Police blotter — Nov. 6

The following is a sample of calls received by dispatchers for Portales police, Roosevelt County Sheriff and area fire stations Tuesday • 11:48 a.m.: Warrant service, 1700 block North Boston Street • 11:49 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident (without injuries), unknown address • 12:26 p.m.: Warrant service, 1000 block North Community Way • 5:35 p.m.: Burglary report, […]

To do list — Nov. 6

Today • 61st annual First United Methodist Church Turkey Day & Bazaar — 11 a.m.. to 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Tickets $8 for adults, $4 for children under 10. It is dine in or carry out and delivery available. Information: 575-356-8597 • Chambliss Lantana — […]

ENMU grad director of attorney general’s litigation division

Scott Fuqua

By Desiree M. Cooper ENMU Communication Services Scott Fuqua, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science and speech communication from Eastern New Mexico University in 1997, is director of the litigation division of the Attorney General’s office in Santa Fe. Fuqua has a strong connection to Eastern: his parents and brother all graduated […]

Water authority at odds about need for executive director

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com How and which way to move forward is the dilemma facing the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority now that Portales Mayor Sharon King is no longer a candidate to be the agency’s first executive director. The authority’s chair Gayla Brumfield said Wednesday she’s sure the agency’s board will […]

State results — Nov. 6

All precincts reporting: U.S SENATOR • Allen E. Weh, R — 225,758 • Tom Udall, D — 280,109 U.S REPRESENTATIVE District 2 • Steve Pearce, R — 90,441 • Roxanne “Rocky” Lara, D — 49,314 • Jack McGrann — 4 District 3 • Jefferson L. Byrd, R — 70,008 • Ben R. Lujan, D — […]

Parker wins sheriff’s race

Malin Parker

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com Malin Parker said he felt confident going into the Roosevelt County’s sheriff’s election because of the overwhelming support he felt from his supporters and family. But he didn’t want to assume he would win. “I’ve seen too many elections go bad,” he said. “I tried hard, and I will […]

Reeb wins DA spot handily

Andrea Reeb

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Andrea Reeb said she is humbled by the support she received on the campaign trail. Now she’s ready to get back to work. “I’m ready to get back and focus on what my job is, which is to help crime victims and to hold defendants accountable for what they’ve […]

Beggs edges Tivis in tax assessor race

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com George Beggs said he’s been nervous for months. “I was sweating from the beginning. I knew I had tough competition,” he said. The Roosevelt County assessor’s race was decided Tuesday by less than 300 votes — 1,988 for the Republican Beggs, 1,693 for Royene Tivis, a Democrat. Beggs said […]

Roosevelt County election results

U.S. Senator • Allen E. Weh, R — 2,516 • Tom Udall, D — 1,252 U.S. Representative District 2 • Steve Pearce, R — 1,474 • Roxanne “Rocky” Lara, D — 301 • Jack A. McGrann, WI — 1 District 3 • Jefferson L. Byrd, R — 1,263 • Ben R. Lujan, D — 688 • Thomas Hook, WI — 8 Governor and Lieutenant Governor […]

To do list — Nov. 5

Today • Preschool storytime — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940. • Eastern New Mexico fall job fair — 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena. Information: 575-762-7714. • Teen programming — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940. • Navajo Nation Band — 6 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University’s […]

Police blotter — Nov. 5

The following is a sample of calls received by dispatchers for Portales police, Roosevelt County Sheriff and area fire stations Monday •9:17 a.m.: Criminal damage, 100 block, N.M. 267 • 9:57 a.m.: Warrant service, 100 block West First Street • 11:57 a.m.: Burglary report, 600 block East 17th Lane • 11:57 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident […]

Water’s hottest when you’re young

By Kitsana Dounglomchan Local columnist I asked my grandpa what it felt like to grow old. I knew my question would take him some time to answer, so I said nothing. I let him gather his thoughts. When I was a boy, Grandpa once complimented me on this habit. He told me it was good […]

Mayor withdraws water authority executive director application

Staff report Portales Mayor Sharon King, one of three finalists for the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority’s executive director job, has withdrawn her name from consideration, officials said. Authority board member Juan Garza said he received an email from King on Tuesday afternoon announcing her decision. “It was pretty brief, but she (said in […]

Friendship built around a drink and a song

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer Friendship alone is insufficient. I want friendship where time flies and we complete each other’s sentences. Two Sundays prior, we were 1-for-2. We’d stretched a late lunch and a corn maze visit to four hours, and we entered the fifth hour with post-maze drinks. Our bar conversation broached the differences […]

Police: Man says Madrid threatened to kill him

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com A man involved in Saturday’s early morning shooting death told police Fabian Madrid forced entry into his residence at 913 N. Ave. J, threatening to kill him before he fired two shots at him, according to a press release issued by the Portales Police Department. An initial autopsy report […]

Sample ballot

Here are candidates and issues on the general election ballot. Election Day is today. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.. Information: Roosevelt County clerk’s office at 575-356-8562. U.S. Senator • Allen E. Weh, R • Tom Udall, D U.S. Representative District 2 • Steve Pearce, R • Roxanne “Rocky” Lara, D District 3 […]

Dora school news — Nov. 4

Elementary events • Wednesday: Second, third and fourth grades will enjoy an electrical safety demonstration at 10:40 a.m. • Thursday: All elementary students will get to visit the Dora fire station for “Fire Safety Day.” Progress reports • Students will receive progress reports today to take home to parents. The reports show academic progress for […]

Vote today charts course of future

By Sandy Fields It’s Election Day. If ever there was a day to wave a flag and wear red, white and blue, this is the day. Surely the founding fathers could never have imagined America today, filled with interstate highways, airports, cell phones, super stores and computers.  But I do believe they dreamed the nation […]

City council will review eight new city manager applicants

Staff report The Portales City Council will review eight new applications for the city manager’s position during an executive session after today’s meeting, according to Mayor Sharon King. King said the most recent applicants include two city employees, two from in-state and applicants from Maryland, Texas, New York and North Carolina. She said the salary […]

Mayor King sees no conflict as water authority candidate

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com Portales Mayor Sharon King acknowledges she may have an advantage today when the board behind the Ute Water Project decides whether she or one of two other candidates will become the regional authority’s first paid executive director. King, however, doesn’t believe there is any conflict in her being a […]