Breastfeeding moms should be accommodated

Freedom New Mexico A teacher who routinely pumped breast milk during work has lost her job, leading the American Civil Liberties Union to file a notice of claim against the Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen in Colorado. ACLU lawyers claim the public charter school declined to renew the contract of teacher Heather Burgbacher because she [...]

Feb. 1, 2009 Library Events

This week at the library: Tuesday at 4 p.m. will be the first meeting of the new Teen Writing Group. Carol Erwin, an English instructor from Eastern New Mexico University, will lead the group. Teens interested in taking part in this group should see Youth Services Librarian Heather Christensen for more information. Preschool Storytime meets [...]

It’s Their Job: Heather Christiansen

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By Chris Romero, PNT Correspondent Name: Heather ChristensenJob: Youth services librarian Portales Public LibraryBackground: Heather Christensen received a Bachelors in English at the University of Wyoming and then went on to the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign for a Masters in Library Science. She then spent several years at home raising children. Time on [...]

2-1-08 Local Briefs

Woman hospitalized after accident An Albuquerque woman remained hospitalized in stable condition Thursday evening in Lubbock after a two-vehicle accident near St. Vrain, according to Senior Patrolman Ron Chavez of the State Police. Officers from the New Mexico State Police and local agencies responded around 2 p.m. to a head-on vehicle collision west of Clovis [...]

1-13-08 Library News

Portales Public Library this week. Tuesday — Writing Workshop for Teens, sixth through 12th grades. Carol Erwin from Eastern New Mexico University will lead the workshop. Participants should bring a writing sample. Information: Heather Christensen, 356-3940. Wednesday, 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. — Preschool Storytime. This week’s stories are about Woolly Coats and Mittens and about [...]