Rio Rancho’s Rode California bound

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Rio Rancho senior Brio Rode has her team off to an 8-0 start headed into today’s semifinals of the Plateau Holiday Classic at The Rock. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner Brio Rode has done almost everything she can at Rio Ranch, except win a Class 5A girls state basketball title. Surrounded by […]

CHS holiday tournament capsules

CNJ STAFF Boys * The Los Lunas Tigers outscored Amarillo Tascosa 29-15 in the fourth quarter to beat the Rebels 71-61. Richard Davis scored 22 points and Isaiah Herrera 21 for Los Lunas (4-6), while Isaiah Garcia added four 3-pointers and 15 points. * Rio Rancho dominated the first and third quarters and cruised past […]

Lady Cats crush Dalhart

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Clovis senior Tyisha Brown looks to pass around a Dalhart defender. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White The lead grew exponentially, like an algebra equation gone haywire. Monique Walker’s layup and free throw gave Clovis a 16-6 lead 4 1/2 minutes into the game. A minute later, the first of Melissa Roberts’ five […]

Cats pull away from Mustang

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Clovis’ Tizrick Phillips brings the ball over halfcourt against Mustang’s Gabe John during Monday’s opening round game in the Milk Cow Classic at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner The Clovis High Wildcats needed a little time on Monday night to work out the kinks from a nine-day break. With […]

2003 a year of shock and awe for Cannon

Staff Sgt. Mike Amado and Airman 1st Class Stacy Brenenstall (front), 27th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, secure a Joint Direct Attack munition onto an F-16 prior to an Operation Iraqi Freedom mission. COURTESY PHOTO: CANNON AIR FORCE BASE By Darrell Todd Maurina For those serving in the military, 2003 will go down as the year America […]

Officials anxious over cheese in 2004

By Jack King Ernie Kos, executive director of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, said her hopes for 2004 can be summed up in one word: cheese. “We’re waiting for the first 600-pound block of cheese to come out of the plant,” she said. Glanbia Cheese has not yet broken ground on its projected $200 […]

Foreigners defensive toward Americans

By Tibor Machan When one has contrarian views, it is not always easy to enjoy oneself. I often sit through movies with much to offer, only to find that characters unhesitatingly denounce something I value, such as capitalism, business, or some great feature of American culture. The same fate faces me when I pick up […]

Dean is more than a liberal; he’s a liar

By Mona Charen Today’s column is desultory. Kindly indulge me. I have Howard Dean and Time magazine on my mind. Time magazine has chosen the American soldier as its Person of the Year. Ha! Meaning no disrespect at all to the world’s finest fighting force, I have a feeling that the excellence of our men […]

Endangered Species Act needs overhaul

What’s the difference between a ferruginous pygmy owl living in Arizona and a ferruginous pygmy owl living just across the border in Sonora, Mexico? And no, south-of-the-border birds do not wear tiny sombreros. If you answered, “nothing,” you’ve just shown more common sense than the geniuses in Washington who wrote and passed the Endangered Species […]

Bishop, Mary

Mary Bishop Services: Have been held. Mary Ruth Bishop, 76, of Tucumcari, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003. She was born in 1927 in McNairy County, Tenn. Survivors include a daughter, Debra Cotham of Artesia; three sons, Ronald Bishop of Anchorage, Alaska, David Bishop of Ruidoso and Timothy Bishop of Tucumcari; five sisters, Louise Bishop and […]