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County treasurer announces re-election bid

Charlotte Andrade received her 15-year service pin from Chaves County during an employee recognition ceremony last week, but she doesn’t intend to end her...

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...

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...

Local CFO runs for city council seat

Calling himself “a new voice for a growing Roswell,” Ed Heldenbrand, the chief financial officer for the Krumland Auto Group, is making a bid...

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...

Fuller announces candidacy for Chaves County clerk

A longtime employee and elections officer with the Chaves County Clerk’s Office has announced her candidacy for Chaves County clerk. Cindy Fuller, who joined the...

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...

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...

Best declares intention to seek reelection

Incumbent Jeanine Corn Best is setting out to campaign for her third four-year term on the nonpartisan Roswell City Council, to continue representing Ward 3. “I’m...

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...

Townsend to seek re-election in 2020

The top Republican in the New Mexico House of Representatives will run for re-election in 2020. “Yes, I am running,” state Rep. James Townsend, R-Artesia,...

Bilberry, Taylor win county commission races

Incumbent Jeff Bilberry and former commissioner Richard Taylor have won their bids for seats on the Chaves County Board of Commissioners, having defeated their primary opponents and...

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...

Nava sets sights on Ward 5 seat

Criminal justice student announces run for City Council Oswaldo Vazquez Nava, a full-time criminal justice student, has declared his intention to run for a Roswell City Council...

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...

Ezzell to run for re-election in 2020

Three months after the 2019 New Mexico Legislative session ended, state Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell, R-Roswell, said Wednesday she will be on the ballot...

Voters choose experience in county clerk’s office

Unofficial results of Tuesday’s Republican primary indicate that Chaves County voters preferred experience for the county clerk’s office. Although the race for the Chaves County...

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...

City councilor, teacher will seek another term

Foster says his 'major thing is kids' Local teacher Barry Foster, a member of the Roswell City Council for eight years during two non-consecutive terms, is making a re-election...

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...

Democrat to run for House District 59 seat

A Lincoln County Democrat is making a bid for a local legislative seat in 2020, but could face a challenging path to victory in...

County voters have much better turnout in primaries

Chaves County experienced a strong turnout for the primary elections compared to other recent primaries, according to preliminary information available from the New Mexico...

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...

Three candidates vie for municipal judge seat

The upcoming Roswell municipal judge election will give voters three choices: the current judge who is a retired police officer, a retail manager who...

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...

Anderson, Nibert announce re-election bids for NM House

Local state Reps. Phelps Anderson and Greg Nibert, both Republicans from Roswell, each announced Wednesday they will run for re-election in 2020 to their...

Local voters discuss in-person voting choice

Convenience and wanting to ensure their votes were counted ranked highest among the reasons why a sample of local voters decided to head to...

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...

Kintigh, Best discuss $35 million bond issue

Mayor, Public Safety Committee chair address proposed public safety complex In addition to races for positions on the Roswell City Council and a municipal judgeship,...

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...

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