Tax Help New Mexico comes to Mesalands

QCS STAFF Taxes may not have to be stressful this year. Senior citizens, students, and anyone with an income less than $35,000 per year can benefit from a free service provided at Mesalands Community College in conjunction with Tax Help New Mexico, a part of the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Initiative, […]

City’s general fund low

By Leslie Radford Marty Garcia gave a presentation from the Finance Department at Thursday night’s City Commissioner’s meeting. The first half of his presentation was on department operations including cash receipts, payroll, accounts receivable/payable, and others. The second portion was on the mid-year budget and financial report where he said collections were fairly on target. […]

School officials stand behind suspension policy

By William Thompson The father of a Tucumcari High School student-athlete said last week he wants school officials to change their suspension policy for drug and alcohol violations. Ben White believes the season-long suspension for first-time offenders is too harsh. But school officials said they continue to support the policy that’s been in effect since […]

House opens its doors

By William Thompson Long time House resident, Darryl Petrak learned something new about his hometown Wednesday. At the House Community Empowerment Day, attendees had the chance to view local arts and crafts after seeing presentations about services available for senior citizens. Petrak, who just stopped in on his way to work, was surprised how many […]

House horse farm thrives

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By William Thompson P.J. Looner talks to horses. When Looner arrives to work with her horses, all she has to do is whistle and they surround her. She calls each of them by name — Starburst, 100 Grand Bar, Cassidy, Stetson Hawk or Wyatt. She has raised most of the 37 American paint horses that […]

Truck rollover on Route 66

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William Thompson A tractor-trailer rolled over Sunday morning on W. Route 66 Boulevard near the I-40 interchange at mile marker 329. The driver, Garry Colvin, was transported to Northwest Texas Hospital where officials said he is in stable condition. Officer Dennis Garcia of Tucumcari Police said the accident is still under investigation.

Community Briefs 2-9-05

Weatherization program seeks applications The Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico is currently accepting applications for their weatherization program in this area. The program is for low-income, elderly and disabled residents. The weatherization program is for minor repairs to help the client conserve energy. Interested parties may request an application by writing the Community […]

High school choir goes to Santa Fe

By William Thompson High school choir goes to Santa Fe The Tucumcari High School choir will perform a Bach hymn, an American Indian “blessing” and a Robert Frost poem set to music by Randall Thompson at the Department of Cultural Affairs’ New Mexico Cultural Day in Santa Fe. The choir director Harold Sloan will be […]

Lujan completes sea trials

courtesy Navy Airman Melissa L. Lujan, daughter of Veronica S. and Phillip C. Lujan of Logan, recently completed a series of sea trials. She and her shipmates were assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan. The sea trials ended a four month ship’s restricted availability for Lujan’s unit. The […]

Friends gather on Super Sunday

By William Thompson Some area residents said they used Super Bowl Sunday as an excuse to get together to watch, or talk, as the New England Patriots took the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX. American Legion Post 19 in Conchas held a pregame chili cook-off and patrons of the Pow Wow Lounge in Tucumcari […]