Raton gets racetrack

By Eric Butler Though quite a bit of money was at stake in their bid to land a racetrack in eastern New Mexico, Tucumcari representatives were sportsmanlike Monday after getting the bad news. The New Mexico Racing Commission voted down the proposal from Coronado Park Partners, the group led by Albuquerque businessman Don Chalmers that […]

Quay officials await casino verdict

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico

Board discusses new school funding

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico By Thomas Garcia Freedom New Mexico The Tucumcari Public School Board discussed the need for additional fund-raisers and Capital Outlay funds to aid in the cost of the new high school. The board approved the design for the new high school and construction is scheduled to begin in November, […]

8-23 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Tuesday • At 2:53 a.m., a male reported that he was being harassed at a business on east Route 66 Boulevard. • At 3:51 p.m., a male came […]

8-23 Obituaries

Lee Roy Rumbaugh, 79, of Minneapolis died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008 in Minneapolis. He was born Jan. 15, 1929, in Rexford, Kan. He was the hospital administrator at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include his wife, June; a son, Richard Leslie; and a daughter, Janet Lee Services: […]

8-23 Calendar

Today: 7 p.m., regular monthly gathering, Eastern New Mexico Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Association, Quay County Exhibit Hall, fairgrounds.

Pakistan’s political scene even more muddled, unstable

Freedom New Mexico Perhaps the only reassuring aspect about conditions in Pakistan after the resignation Monday of former President Pervez Musharraf is that most authorities believe Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal is reasonably secure. The military controls the nuclear components, which are held separately rather than as assembled weapons, and a 10-member committee decides how to use […]

8-23 Letter to the Editor

County’s togetherness praiseworthy The New Mexico Racing Commission will decide at 1:30 p.m. on Monday who will be awarded the last racetrack in New Mexico. I am writing to express to everyone how proud I am of our community. During the last two years, we have had complete and total cooperation from the Tucumcari City […]

Nature’s glory should be appreciated but respected

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyon At long last, I, Aggie, have captured the keyboard and am going to do some visiting with my friends. The slave has been very selfish for some months and hasn’t let me near any of the pens, papers, or even electronic gadgets. She mentioned something about my limited […]

8-23 school lunch menus

The following are the menus for August 18-21 for schools in Quay County. There is no school on Friday. LoganMondayBreakfast-Stuffed cheese sticks, juice and milk.Lunch- Baked ham, scalloped potatoes, corn or salad, hot rolls, fruit and milk.Tuesday Breakfast-Breakfast burrito, juice and milk.Lunch-Pizza, salad, breadsticks w/sauce, fruit and milk.WednesdayBreakfast-Biscuits & Jelly, juice and milk.Lunch-BBQ on a […]