Monday morning briefing: A book, some popcorn and a stunning announcement

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Book and a movie Two events at the Portales Public Library Tuesday: • at 10:30 a.m. it’s Books and Babies featuring “Ticklish Fingers and Toes.” • Then, at 4:30 p.m., the Tween Programming movie is “Beethoven.” Free popcorn, too. Republican women City commissioner and […]

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” […]

Charter commission discusses potential changes

Kevin Wilson The Clovis City Charter Commission held a public hearing to a limited public, but had vast discussion over the future of the city’s governing document. Charter commission members and Rube Render, the only citizen to attend the meeting at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library, discussed for 90 minutes potential recommendations […]

Base planning office hosting meeting

CNJ staff The state of New Mexico and the Office of Military Base Planning and Support will host a meeting 5 p.m. Thursday at the Melrose High School Commons Room. The public meeting is intended to provide general information about a proposed expansion to the Melrose Air Force Range.

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. […]

Charter review commission to hold public hearings

Kevin Wilson With several unknowns — the amount of public input they’ll get, the number of changes they’ll recommend and the chances the Clovis City Commission will or the voters will approve those changes — the city charter commission took care of the items that were in its control Tuesday night. The first meeting of […]

Meetings watch: Charter Review Commission

The Clovis city charter review commission will hold its first meeting 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at Clovis City Hall, 321 Connelly. Agenda items include a welcome from City Manager Joe Thomas, an explanation of the city charter and the review process from City Attorney David Richards, general discussion and election of a chair and vice chair […]

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 […]

Officials meeting to take stock of park

Kevin Wilson The Clovis City Commission is going on a field trip. Commissioners, and any member of the public who wishes to join them, will meet at the Clovis Municipal Golf Course pro shop 10 a.m. Monday and spend the next two hours looking over what will be absorbed into Hillcrest Park. The outdoor meeting […]

On the shelves —

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 […]

On the shelves —

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 […]

City infrastructure plan discussed

CNJ staff City staff held a brief public input meeting Monday afternoon regarding an annual update to the city’s Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan. The plan lists upcoming needs for the city covering fiscal years 2013-2017. Claire Burroughes, legislative and community development director for the city, said the plan helps the city when it asks for […]

On the shelves —

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 […]

CCC appoints two to labor board

CNJ staff The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees met Wednesday morning in Room 512 of the college. The board approved the appointment of two members to its Labor Management Relations board, according to college President Becky Rowley. They include Rick Switzer of BNSF Railway to represent labor and plumbing company owner Mark Carpenter to […]

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 […]

Block grant meetings scheduled

CNJ staff Curry County Commissioners have scheduled a series of public hearings that start Tuesday in Clovis, trying to get ideas from the public on how to spend as much as $500,000 in grant money. The first hearing is 5 p.m. at the Clovis-Carver Library North Annex. Other hearings are set for 1:30 p.m. Sept. […]

On the shelves — Aug. 28

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder” by Richard Louv identifies seven basic concepts that can help us reshape our lives by tapping into the restorative powers of nature to boost mental creativity, promote health, build smarter and more sustainable businesses, and […]

Input sought to name new middle school

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education is seeking public input in selecting a name and mascot for the district’s third middle school, which will open in the 2013-14 school year. The district’s first survey gives residents the option to name the middle school Liberty, Bataan, W.D. Gattis, Llano Estacado, Robert H. McDougal, Clovis or […]

County commission to hold special meeting

Curry County commissioners have scheduled a special public hearing for 5:30 p.m. today to consider changing the districts each is elected to represent. The meeting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library North Annex is prompted by results of the 2010 Census. Population changes shown in the Census require districts in the county — in which residents […]

Group collecting public official pay records

Sharna Johnson Payroll records for the cities of Clovis and Portales are among 14 New Mexico cities whose data has been posted online by a private research foundation that says it’s working to better inform the public. The data — with intentions of eventually including all counties and cities in the state — is being […]