Lauriault: Pitting God’s commands against each other inappropriate

On a trip recently, we passed some newly painted rocks on a building and my traveling companion, who had seen the rocks before they had been painted, expressed her displeasure and jokingly stated, "If God had wanted those rocks that color he'd have made them that way to begin with!" There are many things God […]

Comments from the canyons: Courthouse work spurs history discussion

As so frequently happens when a group of local people get together, the major topics of conversation are about the past. Obviously many of us remain interested in our history and enjoy remembering some of it whenever we have an opportunity. For some reason, we began talking about the courthouse and started recalling the original […]

Guest column: Jobs legislation will make state more competitive

At the beginning of the session, I called on the Legislature to pass reforms making New Mexico more competitive with neighboring states. The mandatory cuts in Washington D.C. will disproportionately hurt our state and while we will always fight to protect our labs and bases, we must simultaneously work to diversify our economy by building […]

Lujan office hours limited to local locations

Few residents attended the office hours held by Rep. Ben Ray Lujan Jr., whose spokesman said future sessions will be limited to local locations due to recent federal cuts. "The cuts have eliminated all of our travel budget," said Ron Wilmont, who represents Lujan. Wilmont said the travel restrictions will keep him mostly stationed at […]

Rotary Club creates scholarships

The Tucumcari Rotary Club has created four continuing education scholarships for the graduating seniors across Quay County. Four seniors from the high schools in Tucumcari, House, Logan and San Jon will be awarded $750 in financial aid toward attendance at Mesalands Community College. The scholarship is specifically for those attending Mesalands Community College. Candidates must […]

Storm systems, terrain responsible for windy weather

Spring has arrived, and with it comes seemingly endless howling winds, dust storms and brownouts. This year's windy season has already brought its fair share of damage, with gusts reaching 60 mph, causing a train derailment near Fort Sumner. "It's been a pretty active late winter and spring so far, but it's nothing atypical," said […]

Police blotter – April 3

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office of Quay County based at the Tucumcari Police Department: Friday At 2:00 a.m. a woman reported an intoxicated subject on the corner of Fourth Street and Robinson Street. At 11:03 a.m. a caller reported damage to property on the 100 block of […]

Ticket calendar – April 3

Roswell UFO Museum, 114 North Main Street, open seven days a week from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Admission costs are 4 and under free, ages 5-15, $2, adults, $5, senior and military, $3. The museum is a pet friendly facility. For information call 575-625-9495. Roswell Museum and Art Center, 100 West Eleventh Street, open […]

Menus – April 3

The following are the menus for schools and senior center in Quay County for April 4-10: Tucumcari Thursday – Spring Break Monday Breakfast: Cereal, graham crackers, fruit, milk Lunch: Lasagna, garlic toast, green beans, salad, dressing, fruit, milk Snack: Crackers, juice Tuesday Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, fruit, milk Lunch: Tacos, Spanish rice, beans, lettuce, tomatoes, banana, […]

Want to honor a volunteer? Do it here

Clovis Media Inc. is accepting nominees for its third annual Volunteer of the Year award. Deadline for nominations is April 8. Tell us your nominee's name, where they volunteer and something special they did in 2012 that helped make someone's life better. Volunteers should live in Bailey, Curry, De Baca, Parmer, Quay or Roosevelt counties. […]