TSA needs privatization, not union

If you think the Transportation Security Administration is pushy and intrusive, just wait until they unionize. Tuesday was the last day 44,000 TSA workers vote on whether they will join a union. The results will be announced today. A ‘yea’ vote widely is expected. Workers also are voting on whether to join the American Federation […]

Senior activities

Tucumcari Senior Center Daily Activities Monday Billiards: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wii: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Dominoes: 1- 3 p.m. Bridge: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. First Monday of the month: April 4 Canasta: 1 – 3 p.m. Ceramics: 1 – 3 p.m. Tuesday Billiards: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wii: 9:30 – […]

Senior activities — March

Tucumcari Senior Canter Daily Activities Monday Billiards: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wii: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Dominoes: 1-3 p.m. Bridge: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. First Monday of the month: March 7 Canasta:1-3 p.m. Ceramics: 1-3 p.m. Tuesday Billiards : 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wii: 9:30 -11:30 a.m. Dominoes: 1 – 3 p.m. Bingo: 1- 2 […]

Virtual border fence shows government waste

The Obama administration finally has pulled the plug on the ambitious “virtual” border fence that quickly turned out to be a big waste of money. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Congress on Friday that the SBInet project was being terminated, saying that a thorough review made it clear that it simply can’t meet its […]

Information sharing should be part of policy

I mmigration activists are rightly starting to rethink their trust of the Obama administration. They have good reason: This administration has been more active in pursuing and deporting illegal residents than its immediate predecessors. Those advocates might, however, be a bit too sensitive about one recent development. People are voicing alarm that the government is […]

Trip to Zebra Ranch, New SBDC director

Trip set for Zebra Ranch The Tucumcari Historical Research Institute will have a field trip for its members to the Zebra Ranch between Roy and Wagon Mound on Oct. 5. The group will leave the museum at 416 S. Adams at 8 a.m. Bring a picnic lunch. Cars can make the trip. If you are […]

Fire department making move to center

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Fire Department’s administration office will be officially operating out of a new office building in July, said Fire Chief Mike Cherry. The new location will be at 207 East Center Street. The building has undergone renovations, has been brought up to code and is awaiting a final […]

Taxpayers should lobby for less spending

Freedom Newspapers We would like to say it’s shocking, but it really isn’t. As Brian Riedl, a budget analyst at the conservative Heritage Foundation, said, “Congress’ natural inclination, regardless of party, is to spend money.” Still, it is disheartening that some of the first reactions to President Bush’s budget proposal were Republicans complaining that modest, […]