Carpenter, George win handily

A pair of Roosevelt County Republicans took landslide wins in Tuesday primaries. County Clerk candidate Donna Carpenter took 70 percent of the vote in her race against Nancy Gentry, taking 911 votes to Gentry's 383. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Triube Republican candidates for Roosevelt County's county clerk and probate judge positions, Donna Carpenter, left, nd Barbara […]

Incumbent George Dodge keeps District 63 position

George Dodge, incumbent for New Mexico state representative for District 63, won the Tuesday's Democratic primary by a landslide after receiving 1,351 votes between the district's four counties. His opponent, Jose Griego, won only 366 votes between the four counties, which include Roosevelt, Curry, Guadalupe and De Baca. Dodge will run against Republican Steven R. […]

Police blotter – June 6

Call logs for Portales police, sheriff and fire: Sunday 12:26 a.m.: Call in reference to an open door, 200 block of South Main. 2:03 a.m.: Officer served a bench warrant, police station. 3 a.m.: Caller reported a domestic disturbance, 300 block of east Kaywood. 3:37 a.m.: Caller reported an argument and requested an ambulance, 800 […]

My turn: Father’s visit sparks flashback

I experienced deja vu this weekend. My father came to visit me but he was here just five months ago dropping me off to start my life as an adult after college. I'll spare you the tears by saying we're quite the odd couple at times. But I did get emotional when he left because […]

Voter turnout light statewide

ALBUQUERQUE — Turnout was light across the state Tuesday as New Mexicans weighed in on the already decided Republican presidential primary and narrowed their field of candidates for U.S. Senate and Congress, Registered Republicans could cast ballots for presidential candidates Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum or Mitt Romney, although Romney sewed up the nomination […]

Six Clovis residents charged in boating accident

Six Clovis residents entered a no-plea Tuesday in Quay County Magistrate Court to multiple felony charges in connection with a Memorial Day weekend boating accident on Ute Lake that resulted in critical injuries to a friend. Brittany Holt, Jonathon Maes, Logan Denton, all 21, Tre Orozco, Kendra Gibbons, both 18, and Spencer Norris, 20, were […]

New Mexico primary results

New Mexico primary Tuesday Polls closed at 7 p.m. ROOSEVELT COUNTY President of the United States Democrat Barack Obama — 269 Republican Ron Paul — 129 Newt Gingrich — 95 Mitt Romney — 859 Rick Santorum — 176 U.S. senator Democrat Martin T. Heinrich — 285 Hector Balderas — 130 Republican Heather A. Wilson — […]

Press release: Six charged in Ute Lake mishap

On Sunday May 27, 2012, New Mexico State Police Officers responded to a boating accident at the Ute Lake State Park. Upon arrival, it was learned that Shaina Pool (21) of Clovis had fallen out of the moving boat and was struck by the propeller. Pool was subsequently flown to a hospital in Amarillo, Texas […]

Press release: Six charged in Ute Lake boating accident

On Sunday May 27, 2012, New Mexico State Police Officers responded to a boating accident at the Ute Lake State Park. Upon arrival, it was learned that Shaina Pool (21) of Clovis had fallen out of the moving boat and was struck by the propeller. Pool was subsequently flown to a hospital in Amarillo, Texas […]

Professor expert on brain trauma

Michael Shaughnessy teaches special education and educational studies at Eastern New Mexico University. He's also become a recognized expert on head injuries, brain trauma and concussions. Shaughnessy said his work in brain injury rehabilitation started when local educators asked him to assist children and adolescents recover from head injuries associated with automotive and sports accidents. […]