Government hinders financial progress

Our hearts go out to the poor and everyone hurting from the recession. New Census figures tell us 1 in 15 Americans is poor, a record high. Some reflexively call for redistributing wealth, increasing taxes, expanding social safety nets. All at a price. Such tactics also have other detrimental effects. America remains the most prosperous […]

Building Resilience: Crafting your child’s character

McClatchy-Tribune Don’t spoil your children. How we’d love to give our children everything they want_they’re so darned cute! But adults who expect everything instantly and on their terms, who feel that they’re entitled to anything they desire, are not so cute _ may I say detestable? Here are some thoughts to consider. — Don’t worry […]

Country facing more than just budget crisis

While suffering through this federal debt-limit battle, think about something much more scary. Consider another story this week that relates to the financial crisis. Any tie-in may seem ludicrous, but bear with us. The owner of McDain’s Restaurant in Monroeville, Penn., has banned children under age 6 to protect grumpy adults from the sights and […]

City commissioners consider cuts

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Thomas Garcia More than 50 Tucumcari residents attended Thursday’s city commission meeting where the reduction in funding for the city sports leagues was discussed. “I’ve coached volleyball and basketball for three years, and if you take these sports away from them, what else will they have?” Tucumcari resident Diana Dominguez said. “My daughter is a […]

Sodas prove difficult to resist

Russell Anglin The bubbliness … the fizziness … and who could forget the oh-so-sweet sweetness coupled with that sugary, caffeinated rush? My lifelong struggle with soda addiction comes screeching back to square one every so often when I consider its incomparable taste and disregard the consequences to my health and well being. Most of the […]

Americans give generously

Baxter Black Last spring many criticized Florida strawberry growers for plowing under their crop when it was obvious that spending more money to pick and distribute it would only add to their financial loss. They were called stingy and greedy by their detractors and told they should harvest the crop and give it to the […]

EPCOG meeting in Clovis

The Eastern Plains Council of Governments is holding a special meeting Tuesday to consider updated policies.The meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. at 418 Main Street in Clovis.

Press release: Bill passed to allow voters to consider four G.O. bonds

Freedom New Mexico State Representative Dennis Roch (R-Tucumcari) announced that the House of Representatives has passed Senate Bill 1, legislation which would allow voters to consider four General Obligation (G.O.) bonds in the November election. “In this tough economic climate, capital outlay funding is simply unavailable,” Roch said. “My colleagues and I therefore felt it […]

Press Release: Game commission may change deer draw dates

The State Game Commission will meet July 2 at Heron Lake State Park to consider changing the date of the annual application deadline and drawing for deer hunting licenses, and to set season dates and bag limits for 2009-10 small game and waterfowl seasons. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, […]

Factors to consider for proper water management of lawns

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Are you having problems determining when and how much to water each time you irrigate your lawn? Well, you need to understand that several factors need to be considered to accomplish this task properly. • First, determine the type and depth of your soil. Clay soil will certainly be […]