Candidate profiles: Lieutenant governor

Primary elections are Tuesday in New Mexico. The state has three Republican candidates running for lieutenant governor. Five Democrats are seeking the post. We recently invited all to write a 300-word response to the question: How will you make New Mexicans’ lives better as lieutenant governor? Democrats Brian Colon, Lawrence Rael and Gerald Ortiz Pino [...]

Senior menus — May 26

The following are the lunch menus for Thursday through June 2 for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Hawaiian pork, tossed green salad with ranch dressing, whole wheat bread, strawberries and vanilla pudding. Friday Chicken salad, creamy coleslaw, glazed carrots, crackers, cherry cobbler. Tuesday Spaghetti and sauce, salad and dressing, spinach, garlic bread, pear cobbler. Wednesday [...]

Logan Honor Roll

A/B Honor Roll Sixth Grade • Kohl Ciemny • Scott Earle • Hope Kulback • Jared Lubera • Brooke Rachor • Brinton Roach Seventh Grade • Destiny Bolin • Emily Collins • Kristofer Cordova • Wesley Gudgell • Jessie Sancez • Alix Vigil • Mitchell Wilson Eighth Grade • Phillip Alden • Amy Baxter • [...]

Memorial Day chance to remember loved ones

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons As we approach Memorial Day, we need to recognize what two Quay County natives did recently to be sure that all graves are marked in the Hudson Cemetery. Duane Moore and Marvin Nials took the time to place crosses at all the unmarked graves they were aware of [...]

Fishing report — Mary 26

The fishing report from New Mexico Wildlife Department is generated by officers and anglers.

Calendar — May 26

Today Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board at 10 a.m., City Hall. Thursday Housing Authority Board at 5 p.m., City Hall. City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall. Friday City Finance Board at 10 a.m., City Hall Saturday Wheatland School Reunion at 8 a.m., Grady Senior Citizens Building. Bring a covered dish for lunch.

Police blotter — May 26

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department.

Rep Lujan to hold office hours

Freedom New Mexico Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Time has come to contemplate libertarian answers

Why can’t every state have governors like Gary Johnson? Although a Republican, as governor of New Mexico from 1995-2003, he vetoed 750 bills, not including hundreds of line-item cuts in the state budget. He also advocated decriminalizing marijuana. Johnson has returned to politics with a new group, the Our America Initiative. The group’s slogan, from [...]

Vietnam war veterans owed apology

By Baxter Black: On the edge of Common Sense This Memorial Day weekend, my thoughts will go back to a friend from college — Clovis May. He was a mild-mannered, hard working, good cowboy from a ranching family in Deming, New Mexico. I don’t recall exactly what his major was, but probably range management or [...]