Colon and Sanchez win party nominations for lieutenant governor

By Tim Korte: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Democrat Brian Colon and Republican John Sanchez have won their parties’ nominations for New Mexico lieutenant governor. Tuesday’s results mean Colon will be paired on the Democratic ticket with gubernatorial candidate Diane Denish in the November general election. Sanchez will run on the GOP side with Susana […]

Lieutenant governor candidates attend forum

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The three lieutenant governor candidates who visited Clovis Thursday had little differentiation from each other on most audience questions at the High Plains Patriots forum. Most of all, the three Republican candidates all carried the same message — if you want conservative government, elect one of us and some […]

Their view: Candidates campaign for lieutenant governor

New Mexico has five Democratic candidates running for lieutenant governor in Tuesday’s primary. Three Republicans are seeking the post. We recently invited all to write a 300-word response to the question: How will you make New Mexicans’ lives better as lieutenant governor? Republican responses were published in Wednesday’s Portales News-Tribune. Brian Colon, Lawrence Rael and […]

GOP candidates for lieutenant governor participating in Clovid forum

Freedom New Mexico All three Republican candidates for lieutenant governor are participating in a forum Thursday in Clovis organized by the High Plains Patriots. President Kim Runyan said candidates John Sanchez, Kent Cravens and Brian Moore will be at the organization’s 7 p.m. meeting at the Masters Centre conference room. A candidate forum will follow […]

Their view: Candidates respond to essay question

New Mexico has three Republican candidates running for lieutenant governor in Tuesday’s primary. Five Democrats are seeking the post. We recently invited all to respond to the question: How will you make New Mexicans’ lives better as lieutenant governor? Democrat responses will be published in Friday’s Portales News-Tribune. Here is a sampling of Republican responses […]

Lieutenant governor candidates respond with essays

Primary elections are June 1 in New Mexico. The state has three Republican candidates running for lieutenant governor. Five Democrats are seeking the post. We recently invited all to write a 300-word response to the question: How will you make New Mexicans’ lives better as lieutenant governor? Democrats Brian Colon, Lawrence Rael and Gerald Ortiz […]

Their view: Let’s put focus on victims’ rights

Susana Martinez is a Republican candidate for New Mexico governor. Here’s what she has to say about crime: “For too long, soft-on-crime politicians have focused less on the rights of victims and more on the rights of criminals. That will end in a Martinez Administration. I will make accountability the order of each and every […]

Their view: Success starts with students

Success starts with students Doug Turner is a Republican candidate for New Mexico governor. Here’s what he has to say about education: “We have a moral obligation to give our children the best future possible. … Many of New Mexico’s native sons and daughters owe their success to good schools and great teachers. But not […]

PHS alumna honored by governor

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Jan Elliott of Clovis was selected as the 25th annual Governor’s Award for Outstanding New Mexico Women. She has been the executive director for EMS Region III for 21 years. She will be recognized as one of 20 winners of the award at a banquet in Albuquerque May 7. One winner will be inducted into […]

Their view: Governor needs to bolster border protection

Brian Moore of Clayton is one of eight candidates for New Mexico lieutenant governor. Here’s what he had to say recently on his Web site about violence along the Mexican border: “The murder of an Arizona rancher with ties to New Mexico is more evidence of the violence spilling over our southern border with Mexico. […]

Druggist became pillar of community

By Don McAlavy: Freedom columnist W. H. Duckworth, owner of the Duckworth Drug Company came to New Mexico in the year, 1908 headquartering out of the city while traveling his territory. In 1910 he became manager of the Southwestern Drug Store and remained in that capacity until 1922. Duckworth served his state as lieutenant governor […]

Governor signs law allowing guns in some liquor-serving restaurants

By Barry Massey: The Associated Press SANTA FE — People licensed for concealed handguns can take their weapons into New Mexico restaurants serving beer and wine under a new state law. Gov. Bill Richardson signed legislation into law on Wednesday. It takes effect in July. However, restaurants can stop people from bringing their handguns into […]

Government habits hard to break

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Meg Whitman is running for governor of California and I haven’t a clue what her chances are. I know I don’t want someone like Arnold to get elected, but then I don’t want hardly anyone to be either re-elected or elected. And Meg Whitman offers a good example […]

Water authority bill heads to governor’s desk

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A bill to revamp the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority got to Gov. Bill Richardson’s desk without springing any leaks. House Bill 15 passed the House and Senate on unanimous votes, and will move the authority from a joint powers agreement to a utility authority in June. Gov. […]

Bill delays agency mergers to 2011

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican While legislators have been slow to act on governor’s task force proposals to consolidate state agencies, the House of Representatives on Thursday unanimously passed a measure to set up another task force to make specific recommendations for next year’s Legislature. Gov. Bill Richardson’s efficiency task force, headed by former […]

Governor proposes ethics and campaign finance reforms, domestic partnerships for unmarried same-sex couples

The Associated Press SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson warned Tuesday of possible government worker layoffs in the coming year if state agency budgets are slashed and he declared his opposition to reinstating the sales tax on food to deal with New Mexico’s financial problems. On the opening day of the Legislature’s 30-day session, Richardson […]

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According to the Portales Tribune, Jack Carrasco, former Portales resident, visited Portales yesterday to announce his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor of New Mexico.

Governor to visit Clovis for Hull Street bridge groundbreaking

Constituents were King’s top priority

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist As I grew up and came of age it seemed Bruce King had always been governor of New Mexico. With three different terms he was in the governor’s chair a long time. It seemed the man, who passed away Friday at 85, truly loved the job of governor and the […]

Former governor Bruce King remembered for compassion, fairness

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer