Buzard wins District 5 county commission seat

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Argen Duncan Republican Kendell Ray Buzard won the District 5 Roosevelt County Commission seat Tuesday. Buzard received 70 percent of votes, winning over Democrat Rodney L. Payne, with 30 percent. County Clerk E. Janet Collins said vote totals could change when provisional ballots are counted Friday. Buzard will take over for current Commissioner Paul Grider, […]

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Buzard and Payne to vie for District 5 commission seat

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Democrat Rodney Payne and Republican Kendell Ray Buzard won their primary elections Tuesday for the Roosevelt County Commission District 5 seat. They will face each other in the November general election. Incumbent Paul Grider could not run for re-election because he reached his two-term limit. Buzard received about 37 […]

Republican Burton likely to take commission seat

Elida-area resident Republican Scott Burton is the likely successor to two-term Democrat Roosevelt County Commissioner Gene Creighton. Burton won a three-person race in Roosevelt County’s District 4 Republican primary Tuesday, garnering 144 votes to nearest challenger Nancy Gentry’s 117. David Craig tallied 57 votes. With no one filed on the Democrat primary ballot in the […]

Democrat Dodge will face Republican Russ for District 63 seat

Santa Rosa’s George Dodge Jr. grabbed the Democratic nomination for District 63 State Representative from Clovis’ Jose Griego with a wide lead. Claiming 78 percent of the votes in 96 percent of the precincts, retired educator Dodge will go on to face Republican Melinda Russ from Fort Sumner in the November general election. Russ ran […]

Council honors Portales volunteer

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer A regular meeting of the Portales City Council did take place on Tuesday, although normal business took a back seat to the recognition of one hard-working citizen. Frankye King, 86, was honored with an hour-long fete prior to the 7 p.m. start of the meeting and, during the council […]

Rep. Moore planning run for Liutenant Governor seat

Freedom New Mexico Former state Rep. Brian K. Moore, R-Clayton, has set his sights on the lieutenant governor’s office. Moore, who last year opted not to run for re-election for his District 67 seat, announced his bid on Tuesday. “As a small businessman myself, I understand how challenging it is right now for people and […]

Family: Students’ conditions improving after wreck

Freedom New Mexico Portales High School students injured in a one-car crash Monday morning are improving. Front-seat passenger Selene Valladarez, 15, is in critical but stable condition in an intensive care unit in Lubbock, said her brother, Jesus Valladarez Jr. After being unconscious all day Monday, she was improving in responsiveness to nurses Tuesday. Passenger […]

Council recognizes Lopez at final meeting

PNT staff Councilman Jake J. Lopez and the Portales City Council celebrated his last day in office Tuesday. Lopez has served Portales for 14 years. He resigned his city seat effective Tuesday after winning a Roosevelt County Commission post seat last fall in the general election.

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Jay Morgan, a local attorney, announced that he would run for the second seat the county held in the state House of Representatives. A constitutional amendment passed the previous September had added another seat in the house.