Relying on help disaster in itself

The videos and stories coming out of Japan in the wake of the major earthquake and tsunami are heartbreaking. The fact that so many people did so little personal preparation, counting instead on government’s promise to take care of things, should be educational. Sure, you and I may be high and dry on the Llano […]

Election blog: At least five AGs have come from Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Max Best of Clovis places his ballot into a voting machine Tuesday at Zia Elementary School. Best said it his civic duty to vote, “you can’t complain if you’re not taking part.” By David Stevens: FNM editor Tuesday night’s blog reported at least four New Mexico attorneys general have come […]

Business feature: Tax Day, credit eligibility counting down

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The clock is ticking on some tax credits and Thursday’s deadline is drawing closer. Close enough, in fact, that Mary Hernandez said at this point in the season, she tells people with complicated returns to file extensions. “Everybody knows this day is coming around,” she said, explaining during the […]

Baskett expected Super Bowl trip

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Indianapolis Star: Robert Scheer Indianapolis Colts receiver Hank Baskett of Clovis is slapped by Buffalo Bills safety George Wilson after Wilson roughed him up on a pass play during the Jan. 3 regular-season finale. Baskett caught four passes for 28 yards with the Colts this season. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Hank Baskett was […]

110 years and counting: Audbon prepares for 2009 Christmas bird count in New Mexico

New Mexico — The longest running Citizen Science survey in the world, Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) starts today throughout North America, including 35 cities and towns around New Mexico. Thousands of volunteers will add a new layer to over a century of bird population information as they tally bird numbers through January 5, […]

Asparagus-counting traditions hard to break

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Now that summer’s over, we can all give thanks for seasonal changes. In other words, no more steaming days, sweltering nights, grass clippings and asparagus sprouts. The asparagus liturgy at our house began one day years ago when my wife, Marilyn, came home with a sack of roots. She’d paid […]

Someone cares about prairie chickens

By Ned Cantwell: Guest Columnist Sometimes, if he is any kind of fair, a columnist has to say he was wrong. It’s not easy, but here goes. Five years ago, I was just plain mean to the lesser prairie chicken. Here’s what I said: “Far be it for me to offend a single, solitary person […]