Tucumcari encourages frugality

After living here officially for one month, I am pleased to report that living in Tucumcari is entirely possible. Aren’t you all relieved? Sure, if I want to do my laundry after 8 p.m., I need a washboard. If I want a large French fry after midnight, I had better have some potatoes in the […]

Freedom files Chapter 11

Freedom Communications, parent company of Freedom New Mexico, filed a petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Tuesday but said operations aren’t expected to change. The filing was done, “along with a plan-support agreement executed by a steering committee of (Freedom’s) lenders,” according to a company press release. “(The company) has sufficient cash to fund daily operations […]

Yard and Garden: Tomatoes difficult, but rewarding

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Tomatoes are a winning vegetable because of taste, nutrition and color. They aren’t the easiest vegetable to grow, but with a few guidelines you can have good success with this tasty fruit. Tomato success comes from the following: site selection, soil preparation, variety, planting dates, planting techniques, watering, fertilizing […]

Card talk is faux talk

By Lynn Moncus Trying to keep up with the times is a most difficult task for some of us and often seems more than a little unnecessary. For instance, I recently received a collection of “Conversation Cards” and wondered just what to do with them. Their purpose seems to be to give families and friends […]

Letters to Editor: Cooperative spirit to clean up

I’d like to start this letter out on a positive note: Tucumcari has a lot of people who take pride in keeping their homes and businesses looking good. And I appreciate that as I’m sure many people do. However, I’m afraid those aren’t the properties that stand out to our visitors who come to town. […]