Republicans outnumber Democrats

By David Arkin Republicans are No. 1 in Curry County. For the first time in the county’s 95-year history, there are more registered Republicans than Democrats, according to the New Mexico Secretary of State’s Web site. As of Wednesday afternoon, 8,547 people or 45 percent of voters in the county, were registered Republican while 8,277 […]

Deadlines for elections today

CNJ STAFF REPORT All candidates planning to run in the June primary must file with the county clerk or the Santa Fe office of the Secretary of State by 5 p.m. today. Candidates who are running for county offices or with only one county in their districts may file in the county clerk’s office. Candidates […]

Voters OK tax hike

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Gena and Kevin Wilkerson of Clovis walk into Marshall Junior High School before voting in Tuesday’s election. By Jack King Clovis voters approved a quarter-percent gross-receipts tax increase for the city by a more than 2-to-1 margin Tuesday. Voters favoring the tax hike numbered 2,234; those opposed were 1,077. City officials attributed the success to […]

Pankonie, Judy

Judy Pankonie Services: Have been held. Judy Lou Pankonie, 56, of Clovis, a registered nurse, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Oct. 30, 1947, in Harrison, Ark., to James C. and Dolly Baker Mills. She had been a resident of Clovis the past year, moving from […]

Early bird voters have two options this year

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Clovis resident Jo Ann Teeter casts her early voting ballot Monday at the Curry County Courthouse. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Jack King A little more than 1 percent of Curry County’s registered voters have participated so far in early voting for the Sept. 23 special election. Since early and absentee voting started on Aug. […]

Rally shows off different kind of hog

By Gary Mitchell Like the fabled Phoenix rising from its own ashes, the Badlands Street Party has the makings of success after its earlier demise, organizers say. “We’re pretty pleased,” said Brent Capshaw, an event organizer. “For something that was belly-up and canceled about six months ago, it’s coming along well, thanks to the effort […]