Two incumbents lose seats

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Alisa Boswell Incumbent and local businessman Keith Thomas earned 59 percent of the vote to win the seat Tuesday in a Ward D race in which candidates campaigned heavily with a variety of yard signs and fliers. Other winners were Michael Lucero in Ward A, Matthew Hunton in Ward B and Leo Lovett in Ward […]

Lucero, Hunton, Thomas win council seats (updated)

Portales city council Ward A candidates Q&A

Candidates for the Ward A city councilor seat were asked four questions. Answers were limited to 240 words on the first question and 120 words per question thereafter and edited for clarity and style. The election is March 6.

Portales city council ward D candidate Q&A

PNT staff reports Candidates for the Ward D city council seat were asked four questions. Answers were limited to 240 words on the first question and 120 words per question thereafter and edited for clarity and style. The election is March 6.

Portales city council ward B candidate Q&A

Candidates for the Ward B city councilor seat were asked four questions. Answers were limited to 240 words on the first question and 120 words per question thereafter and edited for clarity and style. The election is March 6.

Weddings —

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Ward [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Mr. and Mrs. Tommy J. Miller of Logan announce the love and marriage between Mariah Jai Ciemny, daughter of Maretta J. Miller and Rick L. Ciemny, of Wellington, Kan., to Justin Dwayne Ward, son of Suzy R. Carpenter Young of Brownwood, Texas, and Marshall E. Ward of Merkel, Texas. The […]

Meetings watch: Redistricting public hearing

The Portales City Council held the first of two public hearings Tuesday to receive the options for redistricting. Sterling Fluharty, consultant with Southwest Political Services, gave the presentation on the options. Fluharty said to provide for population equality in districts, so they can be as similar to each other as practical, the total population of […]

Council appoints Keith Thomas to Ward D seat

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Argen Duncan Keith Thomas, co-owner of Portales Home Medical Equipment, is stepping into the Ward D Portales City Council position Michael Miller vacated. The council voted to appoint Thomas at their meeting Tuesday in City Hall. Twelve people applied to finish the last two years of Miller’s term after he resigned because he moved to […]

Elida residents aim to revive town square with Christmas spirit

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Alisa Boswell The sights and sounds of Christmas will make their way to the Elida town square Friday night. The village is holding its inaugural Christmas on the Square event, starting at 6 p.m. Shops surrounding the square will be open for business. Each shop will display Christmas lights and hand out free refreshments. The […]

Birth —

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Kobyn Ward All snuggled in, Kobyn Ward is the son of Amberly and Jordan Ward of Clayton. Grandson of Marlynda and Ronnie Williams of Clayton. He is the great-grandson of Betty and Bob Dunn of Clovis.

It’s their job: Jacob Ward

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Name: Jacob Ward Job: Graduate assistant with the Eastern New Mexico University football team and currently coaching inside receivers. Background: Ward played college football and was an assistant at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. Ward was a receiver and tight end in college before becoming an assistant. ENMU head football coach Mark Ribaudo brought him […]

Council will meet in executive session

PNT Staff Report The Portales City Council is holding a special meeting at 1 p.m. Friday at City Hall to name a replacement for Ward B Councilor Jake L. Lopez. Lopez’ last meeting was Tuesday. He resigned to serve on the Roosevelt County Commission.

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Burt Ward, of “Robin” fame from the Batman television series, was to visit the Allsups stores on Second Street and on Chicago Avenue to

Shooting victim remembered as loving father

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Gary Payne traveled to Lubbock on Thursday afternoon to visit his daughter and see her new house. After the visit, he headed home for Melrose, but never arrived. Police said Payne and a Lubbock woman, Melissa Ward, were shot in the head about 11 p.m. Thursday as they drove […]

Incumbents make clean sweep in municipal elections

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By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico With only 8 percent of voters casting ballots, Portales city council incumbents easily won re-election Tuesday.

Voters go to polls today in municipal elections

PNT Staff Report Early voting concluded Friday for today’s municipal election, said Portales City Clerk Joan Martinez-Terry. She said 83 people voted early in-person and 16 people requested ballots by mail. The new voting machines will be used for the municipal election, she said. Four city council seats are up for election. Alfredo Bachica Jr., […]

City race plays out Tuesday

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Portales voters will have choices to make in two of the four open city council seats in Tuesday’s municipal election. Alfredo Bachicha Jr., incumbent in Ward A and Donald K. Shafer, incumbent in Ward C are both running unopposed. Incumbent Gary Watkins is facing challenger Michael Martinez in Ward […]

City holding candidate forum

PNT Staff Report The city of Portales and the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Candidate Forum on Monday to give residents of the city the opportunity to get to know the candidates prior to the election, according to a news release. The forum will begin with refreshments at 5:30 p.m. and the […]

Two city council races contested

PNT Staff Report Two of the four Portales City Council races in the March 4 municipal election will be contested. In Ward B, incumbent Gary Watkins is being challenged by Michael Martinez. The race for the Ward D council seat is a little more crowded, with incumbent Michael Miller along with Keith Thomas and Eddie […]

Former Ram drafted by Cubs

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer A former Ram could become a Cub — or possibly a Bulldog. In the 12th round of the Major League Baseball draft earlier this month, the Chicago Cubs picked former Portales Ram Ryan Acosta from Clearwater Central Catholic High School in Florida. And the 17-year-old also has a full-ride […]