On the shelves — May 29

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health—And a Vision for Change” by Annie Leonard traces where our possessions come from, how they are produced, distributed, and consumed, where they go when we throw them out, […]

May 29 —

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court records: April 4 • Christopher Rojo, born in 1986, pleaded guilty to resisting, evading and obstructing an officer, aggravated battery and driving while his license was suspended. Rojo was sentenced to 364 days in Roosevelt County Detention Center and $134 in fines and fees. April […]

May 22 — Public record

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court records: May 12 • Joe Sanchez, born in 1977, pleaded no contest to a second offense of aggravated DWI and charges of defective equipment and no insurance were dismissed as per a plea agreement. Sanchez was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 158 days […]

On the shevles — May 15

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website” by Daniel Domscheit-Berg offers an eye-opening account of the inner workings of the whistle-blowing web site that has made front page news, and reveals what led to the author’s disenchantment and resignation from […]

Public input sought on resident needs

The Community Services Center of Portales will be holding a public forum Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. at the center’s senior meal site. The meeting is to gather and document essential information about the needs of residents of Portales and Roosevelt County. Information will be given to the Non-Metro Area Agency on Aging and the New […]

Sen. Ingle being honored for public service

CNJ staff State Senate Minority Leader Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, is one of 10 New Mexicans being honored for public service at the New Mexico First Forum Spirit of Bipartisanship Awards. The awards are part of the annual First Forum Lecture Series on May 25 at the University of New Mexico’s Keller Hall. The event will […]

On the shelves — May 8

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Louder Than Words: Take Your Career from Average to Exceptional with the Hidden Power of Nonverbal Intelligence” by Joe Navarro shows how to interpret and use nonverbal signals to navigate the business world by understanding what your boss and coworkers are really thinking. “The Matchmaker of […]

On the shelves — May 1

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “America’s Best Practical Problem Solvers” by Jerry Baker offers a wide variety of the wildest and wackiest ways to use ordinary household products to remedy common problems that crop up around the house and in the garden. “On Borrowed Time” by David Rosenfelt is a stunning […]

May 1 — Public record

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents: April 21 • JD Zepeda-Rosas, born in 1971, pleaded guilty to a first offense of DWI and not maintaining lanes. Zepeda-Rosas was sentenced to 364 days of supervised probation and $612 in fines and fees. • Florencio Meza, born in 1983, pleaded guilty to […]

On the shelves — April 24

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Clara and Mr. Tiffany” by Susan Vreeland returns to New York City at the turn of the twentieth century, as a brilliant craftswoman designs nearly all of the stained-glass windows, glass, and lamps that made Tiffany famous, but must resign if she chooses marriage over career. […]

April 24 — Public record

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents: April 5 • Brian Raulie, born in 1989, was found guilty by a jury of a first offense of DWI and to open container. Raulie was found not guilty of racing on the highway. Raulie was sentenced to one day in jail, 364 days […]

Monday morning briefing: Free music, a wrongful conviction and no rain in sight

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Free concert The Eastern New Mexico University Brass Choir Concert is scheduled for 7 p.m.Tuesday in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building. The selections include “Procession of the Nobles” from the opera “Mlada” by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, “Allegretto” from “Symphony No. 7″ by Ludwig van […]

Public invited to discussion on terminal illness

Freedom New Mexico Patricia Trevino, community education representative for Vistacare Hospice, will be a featured speaker at Tuesday’s Friendship Rebekah Lodge meeting. The public is invited to the 2 p.m. Tuesday meeting at Odd Fellow Hall on 405 Main, where Trevino will discuss options for people with terminal illnesses. Information: Vicky Howard, 762-4843.

Community firefighters deserve gratitude

Freedom New Mexico Some 400 firefighters and dozens of other public safety folks from eastern New Mexico and west Texas stepped up to battle Sunday’s massive wind-driven fire that burned at least 17,000 acres of grasslands and three homes across Curry and Roosevelt counties. About 80 percent of those firefighters were volunteers — sales clerks, […]

On the shelves — April 17

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Redemption of Sarah Cain by Beverly Lewis was given by Maria Inman in memory of Sara Denise Shell. A thoroughly modern woman with a successful career, Sarah Cain had ridiculed her sister Ivy’s choice of a Plain lifestyle, but after Ivy’s death, Sarah is stunned […]

April 10 — Public record

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents: March 8 • Joey Pena, no birth date available, pleaded no contest to minor in possession of alcohol. Pena’s sentence was deferred for 90 days with 30 hours of community service and $73 in fines and fees. • John W. Chavez, born in 1952, […]

GOP looking to wean public off government

Freedom New Mexico It isn’t likely to pass the Democratic-controlled Senate, but the GOP’s proposed spending plan for next year and the next decade is one of the most encouraging signs out of Washington since the Reagan revolution. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., got everyone’s attention Tuesday when he unveiled a GOP proposal to reduce federal […]

No more corporal punishment in public schools

Alisa Boswell New Mexico public schools can no longer spank or paddle students to discipline them under legislation signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Susana Martinez. New Mexico joined 30 other states and the District of Columbia in banning corporal punishment in schools, according to the Center for Effective Discipline, a Columbus, Ohio-based group against […]

On the shelves — April 3

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” by Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities between 1915 to 1970 in search […]

On the shelves — March 27

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Secret Gardens of Santa Fe” by Sydney LeBlanc was given by Carolyn and Oscar Toliver in memory of Chris Nevins. Gloriously illustrated, this book goes behind garden walls to reveal 18 of the most beautiful private gardens in North America’s second-oldest city where gardeners find their […]