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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Friday morning briefing: Books cheap, a walk for food and a cult’s demise

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Fair warning Saturday from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. the Clovis Police Department will be conducting DWI Saturation Patrols. Officers will be specifically targeting drunk drivers. Walk for hunger The Senior Olympic Committee will be holding a fun walk 10 a.m. Saturday at Goodwin […]

Commission votes down contract negotiations with security firm

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A divided Curry County Commission voted Tuesday against entering into contract negotiations with a security consulting firm for security improvements at the Curry County Courthouse. The 3-2 vote during the meeting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library covered a recommendation from the county’s courthouse security citizens committee to negotiate with […]

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” […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Book talk, meetings watch and a Paul Newman classic

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Health fair 7th annual Melrose Health Fair is 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday at the Melrose Senior Citizens Center. Information: 799-0225. Meetings watch The Clovis City Commission meets at 5:15 p.m. in the Clovis-Carver Public Library and it’s open to the public. Quirky […]

On the shelves — Oct. 30

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” […]

Education column: Book fairs expand horizons

It was Scholastic Book Fair week again for many of our elementary schools. Peeking in the library at Cameo Elementary, Pat Archibeque, school librarian, was bustling about, organizing materials and arranging things for classes coming to the library that day. Large, silver cases on wheels, filled with books, were “parked” in the corner of the […]

Monday morning briefing: Air Force business and books for cheap

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Business notes Brush up on doing business with the Air Force. A Doing Business with Air Force Special Operations presentation is 9 a.m. Thursday at the Portales/Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. Registration in free. Information: chamber@portales.com or 356-8541. Book bargains The Friends of the […]

On the shelves — Oct. 10

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Indian Voices: Listening to Native Americans” by Alison Owings takes the reader on a fresh journey across America as men and women from sixteen different tribal nations speak with candor, insight, and humor about what it is like to be Native American in the twenty-first century. […]

On the shelves — Oct. 9

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Off the Beaten Path: A Travel Guide to More Than 1,000 Scenic and Interesting Places Still Uncrowded and Inviting edited” by Reader’s Digest was given by Bruce and Gerry Smith in memory of Lexie Hardwick. Packed with innovative ideas for fun day trips and truly memorable […]

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The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Batboy” by Mike Lupica was given by Kollye Quillin-Walker, Houston Walker, and Jim Quillin in memory of Charles Wade. In this fast-paced novel, an unlikely friendship slowly develops between a former baseball great in need of a family and a 14-year-old batboy in need of […]

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The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Remembering Ritalin: A Doctor and Generation Rx Reflect on Life and Psychiatric Drugs” by Lawrence Diller provides a revealing look at the long-term outcomes of drugs prescribed to treat ADHD and offers insights into one of the most controversial treatment methods of our time. “Sixkill” by […]

Clovis library hosting moon observation

CNJ staff The Clovis-Carver Public Library will host a moon observation night 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at Ned Houk Park. There will be lunar activities and crafts, and a howling contest. The Clovis Astronomy Club will provide telescopes and be on hand for explanations, and the Friends of the Library will provide refreshments. Information: Krissie […]

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The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Infamous Players: A Tale of Movies, the Mob (And Sex)” by Peter Bart reflects on the golden era at Paramount Studios and the chaos, company turmoil, drugs, runaway budgets, and Mafia connections that made Paramount one of the most unpredictable, even bizarre, studios in the movie […]

Gov. Perry good enough in debate debut

Freedom New Mexico Getting to know Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his record was one of the consistent themes of the GOP presidential debate Wednesday night at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. At times, the debate almost felt like an indictment of Lone Star state chief executive, given the questions and challenges directed his way. […]

On the shelves — Sept. 4

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “All that is Bitter and Sweet” by Ashley Judd is the deeply moving memoir of a an award-winning film and stage actress who walked away from a successful career in order to fight for social justice as a humanitarian advocate for those suffering in neglected parts […]