Elida mayor looking to change fund usage

By Tony Parra Elida Mayor Gerald Lee addressed the county commissioners on a couple of issues — deferring money to fund dispatch services and a vehicle for the Roosevelt County Detention Center to use to transport inmates. Roosevelt County Administrator Charlene Hardin said Elida officials are trying to figure out a way to make up […]

June 16 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Birthdays June 19th-25th Sunni Dixon, Emmy Eoff, Belle Hale, Joeal Nuckoles, Travis Holmes, Christopher Galvan, C. L. Roach, Andrea Good, Calvin Robson and Dollie Self. Coming Up Just a reminder this coming weekend will be the school reunion and Ruth and Joe Claude Moore’s wedding anniversary party. Alert The police chief has […]

May 19 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Birthdays May 22-29 Leroy Radcliff, Christy West, Walter Hays, Connie Ford, Wayne Harris, Jeff Graves, Cory Baca, Fanny Nuckoles and Betty Southard. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Troyce Boone, Mr. and Mrs. Alan Roberts and Mr. and Mrs. Bud Bilberry. Kenna Thursday, May 20, will be a work day at the Kenna Cemetery […]

Heres a hint: It rhymes with ‘Yiminy’

Bob Huber Today’s travelogue takes us to “Frozen Dead Guy Days,” held each spring in the Colorado town of Nederland, a high mountain village west of Boulder, about two miles up where the breathin’ ain’t easy. But let’s go back to the beginning, to Christmas, 1993. That’s when a Nederland guy named Trygve Bauge — […]

Portales boys golf team snowed out

Freedom Newspapers The weather had its way with the Portales boys golf team Monday at Ruidoso, but it wasn’t enough to stop Cassidy Merrick from hitting a qualifying leg across town. Snow put a stop to the boys portion of the Leroy Gooch Invitational at Alto, but the Portales girls still managed to get in […]

What’s in a name, besides trouble?

By Helena Rodriguez Have you ever typed your own name into Google just to see what comes up on the Internet? I did this and discovered that not only am I a newspaper columnist, I’m also a medical doctor, a Junior Olympics winner and a rather competitive Decathlon winner who seduces people onto a Web […]

March 4 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Birthdays March 6 -12 Alisa Rice, Maria Chavez, Donald Graves, Kalyn Jasso, Shea Pettigrew, Debbie West, Jennifer Jorden, Thomas West, Lee Kirkpatrick, Cody West, Kay Wilson and Ashlee Thurman. Fifth Sunday The Methodist Church held their fifth Sunday luncheon and group singing last Sunday. Concert The group Desert Reign will hold a […]

Residents discuss moving Greyhound Arena closer to town

Tony Parra Portales residents discussed stronger ties with Eastern New Mexico University, implementing a more active downtown and the importance of the new cheese plant at a town hall meeting Thursday night at The Roosevelt. The meeting was the first of a handful scheduled to help develop a comprehensive plan for Portales. The state of […]

Wacky town names make you think

Helena Rodriguez Some folks are so proud of where they’re from that they incorporate the name of their town into their identity. And that’s fine, unless of course, you’re from a place with a wacky name. Those of us who were born and raised or live in Portales now, like actor Ronny Cox, science-fiction writer […]

Elida News, August 6

By Nita Thurman Birthdays: August 9-15. Adam Anthony, Opal Gilmore, Charlie Tayler, Clay Good, Larry Perkins, D’Shawn Pettiegrew, Jim Fuller, Hallie Rene Rains, Monica Baca, Dorothy Chandler, Mary Radcliff and Joel Widner. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Justin Rains and Mr. and Mrs. Kent Winders Men’s Breakfast There will be a men’s breakfast at the Elida […]

Elida mayor resigns

Mike Linn After more than 12 years as Elida’s mayor, Bennie Thurman is calling it quits. The longtime mayor of the town with roughly 200 residents resigned on July 11 and said many things have changed over the years. “There was no specific reason why I resigned — I just got tired and resigned,” Thurman […]

Elida News, June 25

By Nita Thurman Birthdays June 28 to July 4: David Graves, Carrie Hamelton, Chad Hacher, Sean Belden, Harding Burris, Tom Dannelley, Scott Welch, Junior Jasso, Cherry Eckland, Matt Jenkins, Cindy Boone, Elois Creighton, Traci Nuckoles, Summer Shrock and Buddy Taylor. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Anthony, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Bilberry, Mr. and Mrs. Emilano […]

Elida News

Nita Thurman Birthdays These folks are celebrating birthdays June 14-27: Amber Hamilton, Macy Rae Jordon, Joel Taylor, Stephanie West, Barney Chandler, Leah Chenualt, Cutter McLaine, Taylor McLaine, Sunni Brooke Dixon, Bell Hale, Joel Nuckoles, Travis Holms, Christopher Galvan, C.L. Roach, Andrea Good, Colin Cobson, Dollie Self, Jorgie Chavez, Delma Graves, Blake Cotton, John Hatcher and […]

Town looks good in white

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Darrell Todd Maurina As one of Roosevelt County’s oldest communities, Elida has had a long time to build a rich history. It’s also had a long time to accumulate dust and dirt. Beginning this weekend, Elida residents are starting to spruce up their town by painting older buildings, removing junk, and otherwise getting the town […]

Elida gets ready to paint the town white

Mike Linn The peeling and dry-tinged buildings in the middle of Elida will get a face-lift this weekend that would make a Hollywood botox spinster jealous. The hot New Mexico sun, a procession of 19 buildings painted white and a sign reading “Elida, the bright spot of New Mexico” will welcome travelers passing through on […]

Former Air Force sergeant reminisces about Clovis AFB

By Darrell Todd Maurina Coming to Clovis in 1954 was a major change for New York City native Peter Hendricks. But even five decades later, Hendricks said he enjoyed his time at what was then known as Clovis Air Force Base — quiet was precisely what he wanted after having served during the Korean War. […]

Elida News, May 21

By Nita Thurman Birthdays (May 24-30) Christy West, Walter Hays, Connie Ford, Wayne Harris, Jeff Graves, Cory Baca, Fannie B. Nuckols, Stormy King and Brandi Moore. Anniversaries (May 24-30): Mrs. and Mrs. Troyce Boone, Mr. and Mrs. Alan Roberts and Mr. and Mrs. Bud Bilberry. Obituary Biddie Murrell Archer’s daughter, Charlice Joy Beard Shumater, 63, […]

Richardson to visit area

Freedom Newspapers SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson is scheduled to tour 11 communities — including Clovis and Portales today — during a three-day swing through southeast New Mexico, according to a news release from his office. Richardson will discuss the recent legislative session, and talk about upcoming initiatives, including the education-reform election in September […]