First Person: Pilot by day, writer by night

km67kc-73stevebeattie.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Maj. Steve Beattie flies unmanned aircraft for the Air Force and wrote a children’s book in his spare time. Maj. Steve Beattie flies unmanned aircraft for the Air Force and in his spare time, he wrote, illustrated and published a children’s book. And, he’s working on a master’s degree. But […]

Enjoying the dog days of summer

Ryn Gargulinkski : Local Columnist The air is stagnant. Hot. Preheated to at least 350. A blazing light beats down upon slightly greased metal. Everything on it begins to bake. No, it’s not a batch of cookies in the oven. It’s just another day in the life of a roofer in New Mexico. Although the […]

Spiders deserve chance to thrive, too

By Grant McGee: Local columnist “We have a jumping spider in the laundry room,” The Lady of the House said a few days ago. “So?” I said. “It’ll eat all the bugs in there.” “I don’t mind it being there, it was just being obstreperous.” The Lady of the House uses big words because she’s […]