Democrats weigh in at polls

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Staff and Wire Reports Polling places throughout the state were witnessing heavy turnout for the Democratic Presidential Preference Caucus Tuesday and Roosevelt County was no different. Long lines in some areas of the state forced party officials to hold up releasing returns until everyone had a chance to vote, according to the Associated Press. KOAT […]

Michigan legal complaint unfounded

There are times in our political process where legal recourse is needed. Now is not that time; Michigan is not that place. On Tuesday, the state featured a competitive Republican primary, with Mitt Romney winning with support from both Republican and Democratic voters. Why did Democrats vote for Romney? First, Michigan’s Democratic primary was meaningless […]

Candidates have yet to touch on several topics

This is the first time since 1928 there has been no incumbent president or vice president running in either party’s primaries. That has made for a fairly wide-open race, with no clear favorite — or at least with all the reputed favorites having to weather serious doubts and challenges. Several candidates took a flyer on […]

Gaelic storm thunders into area

Freedom New Mexico Performing driving pipe sets, spirited fiddle tunes and haunting Celtic ballads, Gaelic Storm will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lyceum Theatre in Clovis as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. Christy Mendoza, Cultural Arts director at CCC, said she has been trying to get the group to come […]

October 25, 1970

• St. Helens Church hosted their annual Spanish Dinner. The dinner featured Spanish style food, home cooked by members of the church. Prices were $1.50 for adults and $1.00 for children. • Tom Bolack, former governor of New Mexico, was in Roosevelt County visiting towns and party stalwarts, in support of the state GOP slate. • A […]

10-24 Local Briefs

Committee plans Friday meeting The Roosevelt County Democratic Party Central Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Friday in the meeting room of the Memorial Building. Agenda items will include planning for the Democratic Presidential Caucuses on Feb. 5. All Democrats are invited to attend.

Organization’s unionization will lead to problems

Much of what most Americans know about Washington’s wasteful ways, they know because of the Government Accountability Office (formerly the General Accounting Office), an apolitical arm of Congress that audits and investigates federal agencies and activities. But whether GAO will remain the credible, nimble, relatively objective and independent watchdog it’s been, or become just another […]

United Way kicks off fund-raising campaign

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers The United Way of Eastern New Mexico kicked off its 2007-2008 fund-raising campaign Thursday with a block party on Main street. The group’s goal is to raise $560,000, which is $30,000 more than it collected last year, according to United Way Executive Director Erinn Burch said. People who donated three […]

United States faces Turkish troubles

Editorial Most of the commentary surrounding the election in Turkey revolved around the fact that the Justice and Development Party (known as AK), a moderate Islamist party, achieved a solid victory. This in a country that was established in the 1920s by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk who expected to have an explicitly secular rather than a […]

Harry situation

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By Tony Gutierrez and Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Local bookstores threw parties Friday night to mark the launch of J.K. Rowling’s seventh and final installment of the Harry Potter book series, with many residents anxiously awaiting its release. Managers of Hastings in Clovis and Barnes and Noble in Portales invited local fans to wait with […]

Director weighs in on state Republican party

By Tony Gutierrez: Freedom Newspapers Scott Darnell, communications director for the Republican Party of New Mexico, visited Clovis this week to speak at a joint meeting of Curry County’s Republican Party and Federated Republican Women. Darnell, 23, managed Vickie Perea’s unsuccessful run in 2006 for secretary of state. He spoke to the Clovis News Journal […]

Colon to visit Portales today

Freedom Newspapers Editor’s note: This story was edited for clarity, length and style. Brian Colon was elected in April as the new chairman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. An attorney in Albuquerque, he will be in Portales at 4:30 p.m.today at the home of Dr. Jim Le, 2111 Boxwood Street. The event is […]

Democratic Party hosting women’s luncheon

Freedom Newspapers The Curry County Democratic Party women’s luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at Golden Corral restaurant, 3501 N. Prince St., Clovis. Reorganization will be discussed. For information, contact Elaine Howell, vice chairman, Curry County Democrats, at 763-7019.

In midst of turmoil, Tony Blair exhibits grace, dignity

Editorial British Prime Minister Tony Blair, after weeks of speculation and leaks about when exactly it would come, has announced he is stepping down as leader of the Labor Party and therefore as prime minister — as of June 27. As the longest-serving prime minister besides Margaret Thatcher in recent British history, he leaves behind […]

Election may be on right path for France

Freedom Newspapers Conventional wisdom holds that in the first round of presidential elections, French voters vote with their hearts and typically winnow the field of candidates to the two highest vote-getters. This often swells the vote counts for fringe candidates and explains the odd outcome in 2002, when perennial anti-immigrant fringe candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen […]

Boris Yeltsin true hero of his time

Editorial Boris Yeltsin, the first elected president of Russia in all its long history, died Monday at 76. He may have been a flawed character, a leader who will leave an ambiguous legacy. Ultimately, however, as Leon Aron, author of “Yeltsin: A Revolutionary Life” and a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, wrote, “the […]

Hooterville candidate packs plenty of pork

By Arnold Ziffel: Guest columnist Editor’s note: Karl Terry is on safari in the African country of Foolswana in search of the rare pink hippopotamus. In place of his column this week is a piece from TV actor and presidential candidate Arnold Ziffel of Hooterville. My fellow Americans, I realize it’s been years since most […]

Procrastination has its benefits

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer I’m writing about procrastination this week because I haven’t gotten around to researching other topics. I didn’t use to be a procrastinator, but lately, I’ve been thinking about becoming one. I just haven’t decided yet. I was going to write about the new Taco Bell commercial, the one with […]

Progress overseas leads to limited liberties at home

Editorial It has been a long, hard slog, but Republicans in Congress may finally be coming to terms with the primary reason why they enter the 110th Congress as the minority party rather than the majority. To paraphrase Bill Clinton’s electoral guru James Carville, who notably reminded his troops back in 1992 that “It’s the […]

Democrats must keep promises to keep majority

For those of us who believe in limited government, and recoil at the idea that the nation’s well-being is contingent on the amount of make-work legislation Congress cranks out, there are worse things in the world than divided government. Thus, we see a potential silver lining in the storm clouds that rocked the Republican boat […]