Shops offering Black Friday deals

Thomas Garcia Along with the 5 a.m. openings, local retailers will be offering additional sale promotions for Black Friday. “We appreciate our customers and all of their business,” said Rhonda Kandel, manager K-Mart. Kandel said K-Mart will be opening their store at 5 a.m., and will run a special “Blue Friday” sale from opening to […]

Green jobs only produce fiscal black hole

Freedom New Mexico The faddish obsession with “green jobs” is being revealed as a massive waste of taxpayer money. Pipe dreams eventually are revealed for what they are — unrealistic, wishful thinking. It didn’t take long for Spain’s touted green-job revolution to be revealed as a financial disaster, siphoning taxpayer subsidies and destroying 2.2 real […]

Shoppers brave cold for Black Friday sales

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Russell Anglin A few Tucumcari shoppers braved early hours and cold weather Friday morning in hopes of catching advertised Black Friday discounts. Eight shoppers browsed Radio Shack in Tucumcari when it opened at 5:30 a.m. One of these shoppers, Johnny Anaya, returned to his car empty-handed after finding out he had been beat to a […]

Letter to the editor: Using animals for fashion cruel

Regarding Baxter Black’s column in Friday’s Portales News-Tribune: “PETA’s death threats go too far” People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals was just as surprised as figure skater Johnny Weir when we learned he allegedly received death threats for using white fox fur in one of his costumes. PETA, like most animal protection groups, is […]

God’s light eliminates fear of dark

by Leonard Lauriault When Jesus was transfigured, his clothes became a dazzling white (Mark 9: 2-8). There are some interesting facts concerning light and dark or black and white. First, white is the combination of all colors – it is complete light. On the other hand, black is the complete absence of light. I’ve had […]

Black Friday shoppers hunt for bargains

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Chelle Delaney Before daybreak in Tucumcari shoppers were hunting the aisles for holiday bargains on Black Friday. Frank McKinley was one of the first Friday morning customers in Kmart which opened at 6 a.m. “I saved a hundred dollars,” said McKinley, who added he was happy with his purchase. McKinley had his arms full as […]

Black bear cub sighted at Conchas

By QCS Staff The U.S. Corps of Engineers have had sightings of a Black Bear cub in the area of its headquarters at Conchas Dam. The last sighting of the cub, which is estimated to be about 2 and half feet tall, was Monday, said Darin Franzoni of the U.S. Corps of Engineers. The New […]

Baby blue Thunderbird lost in stampede

By Baxter Black We all face our own addictions — chocolate, horse training clinics or chewing tobacco. Lonnie’s curse was whiskey. With the help of AA and a loving family, he finally put his demon behind him. But those who know the problem appreciate that the demon waits just around the corner. Lonnie worked for […]

Shoppers make early Black Friday trips

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Sunrise sales on Friday brought out some of Tucumcari’s early birds who wanted to take advantage of retailers’ deep discounts. “We were here at 5:30 a.m.,” said James Mowles, who was shopping at RadioShack. “I spent all my money.” On Christmas presents? “Remote cars for me,” said Mowles, smiling. Mowles’ […]

Video arcade debuts on Main Street

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Fresh from another galaxy, the 3rd Rock Arcade opened on Monday on Main Street. Inside, against the black background, are the fluorescent neon colors of the moon, planets, stars and space ships that come to life under the black lights. Video game screens flash the latest high scorers and cuts […]