Dream highlights days gone by

Thomas Garcia Once again one of my dreams will be the topic of this week’s column. Sometimes I wonder what creates dreams or sparks the unconscious mind to produce said dream. I dreamt I was driving to my parents’ house in Nara Visa. Now I have made this trip many times before. The route seldom [...]

Speech should be free for all Americans

Freedom Communications Imagine no religion. How about no free speech for those who embrace religious beliefs. Don’t let them practice religion in public, and don’t even let them mention it. Those who think it’s far-fetched in this country may be wrong. Ours is a country of free speech, which means we get to express what [...]

Well water woes reflect dought conditions

Russell Anglin

Blotter — June 8

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Thursday • At 12:17 a.m., an officer reported an open door at a business on the 300 block of South Lake Street. An officer advised all was OK. • At 7:51 a.m., [...]

Smoke may continue to billow

Thomas Garcia The smell of smoke and the light haze reported in several areas in Quay County Tuesday was the castover from the wild fire in eastern Arizona, said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. Cherry said he was in Albuquerque, where he said the smoke conditions were strong. The Wallow, Ariz. fire has burnt over [...]

Frost: La Mesa injuction “desperate”

Thomas Garcia La Mesa Racetrack and Casino at Raton filed for an injunction to halt the application process for the state’s last racing license, a move that Quay County Gaming Authority officials are calling frivolous. “This is their last desperate effort to stop the application process,” said Warren Frost, executive director of the Quay County [...]

Dating sites let friends help friends

Baxter Black I was having a nice chat with a ranch woman in New Mexico. We wound up discussing children. Then the subject of sons came up. We noted the special relationship between mothers and sons. Cheri, the ranch woman, said that her son had been a dutiful cowboy ranch kid but had other plans [...]

Students teach teachers, too

Lynn Moncus On May 28, some 75 people gathered for a Forrest Community Reunion in the Forrest Firehouse. Such reunions are special occasions for those who are still members of the community as well as for those who have lived there in the past. Friends and relatives just enjoy several hours of visiting about the [...]

Canadian River Soil, Water Conservancy District announces contest winners

The following are the Tucumcari Elementary and Logan Elementary School winners of the Canadian River Soil and Water Conservancy District’s poster-drawing contest. This year’s theme was “Forests for People — More Than You Can Imagine.” Tucumcari Elementary Kindergarten 1– Makenzie Moore 2 – Diamond Harper 3 – Rebekah Herrington First Grade 1 – Jordon Young [...]

Jose Munoz honored for scholarship

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Jose Munoz of Tucumcari has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). Jose will be honored at Kaplan University’s induction, which will take place online in the fall, for his commitment to the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is [...]