Pets’ quirks make them endearing

Pets can have some pretty strange idiosyncrasies. Some of them become pretty endearing others are just irritating. Take for instance the younger of our two dogs, Ranger. Since the older dog slept on the bed with us, when he moved in he decided he would just sleep under the bed. Never mind that he has […]

Peanuts popular at Capitol

They used to call it “The City Different” years ago. I haven’t heard Santa Fe called that in a while though, I checked last week and it is indeed still different. I’ve written a whole lot of New Mexico Legislature stories over the years but strangely enough I had never been in Santa Fe while […]

President used address to start his campaign

P resident Barack Obama’s State of the Union message Tuesday predictably sounded like a campaign kickoff. In this election year he used the bully pulpit to advance political strategy, rather than give an even-handed accounting of where he has brought the nation. We suspect voters preferred a more candid assessment such as, to paraphrase Jimmy […]

Impeachment process should be used more

E ssential to liberty is the separation of powers among the three branches of government: the legislative, the executive and the judicial. As America’s founders established it, too much power exercised by one branch is supposed to be checked by the other two branches. That balance of powers has been brought up in the Republican […]

Reward offered for information leading to recovery of stolen items

CNJ staff A former Clovis resident is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to recovery of a flatbed trailer, storage container and other items discovered missing Oct. 20 from a fenced-in lot at 93 Curry Road E. Gary Bunger, who lives in Washington state and owned Bunger Construction for 25 years, said the estimated […]

‘Multiple methods’ used to ID bin Laden

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Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times/MCT In this file photo from 2002, a member of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division holds a poster of Osama bin Laden confiscated from a hut in rural Afghanistan. WASHINGTON (AP) — After the firefight that killed Osama bin Laden, the U.S. used “multiple methods” to positively identify his remains, according to […]

Nothing charitable about TV show

I used to have an Autotext feature that pasted a canned introduction to random thoughts that weren’t long enough for a column, but need to escape my mind. I forgot the keystroke pattern to use it. We proceed anyway: • I’m not sure what infomercial technique is more irritating — the black-and-white scenario that shows […]

Military update: Debate heating over TRICARE

Senior Defense officials defended their plan to raise TRICARE Prime fees modestly for working-age retirees last week at a hearing of the House armed services subcommittee on military personnel. Next day, representatives of military associations testified. Five of them, including one who spoke on behalf of 13 other groups too, said they could accept what […]

Cats set to make semi-pro debut

Manuel Robles is getting used to the idea of playing football again at Leon Williams Stadium. His Curry County Cat teammates and coaches are optimistic Clovis will quickly get used to semi-pro football. “The community’s been awesome,” Cats coach Paul Lopez said heading into Saturday’s 2 p.m. season opener. “We’ve got a lot of people […]

Souper Bowl to be held Saturday

CNJ staff The third annual Souper Bowl fundraiser will be held Saturday. The Salvation Army fundraiser includes lunch and a silent auction. A donation of $5 includes a bowl to keep, homemade posole, green chili or minestrone, desserts and breads. To go soup is available for $6. Money raised is used to help local families […]