State election totals

United States Representative District 1• Martin T. Heinrich (D) — 110,046• Jonathan L. Barela (R) — 103,207 United States Representative District 2• Harry Teague (D) — 74,466• Steve Pearce (R) — 93,124 United States Representative District 3• Ben R. Lujan (D) — 118,842• Thomas E. Mullins (R) — 90,209 Governor and Lt. Governor• Diane D. […]

Dodge wins District 63 race

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico New Mexico’s 63rd House District will stay in the hands of a Santa Rosa businessman. George Dodge Jr. claimed the victory Tuesday night. He will replace Santa Rosa Mayor Joe Campos, who gave up the seat in an unsuccessful bid for lieutenant governor. A Democrat, Dodge won with 2,623 […]

Lyons retains District 2 PRC seat

Kevin Wilson Patrick Lyons has secured another four years in state government. The former state senator and current land commissioner handily won his race for District 2 of the Public Regulation Commission, defeating Democrat Stephanie L. DuBois of Tularosa. As of 10:22 p.m., Lyons had garnered 54,351 votes against 25,360 for DuBois. Lyons, a Republican […]

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 […]

Buzard wins District 5 county commission seat

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Argen Duncan Republican Kendell Ray Buzard won the District 5 Roosevelt County Commission seat Tuesday. Buzard received 70 percent of votes, winning over Democrat Rodney L. Payne, with 30 percent. County Clerk E. Janet Collins said vote totals could change when provisional ballots are counted Friday. Buzard will take over for current Commissioner Paul Grider, […]

Glance at top NM races

(AP) 11-02-10 19:48,, U.S. House District 1 0 of 462 precincts – 0 percent Martin Heinrich, Dem (i) 55,144 – 50 percent Jonathan Barela, GOP 54,381 – 50 percent

Portales man convicted of receiving stolen property

Freedom New Mexico A 63-year-old Portales man was convicted by a jury Friday of receiving property stolen from the city of Clovis. Thomas Campbell faces three years in prison and a maximum fine of $5,000 on a charge of receiving or disposing of stolen property valued over $2,500, according to a press release from the […]

Oct. 31 —

PNT staff report Status updates on high-profile criminal cases, according to the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office: • Lucio Ramirez, was charged with aggravated battery for hitting Marvin Silva, 34, of Belen with a hammer during the fight in which Marco Bonilla of Portales was stabbed to death in November 2009: The case was dismissed […]

Prep football scoreboard — Oct. 29

Non-district Artesia 51, Portales 0, F 6-man playoffs Lake Arthur 62, Elida 22 F District 2-2A Texico 38, Clayton 6, F Santa Rosa 27, Tucumcari 0 Disrict 2-1A Fort Sumner 51, Jal 15, F 8-man District 3 Tatum 34, Melrose 22 8-man District 1 Logan 42, Menaul 26 Texas District 3-1A Division II Bovina 35, […]

Prep football scoreboard — Oct. 22

District 4-5A Clovis 54, Hobbs 14 District 4-3A Lovington 61, Portales 22 District 2-2A Texico 22, Tucumcari 21 8-man District 3 Melrose 44, Gateway Christian 26 8-man District 1 Logan 62, Springer 26 6-man District 1 Clovis Christian 56, Roy 22 Vaughn 64, San Jon 16 6-man District 2 Elida 44, Dora 25 State West […]

Their view: Congressman delighted by progress in district

This letter to the editor comes from U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M.: I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for welcoming me to your community this past weekend. Speaking with New Mexicans from Portales, Clovis, Melrose, San Jon and Tucumcari, I was honored that you welcomed me into your communities and […]

Candidate profiles: Hospital board of directors

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Four candidates are vying for two seats on the Roosevelt General Hospital board in the Nov. 2 general election. Irma Goodrich and Dennis Lopez are running for the District 1 position on the hospital board. Terry Cone and Steve Connelly are running in District 2. Each of the candidates recently responded to a series of […]

Friday prep football scoreboard 10/15

Freedom New Mexico Manzano 66, Clovis 48, final Roswell High 43, Portales 14, final District 2-1A Hagerman 26, Fort Sumner 18, final 6-Man District 2 Valley Christian 50, Dora 14, final Hondo 70, Elida 22, final District 3-1A Division II Farwell 34, Sudan 0, final Springlake-Earth 42, Bovina 6, final District 1-2A Division I Muleshoe […]

Club notes — Oct. 10

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American Legion Auxiliary On Oct. 2, the 4th District of the American Legion Auxiliary held its fall district meeting. The purpose of the district meeting is for the units in each of the districts to give their reports on what each unit has been doing since the last Spring District meeting. Department (state) officers and […]

School board meets in closed session

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education held a closed session to discuss pending litigation during a special meeting Monday afternoon at the district Administration Building. Superintendent Randy Fowler said the board took no action and he couldn’t discuss the conversation. The meeting’s purpose was to provide board members with information, he […]

Trial for 1993 slaying begins

Jared Tucker Trial began Tuesday in Portales district court of 39-year-old Arnoldo Navarette, who is accused of shooting and killing a man in 1993. Navarette is charged with first degree murder and aggravated battery in the May 30, 1993, shooting death of Rey Ornelas, according to court records. During Tuesday’s testimony, Don Guy, a sergeant […]

Press releases: USDA Grants for Rural Community Development in District Available

SANTA FE – Today, Ben Ray Luj

Portales scores above state average on ACT test

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Jared Tucker The Portales Municipal School District has aced the state’s American College Testing score average, and school administrators credit district leadership and its commitment to high academic standards. According to the organization’s website, Portales Schools bypassed the state average of ACT composite scores by two-tenths of a point, making the district’s average score 20.3. […]

Announcements — Sept. 12

The 9th Judicial District Family and Children’s Court Services will be offering a Custody Education Workshop for divorcing parents at the Matt 25 Hope Center from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the following dates: Oct. 9 and Oct. 23; Nov. 6 and Nov. 20; and Dec. 4 and Dec. 18. Must pre-register. $35 with […]

Embezzlement sentence upheld

Freedom New Mexico District Judge Teddy Hartley upheld his 10-year prison sentence Wednesday of a woman who stole money from a tornado relief fund. Originally sentenced May 31 in Hartley’s court, Lori Howard had filed a motion asking him to reconsider. District Attorney Matt Chandler said Howard’s attorney asked Hartley to consider probation in lieu […]