Dirty Laundry: Off to study raising children in this digital age

Aisha Sultan Recently, my youngest child asked a question about love and God. He quickly realized from my reaction that he must have said something clever. As I reached for my laptop, he said, “Are you going to write what I said on Facebook? Do not write it there!” I was stunned. In fact, I […]

Jones bound over to district court

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Thomas Garcia A 20-year-old Tucumcari man was bound over to district court Wednesday and will face a murder charge in connection with the homicide of Shirley Pacheco, 33. Quay County Magistrate Court Judge Joel Garnett’s order sending Randall Jones to trial followed a five-hour preliminary hearing. No date was set for trial. “We were able […]

Singing easy in theory

I like to sing, but surprise me in the shower or rip the headphones from my ears and sometimes it’s not all that pretty. My elementary school teacher, Mrs. Brazzell, tried, bless her heart, but music theory and actual skills never did stick with me. If you handed me a flute-o-phone I still couldn’t play […]

Tiger cub donated to Clovis zoo

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Sharna Johnson When he wakes, he bounds to his feet and goes looking for his bottle, finding it quickly in the hands of his mother. After a few suckles, “Sooner” is curled nose-to-tail again and back in a heavy sleep on the floor. And while he snoozes his “mother,” Zoo Curator Mark Yannotti, is trying […]

Conservation program policies modified

CNJ staff The U.S. Farm Service Agency is modifying its Conservation Reserve Program policies to help agricultural producers affected by drought. FSA is permitting farmers and ranchers approved for emergency grazing in drought-stricken states, including New Mexico, to extend the emergency grazing period for a month, to Oct. 31, without an additional payment reduction, according […]

Increasing taxes won’t stabilize U.S. economy

Freedom New Mexico That queasy feeling Americans had in September 2008 when the bottom fell out of the financial markets has returned. Is the American economy slipping back into recession? Last week, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 699 points, or 5.75 percent. After the stock market closed Friday, Standard & Poor’s, one of the […]

Dumpsters potential fuel source

At a time when self-righteous environmental groups are trying to block solar power, and self-described green politicians are preventing “Not in my Backyard” wind power, our much maligned real power utilities continue to search for greener fuel options. It is not unusual that the bluster of the often government-subsidized non-profit ANTI’s impede progress through frivolous […]

Our page — Aug. 10

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Birthdays Galvan [image #2, align=right, size=medium] Daceon (Dace) Galvan of San Jon celebrated his first birthday on July 23, 2011, at San Jon at a party hosted by his parents Briitney Latvala and Justin Galvan. He was born July 24, 2010, in Clovis. — Submitted by Kim Molyneaux Births Galvan [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Justin […]

Rattlers come home: Tucumcari High School reunion draws 500 alumni

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Thomas Garcia Rattler Reunion event coordinator Norma Jean Crellin was pleasantly surprised at the number of attendees at this year’s Rattler Reunion. “I thought the numbers were going to be down a lot due to the economy,” Crellin said. Crellin said more than 500 Tucumcari High School graduates attended this weekend’s annual reunion. “It was […]

Committee tasked to develop youth, community activities

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Thomas Garcia Eastern New Mexico Art Space has formed a committee focused on creating positive outlets for local youth and promoting the community. “I know a lot of children take to the arts,” said Robert Poe, Art Space chairman. “It brings you back to that primitive wonder of enjoyment where they can develop their skill […]