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 [...]