackwater Draw site showcases Clovis people

Michelle Seeber Evidence of Blackwater Draw’s Clovis people was hidden for centuries before Dust Bowl winds revealed their existence 75 years ago. Ridgley Whiteman, a teenager who regularly explored the site in search of those who came before him, is credited with discovery of Clovis Man. In 1929, Whiteman sent three letters, accompanied by a […]

Fun takes center stage at town square

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By Mike Linn A wisecracking stuffed dog wheeling around the Portales square in a fire truck? It earned a plethora of attention from curious children — and a few adults — on Thursday. But many of the interested onlookers were unaware of how a stuffed animal could be so witty and such a talented driver. […]