Duran to be next NM secretary of state

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico’s voters have decided to get rid of embattled Secretary of State Mary Herrera. The Democrat has been hampered by allegations of misconduct throughout her bid for re-election, and Republican challenger Dianna Duran has spent much of the campaign reminding voters about the troubles in Herrera’s office. Unofficial returns […]

Lujan wins 3rd Congressional District

By Tim Korte: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Republican Steve Pearce reclaimed his old job on Tuesday, beating incumbent Democratic Rep. Harry Teague to win back the U.S. House seat he relinquished two years ago as the representative for southern New Mexico. With 63 percent of precincts reporting in unofficial returns, the Republican challenger had […]

Their turn: Child abuse charge hypocritical of police

Kent McManigal of Farwell writes columns for the Albuquerque Libertarian Examiner. Here’s a snippet from a recent effort: Sometimes, The State’s actions seem like the setup for a joke. After a church service in Albuquerque, a man (who happens to be an ex-convict) stabbed a man who was approaching to greet him. Now, when I […]

Honors — Oct. 17

Boal Air Force Cadet Caitlin A. Boal completed six weeks of basic cadet training and has been officially accepted into the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School in Colorado Springs, Colo. She is the daughter of Stevan and Rhonda Boal of Albuquerque and granddaughter of Leo and Bootha Robinson of Portales. Boal graduated in 2009 […]

Obama visit felt like a New Mexico campaign stop

By Tim Korte: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — The White House billed it as a backyard visit in Albuquerque’s south valley, a chance for a disabled Marine Corps veteran, his family and their neighbors to pull up a lawn chair and share concerns with President Barack Obama. But it sure sounded like a campaign stop […]

Tax evasion shouldn’t be crime

Kent McManigal of Farwell writes columns for the Albuquerque Libertarian Examiner. Here’s a snippet from a recent effort: An Albuquerque-area couple has allowed themselves to be abused and stolen from by a gang of thieves as retribution for the uppity act of attempting to keep their own property rather than handing it over to the […]

True authority earns respect from everyone

Kent McManigal of Farwell writes columns for the Albuquerque Libertarian Examiner. Here’s a snippet from a recent effort:

Polls show King leading attorney general race

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Some 48 percent of likely New Mexico voters are backing Democratic incumbent New Mexico Attorney General Gary King, while 33 percent support his Republican challenger, eastern New Mexico prosecutor Matt Chandler, according to a poll released Tuesday. Nineteen percent of those questioned were undecided, the Albuquerque Journal reported in a […]

Portales past: Sept. 2, 1960

Sept. 2, 1960 Portales News Tribune: Mac’s Drive In Team failed once again to show up for its game with Furniture Mart to determine which of the two teams will go to the state tournament in Albuquerque.

Free outdoor expo being held

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is holding a free outdoor expo Saturday and Sunday in Albuquerque for people who want to learn how to shoot and fish. The ninth annual New Mexico Outdoor Expo will have volunteer experts on hand for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Albuquerque Shooting Range Park. […]

MainStreet program receives recognition

Freedom New Mexico The Portales MainStreet Program received the Award for Overall Excellence in Economic Positioning at the New Mexico MainStreet 25th anniversary awards banquet Saturday in Albuquerque, according to a news release from the state Economic Development Department. “Portales was recognized for conducting a comprehensive series of activities that over time improved the community’s […]

Weddings — Aug. 15

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Miller [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Andrea E. Roman and Michael J. B. Miller of Albuquerque were married July 24, 2010, in Albuquerque. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Jacqueline Roman of Osteva, Mich. The groom is the son of Stacy J. Miller, Jr. and Vicki Miller of Clovis. Bridesmaids were Valerie Meissner and […]

Their view: Liberal columnists set double standard for Obama

Kent McManigal of Farwell writes columns for the Albuquerque Libertarian Examiner. Here’s a snippet from a recent effort:

Roosevelt County stays alive in 10-11 state meet

Freedom New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE — The Roosevelt County All-Stars got a grand slam from Alex Galvan and stayed alive in the double-elimination state 10-11-year-old Little League baseball tournament Tuesday night with a 7-3 victory over Raton. Roosevelt County will play again at 8 p.m. today in the double-elimination tournament, facing the winner of Tuesday’s late […]

Peterson fifth in 15-16 Sun Country Junior PGA event

Freedom New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s Ethan Peterson shot a second-round 78 Tuesday to finish fifth at 9-over 155 in the boys 15-16 division of the 2010 Sun Country Junior PGA Championship at Four Hills Country Club. Portales’ Paige Hartman, meantime, finished eighth in the girls 15-16 division, shooting a 96 on Tuesday for […]

Police: 3 dead, 4 wounded in Albuquerque shooting

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — A former employee opened fire at an Albuquerque fiber optics manufacturer Monday, killing two people and wounding four others before turning the gun on himself in what police called a domestic violence dispute. The shooting at Emcore Corp. appeared to involve the 37-year-old gunman’s girlfriend, police Chief Ray Schultz said. […]

Press release: Flood advisory for Roosevelt, Curry

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Tucumcari native killed in officer-involved shooting

Freedom New Mexico A man convicted in the 1998 shooting death of a Tucumcari man was shot to death Tuesday by Albuquerque police. Albuquerque police have identified a man fatally shot by an officer at a truck stop as 42-year-old Julian Calbert formerly of Tucumcari. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller, a retired state police investigator, […]

Pearce, Mullins win GOP congressional primaries

By Tim Korte: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Steve Pearce will get a chance to win back his old job as a U.S. representative, defeating a little-known Republican primary challenger in the 2nd Congressional District race. Pearce, a three-term former congressman, defeated Roswell-area farmer Cliff Pirtle in Tuesday’s GOP primary. Pearce said campaigning across the […]

Martinez wins GOP gubernatorial primary

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Prosecutor Susana Martinez has won the Republican nomination for New Mexico governor. She’ll face Democrat Diane Denish in a general election race deciding who becomes the state’s first female governor. It will be the third woman-against-woman gubernatorial general election matchup in U.S. history. Martinez is the first Hispanic woman nationally […]