Bush wins four more years

The Associated Press WASHINGTON – After a long night of poll watching and an hour or two of sleep, President Bush was back in the Oval Office Wednesday when he got the call he was waiting for: John Kerry was on the line to concede. Bush planned to address the nation in midafternoon. The president […]

Two killed, two injured in St. Vrain crash

By David Irvin Two pickup trucks collided head-on Monday morning near Saint Vrain on U.S. 60/84, leaving two dead and sending two to the hospital with serious injuries, according to a press release from the New Mexico State Police. Russell Dwain Downey, 48, and his son, Levi Downey, 19, both of House, died as a […]

Roosevelt backs Bush

By Mike Linn In a nip-and-tuck race for the presidency, Democrats and Republicans in Portales were still waiting late into the evening for a victor — even though Roosevelt County resoundingly favored President Bush. Nationwide, CNN reported 246 electoral votes for Bush and 188 for John Kerry at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night. It takes 270 […]

Sanders beats out May for seat

By Tony Parra Democrat David Sanders defeated Republican Charles May 851 votes to 775 votes in the Roosevelt County Commission, District 2 race on Tuesday. The final unofficial results showed Sanders earned 76 more votes than May. “It’s been hectic,” Sanders said about the results. “I was down then I was up then I was […]

Voters OK G.O. bonds

By Ryan Lengerich A school bond that will designate $8 million to Eastern New Mexico University was approved by New Mexico voters on Tuesday. Bond B will allocate $94.5 million to colleges statewide and raise property taxes by an average of $15.26 per year on a $150,000 home, according to the state Board of Finance. […]

Campos ahead in final stretch

By Kevin Wilson Jose Campos kept his spot as a state representative in District 63 on Tuesday, trouncing Republican challenger Russell Grider by almost 1,000 votes. Campos, D-Santa Rosa, garnered 57 percent of the votes. Grider, R-Clovis, did well in Curry and Roosevelt counties but did poorly in De Baca and Guadalupe counties. Grider was […]

Uncontested winners look to future

By David Irvin As the election cycle begins to wind down, there are some candidates who never really broke a sweat. A number of uncontested races in eastern New Mexico were made official Tuesday, and although the candidates didn’t have to spar over the issues in the closing days of the election, they certainly have […]

City council celebrates new channel

By Tony Parra Mayor Orlando Ortega and city councilors on Tuesday celebrated a new channel on Comcast cable television that will televise community events. Comcast viewers can flip to channel 19 and view Roosevelt County events, including the city council and school board meetings. Ortega also said organization members interested in posting events can contact […]

Nov. 3 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Susan Griego; Amanda Potter Upcoming Events • Lions Club will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Community Building. • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • There will be a fire meeting Thursday night. • Friday is an ELS day at the school • Sunday the Back […]

Nov. 3 Elida News

Transitions Birthdays Nov. 5-11: Wilma Parkinson, Justin Hines, Guy Merrick, Mindy Oder, Harold Anthony, Autum Shrock, Toni Williamson, Tyrell King, Marsha Dannelley, Anna Diaz, Carol Fine and Kendall Terry. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Rick Ford. Volleyball The teams will be playing in regional tournaments Friday and Saturday. Reminders The craft sale will be at the […]

Nov. 3 Dora/South County News

By Charlie Carmichael November arrived with chill and breeze this morning. The temperature dropped yesterday but stayed mild enough for trick or treaters to have their fun in the early evening. Yes, there are still a few treaters in the area, however some of the parents took their kids to town and some came to […]

Visit to Red Sox Nation enjoyable

By Kevin Wilson Most people I talk to on a daily basis knew that I spent four days last week in Dallas, drawn there by a training seminar. What they don’t know about, and what I’m about to tell you, is the two hours that I spent in Red Sox Nation, drawn there because it […]

Rams, Lady Rams begin basketball practice

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By Dave Wagner Portales High girls basketball coach will miss the four seniors who graduated from last year’s Class 3A two-time state championship team, including her daughter, point guard Roni Gomez. But she’s optimistic as the Lady Rams begin practice this week for the 2004-05 season. “It’ll be hard to replace the guards, but I […]

Hounds shut out in season finale

By Dave Wagner The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team has relied on defense to stay in most of its matches. The next step in the process is to be able to score. Junior forward Lubomir Bogdanov’s goal in the 19th minute held up, and Incarnate Word clinched the Southwest Soccer Conference’s first regular-season […]

Nov. 2 Obituaries

Tommy McGee Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Tommy McGee, 87, of Portales, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, at the VA Hospital in Amarillo. He was born on March 21, 1917, in Sulfur Springs, Texas, to Margaret and Flavy McGee. He moved from Wink, Texas, to Portales when he was a […]

Lobos cruise past Hounds

By Pete Herrera: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Lobos made sure those early rising voters in Tuesday’s election got a full night’s sleep. Anxious to bury the memories of back-to-back mediocre seasons, New Mexico opened its 102nd year of basketball with a 99-67 exhibition win Monday night over injury-riddled Division-II member Eastern […]

Students get large headstart on voting process

By Tony Parra Some extremely early voters selected their U.S. presidential candidate on Monday, 10 years before the government actually recognizes their vote. Some students from Portales elementary schools have voted and others will vote today for the candidate they would like to see serve for the next four years. Steiner Elementary first-graders voted on […]

Two area teens killed in truck crash

By David Irvin: Freedom Newspapers Two area teenagers died and three more were seriously injured around midnight Sunday as they drove through an open field at a high rate of speed south of Portales, officials said. A New Mexico State Police news release said the pickup in which the teens were traveling crossed Roosevelt Road […]