Meetings watch: Redistricting public hearing

The Portales City Council held the first of two public hearings Tuesday to receive the options for redistricting. Sterling Fluharty, consultant with Southwest Political Services, gave the presentation on the options. Fluharty said to provide for population equality in districts, so they can be as similar to each other as practical, the total population of […]

On the shelves —

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Somewhere Over the Rainbow: An Autobiography of the Life, Love, and Loss of a Northchurch girl” by Linda Pottinger was given by Rosemary Metcalf in memory of Richard Pottinger. A British police constable recounts her formative years, her challenging career, her marriage to a detective chief […]

Public record — Nov. 20

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court records: Oct. 14 • Jimmy J. Galvan, born 1990, pleaded no contest to driving with a suspended/revoked license and not having evidence of insurance. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail, 334 days of probation and $592 in fines and fees. Oct. 25 • […]

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 […]

Air Force band performing free concert at ENMU

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Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Air Force Academy Band out of Colorado Springs, Colo., will be performing in a free public concert 7 p.m. tonight in the Buchanan Hall of the Music Building at Eastern New Mexico University. Tickets are not required to attend the free concert. The doors open at 6:15 p.m., ticket holders […]

My turn: Library sale offers books for change

I am a shameless promoter of the Portales Public Library. It is my home away from home, especially for the better part of this week before Thanksgiving when we self-confessed Friends of the Library hold our annual used book sale. You have to really love books (doesn’t everyone?) to spend as many back-breaking hours as […]

PHS news — Nov. 15

College Day set for Wednesday Through the Gear-Up Grant, which supports the class of 2012, PHS is hosting a college fair from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Portales High School on Nov. 16 in the Ram Athletic Center, which is open to the public. For information, call Pam Ray at 356-7097 ext. 7019. After […]

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” […]

With poverty rising, don’t use wrong solutions

Freedom New Mexico Our hearts go out to the poor and everyone hurting from the recession. New Census figures tell us 1 in 15 Americans is poor, a record high. Some reflexively call for redistributing wealth, increasing taxes, expanding social safety nets. All at a price. Such tactics also have other detrimental effects. America remains […]