Television, in moderation, OK for kids

By Anita Doberman My 20-month-old daughter clearly knows Sponge Bob Squarepants (“Bub-bob”) and can sing the song well enough that even non-family members recognize it. She is also more than familiar with Dora and Diego; I think she expects them to come over for a visit any minute now. A few years ago, in the [...]

Library adds summer reading program for teens

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer The Portales Public Library is launching a new summer reading program designed to get teenagers booked while giving them a chance to win an MP3 player. Librarians hope younger children also “catch the reading bug.” “Catch the Reading Bug” is the theme for the summer program for children in [...]

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 [...]

District 2 County Commission candidates share thoughts

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer David Sanders faces opposition in his bid for re-election to the District 2 County Commission seat. Sanders, a Republican, is being challenged by Rick Leal, also a Republican. The winner of the primaryelection will be the sole candidate in the general election. Sanders, 72 and retired, has held several [...]

City to honor Joe Blair

PNT Staff Report A community reception will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Building to honor Joe Blair. Blair is being honored for his many contributions to the community, according to a news release. He was born and raised in Portales. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and [...]

Events Calendar June 1

Monday Board of Regional Substance Abuse Treatment Initiative meeting — noon, Mental Health Resources, 1005 S. Monroe, Tucumcari, Information, 483-5081. Ram Basketball Camp — First day of four-day camp, 9 a.m. third-sixth grade, 1 p.m. seventh-ninth grade. Tuesday Roosevelt County Commissioners meeting — 9 a.m. City of Portales reception honoring Joe Blair — 6 p.m., [...]

Four seek probate position

PNT Staff Report In addition to the contested County Commission District 2 race, the only other contested race in Roosevelt County is for probate judge. Democrat Mark Paternoster, 61, District Court bailiff, will face one of three Republicans in the general election. Paternoster also has worked at a local title company and at the County [...]

Primary election precincts, polling locations

PNT Staff Report Voters in the primary election can find their precinct and polling location on their voter identification cards. Only registered Republicans and Democrats can vote for their respective candidates in the primary election. The polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday. Questions can be directed to the County Clerk’s office at [...]

Wilson, Pearce battle for Senate position

PNT Staff Report One of the most hotly contested races in this year’s primary election is the Republican face-off for Senate. Rep. Heather Wilson and Rep. Steve Pearce have targeted each other’s voting records and stands on the issues in a series of advertisements and news releases. Rep. Tom Udall is the only Democrat seeking [...]

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 [...]