Portales Past: July 2, 1960

July 2, 1960: The Portales High School class of 1940 held its 20th reunion with 65 members registered. Milton Van Dyke, a professor of aeronautical engineering at Stanford University, claimed he was responsible for the cow spending a night in the superintendent’s office.

Polling locations

Today is primary election voting day for New Mexico. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters must be a registered member of a political party to participate in the primary election. Information: 356-8562.

Portales Past: May 28, 1950

May 28, 1950: The Roosevelt County community of Lingo was home to 188 registered voters, up from 185 in 1948, County Clerk B.A. Cook reported. Registered voters in Elida had dropped from 735 to 505 in the past two years.

Elida approves gross receipts tax

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Elida residents approved a gross receipts tax 39-11 Tuesday with about half of registered voters casting ballots in municipal elections. Some 56 of 113 registered voters turned out to vote for mayor, village council and municipal judge. Only the village council and municipal judge seats were contested. “The people […]

RGH offers flu clinic

Freedom New Mexico To address the large number of flu-like illnesses that are being seen this year, a flu clinic is running 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday, on the east side of Roosevelt General Hospital Physicians Clinic, 42121 U.S. 70, beginning today. This is a clinic for patients with flu symptoms only. […]

Legislature tidbits, Jan. 28

Santa Fe New Mexico staff Days remaining in session: 51 A swarm of lobbyists More than 500 lobbyists have registered with the Secretary of State’s Office this session, with another 500 expected. There also are 600 organizations represented by lobbyists. That’s a ratio of 4.46 lobbyists to each of the 112 lawmakers. It’s also a […]

Jan. 22, 1953

Local nurse selected as ambassador

By Celena Cordova: PNT staff writer Roosevelt General Hospital nurse Mary Russell was chosen as a delegate to attend a People to People Citizen Ambassador Program in China. Russell, a registered nurse and certified emergency nurse, has been working at RGH for nearly 27 years. “I find this an honor to be offered this kind […]

It’s Their Job: Gary Partin

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PNT Correspondent Blake Downs Name: Gary Partin Job: Director of Home Health, a department of Roosevelt General Hospital Background: Partin graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a degree in criminal justice and psychology. He worked at the Home Health department of Plains Regional Medical Center for seven years before coming to Portales to start […]

Democrats announce caucus schedule

Registered Democrats in New Mexico can now request absentee ballots for the Feb. 5, 2008, presidential preference caucus, according to a news release. The request form is available by mail, fax, e-mail or download at: DPNM Headquarters, Attn.: Absentee Ballot Request Form, 1301 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110; (505)830-3650 (phone); (505)830-3645 (fax); or www.nmdemocrats.org. […]

Local voter turnout is low

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer According to unofficial results from Tuesday’s primary election, less than 20 percent of the registered county voters turned out to vote. The latest updated reports from the county clerk’s office showed that there are 11,229 registered voters. The total unofficial number of people who voted in Tuesday’s election was […]

Gardner sues to remove opponent from ballot

By Deborah Baker, The Associated Press SANTA FE — Two Roswell lawmakers have gone to court to try to knock their primary election opponents off the ballot. Republican Reps. Keith Gardner, who represents Roosevelt County, and Dan Foley allege in separate lawsuits that their GOP challengers failed to get enough valid voters’ signatures on nominating […]

Local officials perplexed by voter apathy

By William Thompson Portales and Roosevelt County officals are dismayed so many registered voters don’t exercise their contitutional right to vote. Only 473 voters participated in a recent school district-sponsored mil levy election in Portales, and just 357 voters went to the polls in the last municipal election in 2004. Debbi Zurzulo, finance director for […]

Voters taking care of matters early

By Laurie Stone Roosevelt County Clerk Joyce Fraze said the interest for the presidential election race has encouraged a large number of Roosevelt County registered voters for this year’s election. Fraze said there are 11,591 registered voters for this year’s presidential election. There have been 904 early voters by Friday afternoon at the Roosevelt County […]

Commissioners consider shift on legislative priorities

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County commissioners may reconsider a decision they made in regards to not sending a letter with their legislative priorities to Gov. Bill Richardson and the Department of Finance and Administration after the Roosevelt County Commission meeting on Tuesday. The commissioners have decided to investigate their decision a little further after they […]

Switching parties a tactic for local voters

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County Clerk Joyce Fraze said Democrats want to have a say as to who fills Roosevelt County positions, and they’re willing to switch parties for that purpose. Fraze said she has seen 22 voters change their party affiliation from Democrat to Republican so they can vote on key positions during June […]

Primaries could be determined by new voters

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent he area’s high-profile district attorney’s race may be playing a key role in getting more people to register to vote. The deadline to register to vote for the June 1 primary is Tuesday. Also on Tuesday, early voting and absentee voting begins. Curry County Clerk Mario Trujillo said that during […]

Obits Feb 27

Judy Lou Pankonie, 56 Judy Lou Pankonie, 56, of Clovis, a registered nurse, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Oct. 30, 1947, in Harrison, Ark., to James C. and Dolly Baker Mills. She had been a resident of Clovis the past year, moving from Kenosha, Wis. […]

Badlands Street Party to celebrate bikers this weekend

Freedom Newspapers Like the fabled Phoenix rising from its own ashes, the Badlands Street Party has the makings of success after its earlier demise, organizers say. “We’re pretty pleased,” said Brent Capshaw, an event organizer. “For something that was belly-up and canceled about six months ago, it’s coming along well, thanks to the effort of […]