Tucumcari Altrusa branch holding yearly car lottery

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — It’s wonderful to win a new car — just ask Tucumcari’s Alex Mills, who struck gold two years ago with a Ford Mustang. The only problem was Alex was 5 years old at the time. The wheels he won from the 2003 Altrusa Car Party didn’t go to […]

Lady Tigers close in on second spot in district

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By Dave Wagner ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers have set themselves up pretty well for the No. 2 spot in District 3-1A. In their next game, they’ll have a shot at No. 1 Fort Sumner. Elida got 18 points from senior guard Casey Ford Tuesday night and cruised past Floyd 60-36. The Lady Tigers […]

Mascot talk makes one weary

By Jim Lee I really appreciate that relatively new statue in front of the Campus Union Building at Eastern New Mexico University. But I have always been intrigued by naming a university mascot after a bus going through town. According to the official account of acquiring the greyhound as the symbol of the teams published […]

Elida boys ease past Dora in District 3-1A opener

PNT Staff ELIDA — The Elida Tigers outscored Dora 20-10 in the fourth quarter Tuesday night to rally for a 60-57 victory in the District 3-1A opener for both teams. Senior Dylan Radcliff scored 19 points and freshman Wesley Gilmore added 14 for the Tigers (11-6, 1-0 district). Juniors Tyler Wilhoit and Brent Hays led […]

Elida girls garner semifinal win in Roswell tourney

PNT Staff ROSWELL — Senior guard Casey Ford scored a season-high 16 points Tuesday night to help the Elida Lady Tigers reach the finals of a tournament at Roswell Goddard with a 49-28 win over the Roswell High junior varsity. The Lady Tigers will play for the championship at 1 p.m. today against the Goddard […]

Lady Tigers advance to semifinals

PNT Staff ROSWELL — The Elida Lady Tigers outscored Roswell Goddard “C” team 23-4 in the third quarter to break open a close game en route to a 53-29 victory over the Lady Rockets Monday in a quarterfinal game of a tournament hosted by Goddard. Senior Adrienne Coe scored 17 points for the Lady Tigers […]

Elida posts sweep over Lovington JVs

PNT Staff LOVINGTON — The Elida basketball jumped over the .500 mark on Monday with a sweep of the Lovington junior varsity squads. Elida won the boys game 50-35 while the Lady Tigers came away with a 44-28 victory. Dylan Radcliff scored 22 points for Elida’s boys, including a pair of first-quarter 3-pointers. His other […]

Nov. 24 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthday this week: Emily Hamilton, Bennie Jemez, Joel Moore, Kent Winders, Wanda Chenault, Debby Canon, Nathan Erdman, Margaret Wilcox, Jeff Bilbery, Clayton Ford and Tommy Hogg. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Jake Howard and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Southard. Church news There will be a Christmas musical Dec. 5 at the Methodist […]

Suspect nabbed in Web sting

Darrell Maurina A three-week undercover sting operation led to the arrest of George Ford, 28, who police say used the Internet to lure what he thought was a 14-year-old girl into a meeting. Ford actually had been corresponding with a state police agent via e-mail and arranged to meet her in the Clovis area, according […]