Lauriault: Hard work deserves regular recognition

October is minister/clergy/pastor appreciation month with the goal that every church leader and their family would feel appreciated by those they serve (; publication of this website shouldn’t be construed as an endorsement of the website or the church to whom it belongs. It was merely the first place I looked after a Google search […]

Thomas: Keep trying, even if it seems hopeless


I was making a breakfast burrito the other morning and much like the times when I make a sandwich, it didn’t come out quite as good as when one was made by someone else. I don’t think I’m alone when it comes to this situation, at least I hope I’m not the only par level […]

Police blotter — Oct. 2

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday • At 7:27 a.m., a man reported an unwanted man at a hotel on the 800 block of West Route 66. The man was arrested for a warrant and taken to the […]

A look at upcoming health care changes

Enrollment for enhanced Medicaid and the health insurance marketplace under the federal Affordable Care Act started Tuesday. New Mexico is participating and has set up a state marketplace, the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, through which qualifying individuals, families and small businesses receive health insurance benefits from a variety of established health insurance providers. Here […]