Press release: Roch bill gives tax break to retired military

Military retirees in living in New Mexico may see their state income tax burden reduced under a bill introduced this week in the State House by Representative Dennis Roch (R-Texico). House Bill 162 proposes to exempt twenty-five percent of a retiree’s military pension income from the state’s personal income tax, with that percentage increasing to […]

Public invited to discussion on terminal illness

Freedom New Mexico Patricia Trevino, community education representative for Vistacare Hospice, will be a featured speaker at Tuesday’s Friendship Rebekah Lodge meeting. The public is invited to the 2 p.m. Tuesday meeting at Odd Fellow Hall on 405 Main, where Trevino will discuss options for people with terminal illnesses. Information: Vicky Howard, 762-4843.

Their view: Film incentives must be reasonable for state

Dennis J. Roch is the state representative for District 67, which includes Roosevelt and Curry counties. He offered his thoughts on the state subsidies for the film industry:

Gardner selected as Martinez chief of staff

Freedom New Mexico A state legislator who represents Roosevelt County and a former representative for both Curry and Roosevelt counties are among appointed members to the executive leadership team for Gov.-Elect Susana Martinez. Rep. Keith Gardner, R-Roswell, the Dist. 66 representative, was named chief of staff for the seven-member team. Former Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton, […]

State election totals

United States Representative District 1• Martin T. Heinrich (D) — 110,046• Jonathan L. Barela (R) — 103,207 United States Representative District 2• Harry Teague (D) — 74,466• Steve Pearce (R) — 93,124 United States Representative District 3• Ben R. Lujan (D) — 118,842• Thomas E. Mullins (R) — 90,209 Governor and Lt. Governor• Diane D. […]

Their view: Payroll deductions crucial for paying child support

Danielle Jimenez is the outreach representative for the New Mexico New Hires Directory, a division of the Child Support Enforcement office of the state of New Mexico. Here’s a snippet of a recent editorial she submitted to newspapers across the state:

Grad headed to Air Force preparatory school

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Portales High School graduation senior Timothy Sando holds his certificate of appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School in the PHS library. In high school, he played baseball and soccer and was inducted into the National Honor Society. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections A Portales High School senior […]

Portales Past: May 31, 1910

May 31, 1910: Representatives of the Southwest Holiness Association visited Portales with plans to start a college. The response was less than welcoming, with only the mayor, a press representative and “two others who went to sleep” attending the meeting, the Roosevelt County Herald reported.

EPCOG representative calls for more transparency

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern Plains Council of Governments met Wednesday at the Tucumcari Convention Center with Curry County Commissioner Caleb Chandler calling for more openness and accountability from the organization. Chandler took over representing Curry County in place of Isidro Garcia. “I am still trying to get up to speed,” Chandler […]

Representative works as link between Cannon, ENMU

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern New Mexico University’s Cannon Air Force Base Representative Julie Hobbs visits Cannon two days a week. She helps military students navigate tuition assistance paperwork among other things. By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections Julie Hobbs is the Cannon Air Force Base representative for Eastern New Mexico University. She works with […]

State primary election ballot

The following is the list of candidates appearing on the ballot for the June 1 state and county primary election: U.S. Representative District 1 Democrat • Martin T. Heinrich Republican • Jonathon Barela District 2 Democrat • Harry Teague Republican • Steve Pearce • Cliff R. Pirtle District 3 Democrat • Ben R. Lujan Republican […]

Coach poor representative of team

By Kevin Wilson: PNT columnist It was Duke. It was UNC. And I was there. On my couch. Today marks the one-week anniversary of the season’s first North Carolina-Duke basketball battle, a rivalry that’s even reached our newsrooms. I still remember the first day I worked with a UNC graduate, and I was working on […]

How to contact your representative

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico With the economy faltering and jobs possibly hanging in the balance, many want to know what their representative is doing for them in Washington these days. Curry and Roosevelt County are represented in Congress by U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, and Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall. But while […]

Local Briefs Nov. 13

Bingaman representative to visit Clovis A representative from Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s Roswell office will be available in Clovis on Friday to help people with problems or concerns with federal government agencies, according to a news release.“The office hours in Clovis will give area residents a chance to meet with a representative from my office to […]

Republicans sweep county votes

PNT staff Roosevelt County voters bucked the national and state trend, choosing Republican John McCain by 4,285 votes to 2,270 votes for Democrat Barack Obama. Totals include 6,683 ballots, including most of the absentee votes. Roosevelt County voters also favored Republican Steve Pearce for U.S. Senate, though Democrat Tom Udall is projected to win statewide. […]

Local Briefs Oct. 29

PNT Staff Reports Obama representative to visit Clovis, Portales U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, is visiting eastern New Mexico today on behalf of the presidential campaign of Barack Obama.He will be at the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce from 12:15-1:30 p.m., visit Cannon Air Force Base from 2-3 p.m., and meet with community leaders from […]

Roosevelt County election returns — 100% precincts reporting

Roosevelt County Election Returns 100% — 23 of 23 precincts reporting — unofficial results Click here for statewide results from the New Mexico secretary of state’s website RepublicanPresidentJohn McCain 1,127Ron Paul 148 U.S. SenatorSteve Pearce 684Heather Wilson 602 U.S. RepresentativeDistrict 3Marco E. Gonzales 335Daniel K. East 842 State SenatorDistrict 27Stuart Ingle 821 District 42Gay G. […]

Sample ballot

Democrat U.S. Senator Tom Udall U.S. Representative District 3 Ben R. Lujan Donald H. Wiviott Benny J. Shendo Jr. Harry B. Montoya Jon Adams Rudy Martin Justice of the Supreme Court Charles W. Daniels State RepresentativeDistrict 63 Jose A. Campos II District 67 Van Robertson Craig L. Cosner District Judge Drew Tatum Public Education Commission […]

Matt Rush seeks District 63 Representative seat

Editor’s Note: The Clovis News-Journal invited candidates for the New Mexico House of Representatives District 63 seat to answer the following questions. Candidates were limited to 300-word answers. Name: Matt Rush Age: 34 Occupation: Farming/Ranching Running for: House of Representatives District 63 Party affiliation: Republican. Elected offices held: American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, Board […]

Election Returns

Roosevelt County Unofficial Results All precincts reporting U.S. Senator • (D) Jeff Bingaman, 2,563 • (R) Allen W. McCulloch, MD, 1,522 U.S. Representative District 3 • (D) Tom Udall, 2,523 • (R) Ronald M. Dolin, 1,569 Governor and Lieutenant Governor • (D) Bill Richardson and Diane D. Denish, 2,335 • (R) John Dendahl and Sue […]