Our towns: Fort Sumner has celebrated history

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De Baca County Chamber of Commerce: Courtesy photo The site of the Billy the Kid tombstone is one of the many tourist attractions in Fort Sumner, along with the Billy the Kid Museum, Bosque Redondo Memorial, the Pecos River and more. Fort Sumner Community Development Corporation Executive Director Allen Sparks said the town is also […]

Monument leaves its mark

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Courtesy photo: museumofnewmexico.org A unique new museum designed by Navajo architect David Sloan —shaped like a hogan and a tepee — and an interpretive trail, provide information about the history of Fort Sumner and Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation, according to the New Mexico State Monuments website. By Airman 1st Class Jette Carr: 27th SOW Public […]

March 13, 1966

Navajo Chief Deerfoot Charlie Gonzales, a silver smith from Gallup, and a companion demonstrated their craft at the Roosevelt County Electric Cooperative center as a sand painting exhibit, sponsored by

State basketball tournament scoreboard

Go to varsitynow.com for games stories and photos. Girls CLASS 5A Tuesday’s quarterfinals At Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho Cibola 60, Clovis 52 La Cueva 50, Gallup 47 Sandia 59, Eldorado 46 Rio Rancho 58, Valley 55 CLASS 4AAt The Pit, AlbuquerqueTuesday’s quarterfinals Roswell High 46, Belen 38 St. Pius 41, St. Pius 27Kirtland […]

Dec.16, 1947

• Portales residents contributed 1,700 pounds of cheese, 1,500 pounds of flour and several hundred pounds of Portales peanuts to the “Navajo Brotherhood Caravan,” a charity drive for the Navajo reservation near Gallup. • The Furr Food Store was advertising the opening of its new store at 422 E. State St. in Portales. • The […]

Navajo Pine handles Rams

By Eric Butler: Freedom 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 […]

Draper weaves together, art, war and Navajo tradition

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Teddy Draper III has visited lots of battlefields over the last few years, including some in Iraq. But it was his trip to one historic battle site that has had a half century to heal that provided the inspiration for a mural he completed at the Community Services Center […]

Bosque holds artisans’ festival

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By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Eleanore Nestlerode captures nature on strands of yarn. In an open-air studio, against a desert backdrop of mesquite and amber, she dunks long coils of cloudy yarn into steaming pots of water. Plucked from their baths, they reveal a spectrum of sunny yellows, poppy reds and indigo blues. The […]

Saltclah crowned Miss Native American

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Shannon Saltclah stood proud on Thursday night with her new crown sitting atop her head as the new Miss Native American Queen for the 2005-06 school year. Saltclah, a junior at Eastern New Mexico University, was selected as the new queen in front of a crowd in the Zia Room […]

Code talker shares experiences

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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 […]

Ceremony set for Saturday

Freedom Newspapers 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 […]

City, ENMU honor veterans

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By Tony Parra Many Portales residents spent their time on Thursday with their right hand over the left part of their chest staring at the American flag during ceremonies honoring United States veterans on Veteran’s Day. Veteran’s Day activities took place to commemorate the veterans who have served in the United States armed forces. The […]

Richardson, ENMU begins Navajo tribute

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Mike Linn FORT SUMNER — Gov. Bill Richardson and other state officials broke ground on a Bosque Redondo Memorial for the Navajo and Mescalero Indian Tribes on Wednesday morning, more than a century after American military officials forced 8,500 Navajos to relocate here from their homelands. The history department at Eastern New Mexico University has […]