Groundbreaking marks step beyond discussion for Ute pipeline

Kevin Wilson Thursday’s groundbreaking marks another step for an effort to building a pipeline from Ute Reservoir — a step outside. Discussed, and shelved, and discussed again for decades in public meetings and congressional offices, the pipeline project makes a partial move from a discussed project to one putting in groundwork. “I remember that forever, […]

Better to look forward to future

Thomas Garcia “Another day older and deeper in debt, Saint Peter don’t call me cause I can’t go I owe my soul to the company store.” OK, so maybe it isn’t that bad that I turned 31 years old on Monday. It has long been the truth and still is that I’m the youngest amongst […]

Easy to be ourselves around other rattlers

One more Rattler Reunion is now a beautiful memory, and plans are under way for next year’s gathering. Trying to choose a favorite reunion is impossible because each one seems more special than the last. Those of us who are proud to call ourselves Rattlers rarely miss an opportunity to meet and greet friends, classmates, […]

Senior menus — Aug. 10

The following are the lunch menus for August 11 – August 17 for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, dinner roll with margarine, pineapple upside down cake with ice cream. Friday Sweet and sour pork, steamed rice, oriental vegetables, whole wheat bread with margarine, mandarin oranges. Monday Stuffed […]

Police blotter — Aug. 10

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday • At 2:02 a.m., an officer advised of two suspicious men on the corner of South College Street and East Laughlin Avenue. The officer advised all was OK. • At 5:37 […]

Michigan family reunites with dog after yearlong separation

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Thomas Garcia Welcome posters and open arms are what await “Ceasar,” a Maltese dog who will be reunited with his owners in Michigan more than a year after he disappeared following a vehicle accident on Interstate 40 that resulted in the death of two family members. Ceasar left Tucumcari on Tuesday morning en route to […]

Fishing report —

The fishing report from New Mexico Wildlife Department is generated by officers and anglers. Area lake reports: Clayton Lake: Fishing is reported as slow and boat ramp is closed due to low water. Conchas Lake: Walleye fishing is reported as good. Fish are being found in 20 – 25 feet of water and moving deeper […]

In defense of a crowded closet

Aisha Sultan My ambitious clothing audit began with an impulse to purge. It was getting harder to pull garments in and out of a packed closet, in which tops pressed up against dress shirts, which nudged jackets into a dark corner. I decided to catalogue each item taking up precious space by color, age, style […]

Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: Ten things to know before you become Mom

Marla Jo Fisher Life would have been easier if I had known these things before I had children: 1. It’s pointless to buy nice furniture It’s so much easier to just get cheap stuff than to spend your life hollering and frantically running around trying to clean up messes. My children are active _ OK […]

Child Sense: Creating a keepsake of your summer memories

Priscilla J. Dunstan Summer holidays can seem like they go on forever, and when they end, it’s very easy for little kids to forget all the exciting things they did. By creating a memory keepsake, you will be able to help your child remember and also produce a keepsake for years to come. Tactile children […]