Final unoffical Bailey County election results

U.S. President and Vice PresidentRepublican• John McCain and Sarah Palin, 609Democrat• Barack Obama and Joe Biden, 372Libertarian• Bob Barr and Wayne A. Root, 23 U.S. SenateDemocrat• Richard J. (Rick) Noriega, 625Republican• John Cornyn, 1,586Libertarian• Yvonne Adams Schick, 41 U.S. Representative, District 19 Republican• Randy Neugebauer, 1,680Democrat• Dwight Fullingim, 527Libertarian• Richard “Chip” Peterson, 67 Railroad CommissionerRepublican• […]

Editor’s election blog: Stoddard, Bostwick, Chandler, Lyman, Baker all winners — finally

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Paula Vander Dussen, front, and George Vander Dussen cast their vote Tuesday at Mesa Elementary School. OK, now the Curry County vote totals are all in … sorta. About 85 ballots remain uncounted at midnight but the winners appear to be the same as projected about two hours ago. Dan […]

Battery reported at jail

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a battery incident at the jail Monday night. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said deputies were dispatched about 8 p.m. to the detention center for a report of a stabbing. The victim was not stabbed, Waller said, but was struck with a broom handle by another inmate and […]

Local firefighters battle blaze

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PNT photo: Argen Duncan Crews work to build a firebreak to stop a grassfire northeast of Portales Tuesday afternoon. Freedom New Mexico Firefighters from around the area had a Roosevelt County grassfire 90 percent contained as of 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to Portales Fire Chief John Bridges. The fire started earlier Tuesday afternoon. Bridges said […]

Two arrested on drug charges

CNJ staff Two men were arrested Sunday after Curry County sheriff’s deputies and members of the Region V Drug Task Force discovered ecstasy in a vehicle the suspects were driving, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office. John Hall, 21, of Texico and Christopher Crook, 20, of Clovis, were stopped on their way […]

Obama’s modern ways overlooked

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist The curse of writing a column for Nov. 5 when Nov. 4 isn’t over means I have no election day results. In their place, I offer two final election thoughts: • Not nearly enough attention was given this season to the Barack Obama campaign and its use of new communications […]

Lowered gas prices keep mischief at bay

Freedom New Mexico If there is anything resembling a silver lining in the current financial crisis, it is that the worldwide price of oil has fallen to around $70 a barrel, about half what it was some three months ago. Gasoline prices, which always lag behind oil prices, have begun to drop as well. This […]

Local Election Results

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County OKs beer and wine sales at SEC

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners on Tuesday voted 3-2 in favor of allowing the sale of beer and wine at the Special Events Center, reversing an earlier decision against the issue. Chairman Albin Smith provided the pivotal vote, switching his stance on the issue and joining with commissioners Bobby Sandoval and […]

Local, state and national election results

Freedom New Mexico For up-to-the-minute results of local, state or national elections, click on the appropriate link below. Results are updated as they come in to us from The Associated Press.