Martinez to visit Tucumcari

Gov. Susana Martinez is scheduled to be at the Tucumcari Convention Center at 6:30 tonight, according to a news release from the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce. No agenda or reason for Martinez's visit was provided by the chamber release. A phone call to the governor's spokesman was not returned.

Graduation frightening, exciting

This is a special time for the graduating seniors in our town and county. It is both a happy and a frightening time, one filled with decisions and much planning. For some of us in this over-the-hill group, it was and remains one of the major highlights of our lives. One minute, we were high […]

Real Christians don’t just talk about love

"He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love". 1 John 4:8 In an experiment to find a substitute for milk I bought soy milk. I couldn't stand the taste of it so it was given to the cats. The first cat started lapping on it and stopped suddenly with her tongue going […]

Woods, Spears lob attacks at end of forum

Even when it was time for closing statements, Pat Woods and Angie Spears were willing to open attacks on each other at the KTQM political forum. The two-hour forum, aired by Zia Broadcasting from the KTQM studio south of Clovis, featured the two Republican candidates for state Senate District 7 and 14 others candidates for […]

Mid-July target date for start of pipeline construction

MELROSE — The first phase of the Ute water pipeline is expected to begin in mid-July despite a federal lawsuit and two civil lawsuits seeking to halt the project. The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority approved a recommendation Tuesday to begin construction on the pipeline that would carry water from the Ute Reservoir in […]

Severe thunderstorm watch issued

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 10 p.m. for Curry, De Baca, Quay and Roosevelt counties.

Animal hospital fire declared suspicious

A Monday morning fire at the Tucumcari Animal Hospital claimed the lives of over 50 animals, Fire Chief Mike Cherry said. "I did my best to get everybody out," said Veterinarian Jean P. Corey, "though it was too late for a majority of them." Tucumcari Police Chief Jason Braziel said the department is working with […]

San Jon schools graduates a small yet proud class for 2012.

Messages of quality over quantity were shared by San Jon's four seniors and school officials during Friday's graduation. "Be it four or 40, these kids have heart," said San Jon Superintendent Gary Salazar. The four seniors change their tassels, signifying the completion of their graduation Friday night from San Jon High School. Valedictorian Ashlynn Myers' […]

Photography much easier today

Most people don't know this, but I actually have a photographic memory. The only problem is I ran out of film somewhere back around 1993. My immediate family didn't take a lot of snapshots when my brother and sister and I were little. Mom's albums and picture boxes are filled with a few snapshots of […]

Five staff members set to retire from Logan schools

On Saturday Logan schools will lose more than 26 graduating seniors, they will be losing 5 staff members to retirement. Sherri Gray opens goodbye cards at her desk as a student leaving for the summer break passes by in the hallway. The staff members, all retiring after Saturday ceremonies, are: Ricky Hazen, superintendent (two years […]