Summertime memories still sweet

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist The old summertime saying goes: “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.” I’m not too sure I’ve ever done too much screaming for ice cream but I sure have moaned and complained after eating too much of the frozen sweet stuff. I could eat ice cream every […]

City could benefit from curfews

Am I alone in thinking we need a curfew in this town? I woke up recently to find my mail box smashed flat. Just one of many around town, I guess. This latest wave of destruction is part of a problem that has been going on in Tucumcari for many years. I had visitors from […]

Palin’s sudden exit amateur political move

Freedom New Mexico Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s apparent exit from politics is as inscrutable as her meteoric rise to national prominence. Last week, she held an unexpected press conference, where she announced she would not run for re-election and dropped the blockbuster news that she was also resigning from office in the middle of her […]

Private firm to review Taser shooting

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A private firm is investigating last week’s Taser-dart shooting of a Tucumcari teen to determine whether any policies were violated and whether excessive force was used.Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose wrote via e-mail the Albuquerque-based Robert Caswell Investigations was recommended by the New Mexico Municipal League. She said state […]

Tucumcari librarian retiring

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer After more than a decade of serving community readers, Mary Ann Molinas has resigned as director of the Tucumcari Public Library. “I am going to miss it. I cannot imagine my life without it,” Molinas said. “I will probably wake up in the morning and still drive here for […]

Hydration key to battling heat

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Temperatures across eastern New Mexico hit triple digits this week — a good time to remind folks it’s important to drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration, area physicians say. When people are being active they lose fluids by breathing and sweating, said Dr. Richard Gritzmacher, a physician at […]

Commissioners approve waterline project

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer City commissioners approved a $2.4 million project Thursday to repair waterlines and resurface Second Street in Tucumcari. The city received a $1.782 million grant from the New Mexico Department of Transportation, said Doug Powers, director of the city’s Community Development Department Combined with a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant, […]

Librarian recommends

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For information call 461-0295. FictionThe Bourne Deception by Eric Van Lustbader: Robert Ludlum’s character Jason Bourne helps to avert a possible world war.The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe:

Senior menu 7-11

Here are lunch menus for the Tucumcari Senior Center: Monday Baked ham, broccoli with cheese, whole-wheat roll, pineapple upside-down cake, milk.

Comments from the Canyons: Remembering heritage important

By Lynn Moncus: Quay columnist Most of us who are sons and daughters of the pioneers who helped to settle the Southwest remain proud of the traditions they established. Often when we are discussing the pioneers, people have the notion we are talking about the settlers who came into our area after the Homestead Act […]