Sanders’ victory fills commission with Democrats

By Tony Parra Democrat David Sanders will take control of the District 2 County Commissioner position on Jan. 1, ending the Chad Davis era after Sanders defeated Republican Charles May in the District 2 race. According to the unofficial final results, Sanders finished with 851 votes while May earned 775 votes. May accumulated more early […]

Campos wins election race easily

PNT Staff With unofficial ballot totals in, Joe Campos has won his re-election bid Campos, a Santa Rosa native, defeated Republican challenger Russell Grider of Clovis by a margin of 3,826 to 2,887. The vote totals are unofficial until each of the four counties involved — Curry, Debaca, Guadalupe and Roosevelt — canvass the votes. […]

Sanders beats out May for seat

By Tony Parra Democrat David Sanders defeated Republican Charles May 851 votes to 775 votes in the Roosevelt County Commission, District 2 race on Tuesday. The final unofficial results showed Sanders earned 76 more votes than May. “It’s been hectic,” Sanders said about the results. “I was down then I was up then I was […]

Campos ahead in final stretch

By Kevin Wilson Jose Campos kept his spot as a state representative in District 63 on Tuesday, trouncing Republican challenger Russell Grider by almost 1,000 votes. Campos, D-Santa Rosa, garnered 57 percent of the votes. Grider, R-Clovis, did well in Curry and Roosevelt counties but did poorly in De Baca and Guadalupe counties. Grider was […]

Students get large headstart on voting process

By Tony Parra Some extremely early voters selected their U.S. presidential candidate on Monday, 10 years before the government actually recognizes their vote. Some students from Portales elementary schools have voted and others will vote today for the candidate they would like to see serve for the next four years. Steiner Elementary first-graders voted on […]

Elections can be better than Halloween

By Jim Lee Here we are at Halloween again, munchkins begging for munchies while dancing along the street in quasi-Mardi Gras outfits. As a matter of fact, some may be coming for the second consecutive evening because of the occasion falling on a Sunday. I would really look forward to Halloween if I were allowed […]

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 […]

Who cares about apathy? It’s voting time

By Jim Lee In a little over a week, all this election mania will retreat to the apathy closet for another four years, with a few relatively unnoticed interruptions such as picking members of Congress and approving/disapproving various ballot initiatives. Politicians will go back to being cronies until the next regularly scheduled throat-slashing in 2008. […]

Hounds picked first, Zias third in LSC South basketball

PNT Staff The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has been given the favorite’s nod to make it three consecutive Lone Star Conference South Division championships in 2004-05, according to the conference’s preseason poll of coaches, sports information directors and media. Meantime, ENMU’s women were third in the poll, behind Angelo State and defending […]

ENMU teams earn no respect

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — If their conference preseason polls are to be believed, Eastern New Mexico University’s soccer teams have their work cut out this fall. The second-year women’s program is projected to finish ninth in the 10-team Lone Star Conference race. The Zias were 3-12-2 last year in their inaugural campaign, […]

Zias picked third in volleyball poll

RICHARDSON, Texas — West Texas A&M may have captured all seven Lone Star Conference South titles since the league went to divisional play in 1997, but the Lady Buffs are expected to have their work cut out trying to extend that streak this fall. WT earned just eight of 17 first-place votes in a poll […]

Kernan holds off Palmer

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent While lawmakers across the state will be fretting on Election Day in early November, worrying if they will get enough support to win their races, Gay Kernan will probably have her feet up. Kernan’s hard work is already done. The Hobbs school teacher defeated William Palmer, a Lovington oil man, […]

Kernan maintains lead over Palmer

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent Hobbs lawmaker Gay Kernan late Tuesday looked as if she may hold onto her Senate seat. Kernan held a 59-41 percent lead over opponent William Palmer for the Senate District 42 Republican seat, according to Palmer and the Secretary of State’s Web site. Kernan had received 1,136 votes and Palmer […]

Republicans gather for re-election meeting

Ryan Lengerich CLOVIS — A grassroots organization touting the Bush/Cheney campaign held its first meeting Thursday night and featured an address from a state representative. Rep. Anna Crook, R-Clovis, spoke at a local restaurant to 15 area residents involved in the Curry County Bush/Cheney Re-election Campaign. “I think we are in exciting times and it […]

Miller wins council seat

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Mike Linn City Councilman Mike Miller just added another four years to a resume already lush with experience in city and county government. The incumbent scored roughly 75 percent of the vote for the Ward D city council position, defeating Eddie Hiner in the city’s only contested race on Tuesday night. Miller scored 165 votes […]

Area counties check vote totals

PNT Staff Four area counties reported almost no changes from Tuesday when they reviewed election totals late last week. County officials in Curry, Quay, Roosevelt and DeBaca added a combined seven votes to election-night numbers, not nearly enough to influence the outcome of a close Amendment 2 race. Amendment 2, a proposal to increase education […]

Zas fourth in LSC South volleyball poll

PNT Staff West Texas A&M received 15 of a possible 18 first-place votes in the Lone Star Conference’s South Division preseason volleyball poll. The Lady Buffs, who have made 14 NCAA postseason appearances in the last 15 seasons, tallied 103 total points in the poll to easily top Abilene Christian. The Wildcats collected 65 points […]