Primary races shaping up

Robin Fornoff Candidates for Curry County offices have from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday to file for three seat commission seats and the offices of treasurer and county clerk in the June 5 primary election. Up for grabs on the commission are the District 2 position held by Dan Stoddard, the District 4 seat […]

No applicants for economic development position

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Alisa Boswell Former Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation Director Greg Fisher’s job has remain unfilled because no on has applied for the position, according to RCCDC Chairman Randy Knudson. “There have been some ads that have gone out on some free state advertising pages on economic development websites,” Knudson said. The position opened up when […]

Roch running for re-election

CNJ staff Dennis Roch, R-Texico, has announced he is running for re-election in District 67 of the state House of Representatives. The district includes all or parts of Curry, Roosevelt, Quay, Harding Union, San Miguel and Colfax counties. Roch, 38, is the only candidate who has announced candidacy for the position. He is assistant superintendent […]

Tucumcari city manager applies for Lincoln County position

Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose on Friday confirmed she has applied for the Lincoln County Manager position. “This is in no way a resignation on my part,” Rose said. “I am merely keeping my options open.” Rose is one of 19 applicants for the position, said Billie-Jo Guevara with Lincoln County Human […]

New manager for Wester Dairy Transport

Marty Lewis is the new operations manager in New Mexico for Western Dairy Transport LLC, according to a news release from WDT. Lewis, who has worked for the company for 17 years, came from the position of assistant terminal manager after holding several other supervisory roles with WDT. Lewis replaces Kelly Sanders, who left to […]

ENMU narrows field for baseball position

Freedom New Mexico From a field of nearly 100 candidates for its open baseball head coaching position, Eastern New Mexico University has pared it down to nine. Athletic director Jeff Geiser said Monday that he will try to interview all of them by phone beginning on Wednesday, with three to five to be invited for […]

Raymond Mondragon named to EPCOG post

Former Clovis police chief and city manager Raymond Mondragon has been hired as economic development director for the Eastern Plains Council of Governments. Mondragon began in the position Monday, replacing Gregg Williams. Interim-Director Sandy Chancey said Williams, who held the position for about four years, left March 25, under a “mutual agreement” with EPCOG. Williams […]

Conflict in Libya puts U.S. in tough position

Freedom New Mexico Our country’s overly aggressive interventionist foreign policy led us to invade Iraq. It has caused Americans to pay for multiple interventions in which the goal was to save women and children abroad from monstrous regimes and to spread “democracy” by force. Seldom since World War II, with the obvious exception of Afghanistan, […]

Weese resigns Zias coaching position

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Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese tendered his resignation on Tuesday after five seasons at the school. The Zias finished their 2010-11 season on Saturday at 5-21 (3-11 Lone Star Conference South Division) with a 69-68 loss to rival West Texas A&M at Greyhound Arena, ENMU’s fourth one-point loss of […]

Zias look to improve South position

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Dave Wagner In her first season as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball coach, things didn’t always go the way Lauren Sigwing hoped. The Zias (16-37 in 2010) managed to post Lone Star Conference South wins over West Texas A&M and Texas Woman’s, both conference tournament qualifiers, but they finished a distant last in the division […]

Short wins magistrate judge seat

Argen Duncan Republican Linda J. Short won the Roosevelt County magistrate judge position Tuesday with almost 77 percent of votes. Her opponent, Democrat James “Jim” W. Lee, had 1,018 of the 4,385 votes in the race. “I’m very happy,” Short said. Short plans to attend three weeks of new judges training starting Nov. 15 in […]

Monday morning briefing: Farewells and cash for CCC

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Party time Mark your calendars for a couple of special events. Thursday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., a farewell reception for Christina Martinez-Guajardo as she leaves United Way of Eastern New Mexico to take a position with La Casa. It’s at 1200 Thornton, […]

Officials decline to reveal new Drug Task Force coordinator

Board members have selected a lone finalist as the Region V Drug Task Force coordinator, according to Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders. Sanders said Thursday a choice has been made but the position will not be offered until contract details are finalized. He declined to name the finalist. An announcement should be made in a […]

Roch accepts Texico schools position

Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari schools Assistant Superintendent Dennis Roch has accepted a similar position at Texico. Roch said he begins work at Texico, where he previously spent 8 1/2 years as a teacher and coach, on July 1. “I am looking forward to returning to Texico, though my wife and I will certainly miss the […]

2-6 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 12 Here comes the judge A new district judge position would be created for the First Judicial District under a bill approved unanimously Friday by the Senate. The disrict includes Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Los Alamos counties. Senate Bill 6, sponsored by Sen. Peter Wirth, D-Santa Fe, also creates a […]

Councilor withdraws from election

Freedom New Mexico Citing business and personal reasons, City Councilor Shawn Watson confirmed Thursday that he has withdrawn from the March 2 municipal election. Leo Lovett is now the only declared candidate running for Ward C. Watson said Lovett is qualified for the position and feels he will do a good job.

Hospital board chooses finalists

PNT staff reports The Roosevelt General Hospital Board chose five finalists to possibly replace retiring administrator James D’Agostino in executive session Tuesday night at the hospital. Finalists are: • RGH Chief Financial Officer Eva Stevens of Portales • Richard L. Smith of Clovis • Larry Leaming of Colorado • James Faulwell of Minnesota • Jeff […]

Fire chief leaving for new position with hospital

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer After nearly 21 years serving Portales and surrounding townships, Portales Fire Chief John Bridges is retiring to take on another role in helping the community. Tuesday night, Bridges’ intentions to retire Nov. 27 were announced at the city council meeting in City Hall. Bridges has accepted a position with […]

It’s their job: Student finds friends on the job

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Name: Tawnalei Tagaloa Position: Server/trainer at Pizza Hut Background: I am from California. I was born and raised in Orange County. I came to Portales in 2007 to play softball for Eastern New Mexico University. I am currently working on my degree at ENMU, majoring in sociology and psychology. Time on Job: I started here […]

Boys State introduces youth to government

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer In a world with expanding competition for the attention of high school students, Boys State may not hold the lofty position it once did.