Press release: Get your Click on Route 66

Santa Fe– The New Mexico State Police will team up with law enforcement agencies in seven other states in the "Get Your 'Clicks' on Route 66" seat belt crackdown on Friday, February 1, 2013. The quarterly mobilization began in August, 2010 with a handful of law enforcement agencies in central Oklahoma, but now has expanded […]

New Mexico fishing report: Jan. 31, 2013

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. CATCHES OF THE WEEK: If you have a […]

Sen. Pat Woods says system of regent appointments too political in nature

Republican state Sen. Pat Woods of Broadview is supporting proposed constitutional amendments sponsored by Las Cruces Democrats Rep. Jeff Steinborn and Sen. William Soules requiring elections for some university regents now appointed by the governor. The amendments proposed in House joint resolutions would require elections board of regents members at the University of New Mexico […]

Commander: Base supports wind energy development

Few questions were asked by regional residents following a presentation by Cannon Air Force Base commander Col. Buck Elton Wednesday morning, during which he it made clear base officials are highly supportive of wind energy development. Curry and Roosevelt County land owners were invited to participate in the meeting, which addressed regional wind technology development […]

The most important guest at any wedding is …

I was thinking recently about a long-ago wedding — the one Jesus attended at Cana of Galilee, the same one in which he became the winemaker for the feast. And that reminded me of another wedding or two. I'm told that when my maternal grandparents decided to get married, they hitched a horse to the […]

Candidate Q&As: Logan school board position 5

Position 5 (four-year term) Thomas S. Humble (incumbent) What's one thing the district can do to save taxpayers money without compromising student education? I'll be honest, Logan is doing a wonderful job at managing their budget. The school has not been operating out of emergency funds for at least two years. Instead they have been […]

Candidate Q&As: Logan school board position 4

The following candidates are seeking election Tuesday to the Logan School Board. Each was asked to respond to the same five questions. Position 4 (four-year term) Bill Cone (incumbent) What is one thing the district can do to save taxpayers money without compromising student education? We have been very careful with how money is spent […]

Bond issue goes to vote Feb. 5

Tucumcari School District residents will vote on continuing a 20-year-old tax to fund school operations in a special election on Feb. 5. The tax of $2 for every $1,000 in assessed property value funds maintenance and repairs, construction services, the purchase of computer software and similar activities, according to Leola Patterson, business manager for the […]

Rattlers split homecoming wins

The Tucumcari Rattlers split homecoming wins Saturday with the visiting Pecos Panthers at Rattler Gym. QCS photo: James Lout Tucumcari Lady Rattlers Destanie Nathan drives along the base line defended by Alexis DeBaca during Saturday's 63-48 in over the Pecos Lady Panthers. The (5-12) Lady Rattlers surged to a 63-48 win with a 12-point run […]

Mesalands preparing for iron pour

Mesalands Community College is currently preparing for their 15th Annual Iron Pour on March 10-16 at the foundry. The iron pour attracts students from all over the U.S. and many return year after year to participate in this workshop because of the state-of-the-art facilities at the foundry and the hospitality of Tucumcari residents. Mesalands needs […]