Area rancher running for state land commissioner

Freedom New Mexico A Roosevelt County farmer and rancher is running for state land commissioner. Matt Rush, who raises beef and wheat, is one of two Republican candidates in the upcoming primary elections. He said he was planning to run for state representative, but a group of Clovis businessmen asked him to become a candidate […]

June primary election ballot

The following is the list of candidates appearing on the ballot for the June 1 state and county primary election:

Candidates file for June 1 primary

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rep. Anna Crook, R-Clovis, right, drew first position on the ballot for State Representative District 64 Tuesday at the Curry County Courthouse. She is running against Wade Lopez. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer It’s been a long time, at least longer than most at the courthouse can remember, since […]

Curry County primary filing list

As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, the following had candidacy for office in the Curry County primary election: • District 64 state representative: Incumbent Anna Crook, Republican; Wade Lopez, Democrat • Magistrate Judge, District 1: Johnny Chavez, Democrat; Incumbent Duane K. Castleberry, Republican • Magistrate Judge District 2: Genaro Soto, Democrat; Incumbent Richard Hollis Jr., Republican […]

Candidates for June primary filing Tuesday

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Tuesday, seven elected offices go up for grabs in Curry County. Democrat and Republican candidates are required to file with the clerk’s office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The filings are to compete in the June 1 primary elections. Winners in June will be the choices presented on […]

Life, faith should be built on firm foundation

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist When Susie and I were little girls growing up in church, we sang with the primary choir. One of the songs we loved so much was “The Wise Man Built His House Upon the Rock.” This was a great song. To go with the lyrics, we had hand motions like […]

Area farmers eligible for disaster aid

Freedom New Mexico U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom J. Vilsack has declared Roosevelt County a disaster area in a move that also affects Curry and Quay counties. Roosevelt is among seven New Mexico counties listed as disaster areas because of production losses from high winds and drought, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Curry […]

U.S. shouldn’t support either side in Mideast

Freedom New Mexico As is so often the case with Middle Eastern conflicts, there are wheels within wheels in the current Israeli ground invasion of the Gaza strip, and a distinct shortage of reasons to cheer either side. The primary blame for the current conflict must lie with Hamas, a militant organization heavily subsidized by […]

KTQM hosts candidate forum

CNJ Staff Local radio station KTQM is hosting a forum for local primary candidates from 6-8 p.m. tonight. Station Manager Bob Coker said listeners’ questions will be posed to the candidates on the air by Grant McGee, who will act as moderator. Coker said state and county candidates have been invited, and several have said […]

Software glitch found, election results released

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Curry County Commission candidate Lisa Dunagan, right, and her campaign manager Brenda Miller monitor election results on their phones Tuesday at the Curry County Courthouse. Dunagan ran against Seth Martin for the Republican seat in District 4. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer After a ballot-counting mistake that pushed into […]