Moncus: Letter takes writer on sentimental journey

While Janie Stith and her relatives were going through items left to them by Mrs. Sue Tucek, they found a letter I had written to Mrs. Tucek in 1952. As a graduating senior, I was applying for a Delta Kappa Gamma scholarship. The letter was most definitely from a teenager who was dreaming of the […]

Hunting, fishing key to dad’s trips

Many people whose father has passed on can tell wonderful stories of all the places their dad took the family on vacation. I would say our family only took one traditional vacation while I was growing up. That's not to say my father never took us anywhere. It's just that wherever that Terry-style vacation took […]

Editorial: Security leaks should be investigated

The White House is a busy place, what with compiling that "kill list" for terrorists and developing a cyberweapons strategy against Iran. So is the Justice Department, what with flirting with being held in contempt of Congress over withheld information on the bungled Fast and Furious weapons operation. So President Barack Obama and U.S. Attorney […]

Report: Missing girl considered running away

A 16-year-old Clovis girl, missing since June 7, had thoughts of running away prior to her disappearance, according to a supplemental police report provided on Tuesday. Aly Marques also had been in contact with an Albuquerque-area woman affiliated with a church group and "mentions she might visit when school is out," the police report shows. […]

Skills matter, as does a good horse

Good lineage is a plus in the world of rodeo and 17-year-old NaLynn Cline of Bernalillo has that. Her family tree for instance includes cousin Taos Muncy, world saddle bronc riding champ from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) in 2011. A set of skills also comes in handy. Cline herself proved she has that […]

Bareback riders just different

CMI staff photo: Tony Bullocks Wyatt Harper of Bosque Farms hangs on during the bareback event of the New Mexico High School Rodeo Association State Finals Friday night at the Curry County Events Center. Harper score in the second go round was 52. The state finals rodeo continues tonight. They may have the western shirt, […]

Local youths give a business a renewed look

A local agency is lending a hand in removal of graffiti from buildings in Tucumcari. "We want the kids to have a sense of pride and have a part in creating and maintaining that pride," said Robert Poe, Team Builders behavioral management specialist. Poe said during the summer, he and other staff along with the […]

Honoring Old Glory

Local youth attended a presentation for Flag Day Thursday at the Tucumcari Public Library hosted by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Gwen Gray read aloud "F is for the Flag" written by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, during a Flag Day celebration Thursday at the Tucumcari Public Library. As a part of the local Flag Day […]

Mesalands womens team ranked third, men 16th at College National Finals Rodeo

The Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team is competing at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) this week in Casper, Wyo. Here is an update on their performance as of Thursday: The Women's Team is currently in third place with 230.0 points and the Men's Team is currently in 16th place with 140.0 points. Tie Down […]

Rodeoers set for state

In many sports events, preliminaries lead toward something often called the "finals." This weekend though, the whole thing is called the finals when New Mexico's best high school cowboys and cowgirls get together. The New Mexico High School Rodeo Association Finals take place at the Curry County Special Events Center beginning at 9 a.m. today. […]