New state laws benefit veterans

Nine state laws and benefits aimed at military veterans take effect Friday, including disabled veteran license plates, enrollment priority for military children and tax exemptions for veterans service organizations. The laws were enacted during the 2011 legislative session and signed by the governor, according to a press release from the state Department of Veteran’s Services. […]

BLM wild horse, burro adoption coming to Clovis

A three-day wild horse and burro adoption is scheduled to be held at the Curry County Event Center July 14 through 16. Offering more than 50 animals, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management begins adoption bidding at $125. Adopters must be qualified through an approved application which is available on site. To qualify, an adopter […]

Sun burns, lakegoer learns

Russell Anglin Sometimes fun is worth the sunburn. Now, don’t get me wrong. Sun exposure is a very real issue as melanoma skin cancer is a real possibility for young and old people alike. In fact, just one bad sunburn can significantly increase your risk for developing melanoma. That’s why it’s important to wear a […]

Middle East wars can’t end soon enough

Freedom Newspapers It’s a start. President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that he would withdraw 10,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2011. He promised, “(We) will bring home a total of 33,000 troops by next summer, fully recovering the surge” of troop levels he began in 2009. About 67,000 troops then would remain […]

Our page — June 29

Forty-one 4-Hers, parents, community members and County staff members pitched in and painted the rodeo arena Monday evening. Thanks to the awesome turnout, we were able to get half of it painted in less than three hours. Participants were treated to hot dogs and watermelon for their efforts. The next paint evening is scheduled for […]

Letters to the editor — June 29

New plan beats death panels Governor Martinez’s signing of a call to repeal the health care act is her affirmation of the conservative agenda of maintaining the status quo or more accurately, revert to the “robber baron” days. The Affordable Health Care Act was designed to cover more people, curb some insurance abuses and put […]

Community briefs — June 29

Liberty report now available Liberty Mutual Domestic Water System Association advises its members that the 2010 Liberty Mutual Domestic Water System Association Consumer Confidence Report is available to its members. If a member is interested in receiving a copy, call 575-461-1913. —Staff reports

DAR to host flag-burning ceremony

By Glenda Reid The Tucumcari Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has been trading flags all over town. When a flag is so worn it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner. Visit www.usflag.org for information on proper […]

Looking back — June 29

June 1966 City Manger Al Pierce revealed that he will recommend to the City Commission tonight one of the largest budgets in the history of Tucumcari. As prepared for commission’s consideration, the tentative budget through the 1966-67 fiscal year is set at $1,423,056. The present budget is only $1,292,234.

Senior menu — June 29

The following are the lunch menus for June 30 – July 6 for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Swiss steak, parsley potatoes, spinach, dinner roll with margarine, chocolate chip cookie, apricots. Friday Chicken sandwich, lettuce and tomato, celery sticks, onion rings, cottage cheese, tapioca with strawberries. Monday Closed In observance Of Independence Day. Tuesday Philly […]