Three offices open in De Baca County primary

CNJ staff Candidates for De Baca County offices in the June 5 primary have to file from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday in the De Baca County Clerk’s office. Offices to go before De Baca County voters in 2012 voters in 2012 include: • County clerk. Incumbent republican Laurie Pettigrew is completing her second [...]

De Baca County sample ballot

The following is a sample of the Nov. 2 general election ballot as it will appear to DeBaca County voters: United States RepresentativeDistrict 2Vote for one:• Harry Teague (D)• Steve Pearce (R) Governor and Lt. GovernorVote for one:• Diane D. Denish and Brian S. Colon (D)• Susana Martinez and John A. Sanchez (R)• Declared write [...]

High winds expected Tuesday

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a high wind warning in effect from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. West to southwest winds of 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 or 65 mph are expected. The strongest winds are expected across Guadalupe, DeBaca and Chaves counties. Blowing dust is possible, [...]

De Baca County manager dismissed

CNJ staff De Baca County commissioners voted to dismiss County Manager John Nuttall during Tuesday’s County Commission meeting, according to Committee Chair Joe Steele. Steele would not state the cause behind the dismissal, saying that he “doesn’t feel comfortable putting personnel matters out there.” Commissioner Tommy Roybal said Nuttall was an at-will employee. “We could [...]

DeBaca County election results

Precincts Reporting: 4 of 4 U.S. President and Vice PresidentDemocrat• Barack Obama and Joe Biden, 358Republican• John McCain and Sarah Palin, 675Green Party• Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente, 0Constitution• Chuck Baldwin and Darrell Castle, 0Independent• Ralph Nader and Matt Gonzalez, 7Libertarian• Bob Barr and Wayne A. Root, 2 U.S. SenateDemocrat• Tom Udall, 448Republican• Steve Pearce, [...]

Escapees captured near Las Vegas, N.M.

CNJ Staff Two inmates who escaped from the DeBaca County Detention Center were recaptured on Saturday in Las Vegas, N.M., about 114 miles away, according to the DeBaca County Sheriff’s Department. Barry Wright, 23, of Higgins, Texas, and Cody Jessup, 19, of Woodward, Okla., were sharing a cell when they overpowered a detention officer about [...]

Inmates escape

CNJ Staff Two inmates at the DeBaca County Detention Center escaped at 9:02 p.m. Friday after overpowering a detention officer, according to the New Mexico State Police. The two were identified as Barry Wright, 23, and Cody Jessup, 19, according to Eric Archuleta, a dispatcher at the DeBaca County Regional Emergency Communications Center. According to [...]