Personalize your own misery index

Economists have a mythical figure called the misery index. It is the total of the unemployment rate added to the inflation rate. This summer in the U.S. it’s running about 13.0. The lower the better. In both the 90’s and ‘0’s it’s been as low as 7. To calculate indexes like this, the conclusion can […]

Senior menus —

The following are the lunch menus for Sept. 22 – Sept. 28 for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Baked fish, tarter sauce, tater tots, coleslaw, dinner roll and margarine, apricots. Friday Carne adovada, Spanish rice, country blend vegetables, flour tortilla, Jell-O with fruit. Monday Baked chicken, green beans, scalloped potatoes, carrot and raisin salad, whole […]

Birth — Sept. 21

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We are so proud and blessed to announce the birth of our newest edition to the family. Brandy Jazlyn Saville was born on Aug. 11, 2011, at 2:30 p.m. in Clovis. Brandy weighed 7lbs 4oz. and was 20 inches long. She is the daughter of Desorey Borg of Tucumcari, and the late Brandon Robert “Big […]

Be careful to bear fruit of righteousness

Fall is upon us beginning this Friday, Sept. 23. I learned on the Internet that the season is probably called fall because it signals the fall of the year – the end of the year, as indicated by falling temperatures, leaves, and snow. Fall is also called autumn, which is used seven times in the […]

Police blotter —

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Wednesday • At 12:28 a.m., a woman reported a theft at a fuel station on the 2600 block of South First Street. • At 12:32 a.m., a man reported a threat at […]

Tucumcari restaurant owners win award

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Thomas Garcia Less than 24 hours after winning “Restaurateur of the Year” at the New Mexico Restaurant Association annual Hospitality Industry Awards in Albuquerque, Yvette Peacock and Yvonne Braziel were back at work doing exactly what earned them such a high honor. “The red carpet treatment stopped the minute we got back in to town,” […]

Tucumcari, San Jon hit road

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers and San Jon Coyotes are on the road this Friday as the Logan Longhorns prepare for homecoming. The 2-1 Rattlers travel to Estancia face the Bears following a tough loss to the Farwell, Texas, Steers Friday night. During that game the Rattlers had two turnovers which resulted in points for […]

Proposed Legislative redistricting will split Quay County

Thomas Garcia A bill introduced by House Democrats Friday during the a special session of Legislature proposes splitting Quay County into four legislative districts. “This bill will remove me from representing Quay, Union and Harding County,” said Rep. Dennis Roch. Roch said HB 39 was introduced by Rep. Mary Helen Garcia and would split Tucumcari’s […]

Rattlers 2-1 after loss to Farwell Steers

Thomas Garcia Turnovers prove to be too much for the Tucumcari Rattlers to overcome, losing 30-15 on the road Friday to the Farwell Steers. “We have to move on and concentrate on next week,” said senior George Montano. The momentum shifted in the Steers’ favor at the end of the first half. The Steers defense […]

Rose applies for Lincoln County manager’s position

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose said Friday that she has applied for the position of the Lincoln County Manager. “This is in no way a resignation on my part,” Rose said. “I am merely keeping my options open.” Rose is one of 19 applicants for the position, said Billie-Jo Guevara with Lincoln County […]