Press release: Listeria outbreak tracked to at least one Colorado grower

Jensen Farms, of Holly, Colo., is voluntarily recalling their shipments of Rocky Ford whole cantaloupe because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria. The company is working with the State of Colorado and the Federal Food & Drug Administration to inform consumers of this recall. L. monocytogenes is a bacterium that can contaminate […]

Political discourse lacks civility

“If you liberals keep gettin’ your way – we’re all gonna hear one big loud flush. The sound of the U.S. of A. goin’ straight down the terlet.” — Archie Bunker

Scars mark life of working with animals

I never claimed to be a cowman and I’ve got the scars to prove it! Frostbit fingers, baler twine blisters, and an odd scrape in the side of my head where the hair won’t grow back from when my good ol’ horse slipped down on an ice slick on the calving lot. I went out […]

Government can’t create jobs by spending

Hope that President Barack Obama had come up with a brilliant means of creating jobs — something big enough to warrant a joint session of Congress — was dashed after Thursday’s salesman-like pitch for another round of massive stimulus spending. Obama cannot create jobs and is likely to cause more debt. Mitt Romney and Rick […]

Don’t leave life to fate, rely on God

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God…and it shall be given him”. James 1:5

Family medicine specialist joins Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital

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Kevin Wilson Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital has added Darrell Willis, a family medicine specialist, to its medical group. Willis, 55, who started Aug. 1, comes from Casper, Wyoming, where he has practiced at Sage Medical group for the past two years. He has more than 15 years of clinical experience, and also practiced family […]

Mesalands community gather for convocation

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Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College hosted an Aug. 15 convocation to update the college community on campus-wide initiatives, to reflect on the college’s milestones, and to inspire everyone to continue the success of the college. The theme of the event was “Above and Beyond: Exploring the Past and Shaping the Future.” The college’s […]

License application window closed

Charles D. Brunt The New Mexico Racing Commission is no longer accepting applications for the state’s sixth racino because of a court injunction, the five-member panel announced Monday. Following a nearly 90-minute closed executive session, board chairman Rob Doughty III announced the moratorium, saying 8th Judicial District Judge John Paternoster in Raton is expected to […]

Headstone for soldier placed

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Thomas Garcia A headstone honoring a Confederate soldier was placed at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery on Sept. 7 — nearly a century after his death. Kenneth Glaze, an employee of Glaze Monument Company in Clovis, placed the military marker for Alfred Shelby. Shelby served in the Confederate Army as a sergeant in Company F of […]

Police blotter —

A sampling of reports taken from the last few days at the Tucumcari Police Department: Thursday • At 6:34 a.m., a call was received for loose cattle N.M. 552 and the Canadian River bridge. A member of the family that owned the cattle was contacted. • At 9 a.m., a welfare check was requested at […]