Friend’s snow stories give perspective

I looked at my schedule for the first week in December: Jamestown, N.D., Denver, Colo., Laramie, Wyo. and Springfield, Ohio. I asked my secretary why she couldn’t book me in Victoria, Texas, or San Diego, Calif., in the winter? She reminded me she had booked me in Miami last winter. “Yea,” I said, “Miami, Manitoba!” […]

Xcel customers asked to conserve power until 8 p.m.

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Xcel Energy is asking its New Mexico and Texas customers to reduce electricity usage until 8 p.m., terming the situation “urgent.” Based on high electricity demand and maintenance issues at area generating plants, Xcel issued an energy alert Tuesday morning under threat of controlled outages if electricity demand is not reduced. Demand could exceed the […]

Sunday outage surprises

Russell Anglin Sunday was an awfully strange day. It started for me at 10 a.m. with the phone waking me up. My editor called and asked me if I had electricity. With my eyes still hazy and without my wits about me, I replied, “Um … I don’t know.” Turns out I didn’t. I threw […]

Mesalands candidates narrowed to final four

Russell Anglin Last week, four Mesalands Community College presidential finalists visited the college and answered questions from the public during hour-long afternoon forums. Each meeting brought about 20 attendees. Candidates fielded questions about their experience with state legislatures, the future of educational programs at Mesalands, the need for student housing and how the candidates felt […]

God’s children are filled with Holy Spirit

Leonard Lauriault Recently, I was asked a question I couldn’t answer, which isn’t unusual, but I did know someone who probably could. Because I even knew their phone number (it was our New Mexico State University Quay County Cooperative Extension Service office), the person asking the question said, “Wow, you’re just full of good information […]

Mesalands to host college goal Sunday

Kimberly Hanna Mesalands Community College will be hosting College Goal Sunday on February 20, 2011, from 2-4 p.m. College Goal Sunday is a national initiative to inform families about the millions of dollars in financial aid available and assist students and their families in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Participants are […]

Interrogated interviewee illustrates ignorance

Baxter Black An interviewer asked me how one can make a living in the cow business. Actually he said, “As we’re heading into the next couple years with declining cattle numbers and steady prices, how do you think you should position yourself to take advantage of the market?” I assume he’d mistaken me as an […]

Horse tale grows taller

Baxter Black It is not uncommon for me, as a windy storyteller, to be asked, “Is that really true?” “Well, of course,” I begin, “it’s true…I think.” Mark Twain had a quote that seems to fit some of us elaborators.

McCartney’s visit to Tucumcari was story to remember

By Lynn Moncus Although Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell stopped along Route 66 in Tucumcari on August 7, 2008, the occasion is still very fresh in the memory of Ruth Daniels, owner of Things on 66 Blvd. Recently, she shared her story with me and allowed me to read the story by Luke Dennehy in […]

Remembering mother’s calmness

Have you noticed that as we grow older, our memories tend to jump around rather randomly and can land on subjects we haven’t thought of in years? For no known reason, I landed in the early ’40′s and relived a sort of frightening experience. A local woman asked Mother to accompany her to lma so […]