Monday morning briefing: Meetings watch, calling kid singers and ugly mermaids

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Meetings watch The Curry County Commission meets 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library north annex room. Tops on the agenda are hiring a new jail administrator and considering ways to finance a new jail. Meetings are open to the public. Kid singers […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Fun for the kids, a big meeting and Nixon says no

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Fun for the kids Preschool Storytime is 6 p.m. Thursday at the Portales Public Library. Meetings Watch The City Commission meets 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. It’s open to the public. Information: 769-7828 Kitchen tip Caramelize onions very quickly by cooking […]

On the shelves — Jan. 1

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Healing Spices: How to Use 50 Everyday and Exotic Spices to Boost Health and Beat Disease” by Bharat Aggarwal explains how to harness the power of super-rich plant compounds that fight oxidation and inflammation. “Classic in the Barn” by Amy Myers begins as car detective Jack […]

On the shelves — Dec. 25

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “If I Have to Tell You One More Time: The Revolutionary Program That Gets Your Kids to Listen Without Nagging, Reminding, or Yelling” by Amy McCready presents twenty-three tools that are easy to implement and proven effective for correcting misbehavior and bringing out the best in […]

School menus —

Clovis public schools No school.

On the shelves —

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water” by Charles Fishman warns that everything about water is about to change — how we use it, how we share it, how we value it – and what advancements are already under way to deal […]

On the shelevs —

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The End of Country” by Seamus McGraw explores the battle for control that followed the discovery of gas deposits in northeastern Pennsylvania, pitting the forces of corporate America against a band of local dairy farmers determined to get their share of the windfall, but not at […]

Press release: Portales police captain charged with tampering with public records

Portales, NM – Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that an investigation into allegations that Captain Lonnie Berry of the Portales Police Department has led to his arrest for three counts of Tampering with Public Records. Each count is a fourth degree felony offense and punishable by up to 18 months in jail […]

Public record — Dec. 4

Alisa Boswell Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court records: Thursday • Lionel Martine, born 1991, pleaded guilty to possession of alcoholic beverages by a minor. He was sentenced to 182 days supervised probation and fined $73. • Grant A. Welker, born 1964, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana and synthetic cannabinoids […]

On the shelves — Dec. 4

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free” by John Ferling traces the nation’s journey from Bunker Hill to Yorktown and across the Atlantic into Parliament in a story not only of how freedom was won, but how, in a series of disastrous overreactions, an empire was […]

Meetings watch: Redistricting public hearing

The Portales City Council held the first of two public hearings Tuesday to receive the options for redistricting. Sterling Fluharty, consultant with Southwest Political Services, gave the presentation on the options. Fluharty said to provide for population equality in districts, so they can be as similar to each other as practical, the total population of […]

On the shelves —

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Somewhere Over the Rainbow: An Autobiography of the Life, Love, and Loss of a Northchurch girl” by Linda Pottinger was given by Rosemary Metcalf in memory of Richard Pottinger. A British police constable recounts her formative years, her challenging career, her marriage to a detective chief […]

Public record — Nov. 20

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court records: Oct. 14 • Jimmy J. Galvan, born 1990, pleaded no contest to driving with a suspended/revoked license and not having evidence of insurance. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail, 334 days of probation and $592 in fines and fees. Oct. 25 • […]

On the shelves — Nov. 20

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Life Without Oil: Why We Must Shift to a New Energy Future” by Steve Hallett shares an illuminating analysis of our dependence on oil, its consequences for today, and its inevitable decline in the future when nature may impose limits beyond any devised by man. “When […]

Air Force band performing free concert at ENMU

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Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Air Force Academy Band out of Colorado Springs, Colo., will be performing in a free public concert 7 p.m. tonight in the Buchanan Hall of the Music Building at Eastern New Mexico University. Tickets are not required to attend the free concert. The doors open at 6:15 p.m., ticket holders […]

My turn: Library sale offers books for change

I am a shameless promoter of the Portales Public Library. It is my home away from home, especially for the better part of this week before Thanksgiving when we self-confessed Friends of the Library hold our annual used book sale. You have to really love books (doesn’t everyone?) to spend as many back-breaking hours as […]

PHS news — Nov. 15

College Day set for Wednesday Through the Gear-Up Grant, which supports the class of 2012, PHS is hosting a college fair from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Portales High School on Nov. 16 in the Ram Athletic Center, which is open to the public. For information, call Pam Ray at 356-7097 ext. 7019. After […]

On the shelves — Nov. 13

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Freshwater in the Twenty-first Century” by Alex Prud’homme explores the threats to our water supply, the state of the infrastructure that bring water into our homes or keeps it out, the search for new sources of supply through scientific innovation, […]

On the shelves — Nov. 6

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Realizing Tomorrow: The Path to Private Spaceflight” by Chris Dubbs takes a behind-the-scenes look at the visionaries, the crackpots, the financial schemes, the legal wrangling, and the turf battles surrounding the overwhelming desire of ordinary people to visit outer space. “The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes” […]

With poverty rising, don’t use wrong solutions

Freedom New Mexico Our hearts go out to the poor and everyone hurting from the recession. New Census figures tell us 1 in 15 Americans is poor, a record high. Some reflexively call for redistributing wealth, increasing taxes, expanding social safety nets. All at a price. Such tactics also have other detrimental effects. America remains […]