Fishing report – June 27

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 closed […]

Officials say immigration bill would not change police operations

The recent upholding of portions of Arizona's controversial immigration law would not affect area law enforcement's operations if a similar law were passed in New Mexico, according to law enforcement officials. In a 5-3 opinion released Monday, the high court eliminated three portions of the law. Portions struck down by the Supreme Court included: Making […]

Our page – June 27

Anniversary Ramsey John Gilman and Nellie Ann Ramsey John Gilman and Nellie Ann Ramsey are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with friends and family. They were married on June 9, 1962. Presently, they reside in Albuquerque. John graduated from Logan High School in 1950, and graduated from Eastern New Mexico University at Portales in 1962 […]

4-H Southeast district contest results

Courtesy photo Rifle team team members were from left, Kaleb Hayes, Jonathan Clark and Garrett Bollinger. Courtesy photo Home Ec Bowl team members were, from left, Trestin Peterson, Tianna Peterson, Dyson Clark and Reagan Runyan. Courtesy photo Novice Archery team members were, from left, Jason Knight, Kyle Knight, and Garrett Bollinger. Courtesy photo Entomology team […]

Editorial: State deserves transparent government

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has been a loud and proud supporter of government transparency. That's why we're surprised to hear she's been in the middle of recent media reports questioning her actions related to public records. First it was revealed the governor and other high-ranking administration officials discussed state business using email accounts connected […]

Reading strengthens imaginations

In my young imagination I used to hunt tigers in the sandhills of eastern New Mexico. I'm pretty sure I never got out of my mother's sight but I still came back from my adventures telling all that had happened as my dog Knucklehead and I pursued the beast. I can only think of one […]

Christians should recognize twisted scripture

I often dress in the dark and determine which side of my T-shirt is the back by feeling for the label. That used to be easy because all T-shirts had a tag in the collar and every little boy knew the back of his pants and shirts by the tag. Now, many times, the labels […]

Officials urge fireworks safety

City fire officials urge safety and common sense when using fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday during this dry and hot climate. "There are no restrictions on fireworks inside the city, that being said we are stressing residents to be careful when setting off fireworks," said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. QCS photo: […]

Being remembered by former students a treat

Last week, I mentioned I had been a graduate assistant at New Mexico State University in 1963. At the same time, I taught a class in American history at Madonna High School, a Catholic girls school in Mesilla Park. That short chapter in my life was very active, but one that stands out because of […]

Fiesta tickets on sale

The St. Anne's Fiesta is planned for the final week of July, with tickets on sale. The fiesta will have 600 tickets available for $100 each. Each ticket includes a dinner for two and a $10 voucher for games at a subsequent game night. Additionally, tickets will give an opportunity for cash prizes, including the […]