In Search of Ponies: Unorthodox relationship good for both parties

Sharna Johnson Ah, Moses and Jael, now theirs was a love like none other. It was an arranged relationship, born of necessity and convenience. It didn’t start with a spark or a glance across the room that stirred butterflies into action. In all reality, the dainty, leggy blond suffering from depression and the small dark […]

No computer needed for relationship with Christ

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist We do live in amazing times. Computer technology has given us new words like “travel drive,” “Wi-Fi” and “blog.” Think about the word blog. I read each week Beth Moore’s website blog and two or three other blogs. Funny though … five years ago, I would have thought blog was something […]

Governor optimistic about cooperation during session

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican Many legislative sessions in recent years have been known for the stormy, sometimes rancorous relationship between Gov. Bill Richardson and lawmakers, mainly those in the state Senate. On the threshold of Richardson’s last regular session — his second term expires on Dec. 31 and he legally can’t […]

Senate committee considers Bingman bill aimed at reducing water consumption in energy production

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today considered legislation U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman wrote to highlight the relationship between energy and water, and to us each resource more efficiently. Bingaman pointed out that large amounts of water are used in the generation of electricity.

Bingaman talks energy with New Mexico radio reporters

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked to New Mexico radio reporters about a hearing in the Energy and Natural Resources Committee on legislation he introduced on the relationship between energy and water.

CAFB prepares to privatize housing

By Greg Allen, 27th SOW Public Affairs An on-and off-relationship with housing privatization is once again “on,” as the base moves forward with an Air Force initiative to get the military out of the landlord business. Base team members met recently to learn and discuss the process that will change the role the base now […]

Young entrepreneurs cleaning up

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A.J. Moreno, left, and Thomas Fite, are partners in Poop Butler, a service that clean yards for dog owners. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer • Business owners find niche market in picking up dog poop. There is at least one unpleasant aspect to owning dogs — cleaning up the poop. And depending on the […]

Single vs. single dad : A recent study suggests women are more trusting of single dads than other single men.

By Angie Toole : Freedom Newspapers Back in the early 1970s, Bill Bixby made it look easy. He was a single dad who had no problem dating – in fact, women were eager to go out with the guy who took long walks on the beach with his son in “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father.” […]

Medical examiner: Shots that killed victim fired at close range

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Chief Medical Investigator Dr. Ross Zumwalt examines a blood-soaked shirt of homicide victim Roshawn Pitts on Tuesday at the Curry County Courthouse. William Riley is accused of killing Pitts. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A state medical examiner testified Tuesday the shots that killed Roshawn Pitts were fired at close […]

Talks with China useful if only to open dialogue

Freedom Newspapers Highly public meetings between heads of state, like the meeting in the White House on Thursday between President Bush and Chinese president Hu Jintao, are “90 percent political theater and about 10 percent substance,” says Ted Carpenter, vice president for defense and foreign policy studies at the libertarian Cato Institute. But symbolic or […]

Disharmony can spread from earthly to spiritual life

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist On the Wednesday just past, much of the Christian world observed Ash Wednesday, a day of repentance and self-examination on which begins the season of Lent, the six weeks preceding Easter. Much about this particular observance contradicts the way in which we view ourselves but not the way in which […]

Clovis man sentenced for sex with 13-year-old

CNJ STAFF A 29-year-old Clovis man Friday to six years in prison for having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl, according to a release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. The victim told police about the two and a-half month relationship in 2005, and said she met Joe Garcia in 2005 at a […]

Christ’s sacrifice Is indeed all-sufficient

By Curtis K. Shelbure: Religion columnist A friend e-mailed me a few days ago for help in finding the source of a quotation from C. S Lewis.   Whatever the source, it’s vintage Lewis: “When a man is getting better, he understands more and more clearly the evil that is still left in him. When […]

Dentist arrested in homicide

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City and county emergency personnel responded to 464 State Road 523 on Dec. 13 in response to a 911 call for a possible attempted suicide. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Forensic evidence led to the arrest Tuesday morning of a local dentist suspected of killing Laura McNaughton. Police said James […]

Mentoring process essential to future, legacy of Air Force

Col. Robert West The true legacy of a leader is not a recollection of their accomplishments, but the performance of their people after they are gone. Have you ever wondered how your role model got to be where they are? Have you considered how you can help your subordinates or other young and talented individuals […]

Removing troops from Korea should be long process

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says the proposed removal of 12,500 U.S. troops from South Korea — a third of the 37,500 U.S. troops stationed there now — is part of a larger-scale realignment of U.S. forces around the world. Large numbers of troops in Germany, Japan and Korea are, essentially, a remnant of the Cold […]

Marine shares faith through adversity

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Vietnam veteran Rafael Aragon receives a signed copy Thursday of a book by retired Marine Clebe McClary outlining his combat injuries. CNJ staff photo: Darrell Todd Maurina. By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Some people know pain and suffering. As a Marine who lost an eye and arm while leading his men […]

Local woman gets support from shelter

By Eric Butler Domestic violence crosses all boundaries and exists in many forms. That’s the message from one Clovis resident who credits the local Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence for helping her get out of an abusive relationship. Kathy Elliott, owner of Elliott Marketing, said the United Way-supported organization smoothed the transition away from […]