Harden projected to take state Senate seat

CNJ staff Clint Harden is poised to return to the state Senate in an otherwise slow night for Curry County representation. As of 9:15 p.m., state election totals show Harden winning 73.7 percent of the vote over Eagles Nest teacher Jeff Carr. Vote totals are 5,033 to 1,795 in favor of Harden. Harden’s win would […]

Chandler, Stoddard, Bostwick take county seats

CNJ staff Caleb Chandler is returning to county government, and Daniel Stoddard and Wendell Bostwick will join him on the Curry County Commission. With 37 of 37 precincts reporting, the former county sheriff and state senator took 60.2 percent of the vote in District 5, winning 2,340 to 1,549 over former county commissioner Paul Barnes. […]

Final unoffical Parmer County election results

U.S. President and Vice PresidentRepublican• John McCain and Sarah Palin, 839Democrat• Barack Obama and Joe Biden, 145Libertarian• Bob Barr and Wayne A. Root, 5 U.S. SenateRepublican• John Cornyn, 821Democrat• Richard J. (Rick) Noriega, 128Libertarian• Yvonne Adams Schick, 12 U.S Representative, District 19Republican• Randy Neugebauer, 827Democrat• Dwight Fullingim, 123Libertarian• Richard “Chip” Peterson, 18State Representative, District 88Republican• […]

Bailey County says no to alcohol

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Bailey County will remain dry. Voters have defeated a proposal that would have allowed the packaged sale of liquor, beer and wine.The proposal was defeated by 232 votes, with 1,241 voting against.Barry Cowart, president of Concerned Citizens of Bailey County,

Final unoffical Bailey County election results

U.S. President and Vice PresidentRepublican• John McCain and Sarah Palin, 609Democrat• Barack Obama and Joe Biden, 372Libertarian• Bob Barr and Wayne A. Root, 23 U.S. SenateDemocrat• Richard J. (Rick) Noriega, 625Republican• John Cornyn, 1,586Libertarian• Yvonne Adams Schick, 41 U.S. Representative, District 19 Republican• Randy Neugebauer, 1,680Democrat• Dwight Fullingim, 527Libertarian• Richard “Chip” Peterson, 67 Railroad CommissionerRepublican• […]

Editor’s election blog: Stoddard, Bostwick, Chandler, Lyman, Baker all winners — finally

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Paula Vander Dussen, front, and George Vander Dussen cast their vote Tuesday at Mesa Elementary School. OK, now the Curry County vote totals are all in … sorta. About 85 ballots remain uncounted at midnight but the winners appear to be the same as projected about two hours ago. Dan […]

Battery reported at jail

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a battery incident at the jail Monday night. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said deputies were dispatched about 8 p.m. to the detention center for a report of a stabbing. The victim was not stabbed, Waller said, but was struck with a broom handle by another inmate and […]

Local firefighters battle blaze

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PNT photo: Argen Duncan Crews work to build a firebreak to stop a grassfire northeast of Portales Tuesday afternoon. Freedom New Mexico Firefighters from around the area had a Roosevelt County grassfire 90 percent contained as of 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to Portales Fire Chief John Bridges. The fire started earlier Tuesday afternoon. Bridges said […]

Two arrested on drug charges

CNJ staff Two men were arrested Sunday after Curry County sheriff’s deputies and members of the Region V Drug Task Force discovered ecstasy in a vehicle the suspects were driving, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office. John Hall, 21, of Texico and Christopher Crook, 20, of Clovis, were stopped on their way […]

Obama’s modern ways overlooked

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist The curse of writing a column for Nov. 5 when Nov. 4 isn’t over means I have no election day results. In their place, I offer two final election thoughts: • Not nearly enough attention was given this season to the Barack Obama campaign and its use of new communications […]

Lowered gas prices keep mischief at bay

Freedom New Mexico If there is anything resembling a silver lining in the current financial crisis, it is that the worldwide price of oil has fallen to around $70 a barrel, about half what it was some three months ago. Gasoline prices, which always lag behind oil prices, have begun to drop as well. This […]

Local Election Results

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County OKs beer and wine sales at SEC

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners on Tuesday voted 3-2 in favor of allowing the sale of beer and wine at the Special Events Center, reversing an earlier decision against the issue. Chairman Albin Smith provided the pivotal vote, switching his stance on the issue and joining with commissioners Bobby Sandoval and […]

Local, state and national election results

Freedom New Mexico For up-to-the-minute results of local, state or national elections, click on the appropriate link below. Results are updated as they come in to us from The Associated Press.

Nov. 5, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • The Hubble Telescope sent back photographs which astonished astronomers Monday, showing that the planet Mercury is covered in a mysterious blue gooey substance. It’s no mystery. It’s just Tim Russert out there somewhere awarding Mercury to Barack Obama. • Election Day had the biggest voter turnout ever Tuesday. […]

Nov. 4, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • The U.S. Constitution requires Americans to elect a new president Tuesday. There are no losers on this day. The winner’s supporters will think they have a mandate to rule and the loser’s supporters will live in a parallel universe in which they won. • Election Day arrives today […]

Hounds rally for victory at St. Mary’s

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Goals by senior defender Michael James and junior forward Jerry Varpilah less than 2 1/2 minutes apart midway through the second half rallied the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team to a 2-1 non-conference victory over St. Mary’s on Sunday. The Rattlers (5-11), who beat ENMU 1-0 in Portales […]

Abilene Christian edges Zias in finale

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Abilene Christian squeezed into the Lone Star Conference women’s soccer postseason tournament on Sunday, edging Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 in the LSC and regular-season finale for both teams. The Wildcats (9-7-2, 5-4-1 LSC)

Early voting heavy

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Jill Whitehead, center, passes out absentee ballot to board members Monday, to verify that the ballots meet New Mexico qualifications. According to Beni Dampier, Curry County election coordinator, more people cast early votes this year than in 2004. CNJ Staff As the polls open today, officials said about 40 percent […]

County to revisit alcohol sales at Special Events Center

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said he will recommend