Local Sports

Cats win opener in tourney

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Clovis High’s strong start to the baseball season continued on Thursday. Senior Landon Williams threw a complete-game six-hitter and the Wildcats scored four times in the sixth inning en route to a 5-2 win over host Rio Rancho in the quarterfinals of the Rio Rancho Invitational. Williams struck out six […]

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Senator Munoz owes apologies across the board

A lot of games were being played in Santa Fe this month, one of them along the lines of “Let’s Make a Deal.” Sen. George Munoz, a Democrat from Gallup, apparently thought it was OK to place undue influence on a University of New Mexico regent nominee to do his bidding in exchange for his […]

Government actions not surprising

By Kent McManigal Local columnist Are you shocked when the “most transparent administration in history” turns out to be the most blatantly secretive, passing new laws to hide behind while going after whistleblowers with religious zeal? How about when a president who talks a good freedom game enthusiastically signs the anti-American “Patriot Act?” Does it […]

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Faith and Lifestyles

Old Christmas trees gain new life as crosses

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Pastor Bonita Knox doesn’t know why she started collecting Christmas trees years ago, but she said she’s glad she had the foresight to hold on to them. Eight handmade crosses made of the trees now stand in the grass outside Trinity Lutheran Church for a week of reflection and […]

Amos the churchmouse: the palm branch mystery

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew   Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the capital shift keys and he shuns punctuation marks – except the hyphens and dashes.                        the palm branch mystery boss willifred the white rat invited me […]

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