Emergency departments work through holidays

Russell Anglin The holiday season means business as usual for Tucumcari emergency workers. Tucumcari Police Department Detective Sgt. Patricia Lopez said the city experiences a spike in property crimes, including burglaries, theft and shoplifting, towards year’s end. “There’s really not much of a difference between what we saw last year and what we’re seeing this [...]

Press release: Cold weather means pruning time

Tom Dominguez It’s pruning time! Here are some things to keep in mind before taking saw in hand. Tree age Pruning is important when trees are young. Trees can be trained through pruning to direct growth, correct growth, and help develop a strong canopy. Training should take place while the tree is young into maturity. [...]

Changing tides settle into steadfast working rhythm

Thomas Garcia As the year comes to a close, I am filled with a sense of enthusiasm for what the new year will bring.

Martin makes myriad music

Baxter Black I can’t remember how many songs Martin wrote, probably half of my notebook full of livin’ room hits. I guess nobody knew me as well as Martin.

New year means new chance

Russell Anglin As 2011 creeps ever closer, it’s time for us to draw our lines in the proverbial sand and resolve to improve ourselves. Whether that may be finishing a long-forestalled project, cutting out a bad habit or squeezing in a good habit, goal setting is an essential aspect of a fulfilling life. My little [...]

Gift cards ease Christmas panic

Karl Terry Did you get a little piece of plastic in your stocking this Christmas? Business experts say Americans gave a record amount of gift cards this Christmas. According to the National Retail Foundation the average person in the U.S. gave $145.61 in gift cards this year. Nearly $25 billion was likely spent this year [...]

Community calendar — Dec. 29

Jan. 10 Quay County Commission at 9 a.m., Quay County Court House. Service clubs Altrusa Club of Tucumcari: First and third Wednesday of each month, noon, Pow Wow Restaurant, 801 W. Route 66. Call 461-1377. American Legion Auxiliary: Bingo, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Bingo Hall, 100 S. Eight St., Logan. Call 487-3910. Tucumcari Kiwanis Club: Noon [...]

City officials preserve history with video kiosks

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Thomas Garcia A video kiosk has been installed at the Tucumcari Convention Center and will be up and running by March in an effort to preserve the history of Route 66 in Quay County. “This is our chance to preserve the history of Tucumcari and Route 66,” said Community Development Director Doug Powers. “We felt [...]

Obama falls short on Guantanamo policy

Freedom New Mexico White House press secretary Robert Gibbs has pretty much confirmed what most observers have taken to be a done deal, anyway. Despite President Barack Obama’s campaign promises, the prison at the Guantanamo Bay naval base in Cuba for detainees in the undeclared, misnamed, and ill-conceived “war on terror” will remain open for [...]

Residents greet new year in different ways

Lynn Moncus Just as we begin to enjoy one calendar, we have to change in order to keep up with the years. These years seem to speed by, leaving many of us breathless and wondering what has happened. Although this woman from Ima no longer attends New Year’s Eve affairs, I still like to watch [...]