Public record —

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents: May 23 • Torricello Embry, born in 1974, pleaded guilty to criminal damage to property less than $1,000. Embry was sentenced to 182 days of supervised probation, paying restitution and $173 in fines and fees. • Monico Sanchez, born in 1981, pleaded guilty to […]

No hypocrisy in using public utilities

I’ve noticed non-libertarians will frequently make the claim that liberty-lovers are hypocritical if they use things that are paid for with taxation. What an odd notion. As long as The State exists, and continues to fund things through coercive taxation, you and I will be paying for a lot of things we didn’t have any […]

On the shelves — July 31

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Great Penguin Rescue: 40,000 Penguins, a Devastating Oil Spill, and the Inspiring Story of the World’s Largest Animal Rescue” by Dyan DeNapoli recounts the extraordinary true story of an oil spill of the coast of Cape Town South Africa and the massive rescue operation that […]

On the shelves —

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives” by the Year 2100 by Michio Kaku gives us a provocative vision of the coming century, based on interviews with over three hundred of the world’s top scientists who are already inventing […]

July 24 — Public record

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents: June 29 • Isaac Montano III, born in 1980, pleaded guilty to driving with a suspended or revoked license. Montano was sentenced to four days in jail with four days of pre-sentence credit, 360 days probation and $581 in fines and fees. July 7 […]

Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: My kids don’t know how fierce I am

Marla Jo Fisher There seems to be some sort of fundamental misunderstanding around my house, in which my children perceive me as being hideously old-fashioned and, in fact, just plain old. Nothing could be further from the truth. I am a very groovy, hip and with-it chick. I love to sit around and have a […]

Nearly 90 percent of New Mexico schools miss AYP

Liliana Castillo Nearly 90 percent of New Mexico schools missed the latest targets for boosting student achievement, the Public Education Department reported Friday as it announced plans for replacing the federally-mandated system for rating schools. A total of 720 schools, or 86.6 percent, failed to make “adequate yearly progress” under the federal No Child Left […]

On the shelves —July 17

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Win: The Key Principles to Take Your Business From Ordinary to Extraordinary” by Frank Luntz offers specific lessons to illustrate nine essential principles of effective communication and examines how top performers win in all areas of human endeavor by mastering superb communication skills. “Bel-Air Dead” by […]

Flow of illegal immigration slowing down

Freedom New Mexico Public opinion polls continue to show that strong majorities of Americans want their elected officials to crack down on illegal immigration. Furthermore, states are pushing ahead various proposals — such as requiring employers to use an E-Verify system to assure that workers they hire are in the United States legally. Yet a […]

Public health office opens its doors

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Alisa Boswell A ribbon cutting is set for 2 p.m. Friday for the new public health office, which opened its doors June 1 next to La Casa Family Health Center in Portales. The office has been located in the same building as La Casa for the last 15 years. Construction for the new building began […]

July 10 —

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court records: May 26 • Christopher Lewis, born in 1985, pleaded no contest to shoplifting as per a plea agreement. Lewis was sentenced to 72 days in jail with 72 days of pre-sentence confinement credit and $73 in fines and fees. • Brandon Hightower, born in […]

Press release: Complaints against police ruled public records

Citizen complaints filed against police officers are public records and must be released upon demand. That’s the upshot of a New Mexico Supreme Court order issued Monday, which ends a five-year battle by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety to withhold records from Charles Cox, a former State Police captain. Cox’s attorney Cindi Pearlman […]

On the shelves — June 19

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement” by David Brooks explores the story of how success happens and shows that the subconscious mind is not a dark, ambiguous place but a creative and enchanted one where most of the brain’s work gets […]

June 19 — Public record

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents: April 19 • Roxanna Salazar, born in 1987, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia. Salazar was sentenced to 182 days of probation and $123 in fines and fees. April 25 • Calvin Gray, born in 1974, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor aggravated battery, […]

On the shelves — June 12

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Nine Rooms of Happiness: Loving Yourself, Finding Your Purpose, and Getting Over Life’s Little Imperfections” by Lucy Danziger pinpoints common self-destructive patterns of behavior that rob us of joy and contentment, and walks you through the lifelong process that will help you find pleasure, passion, […]

Library launches summer reading program

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Alisa Boswell Registration for the Portales Public Library Summer Reading Incentive Program begins today at 10 a.m. at the public library. Although the program is free, children and young adults participating must register in order to be in the program, said Tawna Luscombe, the children’s librarian. Children participating are given a log-in sheet on which […]

On the shelves — May 29

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health—And a Vision for Change” by Annie Leonard traces where our possessions come from, how they are produced, distributed, and consumed, where they go when we throw them out, […]

May 29 —

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court records: April 4 • Christopher Rojo, born in 1986, pleaded guilty to resisting, evading and obstructing an officer, aggravated battery and driving while his license was suspended. Rojo was sentenced to 364 days in Roosevelt County Detention Center and $134 in fines and fees. April […]

May 22 — Public record

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court records: May 12 • Joe Sanchez, born in 1977, pleaded no contest to a second offense of aggravated DWI and charges of defective equipment and no insurance were dismissed as per a plea agreement. Sanchez was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 158 days […]

On the shevles — May 15

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website” by Daniel Domscheit-Berg offers an eye-opening account of the inner workings of the whistle-blowing web site that has made front page news, and reveals what led to the author’s disenchantment and resignation from […]