Attorney general candidates discuss open government

No bond stronger than man, boots

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Every real cowboy I’ve ever known hated wearing what they call “hand-me-down” boots — the ones purchased in a western wear store “off the shelf.” My dad’s bootmaker lived in Tucumcari. Whenever Dad needed a new pair he called his bootmaker, and in a month or so they came in […]

Thank God for shepherds, stargazers

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist While muckety-mucks in Rome were trying to figure out new and improved ways to shake even more shekels from the pockets of the subjugated populace and further filch the meager bread of the common man, the Highest of Kings was pretty much ignoring Rome. The true King was dispatching a […]

Our God is stronger than any storm

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist Boy, the weather’s been weird lately. As I write, some of my good friends and family down south are scrambling to get out of Dodge (make that “Houston”) as Hurricane Ike gets ready to come ashore. (In the old days, you may recall, hurricanes were all women. Hmm. Ike […]

New Mexico First hosting nursing forum

CNJ staff New Mexico First will hold a forum to brainstorm for ideas on how to build a stronger nursing workforce from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 18 at the Clovis Civic Center The forum will address the nursing shortage in New Mexico, and ways to implement the recommendations made by the New Mexico […]

Sin is real, but God’s grace is deeper, stronger

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist If a writer has ever lived who could better turn a phrase than the early 20th-century author G.K. Chesterton, I can’t imagine who it would be. Here are a couple or a few quotable examples: “Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they […]

Iraq invasion motivating factor for terrorists

By Freedom Newspapers A summary of a draft of a new National Intelligence Assessment on Iraq reportedly concludes “that al-Qaida has reconstituted its core structure along the Pakistani border and may now be a stronger and more resilient organization than it appeared a year ago,” as Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball put it. Homeland […]

Christmas strong as weakest link

By Curtis Shelburne I don’t usually think of Christmas and chains as going together, unless I’m reading about the ponderously-chained ghost of Christmas Past who so terrorized old Ebenezer Scrooge! But I believe this to be true: Christmas is a “chain,” which is only as strong as its weakest link. If Christmas deals only with […]