Census shows increases in Clovis, Portales; declines for Tucumcari

The U.S. Census released numbers for New Mexico today that show substantial increases in the populations of Clovis and Portales. There are 2,059,179 New Mexicans, according to the count. Clovis’ population grew from 32,667 to 37,775 from the 2000 census to the 2010 census, a jump of 15.6 percent. Portales’ growth was 10.3 percent, with […]

Letter to the editor: Lujan delighted with progress

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for welcoming me to your community this past weekend. Speaking with New Mexicans from Portales, Clovis, Melrose, San Jon, and Tucumcari, I was honored that you welcomed me into your communities and you opened up about the challenges you are facing. As I traveled the […]

Mexicans need to start taking back their cities

Freedom Newspapers On the bicentennial of Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla’s call to arms against oppression from Spain, Mexico’s residents now find themselves held down by another powerful enemy: fear.

Candidate profiles: Lieutenant governor

Primary elections are Tuesday in New Mexico. The state has three Republican candidates running for lieutenant governor. Five Democrats are seeking the post. We recently invited all to write a 300-word response to the question: How will you make New Mexicans’ lives better as lieutenant governor? Democrats Brian Colon, Lawrence Rael and Gerald Ortiz Pino […]

Lieutenant governor candidates respond with essays

Primary elections are June 1 in New Mexico. The state has three Republican candidates running for lieutenant governor. Five Democrats are seeking the post. We recently invited all to write a 300-word response to the question: How will you make New Mexicans’ lives better as lieutenant governor? Democrats Brian Colon, Lawrence Rael and Gerald Ortiz […]

Press Release: Governor urges citizen action in tribute to Vitenam vets

Governor Bill Richardson today issued a challenge to New Mexicans to get behind a “National Call for Photos,” a project to collect photos of all names listed on the National Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.