Rural Nevada town clings to its patriotism and its targeted Army depot

By Martin Griffith: The Associated Press HAWTHORNE, Nev. — For more than 50 years, this struggling desert town that proudly calls itself “America’s Patriotic Home” has held what’s billed as the nation’s biggest Armed Forces Day parade. Some 3,500 people turned out earlier this month for the celebration, complete with water fights, a watermelon eating […]

Campos talks BRAC in Clovis

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Rep. Jose Campos, D-Santa Rosa, reviewed a long list of legislative accomplishments at Monday’s Curry Democratic Party Town Hall Meeting, which included funding for Pre-K and tax cuts for low-income families. But he set aside equal time to address the concerns of those gathered, an intimate group of barely […]

Dancing in a ghost town

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer In between Santa Fe and Albuquerque sits the village of Madrid — a ghost town with a population less than 200, historically known for its coal mining days and the first lighted baseball park in New Mexico. These days, the ballpark has been the center for blues and jazz […]

Personalities Plus: Don Thomas

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Your name: Don Thomas Your job: The Print Shop Your age (and Birth Date): 38; Oct. 16, 1966 Your hometown: Portales. Your family: My Parents; Leroy & Gaynelle, two sisters; Cozetta & Thom Moore (they have 4 kids & 2 grandkids) Alowetta & Marc Terrien (3 kids, no grandkids) and one brother; Stan & Lorna […]

Dec. 15 Letters to the Editor

Noise pollution reflects poorly on Portales I have lived in Portales for four months, and it is the loudest town I have ever heard. I thought this small town on the Plains would have one benefit: It would be quiet. I haven’t been that wrong since I asked for parachute pants for Christmas in ’84. […]

Logan out of Ute Water Project

By Mike Linn The Village of Logan will no longer be involved in the Ute Pipeline Project, a decision that is expected to have little impact on the project and Logan’s future water supply. Logan Village Administrator Larry Wallin said the town will continue to reserve its 400 acre feet of water from the lake, […]

‘Itsy Bitsy Spider’ mentality needed for recent rain

By Helena Rodriguez How many of you actually got some of your “save it for a rainy day” things checked off your list during this week’s rainstorms? That’s a good way to know whether someone is sincere about doing something. Nothing like a little bit of rain to bring out the truth. And nothing like […]

Elida receives building for community center

By Laurie Stone By Laurie Stone PNT Staff Writer Laurie_Stone@link.freedom.com The Elida Masonic Lodge is donating its building on South Main to the town of Elida, requesting that the citizens of Elida use it as a community center. A decision was recently made to consolidate Elida’s Lodge members with the Portales Masonic Lodge due to […]

Sept. 15 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays Sept. 18-24: Janalle Creighton, Keith Hale, Jim Daughtery, Stephanie Moore, Donna Taylor and Bill Bryant. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Chenault. Rodeo At the 4-H State Finals rodeo in Las Cruces recently Shanna Anthony won two saddles, a hat, a pair of spurs and a breast collar. Samantha Southard won […]

June 30 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays July 3-9: Cindy Boone, Elois Creighton, Louise Morris, Traci Nuckoles, Summer Shrock, Buddy Taylor, Carolyn Parkinson, Matthew Hymes, Jerry Lee, Randy Ray Jasso, and Juan Chavez. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Emilieno Jasso, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Kinman, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Perkins, and Mr. […]