Job creation still most pressing issue for 2012

Freedom New Mexico The volatile U.S. housing market finally is going to experience a little growth, predicts Chapman University’s 34th annual economic forecast. Nationally, housing starts crashed from 1.8 million in 2006, the height of the real estate boom, to under 600,000 starts annually in 2009-11. The forecast expects a rise to 602,000 units in […]

Mind should focus on positive to transcend trials

Remember Job’s wife. That’s not exactly what Jesus said in Luke 17: 32 but it fits because Lot’s wife couldn’t bear the thought of leaving her home town and yielded to the temptation to look back (Genesis 19: 15-26). Recently, I wrote that God doesn’t burden us with more than we can handle in regard […]

Artists imitate abstractly

Russell Anglin I greatly enjoyed my trip to Tucumcari Art Space Sunday to see what different artists in the area have been up to. I was pleased to find we have a number of people in our own backyard who express themselves through various media and do a good job at it, too. It also […]

FFA kids prove sharper than their herd

Baxter Black My hat is off to parents who have a job in town but insist on raising their kids in a “rural lifestyle.” Fifty or so thousand young people were at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis last year. I would bet at least 3.4 of them come from rural lifestyle families.The relationship between […]

Our job to continue down path of righteousness

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist Jesus spent 40 after his resurrection continuing to teach his disciples (Acts 1: 1-14). During that time, he appeared to several people, proving he was who he said he was because he’d foretold his death, burial, and resurrection to the detail of the timeframe (Matthew 16: 21; 27: 62-66; 28: […]

Melrose police chief dismissed

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The village of Melrose has dismissed Police Chief Jennifer Dreiling. City officials cited job performance as the reason. She said it’s retaliation because she refused to date Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle. “The Village Council was not pleased with her performance and, as a probationary employee, has released her from […]

New Tucumcari city manager named

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Chelle Delaney Bobbye Rose, the current manager of the Village of San Jon, has been named the new city manager of Tucumcari. City Commissioners met Monday night, reviewed applications, interviewed Rose, and voted on her hiring. According to a verbal agreement between Rose and the commission, her salary will be $70,000, said Rose Tuesday. Rose, […]

Slow job growth in Quay County follows state’s lead

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The estimated unemployment rate in Quay County rose slightly in May to 4.2 percent from the previous month and the same time a year ago, according to a report released this week by the state’s Department of Workforce Solutions. The unemployment rate in April 2008 was 4 percent and […]

Officer Shaw leaving Tucumcari Police force

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By QCS Moving on…Police Sgt. Darrick Shaw, who has worked almost 13 years for the Tucumcari Police Department, is leaving the department to pursue a job with an international peace mission in the Middle East. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity,” Shaw said. “I love my job here and I’m going to miss it. There’s […]

Citizens rally to save police officer’s job in San Jon

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By Chelle Delaney San Jon’s police officer Ben Gates still has a job — for now. But a pink slip could still be on his horizon if San Jon doesn’t figure out a way to cover his $33,900 annual salary without “busting its budget,” or a way to negotiate help from a cooperating agency. A […]