Let’s be thankful for mothers

Things my mom actually did in her adventurous life … Sewed shirts from a pattern. Invented the dookie bar. Changed irrigation tubes from a Chevy station wagon. Shot a bull snake out of our treehouse with a .22 rifle. Learned to cut her children's hair herself. Drove a school bus full of noisy children. Operated […]

Editorial: Public officials make too many deals in private

They say the words, claiming "transparency" and "the public's right to know" are priorities. But too many public officials are conducting public business in private. They call it "executive session," the part of the public meeting when city councilors or county commissioners say some magic words and then sneak off into a private room where […]

Injunctions call for project halt

Two new injunctions have been filed in the 10th Judicial District Court calling for a halt to current and future construction of an intake structure at Ute Lake that is part of the Ute Water pipeline. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia A shot of the south side lake view from 12 Shores Golf Course at Ute […]

Rodeo team members finals bound

Coming off a season where its men's team finished first in the nation and its women's team sixth, the Mesalands Community College rodeo team will send a school-record 10 members to the College National Finals Rodeo. "This is the first year that our team will have a representative in every single event at the college […]

Chalmers positive about racino

Don Chalmers remains confident Tucumcari will one day be home to a racetrack and casino. In the meantime, he is encouraging area residents to trumpet the history of Route 66 and other treasures the community has to offer its visitors. About 300 residents and business owners heard Chalmers speak at the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of […]

Monday’s area rain totals

Area rain totals Monday as of 3 p.m. (MST): Clovis — 0.82 Elida — 0.02 Farwell — 1.27 Fort Sumner — 0.15 Friona — 1.03 Grady — 1.72 House — 0.13 Logan — 0.41 Melrose — 0.41 Plateau — 0.55 Portales — 0.25 Ranchvale — 0.16 Tucumcari — 0.34 Sources: connectamarillo.com and accuweather.com

Rattlers finish third at State track meet

Tucumcari Lady Rattlers Brook Dow captures a state AA long jump championship and the Rattlers track team finished third in the Class 2A boys state track meet in Albuqueque. De Baca County News: Scot Stinnett The Rattlers' Michael Marroquin runs in the middle of the pack on the first lap of the 2A boys 800 […]

Annual auction benefits KENW television

The Portales affilate of the Public Broadcasting System is in the midst of auctioning off more than 1,500 donated items for its biggest fundraiser of the year. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Sheryl Borden, marketing director for the KENW television station in Portales, goes through items for auction Tuesday at the station. Borden said the auction […]

Fishing report – May 9

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground will […]

Our page – May 9

Student of the month Lamm Kassi Lamm has been named teenagers or student of the month, it was announced today by the Elk's Lodge. Kassi Lamm, 16, is the daughter of Robert and Jodi Lamm of Tucumcari.. She is a sophomore at Tucumcari High School. The teenager or student of the month program is sponsored […]