Rams host Lovington

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com It’s been far from the best season for the tradition-laden Lovington Wildcats, who are an un-Lovington-like 1-7 as they enter District 4-3A play tonight against Portales High at Blackwater Draw. Some of that is deceptive because of the rugged schedule the Wildcats take on. Still, they usually have […]

PHS soccer squads set for first-round road tests

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Portales High’s boys face an uphill struggle today in the first round of the Class 1A-3A state soccer tournament. That said, the 11th-seeded Rams (8-10) have played reasonably well late in the season while their opponent, No. 6 Hope Christian, has been a bit up and down. The […]

Elida finishes perfect run through district

ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers cruised past Grady 25-5, 25-7, 25-6 on Thursday in their District 2-B volleyball and regular-season finale. Elida finishes the regular year at 19-1, including 8-0 in the district. The Lady Tigers will host the survivor of next week’s district tournament in the championship game at 6 p.m. on Saturday. […]

Housefly no friend of ours


I recall experiences I had with houseflies when I was a teenager growing up in Raton. Whenever a housefly ventured into our home, the National Guard was called. My dad was the National Guard. I can still see him — fly swatter in hand, eyes glancing this way and that, until the invader was cited […]

God’s goodness unequaled

America has given us so many blessings we can hardly count them. Aren’t you glad you were born? Can you contain the joy of knowing God planned your birth? He has a special plan for your life. Had I never been born, I would not have I known or appreciate God’s provision of healing. (Psalm […]

‘Die Hard’ still among best

I had a blast from the 1980s and 1990s past last weekend when I spent most of my Saturday lying on the couch watching the first Die Hard movie with Bruce Willis and Civil Action with John Travolta. As most of us know, Die Hard is one of the greatest action movies out there, but […]

A hobby is born


by Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Local classic car collector Nino Baca has turned a lifetime interest into a full blown hobby. After buying the first of his four classic rides six years ago, Baca hasn’t looked back. “My cousin convinced me to go take a look at a 1938 Dodge Sedan. When […]

Food stamps cuts kick in

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Thousands of Eastern New Mexico residents who receive food stamps will see a decrease in their benefits starting today as a boost to the federal program from the 2009 economic stimulus has expired. According to the Agriculture Department, that means a family of four receiving food stamps will […]

Commission votes down new pipeline study


By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com GRADY — Echoing the wishes of various city and village commissions and councils, members of the Ute Water Commission on Thursday voted down a request for a new field study on the long-term feasibility of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System. The vote was 7-4 vote, with […]

Never confuse theft with charity

I’m as far from being a Republican as I am from being a Democrat — as far as east is from west. But when I see misguided criticisms and flawed comparisons aimed at the wrong target, I feel the need to address them. Recently I witnessed someone scolding Republicans for their “opposition to socialism,” as […]