Driven to help

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Benna Sayyed: Freedom New Mexico Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico warehouse staff loaded food donations on to a shipping truck Saturday as donations came in from motorcyclists doing residential pickups. Benna Sayyed Motorcyclists rode around Curry and Roosevelt counties Saturday collecting canned food donations from in front of residents’ homes to help the Food […]

To dust we, and cows, must all return

By Grant McGee: Local columnist While bicycling along the country lanes of Curry County I’ve seen a lot of dead bovines by the side of the road. If I were one of those high-dollar journalists who write books and attended soirees in Santa Fe and Sedona, I suppose I could write “purple prose” about the […]

Bike shop valuable piece of Americana

Grant McGee: CNJ columnist Quietly and without widespread fanfare, Clovis lost its bicycle shop. The last day of 2004, when Ace Trading at Main and First closed its doors, so did the only bicycle shop for 100 miles in any direction. A sign on its door reads “BIKE SHOP FOR SALE.” Another piece of Americana […]

Today’s nicknames are not just for kids

By Grant McGee Are people still calling you by your nickname? I thought about this after seeing a quote from the British essayist William Hazlitt (1778-1830), “A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man.” I suppose nicknames hurt when you’re a kid, but a lot of stuff can bug […]

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 […]