Every cowman’s nightmare

Baxter Black It was every cowman’s nightmare. Owen’s ranch in Globe was a long way from the Prescott sale barn. It also involved passing through the “Gates of Hell,” as he referred to the booming, seething expanse of asphalt and dragon’s breath other call Phoenix. Girding his loins, he loaded one old bull and ten […]

What teachers did on their summer vacation

By Stewart Truelsen Sometimes it is just too far to bring urban school kids out to a farm and get them back to school before the end of the day. Yet, an understanding and appreciation for agriculture and how it affects their daily lives is incredibly important for children. The Illinois Farm Bureau has one […]

Labor Day: Our nation’s workforce deserves better

It’s Labor Day: a holiday that has been set aside to provide a day of rest for the American worker. Today, most of us will relax, perhaps spend some time at the beach or barbecue some steaks. Tuesday morning we’ll return to our work, as past generations did after their Labor Day rest, forced back […]

Gift to museum truly appreciated

Lynn Moncus, Comments from the Canyon Last week, Elizabeth Ingram Morgan, representing the H.W. Ingram family, presented the keys to Crescent Creamery to Tucumcari Historical Research Institute President Duane Moore. The family most generously decided to help the historical group and such help is deeply appreciated. The board members met at the creamery later, and […]

EU wants to give U.S. a geography lesson

By Stewart Truelsen Maybe the American restaurants that changed french fries on the menu to “freedom fries” went too far. The European Union has a list of almost 40 food names that it wants the World Trade Organization (WTO) to protect from American and other use. French fries aren’t on the list but stilton and […]

Brush Popping ‘Fighter Pilot”

By Baxter Black It’s as close to being a fighter pilot as I’ll ever come. As a college youth plotting my future, I had, on two different occasions, taken the physical and written exams to apply for Officer’s Candidate School to become a Navy pilot. Father intervened and those dreams went to the way of […]

Schwarzenegger still needs the right

We were wondering how long Arnold Schwarzenegger’s rags-to-riches immigrant story, his engaging personality and celebrity aura would carry him as a candidate for California governor. Well, judging by a Field Poll over the weekend that shows Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante eking out a lead in the race to potentially replace Gov. Gray Davis, not much […]

Organizers thank volunteers for Gus Macker

Dear Editor, Please let me take this opportunity to publicly offer a special “Thank You” to all of those individuals who helped me make the 2003 Gus Macker Tournament a success for Tucumcari. THANK YOU … Max Jimenez, Chris Gries, Larry Moore, Michael Esquibel, Edward Barrios, Fred Martinez, Gilbert Romero, Ernie Chavez, Ted Lovato, Fritz […]

Marine thanks area for support

I would like to let it be known across the country that I appreciated everyone’s thoughts and prayers concerning my well-being during Operation: Iraqi Freedom. The Marine Corps had a very significant impact in this conflict and I truly believe that the consistent caring of others was a crucial part in winning this war. The […]

But there’s nothing to do in Tucumcari

Dave Gragg I’m sitting in front of a blank computer screen, trying to figure out what to write for this week’s column. I mean, Tucumcari is such a dull little burg. There’s nothing to write about. There’s the whole Route 66 thing last weekend, but I had to be out of town for that. From […]