Rattlers to take on Wolverines

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Kevin Wilson Based on the numbers, Friday’s District 5-2A showdown is going to be like night and day for the Tucumcari Rattlers. But the more Tucumcari looks at Texico, the more they see themselves. “They’ve won some games where they didn’t look great, and we’ve won some games where we didn’t look great,” Tucumcari coach […]

Mom creates maternity line for fashion-forward women

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Jan Norman Ladera Ranch, Calif., mom Julia Christensen gained 83 pounds when she was pregnant with her son Bradford. Nothing in the stores looked attractive or fit with style for this self-described fashionista. “Clothes either cost $400 for a one-time wearing or weren’t made nicely,” she says. Sound familiar? It sure seemed to Christensen that […]

Parents’ tips for camping with kids

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Sara Cassinelli Camping can be inexpensive and a great way for families to unplug, be outside and experience everything nature has to offer all while creating lifelong memories. Avid outdoorsman and Idaho Outdoors freelance writer Mark Krepps has three boys and has some great advice for parents who want to take their kids camping. Choosing […]

Montana woman acquires Confederate headstone for great great grandfather

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Thomas Garcia A headstone for a Confederate Civil War veteran will be placed at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery 97 years after his death. Alfred Shelby died in September 1914 in Tucumcari. His grave had gone without a headstone until his great-great granddaughter Donna Scott decided to change that. “It made me sad, knowing he had […]

Celebrity Baby Scoop: Sarah Drew talks about her pregnancy and plans to be a working mom

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Carolyn Robertson With her first trimester behind her, actress Sarah Drew is immersed in all things baby these days, shopping for maternity clothes, preparing a birth plan and debating baby names with her professor husband Peter Lanfer. In an exclusive interview with Celebrity Baby Scoop, the 30-year-old “Grey’s Anatomy” star talks pregnancy and parenting tips […]

How to run a great youth sports practice

Jack Perconte Parents often have unrealistic expectations of youth sport coaches. After all, most youth sport coaches are volunteer coaches who are only coaching because their sons or daughters are playing the sport. However, this should not provide an excuse for volunteer coaches to lack, enthusiasm, preparation and at least some measure of expertise. An […]

Residents discuss bad Father’s Day gifts

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Russell Anglin Joe Rede, a Tucumcari retiree, father, grandfather and great-grandfather of “a whole bunch” of children, has seen plenty of Father’s Days. When it comes to bad Father’s Day gifts, Rede could sum up his thoughts in two words. “Ratty ties,” he said. “Neckties. Terrible ties. I’ve seen some with polka dots of different […]

Beg, budget or steal: Three ways to deal with the end-of-school blues

Paula Sirois Like dental appointments and the DMV, the end of the school year is just another thing I tend to deny (for as long as possible). But school ends whether I like it or not, and whether I’m prepared for it or not. This year I vowed to be prepared _ to be that […]

Weekend fun brings family pride

Thomas Garcia I know it has been a while since I updated you on what has been going on in the world of Thomas. Well, first off, let me get to the important part. My furry little friend is doing good. The rabbit has been a loyal workout companion and has been there for moral […]

Great American Cleanup sweeps city

Thomas Garcia City and Chamber of Commerce officials are coordinating three community beautification projects in an effort to promote Tucumcari. “It takes all of us to make our town beautiful,” Cathy Estrada, the city’s code enforcement officer said. This year’s cleanup has three projects organized by Estrada, Carole Keith and Tucumcari MainStreet. Estrada said she […]