Panelists discuss issue of race in election

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer Questions about race and its implications continue to be of interest since — or because of — the 2008 presidential election. The election marks a historic time as Barack Obama became the first black man to become president of the United States. Panelists at a forum Thursday at Eastern […]

Roch goes distance for vote

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Dennis Roch won more than one race this election season. Roch, who will represent Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties as the new District 67 representative, was challenged to a foot race while campaigning in Portales. Roch was knocking on voters doors on East Amazon Street in Portales. “I introduced […]

Oct. 10, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Hospital board race important Please vote on Nov. 4 and don’t forget the importance of positions in our own community. These decisions make a difference in our lives every day. Roosevelt County voters in District 5 will be choosing between Bill Rice and Lonnie Alexander for Roosevelt General Hospital board. Bill was instrumental in getting […]

Arenacross’ aerial antics finish fair

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Once again, Cycle City Promotions has brought the high-flying sport of arenacross and freestyle motocross to the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Hundreds of riders and racers from around the region participated in the race heats Saturday afternoon, and the race finals Saturday night.One of the most important aspects of arenacross and motocross — it’s not just […]

Clovis celebration includes second Dairy Boat Race

By Keely McDowell, Freedom New Mexico The Fourth of July celebrations in Clovis will include the Second Annual Dairy Boat Race at Greene Acres Lake. Participants were given a simple row boat and allowed to modify it within the rules, according to event organizer Steve Reshetar of the Matt 25 Hope Center, an office center […]

Pearce, Wilson in close race for GOP U.S. Senate nomination

By HEATHER CLARK ALBUQUERQUE — Republican Rep. Steve Pearce held a slim lead Tuesday over rival Heather Wilson in their race to become the GOP nominee to replace retiring Sen. Pete Domenici. The race was too close to call late Tuesday. With 92 percent of precincts reporting statewide, Pearce led with about 51 percent of […]

County heads to primary polls

PNT Staff Report Roosevelt County voters will decide two local primary races but a statewide senate race has everyone’s interest. District 2 Roosevelt County Commissioner David Sanders is being challenged by Richard “Rick” Leal in the Republican primary. The winner will be unopposed in the general election. The only other contested local race is the […]

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 […]

Democrats delve into racial politics instead of unity

Editorial Barack Obama breezed onto the scene as one of the most articulate, seemingly reasonable and impassioned men to run for president since Ronald Reagan. He happens to be black. Imagine what a uniting black president could do for race relations and the status of American blacks. Black Americans have come a long way toward […]

DeBaca sheriff’s race includes Roosevelt County deputy

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico After publicly announcing his intention to run for De Baca County sheriff, Melrose Police Chief Lee Ferguson was not among the four candidates who filed for the position Tuesday. Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle said Wednesday that Ferguson is still the village’s police chief. He said Ferguson approached him during […]

Race, gender loom in politics

By Karl Terry, PNT managing editor A professor of political science told the Roosevelt County Democratic Women this week that this year’s presidential election would be historic because it will gauge the country’s ability to deal with gender and race in a political campaign. Sue Strickler, professor of political science at Eastern New Mexico University […]

Richardson officially out of presidential race

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson ended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday after poor finishes in the first two contests in Iowa and New Hampshire. “It is with great pride, understanding and acceptance that I am ending my campaign for president of the United States,” he told supporters gathered […]

Nov. 4 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Alexander and the Wonderful, Marvelous, Excellent, Terrific Ninety Days: An Almost Completely Honest Account of What Happened to Our Family When Our Youngest Son, His Wife, Their Baby, Their Toddler, and Their Five-Year-Old Came to Live with Us for Three Months. By Judith Viorst After […]

Central Oklahoma sweeps Zias

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University nearly threw a monkey wrench into the Lone Star Conference volleyball race Saturday afternoon. The Zias, coming off a win the night before over College of the Southwest which snapped a 14-match losing streak, went toe-to-toe with Central Oklahoma before losing to the Bronchos 30-27, 30-27, 30-24 in […]

2007 Roosevelt County Fair Results

Turtle Race 1st Colby Rogers 2nd Christopher Diaz 3rd Levi Miller 4th Madison Ferguson 5th Jody Dennis Stick Horse Race Boys 2 & Under Lane Faver Boys 3-Years-Old Dillon Looney Boys 4-Years-Old Garrison Grants Boys 5-Years-Old Trevor Rawdon Girls 2 & Under Kenzie Rowland Girls 3-Years-Old Reagan Dennis Girls 4-Years-Old Taryn Wood Girls 5-Years-Old Carlie […]

Racers cruise through Portales

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Amid cheers and whistles from bystanders, participants in the 25th annual Great American Race rolled in for a breakfast pit stop Tuesday in Portales at the Roosevelt County Courthouse square. Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce volunteers were on hand to serve the Great Race participants and staff a hearty […]

Race goes on despite rainfall

By Tony Gutierrez: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Through sunshine in central Texas and hail east of Clovis, 67 drivers raced in classic cars into Clovis Monday night on Main Street as part of the 25th anniversary of the Great American Race. This is the third time the route has gone through Clovis, which has won […]

Great Race coming to breakfast

By Casey Peacock, PNT Staff Writer Entrants participating in the 25th annual Great American Race will make a breakfast stop in Portales on Tuesday morning. Sponsored by the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, the cars will begin arriving around 6 a.m. and will be parked at the Roosevelt County Courthouse, said Sharon King, executive director […]

People must be treated equally

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers I’m enjoying teaching a multicultural history class through the Upward Bound program at Eastern New Mexico University this summer. But it’s chilling that history seems to be repeating itself. My class is a six-week course for college-bound high school students, which focuses on Native American, African American and Mexican American/Hispanic […]

Political expert sees interesting general election

Timothy Krebs is an associate professor of political science at the University of New Mexico. Krebs, who earned his Ph.D. in 1997 from Loyola University Chicago, has been at UNM since 1992. His research interests include urban political campaigns and elections and local political institutions. The following is an interview with him about the General […]