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 […]

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 […]

Residents identify election issues

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer With just three days left until the general election, some Portales residents are sharpening their opinions and focusing on the issues they care about most. Dusty McKee cited the war on terror and the economy as the two biggest issues important to him. McKee and his family are visiting […]

Guns flying off the shelves with election in balance

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Guns are flying off the shelves at local gun shops, according to gun store owners. Store owners said the election and the possible victory of Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama is driving up gun sales. R&S Gun Shop store owner Larry Reeves said Obama would push for tighter […]

Casting vote on election day only half of job

Freedom New Mexico We get up early, take time off work or set out after we’ve punched the clock. We stand in line. Soon after that — depending on the line, of course — the big moment arrives. But getting to the voting booth is only half the story. Once we’re there, things truly get […]

Oct. 29, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Library friend seeks support for general obligation bond On behalf of the Friends of the Portales Public Library, this letter is to urge everyone to support Library General Obligation Bond B in the upcoming general election. Library GO Bond B will bring nearly $200,000 to Roosevelt County, benefiting the Portales Public Library as well as […]

Officials: Younger voters make up majority of new registrations

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico About 2,100 residents are registered to vote for the first time in Curry County in the Nov. 4 election, according to election officials. Curry County Election Manager Coni Jo Lyman said younger voters make up a majority of new voters. She credits part of the increased participation of younger […]

Bonds would benefit counties

PNT Staff Bond proposals in the Nov. 4 general election would provide almost $18 million for Roosevelt and Curry County schools,

Candidates speak at business luncheon

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry President Business Beverlee McClure said Wednesday New Mexico business owners should pay attention to the election. With more than 100 seats up for election in the state legislature and other governing agencies, voters will elect state officials responsible for establishing regulation and policies affecting […]

Election topics used for classroom lessons

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The buildup to November’s historic election is providing invaluable lessons for area students, according to school officials. “(The election) has a lot of hands-on value to (students),” PHS government teacher Mark Gallegos said. “They can actually see that there are some (issues) that are directly related to them.” Gallegos […]

Editorial: Vice presidential debate won’t decide election

Sarah Palin’s performance Thursday night will probably not be enough to turn GOP presidential candidate John McCain’s campaign around. He missed the opportunity for a game-changing breakthrough by not siding with the American people and opposing the $700-billion (plus $100-billion-plus in “sweeteners”) financial bailout. However, with her confident, folksy, fluent performance in the vice presidential […]

Easing government regulation is best medicine for trade

Editorial With national election campaigns shifting into high gear, one subject voters aren’t hearing much about is trade. With the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the domestic economy on the front burners, international trade is shunted aside, to be trotted out when a candidate needs to score points by pointing out how he or […]

Thoughts on presidential campaign criticism

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico For your consideration, two thoughts about the presidential election I had when I should have been at the gym: • One of the most common attacks you’ll hear on Barack Obama is that he’ll raise your taxes. So why is he getting attacked for turning down $85 million in […]

Roosevelt County election returns — 100% precincts reporting

Roosevelt County Election Returns 100% — 23 of 23 precincts reporting — unofficial results Click here for statewide results from the New Mexico secretary of state’s website RepublicanPresidentJohn McCain 1,127Ron Paul 148 U.S. SenatorSteve Pearce 684Heather Wilson 602 U.S. RepresentativeDistrict 3Marco E. Gonzales 335Daniel K. East 842 State SenatorDistrict 27Stuart Ingle 821 District 42Gay G. […]

Four seek probate position

PNT Staff Report In addition to the contested County Commission District 2 race, the only other contested race in Roosevelt County is for probate judge. Democrat Mark Paternoster, 61, District Court bailiff, will face one of three Republicans in the general election. Paternoster also has worked at a local title company and at the County […]

Primary election precincts, polling locations

PNT Staff Report Voters in the primary election can find their precinct and polling location on their voter identification cards. Only registered Republicans and Democrats can vote for their respective candidates in the primary election. The polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday. Questions can be directed to the County Clerk’s office at […]

Probate judge describes position

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Probate judge is one of the positions up for election this year in Roosevelt County, with one Democrat and three Republicans vying for the office.Current Probate Judge Nancy Gentry has held the office for 10 years — a partial term plus two full four-year terms — and is not […]

Government misuse of power should be key election issue

Freedom New Mexico The release Tuesday of an 81-page memorandum written in March 2003 on the use of rough interrogation techniques by the military offers a disturbing insight into the mindset of all too many Bush administration operatives during the early years of the vague and misnamed “war on terror.” Written by John Yoo, then […]