Three of four city council seats challenged

Christina Calloway Incumbents are being challenged in three of four Portales City Council seats in the upcoming March 6th election after filings Tuesday at the city clerk’s office. Only Ward C Councilor by Leo Lovett is unchallenged. “I ran again because Portales is a great community,” Lovett said. “It’s a great place to raise your […]

City clerk: Early election votes jump to nearly 250

PNT staff report Early voting for Portales Sunday alcohol sales sped up dramatically the last two days, according to Joan Martinez-Terry Portales city clerk. “We got 38 voters on Thursday and that’s good because initially we were averaging 20 voters a day at the beginning,” Martinez-Terry said. Martinez-Terry said 248 residents have voted so far […]

Incumbents retain seats

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Argen Duncan Incumbents and two-mill levies won the day in school elections Tuesday. The results are unofficial until the canvas at 9 a.m. Friday. However, since there were no provisional ballots, Roosevelt County Chief Deputy Clerk Linda Connelly said she expected no changes in the tallies. Clerk’s office employees said the cold, snowy weather contributed […]

School board candidate list

The following individuals filed as candidates for school board for the Feb. 1 elections, according to the Roosevelt County Clerk’s Office:

‘Blowing up’ happens to everyone

Grant McGee Have you ever had enough on the job? Blown up at a customer? Lately folks have been talking about this since that airline attendant cussed out passengers, then slid down an emergency chute into his 15 minutes of fame, two brewskis in hand. I blew up at a customer once upon a time, […]

Our people: Easy rider

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Joan Martinez-Terry has been the clerk in Portales for nearly 29 years. She said she enjoys talking to people.

It’s their job: Holly Bartlett

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Holly Bartlett, a clerk at the Allsup’s Convenience Store on Avenue D, rings up a gas purchase. The Eastern New Mexico University alumnus has been working at the store for about two months while waiting to start graduate school. She said she likes seeing the many people who come in every day, especially the regular […]

County conducting poll worker training

PNT staff Roosevelt County Clerk Janet Collins will conduct poll worker training today and Thursday in the county courthouse courtroom. The public is allowed to observe. Also, early voting ends at 6 p.m. Saturday. Voters may cast ballots from noon to 8 p.m. at the Portales Public Library or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at […]

Voting machine test open to public

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County Clerk’s Office is scheduled to begin testing voting machines at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the Roosevelt County Courthouse elections workroom. The public is allowed to observe.

Portales Past: May 28, 1950

May 28, 1950: The Roosevelt County community of Lingo was home to 188 registered voters, up from 185 in 1948, County Clerk B.A. Cook reported. Registered voters in Elida had dropped from 735 to 505 in the past two years.

City clerk: Early voter turnout strong

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Portales officials expect a good turnout for today’s municipal election, especially if early voting is any indication. City Clerk Joan Martinez-Terry said 296 have voted early, compared to 94 early voters in the 2008 municipal races. “If that’s an indication, I’m going to say there’s a good turnout (expected […]

Election deadlines upcoming

Freedom New Mexico The following election deadlines apply, according to information from the Roosevelt County Clerk’s Office: • 5 p.m. Jan. 25: County and state candidates must make any necessary changes to their name, address or party affiliations for the upcoming primary election by this time. • 5 p.m. Feb. 2: Citizens intending to vote […]

It’s their job: Video clerk lands dream job

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Richard O’Hare is a video clerk at Landall’s Box Office What is your background? I was born and raised here in Portales. Time on the job? On the 15th it will be seven months. What does your job entail? I help keep the masses entertained. I file movies and video games. I restock them and […]

Urioste keeps busy in deputy clerk post

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Veda Urioste City of Portales deputy clerk Urioste is from Portales and has a business certificate from Computer Careers Center, which was in Albuquerque. She has one biological daughter and four adopted children. Urioste has served as deputy clerk for almost five of her 14 years with the city. […]

Portales couple raising longhorns

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Roosevelt County Clerk E. Janet Collins and her husband, Steve, are bringing a bit of old west nostalgia to their ranch with a herd of Texas longhorns. The Collins have had their herd for a little over a year now, and already have two calves. Another heifer is ready […]

It’s their job: Office manager works her way up

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Deanna Banister is office manager at the Office Center Inc. She is originally from Clovis, but she has lived in Portales for 15 years. She is married and has two children. How long have you been at this job? I have been with the business almost 12 years. Why did you choose this job? My […]

April 19 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were filed with the county clerk’s office between April 1 and April 17 in Roosevelt County. • Tahnee M. Nixon, 23, to Michael A. Quintero, 42, both of Portales. • Cristy R. Watts, 18, to David A. Holden, 19, both of Portales. • Carolyn J. Morrison, 33, to Kolby W. Tollett, […]

It’s their job: Nicole Tivis

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Name: Nicole Tivis Job: Customer service clerk at A & S Microworks Background: Tivis, though originally from Portales, attended a number of different schools because her family moved frequently when she was a child. She graduated from Valentine High School in Texas. Time on job: Six years. What does your job entail? Everything from working […]

Saturday last day for early voting

The Roosevelt County Clerk’s office and Portales Public Library will be open for early voting from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. This will be the final day of early voting.Information: 356-8562.

Clerk’s office testing voting machines

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