Christ-followers need to be cross-bearers, not consumers

We stand this moment on a holy threshold, waiting to enter into the joy of the resurrection. Easter is almost here! Almost, but not quite. I understand the dangerous and common temptation to leap-frog over Good Friday's pain and suffering, but before we enter into the joy of the resurrection, we need to focus on […]

La Mesa’s final appeal denied renewing Quay County’s bid for a racetrack and casino

The race is on again in Quay County's bid for the state's last racetrack and casino license. A spokesman said Quay County will ask the New Mexico Racing Commission next week to once again open applications. The request follows a state Court of Appeals decision on Thursday that upheld nullification of the license once held […]

Lady Longhorns take state

The Logan Lady Longhorns denied the Melrose Lady Buffaloes a repeat bid for the 1A State basketball championship Saturday in Albuquerque, bringing it home to Logan. CMI correspondent photo: Joshua Lucero Melrose senior Cara Barnard pushes through Logan senior Marissa Miller on her way to a layup attempt early in the first quarter of the […]

Iron pour draws folk from all over

Mesalands Community College's annual iron pour was a success thanks to the dedication and experience of those who return each year, officials said. QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Students pour hot iron into molds that they made. More than four dozen took part in the week-long event, which culminated Friday with the melting and pouring of […]

TSA finally coming to its senses

You're getting ready to board a plane at an airport in, say, Lubbock or Amarillo. An agent asks you to empty your pockets into a plastic tray. The contents include a pocket knife you've been carrying since Grandpa gave it to you when you were a youngster. Hey, no problem, the agent says. You can […]

Paradox a full gift for one and all

The greatest gift ever given to me, the most intimate and personal gift I've ever received, was the gift given to everyone, not just me. That greatest gift was given to everyone who has ever breathed, to multitudes who no longer breathe, and to untold millions who've yet to take their first breath. It was […]

Ticket calendar – March 20

The Ticket Calendar is a listing of upcoming events and places of general interest in the area and across the region: Quay County Growers roundtable discussion at Tucumcari Convention Center, 1500 West Route 66, Tucumcari, March 21 begins at 4 p.m. For information call 575-461-0562. Eastern New Mexico Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Association at […]

Menus – March 20

Tucumcari Thursday Breakfast: Ham and cheese roll up, fruit, milk Lunch: Cheese pizza, Popeye salad, dressing, baby carrots, fruit, milk Snack: Crackers, apple juice Monday Breakfast: French toast, syrup, fruit, milk Lunch: Taco salad, salsa, lettuce, tomatoes, Spanish rice, applesauce, milk Snack: Graham crackers, apple juice Tuesday Breakfast: Breakfast taco, fruit, milk Lunch: Frito pie, […]

Comments from the canyons: Historical photos make for mental exercise

Many of us are interested in our area history and are eager to learn more when we can. Linda Moore, who keeps the doors open at Tucumcari Historical Museum, keeps some of us searching for answers to questions she dreams up as she goes about her work there. Of late, she has been trying to […]

Police blotter – March 20

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County based at the Tucumcari Police Department: Friday At 3:04 a.m. a caller reported a disturbance on the 700 block of West Sunset Avenue. At 6:58 a.m. an alarm was reported on the 200 block of South First Street. At […]