Portales teen takes Miss Rodeo Queen New Mexico

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Brittany Bennett, of Portales, and recently crowned 2005 Miss Rodeo New Mexico-Elect, is congratulated by judge Dick Reason, of Tucson, Ariz., at the Miss Rodeo New Mexico Pageant luncheon and coronation Thursday. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Brittany Bennett likens rodeos to family reunions. Unlike many sports, camaraderie often […]

Rugby catching on at Cannon

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Capt. Rob Watkins of 27th Fighter Wing Legal laterals the ball during practice Tuesday at Chavez Manor West. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner Dan Dannar didn’t grow up playing rugby, but the sport has grown on him. Now he’s hoping the often rough-and-tumble game of European origin will become a popular pastime […]

Perfect gift ideas for the spouse

By Clyde Davis Several weeks ago, we ran a list of the most undesirable toys one could imagine, the kind which might literally send your kids into a tailspin about what Santa had done to them. Today, the last Christmas-focus column, we will be looking at spousal gifts — these to be taken in all […]