Texico teacher announces candidacy for education commission

CNJ STAFF A high school teacher from Texico, Dennis J. Roch, has announced his candidacy for the District 9 seat on the Public Education Commission. The new board replaces what was previously known as the State Board of Education. The Public Education Commission was formed in September after voters approved Constitutional Amendment 1 in a […]

Year promises joy, sorrow

YEAR PROMISES JOY, SORROW A mother sits in the bed holding her sleeping newborn infant. She looks down at him in love and wonder, and in awe at such an amazing miracle of God. And she wonders. She wonders who he will be and what he will become. She wonders about his joys and his […]

Alternative punishment for drugs?

By Mike Linn For almost 30 years Terry Hileman described himself as a casual substance abuser, someone who would raise cheers with friends and co-workers in area taverns on the weekends. But two years ago, after the 48-year-old Albuquerque resident was arrested a third time for driving under the influence, he began to re-evaluate his […]

Year comes to end as BRAC begins

Tom Philpott For many towns and communities near U.S. military bases, it arrived like the dreaded Ghost of Christmases Yet-to-Come. Last week, Defense Department officials published a short list of criteria they intend to use over the next 17 months to decide what bases to recommend for closure, cutbacks or expansion. So begins the 2005 […]

Gun control issue should be argued sans scare tactics

Freedom Newspapers Recent years have seen a sea change in debates over public policy issues. Whether a proposed policy would be good for the nation, would actually help solve the problem being addressed or even if the proposal is constitutional is rarely given more than lip service by partisans on either side of the issue. […]

Beer cans bring up Christmas memories

Bob Huber I always take our Christmas tree down early, because it’s just too nostalgic for me. That’s because when I was a kid, our family had the most unusual assortment of decorations, and I kept every one. I still get tears in my eyes when I see a smashed beer can. Granddaughter: “Grandpa, why […]

We want more readers’ reactions in 2004

From the Editor’s Desk One of our newspaper’s goals for 2004 is to increase participation in Project: Reader Reaction. That’s what we call the reader participation feature in which I ask questions via e-mail on topics that range from favorite movies to war in Iraq. Participants respond by e-mail, usually in 100 words or less. […]

CHS holiday tournament schedule

CNJ STAFF Boys Milk Cow Classic At Rock Staubus Gym Today’s games Amarillo Tascosa vs. Los Lunas, 10:45 a.m. Rio Rancho vs. Las Cruces Onate, 2:45 p.m. Santa Fe St. Michael’s vs. Abilene Cooper, 4:30 p.m. Mustang, Okla., vs. Clovis, 8 p.m. Girls Plateau Holiday Classic At Rock Staubus Gym Today’s games Portales vs. Clovis […]

Holiday tournaments begin

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Clovis’ Melissa Roberts drives to the basket past teammate Monique Walker during Sunday’s practice at Rock Staubus Gym. The Lady Wildcats play Dalhart today in the opening round of the Plateau Holiday Classic. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Last season’s third-place finish in Clovis’ Milk Cow Classic was not satisfying for Wildcats boys […]