New year means new chance

Russell Anglin As 2011 creeps ever closer, it’s time for us to draw our lines in the proverbial sand and resolve to improve ourselves. Whether that may be finishing a long-forestalled project, cutting out a bad habit or squeezing in a good habit, goal setting is an essential aspect of a fulfilling life. My little […]

Court decision another blow to Bill of Rights

Americans must be ever-vigilant that, in the name of combating terrorism, we don’t also undermine our vital liberties. That’s why we’re troubled by the U.S. Supreme Court decision last week that upheld banning even clearly nonmaterial support to groups the government considers terrorist organizations. In Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote […]

Press Release: First-Ever New Mexico Tour 66 Motor Tour Revs Up

It wouldn’t be summer without an old-fashioned trip along the Mother Road and the Route 66 Association of New Mexico aims to please with its first-ever New Mexico Route 66 Motor Tour July 23-25, 2010.

Song leads to craving for steak

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist Ever get a song stuck in your head with no hope of shaking it? Lately for me it’s been the Zac Brown Band’s song “Chicken Fried.” You can’t miss the tune if you listen to a country music station longer than 15 minutes these days. “You know I like my […]

Our Page — May 5

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Meet your neighbor Name: Rodney Chappell Profession: Gas station manager Age: 36 Hometown: Cincinnati Family: Daughter, Ksundra,17; son, Dimitri,15 Your idea of a perfect day: Hanging with the boys, watching sports. Who would you invite to your fantasy dinner party? Ken Griffey Jr. He is the best baseball player ever and I would like for […]

Winners of pecan show to be announced today

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Thirteen sounds like the lucky number for the first-ever Quay County Pecan Show, said county agent Tom Dominguez. “The only county that has one is Dona Ana,” Dominguez said. “Hopefully, this will be a yearly deal for Quay County.” The 13 entries in the show were being judged Friday night by Dominguez, who was looking […]

Common ground keeps friendship alive, lively

By Lynn Moncus Through the many years, we have visited much about teaching and the joys thereof. You have learned a little about how much I love and respect former students and how pleased I am to see them whenever possible. Recently, while Shirley Hancock and I were visiting over afternoon coffee, I asked if […]

Cowboy songs flavor Heritage Dayze festival

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In the same year that Jack Thorp was having his cowboy songs printed in Estancia, Tucucmari was incorporated as a city.The year was 1908. It is not known if Thorp was ever in Tucumcari, but Colorado historian and musician Mark Gardner said Thorp traveled all over the state collecting range ballads. So, it is possible […]

Cleanup hailed as best ever

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Three years ago,

Mesalands rodeo team scores its best ever

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The Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team had the most successful weekend in the history of the rodeo program while competing at two college rodeos hosted by Central Arizona College in Florence, Arizona March 8-9.