Meetings watch: CCC Board of Trustees

The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees meets at 8 a.m. today at Clovis Community College, Room 512. Agenda items for approval include: • 2013 spring and summer academic calendar • Audit report for fiscal year ending June 30, 2011 • Drug-free workplace and drug-free school and campus program review — Compiled by CNJ staff […]

Thursday morning briefing: Tooting a horn, Python meets Hitchcock and Rosa Parks takes a seat

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Tooting her horn Eastern New Mexico University will host the senior oboe recital of Megan Neighoff at 7 p.m. Monday in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building in Portales. The event is free and open to the public. Play time Monty Python meets Alfred […]

Monday morning briefing: Trick or treat, game of the week and The Reformation

Good morning and happy Halloween. Welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Trick or treat Pack up the kids and head for North Plains Mall. Trick or treating around the mall is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Treats from merchants and the Clovis High School Student Council will be doing face paintings. […]

Monday morning briefing: Growth issues, special meeting and no more Route 66

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Growing issues The Local Growth Management Committee meets 2 p.m. Wednesday at Portales City Hall. The agenda includes a closeout report on goals achieved from an initial planning grant. The committee meets periodically to consider any growth issues associated with the mission at Cannon […]

Housing plan meets overall need

Since the Affordable Housing Plan and ordinance were adopted by the Clovis City Commission on May 5, there has been much discussion about the plan and what it will do for our community. Clovis’ Affordable Housing Plan is targeted toward residents earning up to 100 percent of Area Median Income ($46,300) and essential workforce who […]

McGee: Boy meets burritos

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist Don’t you just love burritos? I’ve had a love affair with burritos since I was in high school back east. They’re so good; chowing down on that tasty, sometimes gooey, warm stuff wrapped up inside a soft tortilla. It started with beans, the main attraction in many a burrito. I […]

City may raise gross receipts tax next month

Kevin Wilson The first time the Clovis City Commission meets in February, it can vote on an ordinance to increase the city’s gross receipts tax rate. That’s because the first time the commission met in January, it approved the introduction of that ordinance. A .25 percent increase could be voted on as soon as Feb. […]

Positions open on emergency planning committee

CNJ staff The Clovis/Curry County Local Emergency Planning Committee Executive Council has two available positions. The committee meets 1 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each odd-numbered month at Clovis City Hall. For information, contact the city manager’s office at 769-7828.

a view from under the pew: amos meets mrs mouses part two

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Last week, Amos, our churchmouse poet, agreed to be the test mouse for Willifred the white rat’s experimental tiny time machine. Willifred had installed his Tiny Time Traveler on Amos’ 1957 Cheeserolet motorized matchbox.Just as soon as Amos climbed in, he found himself in […]

a view from under the pew: amos meets mrs mouses part one

Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist amos the churchmouse:a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. amos meets mrs mousespart one for the past several monthswillifred the white […]