Dogged lawmaker changes his mind

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A state lawmaker is pulling a proposal to classify all pit bulls and rottweilers as dangerous dogs. State Rep. John Heaton said Friday he’s been persuaded by negative public reaction. Heaton said he will offer a substitute bill, minus the breed specification, when the bill is scheduled for a […]

Dogs dangerous?

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Alex Penland and her 2-year-old pitbull Bella play together during Penland’s lunch break from her work as a veterinarian assistant. Penland said Bella doesn’t bark or growl and likes to spend her time watching things through her own dog-height Sharna Johnson A new twist proposed for an old law would […]

Another unbelievable Roswell incident

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Pardon me if excitement is just oozing out of the column this week. It’s because I have become affiliated with this new ad agency in Ruidoso and we are planning a Grand Opening. It will be something. Bands, balloons, hot dogs, clowns walking on stilts, F-16 military jets thundering through […]

Cockfighting big distraction for chicken

Ned Cantwell: CNJ columnist Don’t get me wrong. If I had a name to drop, I’d drop it in a New York minute. That is a quicker measurement of time, apparently, than a New Mexico minute, but I’ve not figured out why. So the following is not to be critical of Bill Richardson. Rather, it […]

2/6 Engagement, birthday, wedding

Engagement Heaton-Lawson Bill and Tonya Heaton of Texico announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Brittney Heaton of Texico to Ryan Lawson, of Coeburn, Va., son of Jeff and Elaine Lawson of Coeburn. The couple will exchange vows April 2, 2005 at Highland Baptist Church. The reception will be at the Chaparral Country […]