Horse owners get a tax break

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Horse owners in eastern New Mexico can look forward to a tax break this year due to an oversight by the New Mexico Livestock Board.Due to an accounting error, there will be no livestock board tax on horses in New Mexico for 2008 — horse owners will have to […]

Obama discusses eastern New Mexico issues

Compiled by Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico

Cowboy songs flavor Heritage Dayze festival

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In the same year that Jack Thorp was having his cowboy songs printed in Estancia, Tucucmari was incorporated as a city.The year was 1908. It is not known if Thorp was ever in Tucumcari, but Colorado historian and musician Mark Gardner said Thorp traveled all over the state collecting range ballads. So, it is possible […]

Tenants complain lawn care fees are too high

Chelle Delaney The cost for lawn maintenance cuts too deep, said several residents of the city’s public housing

Mesalands hosting college rodeo event Friday

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By QCS Staff The first Intercollegiate Rodeo of the 2008/2009 rodeo season for the Grand Canyon Region will be on Friday and Saturday in Tucumcari. The rodeo will feature Grand Canyon teams from New Mexico and Arizona, including recent winners of national and regional championships, said Mesalands Rodeo Team Coach C.J. Aragon. The competition begins […]

Music, festivals, rodeo are jampacked into four days

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Chelle Delaney Take your pick. There is something for everyone’s taste from bucking broncs to cowboy poetry to contemporary music beginning Thursday… The long-weekend’s festivities begin with a contemporary music concert by Curt Collins who should give your spirits a lift. Collins’ current single, “Another Day,” is the title track of his new CD and […]

09-17-08: Calendar

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McCain needs to give voters more to go on

By Leon Logan There are a few things we know about John McCain. He has voted with Bush 90 percent of the time and 80 percent of the population say the country is going in the wrong direction. He supports the Iraq war and Iraq had absolutely nothing to do with 9-11. He thought Iraq […]

09-17-08: Police Blotter

Many lessons come from tackling a mountain

By Debra Whittington “And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, […]