In Search of Ponies: Animal language simple

Sharna Johnson I think many of us find within different social settings we adopt alternate vernaculars to our own. For instance, when I visit my grandparents in the Appalachian Mountains, I develop a twang and blend words like “Ain’t” and “Y’all” into my vocabulary. If I spend time with British friends, I inexplicably develop a […]

Press Release: Adopt-An-Air Commando program announced

The communities of Clovis and Portales, NM are partnering with Cannon Air Force Base to announce the start of a new program, Adopt- an- Air Commando.

Not all can adopt to motherhood

By Glenda Price: FNM columnist We found a newborn calf, still wet, shivering in the freezing springtime wind. For the longest time we couldn’t find the mother, and the wind was getting colder by the minute. Finally, we topped a hill a mile away from the baby and saw what had to be the mama […]

D.C. area becoming test bed of military medical reforms

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Extraordinary steps in the evolution of military medicine are occurring in the Washington, D.C., area where new medical facilities are being built to consolidate services, and a joint command is being readied to adopt cutting-edge concepts to improve quality and efficiency of service health care. Two famed medical facilities — […]

Reaching across the world

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Patricia Gartner wrangles from left, Karissa, 6, Annie, 3, and Mary, 2, after she gave them baths. The three girls are among five of the children living at home with Gartner and her husband, Duane. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The day the Gartners met their son his 10 […]

Florida’s gay adoption law irrational

By Steve Chapman The state of Florida is not ridiculously selective when it comes to letting people adopt children — and with some 4,200 kids in need of adoption, it can’t afford to be. It allows single adults to adopt. It accepts people with serious illnesses and disabilities. It leaves the door open to drug […]

County tax hike tops agenda

CNJ staff Commissioner Tim Ashley will propose an intent to adopt an ordinance to increase the county gross receipts tax at today’s meeting. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the county courthouse on Main Street. Ashley said state Legislature authorizes Curry County commissioners to pass a 1/8 percent increase that would take effect in […]

New building codes considered

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By Jack King The city of Clovis has been asked to take a position in a statewide debate over building codes. The issue will also require an important decision by the administration of Gov. Bill Richardson by year’s end. Randy Crowder, past president of the Building Contractors Association of Curry County, on Thursday urged Clovis’ […]