Iron pour brings diverse crowd to Mesalands

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Thomas Garcia Students and guests of Mesalands Community Colleges’ fine arts program prepared for the college’s annual iron pour Tuesday. The event marks a stimulation of creative freedom, a collaboration of expression, all in the wake of pouring molten iron into unique pieces of art. The different styles of artwork, which will take form on […]

San Jon, Tucumcari boys head to Albuquerque

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Faith Alyson Haas enters world

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Joey Haas and Jessica Maestas are very proud to announce the birth of their baby girl. Faith Alyson Haas was born on Feb. 2 in Clovis. Welcoming her to the family is her older sister Destiny and older brother Manuel. Her grandparents are Marcy and the late Manny Maestas, Theresa and Steve Brown and Jim […]

Drive home lasts too long

Russell Anglin At first, it just looked like a little flurry, a little rain with some frozen snow mixed in to look more majestic. However, as my trip to Tucumcari from Clovis progressed Friday night, it became clear that Highway 209 would serve as a war zone between humans and nature. The slush quickly solidified […]

Weekend adventures prove fun to remember

Thomas Garcia Well this weekend was a blast. I got to spend time with my brothers, watch them build a trampoline and offer my unique and at times sarcastic suggestions. I have video on my cell phone of their attempts to attach the springs on the trampoline and let’s just say it was as efficient […]

Breeding debate proves emotional

Baxter Black Last fall the animal rights groups put Proposition B on the ballot in Missouri. The bill was written to reduce the number of breeding kennels that produce usually purebred puppies for pet stores. The bill was opposed by the Missouri Veterinary Association, the American Kennel Club and other animal-related groups. The bill failed […]

Constitution also protects hateful speech

Freedom New Mexico Free speech and the First Amendment prevailed Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 that the First Amendment protects even vile and hateful speech directed at gays, warriors and Catholics. It’s a sad-but-essential victory for anyone who believes that freedom requires legal protection of radical and outrageous ideas. Westboro Baptist Church […]

Mesalands meets presidential hopeful

Russell Anglin About 21 community members came to a public forum meeting at Mesalands Community College Monday to meet the first of four candidates who have applied to replace Phillip O. Barry as president of the college. Larry Edwards fielded questions from Mesalands Board of Trustees Secretary Jim Streetman and from forum attendees. Those who […]

Calendar — March 9

Thursday City Commission work session at 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall Monday Quay County Commission at 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Economic Development Corp. at 5:15 p.m., EDC Wednesday Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board at 10 a.m., City Hall March 18 Library Advisory Board at noon, Tucumcari Public Library […]

City, county cars cost

Lynn Moncus As so often happens while I’m driving around town, I begin to think of the past and sort of gnash teeth as changes are noted. Recently, I happened to notice the fleets of city and county vehicles parked in various places. Of course, only a few of the vehicles were to be seen […]