Poll shows King with 15-point lead over Chandler

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Kevin Wilson A poll on the upcoming attorney general’s race shows incumbent Gary King with a 15-point lead over Matt Chandler heading into November’s general election. King, a Democrat, was chosen by 48 percent of poll respondents, while Chandler, currently serving his second term as the district attorney for the state’s 9th Judicial District, was […]

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 […]

Lottery luck hits family second time

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Argen Duncan By Argen Duncan PNT Senior Writer aduncan@pntonline.com Less than a year after an Elida resident won $1.1 million in the New Mexico Lottery, his son and daughter have claimed their own lottery prize this week. Monica Baca of Portales and Brantley King of Elida, children of lottery winner Aurbra King of Elida, won […]

Weekly update — June 27

The recent Heritage Days sponsored by the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce raised $1,030. Sharon King, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, said $1,000 was used to pay expenses for the five gospel bands who performed. The remaining $30 left after expenses was put toward advertising, along with some money which came in from […]

Our people: Good to be King

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Bio • Name: Sharon King • Birthday: December 23, 1953 • Hometown: Portales • Profession: Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce executive director and Portales mayor

Honors — June 13

Scholarships Michael Grooms and Brionna Blue are the two recipient winners of the 2010 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship. They each received $1,000.

GOP challenger fundraising outpaces AG Gary King

The Associated Press SANTA FE — The latest financial reports show that Republican attorney general candidate Matthew Chandler raised more campaign money during the past month than Democratic incumbent Gary King. Chandler collected almost $42,000 in contributions and King raised about $14,000. King reported cash-on-hand of about $103,000 as of last week. Chandler had a […]

Portales residents elect first female mayor

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By David Stevens: FNM Editor Portales has its first female mayor. Sharon King, executive director of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce but a political newcomer, picked up 32 percent of the vote Tuesday, edging three competitors. She said she had “no idea” why voters chose her over Steve Davis, Gary Watkins and Dennis Lopez, […]

Chandler, King only state AG candidates

Incumbent Gary King and Clovis native Matt Chandler were the only candidates to file Tuesday for the New Mexico Attorney General’s office. Nominating petitions were filed for the primary election, making official the races for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and other state positions. Chandler, 34, is a Republican and two-term 9th District Attorney. The […]

Residents mark MLK day with march

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By Clarence Plank:PNT Staff Writer Sixty Portales residents joined together in marching in the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday. As the group made its way up Second Street to Abilene Street and the Memorial Building, people did stop to take notice. For the Sigma Chi fraternity at Eastern New Mexico University, this […]

Events set to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebrations are scheduled across eastern New Mexico this week and next. In Portales, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities start 10 a.m. Monday with a march starting at the Roosevelt County Museum at Eastern New Mexico University. The parade includes the Cannon Air […]

Chamber director announces mayor run

PNT staff Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sharon King announced Monday she is running for Portales mayor. “I’ve been committed to community service most of my life,” King said in a news release. “Now I want to expand that commitment into city government.” King said the pairing of the positions of chamber executive […]

Constituents were King’s top priority

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist As I grew up and came of age it seemed Bruce King had always been governor of New Mexico. With three different terms he was in the governor’s chair a long time. It seemed the man, who passed away Friday at 85, truly loved the job of governor and the […]

Former governor Bruce King remembered for compassion, fairness

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer

Former New Mexico Gov. Bruce King dies at age 85

The Associated Press SANTA FE — Former New Mexico Gov. Bruce King was a back-slapping, hand-pumping, old-fashioned politician, equally at home on the ranch or in the Roundhouse. His death, at 85, marks the end of an era in New Mexico politics. King was with family members at his ranch in Stanley when he died […]

Council honors Portales volunteer

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer A regular meeting of the Portales City Council did take place on Tuesday, although normal business took a back seat to the recognition of one hard-working citizen. Frankye King, 86, was honored with an hour-long fete prior to the 7 p.m. start of the meeting and, during the council […]

City Coucil to honor local volunteer

Portales City Councilors are to honor local volunteer Frankye King and vote on an agreement with Eastern New Mexico University for mutual aid protection at their meeting at 6 p.m. today in the Memorial Building. A ceremony recognizing King as recipient of the city’s Excellence in Citizenship award begins the evening, and the business meeting […]

City awards local volunteer citizenship award

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Frankye King of Portales has had her hand in many service projects over the years, from organizing turkey dinners to raising money for eyeglasses to dressing as a witch and giving children snacks out of her steaming caldron. Now, the City of Portales is honoring her with the Excellence […]

Quilt show features work of generations

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Freedom New Mexico About 175 quilts will be on display Friday and Saturday at the Memorial Building in Portales for the High Plains Quilt Festival. The fourth annual event costs $3 for both days and includes hourly workshops. Sharon King, executive director of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, said the workshops cover a mix […]

Oct. 30, 1970

According to the Portales News-Tribune, on Saturday, October 30, a special Halloween Matinee would be held at the Tower Theatre for the children. “King Kong Escapes” would be shown and if people appeared in costume, they might go home with a prize for best costume. All seats were 50 cents, and show time was 1:30 […]