Three candidates file in De Baca

CNJ staff Three candidates filed to run for three De Baca County offices Tuesday, the state’s filing day. • Incumbent De Baca County Commissioner George Gonzales filed for re-election to his seat in District 3. Gonzales is a Democrat and is completing his first four-year term. • Democrat Rosalie Gonzales-Joiner filed for county clerk. Gonzales-Joiner […]

Three offices open in De Baca County primary

CNJ staff Candidates for De Baca County offices in the June 5 primary have to file from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday in the De Baca County Clerk’s office. Offices to go before De Baca County voters in 2012 voters in 2012 include: • County clerk. Incumbent republican Laurie Pettigrew is completing her second […]

Weddings —

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Aragon Nellie Baca of Portales and Matthew Mark Aragon of Clovis were joined in marriage Oct. 1, 2011 at Legacy Life Family Church in Clovis. The Rev. David Lomrana performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Tina Chavez of Clovis and Clifford Baca of Portales. She is the granddaughter of the late Cleofas […]

Rural area post offices in danger of closure

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Due to financial struggles, the U.S. Postal Service has produced a list of about 3,700 post offices it will study for closure nationwide. Argen Duncan Five rural post offices in Roosevelt County, two in De Baca County and one in Parmer County, Texas, are in danger of being closed. Due […]

Cancer fundraiser makes return to Portales

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Tanya Baca, who is battling cancer, and her 3-year-old daughter, Emily, look at a display during the Relay for Life cancer research fundraiser at Greyhound Arena Friday night. The event lasted until 10 a.m. Saturday, and event chairwoman Cathy Hess said about 375 people had registered to participate as of […]

Press release: Tucumcari deaths ruled homicides

Tucumcari – Gabriel Baca, 37 and Bobby Gonzales, 57 both of Tucumcari, NM were found dead in an Eastern New Mexico motel. State Police were called in yesterday evening to take over a scene that ultimately turned into a homicide investigation.

Man shot by deputy charged in connection to stabbing

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 23-year-old Fort Sumner man shot Monday by a De Baca County Deputy has been charged in connection with the stabbing and pursuit that led up to the shooting. Michael Christopher Fitschen, who remains hospitalized after being shot once in the abdomen, was charged Tuesday with aggravated battery with […]

Lucero elected District 2 De Baca County Commissioner

CNJ staff Adolfo Lucero was elected De Baca County Commissioner for District 2 Tuesday, finishing with 705 votes to James G. Bell’s 182 votes. Lucero said his first step will be to thoroughly research De Baca County’s water shortage and landfill issues from the perspective of all the county’s citizens before pursuing definite action. “I […]

Candidate profiles: De Baca County

CNJ staff There are three contested De Baca County positions up for grabs in the Nov. 2 general election. The race for magistrate judge in De Baca County is between incumbent Republican Buddy Hall, who has held the office for 16 years, and Democrat Rosalie Joiner. Vying for probate judge are Republican John P. Wooton, […]

De Baca, Roosevelt counties receive PILT funds

CNJ staff New Mexico counties will share more than $32 million in federal payment in lieu of taxes (PILT) money, according to a release from U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. The PILT program, administered by the Department of Interior, compensates counties for federal property that cannot by taxed by local governments, including military bases and […]