Religious right becoming intrusive

By Leonard Pitts It was about 25 years ago that a magazine article first called to my attention something called the Christian right. The story depicted a movement of religious fundamentalists who sought to radically restructure American life — mandating school prayer, creationism and censorship. I remember thinking the article was a little alarmist. Actually, […]

Try to be kind to community leaders

By Jim Sitterly When anyone steps to the plate to assist in public affairs or work as an elected official, the first thing they should do is have their head examined. I attended my first meeting in the capacity of a volunteer committee person working on the city financial situation. I found it interesting in […]

Governor’s class opens academic doors

By Ned Cantwell: Guest Columnist Gov. Bill Richardson again steps into the role of pacesetter. He is going to teach a class at the University of New Mexico next semester. The class will attempt to teach students how state government works. Good luck. People who have been observing New Mexico state government for decades are […]

Friday prep football capsules

CNJ staff Friday Eunice 19, Fort Sumner 0 Records: Eunice 2-1, Fort Sumner 2-1. The difference: Eunice held Fort Sumner to 123 yards rushing. The difference makers: Eunice, QB Ranson Fisher rushed for a pair of short TDs and passed for another. Fort Sumner, Derek Dimitroff rushed for 81 yards. Number crunching: Eunice won two […]

Prep football capsules


Texico senior Johnny Serrano lunges for an extra yard in Friday’s home game against Bovina. The Wolverines improved to 2-0 on the season with a 32-0 win. Staff photo by Rick White CNJ staff Friday Texico 32, Bovina 0 Records: Texico 2-0, Bovina 0-2 The difference: Texico rushed for 387 yards and finished with 443 […]

Q and A: ENMU professor talks politics

Sue Stricker, a political science professor at Eastern New Mexico University, recently spoke about the current political climate in America and the upcoming presidential election. Stricker holds a master’s and doctorate degree in political science from the University of Iowa. Q: What do you think are the key differences in the two candidates and the […]

Reagan ideas inspirational

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ Staff Writer Cheryl Gist was inspired by Ronald Reagan as far back as 1976. A Muleshoe High School teacher in her early 30s, she was so inspired she organized a group of about 10 students she called the “Young Republicans.” Reagan lost the Republican Primary to Gerald Ford that year, but […]