Thomas: ‘Press one’ beginning of customer service nightmare

Please press one for English. This is a simple phrase, which most, if not all, of us have heard and come to despise because it could mark the start of a customer service nightmare. If you have purchased a product or service, chances are you have encountered technical difficulties or a complete breakdown. While it's […]

Comments from the canyons: Hoping youth will have fond memories to look back on

Throughout the years, we have visited about how great it is to have friends from our school years in Tucumcari. It is even greater to have them call to visit about the past and to catch up on the latest news at home. One evening last week, for instance, Gene Peugh now from Las Cruces […]

Area coyotes test positive for red mange

Coyotes trapped by U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services outside Tucumcari have tested positive for contagious-strain mange. During a meeting of the Quay County Commission Monday, Ron Jones, USDA wildlife specialist, said two of 12 coyotes trapped in the past three weeks have tested positive for red mange. Jones said the coyotes have moved closer […]

Longhorns, Lady Longhorns advance

Boys The 8 seed (18-10) Logan Longhorns will face the No. 1 seed (26-1) Cliff Cowboys Wednesday in Albuquerque. "We just need to continue to do the little things which ultimately win games," said Rafael Roybal, Longhorns head coach The Longhorns advanced to the second round of 1A state basketball tournament by beating the 9 […]

Guest column: Good teachers deserve recognition

Our teachers are the professionals in charge of the future and it's time we give them the recognition they deserve. In few professions can a person perform at a high level but be held back by time and credentials. In the business world, highly effective leaders are recognized, promoted and paid. For our teachers, who […]

Rodeo teams off to good start

The Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team participated in its first rodeo of the spring season last weekend at Cochise College in Fort Huachuca, Ariz. The Women's Team won the Team Championship Title and earned 466 points. The Men's Team was named Men's Reserve Champions earning 457 points. The Women's Team is currently first in the […]

Everybody seems to be “reaching out”

Maybe it's just me, and perhaps a few of the other old fossils, the English majors, the "arts and humanities" types that our society keeps around as pitiful and withered relics of a bygone time when folks cared as much about the "why's" of life as the "how's," when asking questions about the direction of […]

State basketball tournament brackets

State basketball tournanemt (Seeds in parentheses) Boys Round-of-16 All games Saturday Class 5A Cibola 46, Albuquerque High 45 Clovis 75, West Mesa 56 Eldorado 79, Rio Rancho 67 Hobbs 75, Volcano Vista 49 La Cueva 68, Atrisco Heritage 59 Las Cruces High 85, Carlsbad 65 Manzano 68, Valley 65, OT Sandia 61, Alamogordo 42 Class […]

Local prep basketball scoreboard

Class 5A state tournament Clovis 75, West Mesa 56 Class 3A state tournament Portales 62, West Las Vegas 51 Class 2A state tournament Texico 50, Tohatchi 33 Class 1A state tournament Questa 54, Fort Sumner 49 Dora 65, Menaul 18 District 2-B tournament Championship Grady 72, San Jon 45

Press release:Over 80 citations issued during Motor Transportation Police Enforcement Operation

This past week (March 4-6) the New Mexico Motor Transportation Police conducted a three day size and weight enforcement operation at the San Jon Port of Entry in Quay County. During this operation they conducted 263 commercial vehicle safety inspections and issued 86 citations. Of the commercial vehicles and drivers that were inspected, 47 commercial […]