City commission to review Taser shooting investigation

Freedom New Mexico The Tucumcari City Council will hold an executive session Thursday to discuss an independent investigation of a recent Taser shooting involving Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher. City officials received findings from the investigation on Tuesday, said City Manager Bobbye Rose. Rose said additional information from the investigation is expected in the next […]

School board opposes pledge proposal

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Board of Education has approved a resolution opposing the New Mexico Department of Education’s proposed rule change aimed at the Pledge of Allegiance. “A letter opposing the rule change will be sent from our board of education to New Mexico Secretary of Education Veronica C. Garcia,” said […]

Tucumcari FBC has new pastor

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By Debra Whittington/Special to QCS First Baptist Church of Tucumcari has a new pastor. John Hinze began his ministry on June 14. Hinze and his wife, Marcia, come to Tucumcari from Carlsbad where he was pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church for 11 years. Hinze has also been pastor of Mayhill Baptist Church, New Testament Baptist […]

Legendary CBS anchor Walter Cronkite dies at 92

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By Frazier Moore: The Associated Press NEW YORK — Walter Cronkite, the premier TV anchorman of the networks’ golden age who reported a tumultuous time with reassuring authority and came to be called “the most trusted man in America,” died Friday. He was 92. Cronkite’s longtime chief of staff, Marlene Adler, said Cronkite died at […]

Squeeze chute was better laid to rest

By Baxter Black: FNM columnist This is another squeeze chute story. In my world it is the equivalent of a shark attack or a middle-of-the night calving call … a story that sends shivers down my spine. Monty said he was just along for the ride, helping his neighbor Whitey gather his cows and calves […]

Missing my swamp … notr eally

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist Some years in eastern New Mexico we can go all summer with just a handful of 100 degree-plus days. Apparently this isn’t going to be one of them. With a week nearly full of temperatures above the century mark what little rain we’ve received lately has been more than offset. […]

Fed seeking permanence in private sector

Freedom New Mexico We’re glad to see Republicans gear up to fight the Obama administration’s unprecedented insertion of federal authority into areas of life that had traditionally and appropriately been reserved to the private sector. The nation, indeed, is heading down a dangerous road from which it might be hard to ever return. But we’re […]

Ute Lake State Park hosts prairie fest

Freedom New Mexico Ute Lake State Park will host the second annual Ute Lake Prairie Fest today. Park officials said in a news release visitors may hear Kiowa legends and witness the “brilliant canopy of stars as the old timers saw them more than a century ago.” “This event will highlight the rich cultural and […]

Today’s necessities yesterday’s luxuries

By Lynn Moncus: Local columnist Through the years, we have visited much about the extremes in temperature and the luxuries we now consider to be necessities. We have often agreed the summer heat and the winter cold cause a little too much tension and we would prefer to remain less than 100 degrees and more […]

Senior citizen menus

Here are next week’s lunch menus for the Tucumcari Senior Center Monday: Sour cream enchilada, Spanish rice, green beans, salsa, fruit cocktail, milk. Tuesday: Catfish nuggets, tarter sauce, coleslaw, green beans, white bread, pineapple upside-down cake, milk. Wednesday: Taco, fry bread, pinto beans, peas and carrots, orange, milk. Thursday: Chicken taquito, Spanish rice, green salad, […]