Sen. Harden announces plans to retire

State Senator Clint Harden, R-Clovis, has announced he will not seek a fourth term and plans to retire following 10 years in the state Legislature. "It's something I've been thinking about during the interim, basically since last session," said Harden, who was appointed to the position in 2002 by then-Gov. Gary Johnson. His predecessor, Patrick […]

Lawmakers finally make hay in lifting restrictions

Government legislation seldom accomplishes its stated intention. But one bill approved by New Mexico lawmakers this week is certain to make things better for us all — because it relaxes government oversight. Senate Bill 56, sponsored by Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, and signed by Gov. Susana Martinez, lifts restrictions on hay hauling. Before Tuesday, oversized […]

Lawmakers finally make hay in lifting restrictions

Government legislation seldom accomplishes its stated intention. But one bill approved by New Mexico lawmakers this week is certain to make things better for us all — because it relaxes government oversight. Senate Bill 56, sponsored by Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, and signed by Gov. Susana Martinez, lifts restrictions on hay hauling. Before Tuesday, oversized […]

Governor picks Tucumcari fire chief for Fire Protection Grant Council

By Thomas Garcia

Governor picks Tucumcari fire chief for Fire Protection Grant Council

Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry was appointed by Governor Susana Martinez to the state's Fire Protection Grant Council. "My interest in fire departments (was the reason I was interested)," Cherry said. "I thought my knowledge could benefit other departments." Gov. Martinez announced Cherry's appointment in a press release, along with eight other appointments to various […]

Courthouse holds memories of home

As most of you know, when I think of the word, “home,” I think of the canyons at lma because they were my first home and because they are the place to which I turn when I need to “feel at home.” Of course, I have had several other places I called home, but I […]

Courthouse holds memories of home

As most of you know, when I think of the word, "home," I think of the canyons at lma because they were my first home and because they are the place to which I turn when I need to "feel at home." Of course, I have had several other places I called home, but I […]

THS junior claims state wrestling title

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari High School wrestling team ended the season with a state champion, five state placers and a fourth-place finish overall. Out of a dozen Rattlers who qualified, six placed and junior Augustine Sandoval won the Class A-AAA state championship in the 145 pound weight class. “This has been the most stress-free season […]

THS junior claims state wrestling title

The Tucumcari High School wrestling team ended the season with a state champion, five state placers and a fourth-place finish overall. Out of a dozen Rattlers who qualified, six placed and junior Augustine Sandoval won the Class A-AAA state championship in the 145 pound weight class. "This has been the most stress-free season I have […]

School menus —

The following are the menus for schools in Quay County.