Raids yield guns, cash

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A year-long federal drug investigation that resulted in 14 arrests earlier this month produced an undisclosed amount of cash, but only a small amount of illegal drugs, court records show. Officials said the lack of drugs seized will have no impact on the prosecution of the case, which they’ve […]

Memories of past winters dog former New Yorker

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ columnist The hazards of winter have already hit our humble abode. Sure, they are not like New York winter hazards — slushy subways, frozen taxi seats, yellow snow — but they are hazardous all the same. Actually, I was lucky enough to avoid the foremost hazard, which would have occurred had […]

Old vehicle batteries gain second life

By Jim Lee: Local Columnist My car battery died recently. That got me thinking about why the car parts place wanted the old battery. The matter had to have some significance because I had to turn in the old battery to buy the new one. What would anybody want with a worn-out battery? I found […]

Church in Portales tickled pink by birds

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Twelve plastic flamingos are parked outside Linda Long’s house in Portales. The flamingos are used to raise money for a mission trip to Haiti for Central Christian Church members. By Mike Linn PORTALES — Pink flamingos are helping a Portales church group get to Haiti. They’re not the real flamingos that fish in lagoons in […]