On the shelves — June 19

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement” by David Brooks explores the story of how success happens and shows that the subconscious mind is not a dark, ambiguous place but a creative and enchanted one where most of the brain’s work gets […]

Press release: New laws make public access easier

Later this week, it will become easier for citizens to obtain government documents stored on computers. As of June 17, government agencies in New Mexico will be required to provide digital copies of electronic public records upon request, and copy fees will be limited to the actual cost of downloading and sending the records. These […]

On the shelves — June 12

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Nine Rooms of Happiness: Loving Yourself, Finding Your Purpose, and Getting Over Life’s Little Imperfections” by Lucy Danziger pinpoints common self-destructive patterns of behavior that rob us of joy and contentment, and walks you through the lifelong process that will help you find pleasure, passion, […]

Education digest — June 2

Education commission meeting June 10 The New Mexico Public Education Commission meets June 10, according to a news release. The meeting will take place 9:30 a.m. in Mabry Hall in the Jerry Apodaca Education Building in Santa Fe. Commissioners will meet for committee sessions from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Agendas can be viewed at […]

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, […]

Tucumcari sexual harassment complaint settled out of court

Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari Public Schools has awarded employee Diane Trujillo $28,000 in an out-of-court settlement stemming from her sexual harassment complaint against former school principal David Castillo and her allegations that school district officials retaliated against her for filing the complaint. According to court records released by Tucumcari Public Schools at the request of […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Kid stuff, help at hand and a civil rights landmark ruling

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Keeping them busy Are you looking for something for teenagers to do? The Portales Public Library has the following activities for 13- to 18-year-olds scheduled for this week: • Teen Writers Group, 4:45 p.m. today. • Teen book discussion, 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Participants can […]

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 […]

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 […]

Group holding meetings for public input on health care

Alisa Boswell With the deadline for President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act approaching in January of 2013, state organizations and officials are taking a look at health care possibilities for New Mexico. New Mexico First is holding community meetings in various locations around the state to get public input on whether a Health Insurance Exchange […]

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 […]

City GRT proposal not necessary

Water is the lifeblood of civilization, and something that is in short supply in eastern New Mexico. It should go without saying that most members of the High Plains Patriots (a local tea party group) are in favor of securing a renewable water source for our community. This fact has somehow been distorted in the […]

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. […]

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 […]

GOP looking to wean public off government

Freedom New Mexico I t 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 […]

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 […]

On the shelves — March 20

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Military Marriage Manual: Tactics for Successful Relationships” by Janelle Hill addresses the pressures and problems unique to military families and presents advice on a range of issues including relationships with friends and family, finances, raising children, and dealing with deployment, relocating, and more. “Dead or […]

Jail, courthouse committees holding public meeting

CNJ staff Curry County’s Citizens’ Courthouse and Jail Committees will hold a public meeting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Library. An architect and detention experts will speak on issues of detention liability and an assessment that was done of the existing jail in 2008 following the escape of eight […]