Tucumcari commissioners hire new city manager

Tucumcari city commissioners voted to hire Doug Powers as city manager Thursday night following an executive session. "I am proud to be working for the city," Powers said. "I have been with the city for 20 years." The commission met behind closed doors following Thursday's regular meeting to discuss hiring Powers. Powers had been serving [...]

Area under severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m. today

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a severe thundersotm watch for Curry, Roosevelt, Quay and De Baca counties until 9 p.m. today.

Community development doesn’t just happen

I recently wrote an article about the efforts to clean up Tucumcari and make it beautiful for the tourists visiting our city. Even as they are working on numerous files during the day at the Community Development office, Yvette Fazekas left and Valarie Montano right, can still manage to smile. These projects do make the [...]

Our page - April 11

Birth Ferguson Ferguson Hallie Ferguson and Steven Blea would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Madison Jean. She was born March 16, 2012, in Clovis. She weighed 7 pounds, 93 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her grandparents are Cynthia and Richard Acker, Joseph and Veronica Blea of Tucumcari, and Richard and Vicki [...]

Scale of casualties makes Titanic compelling still

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me"… Psalm 23:4 One hundred years ago 2,223 people sailed on the "unsinkable" Titanic bound for New York. They put their faith in the largest man-made object in the world at the time as [...]

Easter Bunny still creepy to me

I've got to say I've always been a little creeped out by the Easter Bunny. Santa Claus might be a little scary to little kids but at least his looks make a little bit of sense. A six-foot rabbit makes no sense at all and freaks out more youngsters than not. I remember one Saturday [...]

Wisconsin GOP Gov. Walker needs to stay

Few people should be surprised that a recent poll of Wisconsin Republicans shows 82 percent of them approve of embattled GOP Gov. Scott Walker. Or that the state's liberals — led by Democrats and their union labor leaders who create smear and fear in equal measure — have targeted him in a June 5 recall [...]

Senior menus - April 11

The following are the menus for schools in Quay County. House Monday Breakfast: French toast sticks, muffins, variety of cereal, yogurt, juice, milk. Lunch: Spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, green beans, salad bar, peaches, peanut butter and jelly, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Cinnamon toast, muffins, variety of cereal, yogurt, juice, milk. Lunch: Bean burrito, salsa, [...]

Poetry still tugs at my heartstrings

Not long ago, a friend asked if I had heard of the poem, "The Barefoot Boy." For once, I was able to say I surely had heard of it and even managed to quote a line. The friend then asked if I might be able to locate a copy, to which I replied I probably [...]

4-H to mark centennial

The Quay County will honor their 4-H parents, leaders and volunteers on Monday with a social from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Extension Office at 216 East Center Street. 4-H is celebrating its 100 years in New Mexico and April 15 – 21 is Volunteer Appreciation Week. The Quay County 4-H Council chose this [...]