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Burt beats Hensley in GOP primary for state Senate

New Mexico State Sen. William Burt, R-Alamogordo, beat back a primary challenge and will be on the ballot this November to retain the seat...

Area candidates with no primary opposition face general election challenges

A few multi-county races that some Chaves County voters were able to participate in had candidates facing no opposition in the primaries. But with...

Candidates with no general, primary election opponents win office

Several candidates in county and regional races faced no opposition in the primaries or the general election. By securing at least one vote Tuesday, they...

Polls open at 7 a.m. for June 2 primary elections

On primary election day, June 2, the county will have 11 polling locations open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters registered with the three major...

County officials say early, absentee voting going well

Chaves County officials are reporting strong early voting and in-person absentee voting participation in the primary elections, as the second of its early voting...

Lawmakers discuss budget ahead of likely special session

With New Mexico continuing to reel from the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic and a record drop in oil prices, legislators...

County decides on new early voting site

Early voting for primary races is scheduled to start May 5, and the Chaves County Clerk’s Office has announced that it has changed an...

Local candidates raise campaign cash

Campaigns for county offices took in significant amounts of money in the last six months, with some candidates garnering contributions from other elected officials...

Ezzell seeks continuity in managing county’s business

Believing the county needs continuity in leadership, Chaves County Commissioner T. Calder Ezzell is running for a second term representing District 2. “Commissioner (Robert) Corn...

Gomez looks to organize political win

Barbara Gomez enjoys new challenges, and she thinks the next one she’d like to take on is becoming Chaves County clerk. A well-known community volunteer who...

Mathys, Clarkson get signatures to be on primary ballot

Two Republican candidates in separate New Mexico congressional races have amassed the petition signatures necessary to get on their party’s primary ballot. Chris Mathys, a...

Robertson says he’s ready for office on Day 1

The community’s generosity and his experience over the last year working with the city and county to allow off-highway vehicles on paved roads spurred...

Foster to run for county commission

Candidates file in other local legislative races A week after prevailing in his bid for re-election to the Roswell City Council, Barry Foster is...

City wins big on voter turnout

2020 has largest participation in 10 years One outcome of the 2020 municipal election that all involved can agree with is that voter turnout was...

Voters turn out in force against bond issue

Roswell residents resoundingly defeated a bond issue for up to $35 million for a new public safety complex, voting more than 4 to 1...

Perry, incumbents win City Council races

Tuesday’s municipal elections were a good night for four incumbents and one former councilor, who prevailed in several Roswell City Council races. Five of the...

Seskey to remain municipal judge

Incumbent wins by 420 votes In a fairly close race among three candidates, Roswell voters have chosen to keep Joseph H. Seskey as the municipal...

Election roundup: Voters reject proposed safety complex

Voters say 'No' to proposed public safety complex The proposed $35 million bond issue to fund a new public safety complex was resoundingly defeated at...

Bond issue, multiple races on ballot today

Voters can cast their ballots in the Roswell Municipal Election Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at any of six voting locations. Free bus...

Municipal election day arrives Tuesday

Early, absentee voting ended Saturday After months of speeches and campaigning, the 2020 Roswell municipal election is heading for the final day of voting on Tuesday. Four...

Ward 2 candidates sound off on issues at forum

Issues ranging from infrastructure, to police and city finances were discussed Tuesday by three candidates in the race for an open Ward 2 seat...

Ward 5 city councilor incumbent talks about youth needs at forum

Barry Foster said that he will focus on improving the city for youth if re-elected to a third term as a Ward 5 city...

Ward 1 candidates agree on top priority

The candidates for the Ward 1 position on the Roswell City Council have some stark differences but also common concerns about the need for...

Corn, city air views on public safety complex

Corn calls bond ‘cause for concern,’ while Neeb says it makes good financial sense A Chaves county elected official who lives in Roswell contended that a...

Municipal court candidates give views at forum

With seven days until city elections, the three candidates for Roswell Municipal Judge pitched their varied professional backgrounds and visions for the city’s court...

Candidates, bond issue in spotlight at local forum

Roswell voters have a lot to consider during the 2020 municipal elections. They will decide about city councilors and a municipal judge to serve for...

Accountant vies for seat on Board of Commissioners

After an eight-year absence, Republican Richard Taylor hopes to once again get elected to the Chaves County Board of Commissioners this November. Taylor, who represented...

Clerk hopes voter turnout improves for city elections

There have been 11 days of early voting at City Hall since Feb. 4, but City Clerk Sharon Coll said that only 422 had cast...

Local voting starts; candidate forum set for Feb. 25

The first ballots in Roswell’s municipal elections can be cast starting this week. “This is the opportunity for the citizens of our community to voice...

Possible location of public safety complex discussed

Part 2 of RDR’s interview with Mayor Kintigh, Councilor Best Editor's note: For part one of this story, click here. The March 3 local elections will see...

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