Agency rules retaliation claim has merit

Russell Anglin The state human rights bureau determined a Tucumcari special education teacher’s retaliation complaint has merit. The bureau issued a determination of probable cause March 31 stating Linda Lambert has sufficient evidence to claim school district officials retaliated against her for complaining of sexual harassment by former school principal David Castillo. Lambert claims she [...]

Dome-maker garners complaints

Thomas Garcia At least 85 complaints have been filed with Better Business Bureau offices in two states against a Tucumcari playground equipment manufacturer. The complaints are filed with the Better Business Bureau of New Mexico and Southwestern Colorado against Dome Climber, owned and operated by Rodney Ward of Tucumcari.

Grady farmer appointed to state livestock bureau

By Argen Duncan, Freedom New Mexico “I don’t think farmers are a bunch of stupid people in bib overalls,” said New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau’s new second vice president. “I believe they are the backbone of our nation.” Grady-area farmer and rancher Pat Woods received his appointment for the two-year term in November. He [...]

Aug. 15, 2007 Around Town

County Fair Schedule.. Today: 7 a.m. Breakfast by Tucumcari Baptist Association 9 a.m. Rabbit Show Poultry Show (Following Rabbit Show) 5 p.m. Fair Anniversary Reception 6 p.m. Swine Show    Thursday 10 a.m. Goat Show 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Watermelon Feed 6 p.m. Lamb Show Friday 4:30 p.m.  Heifer Show 6:30 p.m.  Steer Show [...]

Water use examined

Tony Parra How much water do you need? That’s the question Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority Project Manager Scott Verhines asked ENMRWA members on Wednesday in Portales. Verhines said he wants the information so engineering consultants have an idea on the specifications of the pipes leading to each community involved in the Ute Water [...]

Pipeline prospects proving poor

Jack King and TV Hagenah U.S. Senator Pete Domenici R-N.M. told members of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority last week that he will not be supporting federal funding of the Ute Water Project for at least two years, a spokesman for ENMRWA said Wednesday. Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose said the Senator told [...]

What teachers did on their summer vacation

By Stewart Truelsen Sometimes it is just too far to bring urban school kids out to a farm and get them back to school before the end of the day. Yet, an understanding and appreciation for agriculture and how it affects their daily lives is incredibly important for children. The Illinois Farm Bureau has one [...]

Water board to hire project director

By Jack King The board of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority has begun the process of hiring a director for the Ute Reservoir pipeline project. A search committe will publish a request for proposals for the job next week with a deadline to receive applications of Aug. 1. The committee will make recommendations [...]