California man traveling across country on horseback

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Thomas Garcia What started out as a desperate search for work for a California man has become a cross country ride to raise awareness for disease. Johnny Warnshuis of Redding, Calif., is riding horseback across the country. He arrived in Tucumcari Tuesday night and, due to the snow, was not to able to leave until […]

Directories shed light on past

If we take the time to read some of the early day city directories, we learn a lot about our history. For instance, while reading the 1909-1910 directory, I learned that we already had 5080 residents and were planning for more because of the many opportunities available here. According to the John F. Worley Directory […]

New dog digs niche in my heart

Priscilla Alden (Prissy for short), a very large black lab, has moved to this corner and says she is going to become my new friend. She landed with a thud on Aug. 27, thanks to Yvette Peacock who was acting in her sister Yvonne Braziel’s behalf. Those two women have come to my rescue more […]

Child Sense: Try to give your child some control when their routine is disrupted in the summer

Priscilla J. Dunstan Summer break is upon us, bringing the inevitable mix of travel, visitors and changing sleeping arrangements. Children’s bedrooms turn into guest rooms for friends and relatives, suitcases replace closets as families travel, and children go off to camp. Though exciting, this can also be very stressful to children, who lose not only […]

Moms gear: Home spa products to pamper yourself

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McClatchy-Tribune HARNN Asian-inspired home spa collection includes products for skin and hair, massage oils, candles and more. Active ingredients common in HARNN products draw from herbal medicinal knowledge and include rice bran oil, pomegranate, lemongrass and black tea. Its products have become popular in Asia and Europe, and are now being sold in the U.S. […]

Mesalands gears up for shrimp boil

Kimberly Hanna For many in the Tucumcari area it has become an annual tradition. For the Mesalands Community College Foundation it has become a successful way to generate dollars for scholarships. It is called the annual Mesalands Community College Foundation’s Mardi Gras Cajun Shrimp Boil, and this year will mark the twelfth time the event […]

Comments from the Canyons: Quay tree tradition lives on

Lynn Moncus We have a number of Christmas traditions in our county and can trace many of them back to other countries and times before our county came into being. We also have some more recent traditions and look forward to seeing them age in order to become a part of our celebrations. One of […]

Martinez defeats Denish

QCSun Staff Dona Ana County District Attorney Susana Martinez has defeated Lt. Gov Diane Denish to become New Mexico’s first female governor. According to the state secretary of state’s website, Martinez claimed 53% of the vote while Denish claimed 46%. The results were still unofficial at 1 a.m. Wednesday. In a statement on her website, […]

Tucumcari man killed in police standoff

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Thomas Garcia A six-hour standoff with police ended with the death of a Tucumcari man Monday night.

Plane hovering Tucumcari was on military training mission

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A military plane that circled Tucumcari for about a half hour Tuesday night could become a routine happening in the area.