Every vote counts — ask city councilman

Does your vote really matter? It can. The New York Times in 2005 reported the median margin of victory in Congressional elections is 22 percent. That’s what economists Casey Mulligan and Charles Hunter found when they analyzed more than 56,000 Congressional elections dating to 1898. The economists also took a look at more than 40,000 […]

Monday morning briefing: Candidates debate and women get the vote

Good morning and welcome to the Monday briefing. Candidate debate Don’t forget the Portales municipal candidate forum 6 p.m. Monday at the Yam Theatre. Candidates will give opening statements on their interest in their positions then be presented questions. Information: 763-6991. Party politics The Democratic Party County Convention is 6 p.m. Tuesday at Clovis-Carver Public […]

Candidates draw for spot on ballot

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Christina Calloway Candidates for the Portales City Council March 6 election are wondering if their luck of the draw will have any effect on how their constituents will vote. Candidates drew numbers Friday at the city clerk’s office to determine where they would be placed on the ballot. “Well you can do just about anything […]

My turn: Alcohol abuse a disease, not moral lapse

The postcard from a Portales church urging me to vote “No” on Sunday liquor sales at restaurants inadvertently reminded me to vote. “In addition to the economic impact (of alcohol abuse), we see an enormous social impact. Domestic violence, alcohol related diseases, and drunk driving all affect more than just the bottom line,” the card […]

Repeat birthday social experiment

The day had finally come. I had turned 18. I could legally vote and buy cigarettes — two things Americans do in dwindling numbers. A few birthday wishes came at school that day, and it was a great day. Until, that is, my best friend turned to me in pre-calculus and said, “Stop joking around.” […]

ENMU regents to vote on resident hall project

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents is set to vote on starting the design process and getting money for a new residence hall for the Portales campus during their meeting at 1 p.m. Friday at the ENMU-Ruidoso campus. The agenda also includes votes on the introduction of two new fees […]

Portales past: Feb. 5, 1959

Feb. 5, 1959: Portales News-Tribune: A very light vote was cast in the Elida School Board Election on Tuesday. Haskel Worley was the only candidate for re-election to the board.

No vote on Gardner replacement

Roosevelt County commissioners did not decide on a nomination for a replacement New Mexico Rep. Keith Gardner at a special meeting Thursday. A meeting to take a final vote was scheduled for 9 a.m. today in the commission room at the Roosevelt County Courthouse. Gardner left his seat to become Gov. Susana Martinez’ chief of […]

Voters pass Bonds A, B, C

Liliana Castillo Voters approved three of the four bonds created by the 2010 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act Tuesday. Bonds A, B and C passed and Bond D was failed. Bond C will devote more than $5 million in bonds to the improvement of public school facilities. More specifically, the money will be used […]

Mock elections teach students about politics

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer While adults were voting Tuesday, Lindsey-Steiner Elementary School students held their own mock governor election. The votes were expected to be counted Wednesday. Social studies vertical team leader Sharon Rowley organized the mock election. The fifth- and sixth-graders learned about candidates platforms and voting procedures before the mock election, […]