Meetings watch: ENMU regents

At the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents meeting Friday regents: • Approved a blended degree and licensure program for elementary education and special education. Vice President of Academic Affairs Jamie Laurenz said the program combined the requirements for elementary and special education so students could get licenses in both areas. He said that […]

Meetings watch: ENMU board of regents

Freedom New Mexico At the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents meeting Friday regents: • Approved a blended degree and licensure program for elementary education and special education. Vice President of Academic Affairs Jamie Laurenz said the program combined the requirements for elementary and special education so students could get licenses in both areas. […]

Group holding meetings for public input on health care

Alisa Boswell With the deadline for President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act approaching in January of 2013, state organizations and officials are taking a look at health care possibilities for New Mexico. New Mexico First is holding community meetings in various locations around the state to get public input on whether a Health Insurance Exchange […]

Officials present updates at city-county luncheon

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Terry Myers during the city/county luncheon Tuesday at the Clovis Civic Center. Myers spoke about legislation and the challenges of teaching 200 more students with 20 fewer teachers in the district. Kevin Wilson What’s happened? What’s coming ahead? How does lunch sound? Representatives from the area’s […]

Monday morning briefing: Open meetings, quirky quote and the King killing

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Open meetings Two Roosevelt County governing bodies are meeting Tuesday: • Roosevelt County Commission, 9 a.m., Roosevelt County Courthouse. The agenda includes the issue of whether to close a 1-mile section of South Roosevelt Road U. • Portales City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall. […]

Rise in fuel costs based on demand

Price gougers are evil executives who harm us at the gas pump. They set outrageous prices that are approaching $4 a gallon. They hold their conspiracy meetings in the Land of Make Believe, among the unicorns and spaghetti monsters. Despite the ranting of pundits and politicos — from Bill O’Reilly to Nancy Pelosi — price […]

Meetings watch: Eastern Plains Council of Governments

During a Wednesday meeting, the Eastern Plains Council of Governments board of directors: • Heard a presentation on USDA rural development programs. There are a variety of loan and grant programs available to rural communities which can help finance everything from water, waste water and solid waste to needed community facilities such as day care […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Splitsville, video games and public meetings

Good morning, and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday morning briefing.

Citizens’ committee opens meetings to public

Sharna Johnson A citizens’ committee has appointed its own chairman and voted to open meetings to the public, overriding two directives from Curry County commissioners as its first order of business. Attorney Richard Rowley II said during the group’s first meeting Tuesday, he was selected to serve as chairman and spokesman for the courthouse committee. […]

Attorney general candidates discuss open government