Republicans sweep county votes

PNT staff Roosevelt County voters bucked the national and state trend, choosing Republican John McCain by 4,285 votes to 2,270 votes for Democrat Barack Obama. Totals include 6,683 ballots, including most of the absentee votes. Roosevelt County voters also favored Republican Steve Pearce for U.S. Senate, though Democrat Tom Udall is projected to win statewide. […]

Roosevelt County election results

These are the voting totals submitted Tuesday night by Roosevelt County to the Secretary of State. Election results will be certified Friday after all provisional and other pending votes are tabulated, according to the county clerk’s office. A total of 6,683 voters cast ballots, including 718 absentee votes. Voters casting straight party tickets included 1,068 […]

Editor’s election blog: Roch, Crook, Campos may be headed to House

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Republicans Dennis Roch and Anna Crook and Democrat Jose Campos appeared headed to the state House on Tuesday. With 22 of 33 precincts reporting, Roch led Democrat Craig Cosner by 62-38 percent in his attempt to take the seat previously held by Clayton’s Brian Moore, who did not seek re-election. Crook, an incumbent, was leading […]

Obama’s modern ways overlooked

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist The curse of writing a column for Nov. 5 when Nov. 4 isn’t over means I have no election day results. In their place, I offer two final election thoughts: • Not nearly enough attention was given this season to the Barack Obama campaign and its use of […]

Low gas prices help keep world mischief at bay

Freedom New Mexico If there is anything resembling a silver lining in the current financial crisis, it is that the worldwide price of oil has fallen to around $70 a barrel, about half what it was some three months ago. Gasoline prices, which always lag behind oil prices, have begun to drop as well. This […]

Grassfire mostly contained

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PNT Staff Report Firefighters from around the area had a Roosevelt County grassfire 90 percent contained as of 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to Portales Fire Chief John Bridges. Bridges said the fire burned about 2,000 acres of grassland and some firefighters remained on the scene watching for hot spots. The suspected cause of the blaze […]

Local, state and national election results

Freedom New Mexico For up-to-the-minute results of local, state or national elections, click on the appropriate link below. Results are updated as they come in to us from The Associated Press.

PHS students choose McCain in mock election

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Maybe there is hope for John McCain yet. Based on the results of a vote by students in Mark Gallegos’ government classes at Portales High School, the Arizona Republican won by a slight margin. Citing Barack Obama’s nationwide popularity among young voters, Gallegos was surprised by the result based […]

Events Calendar Nov. 4

Tuesday Election Day — 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Various locations. City Council — 7 p.m. City Hall, regular meeting. New Mexico State Bookmobile — 9-10:30 a.m. Melrose Senior Citizens Center. Thursday New Mexico State Bookmobile — 9-10 a.m. Pep Post Office; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Causey Post Office; 1:30-2:30 p.m. Elida City Hall. Friends of the […]

It’s Their Job: Chelsea Graves

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By PNT Correspondent Blake Downs Name: Chelsea Graves Job: Employee at Beach House Tanning Salon Background: Graves grew up in Clayton and graduated from Clayton High School. She is now attending ENMU, pursuing a degree in bilingual education. Time on job: Five months What does your job entail? I open and close the store, clean […]