Town bustles with big-city energy

This sure is a fascinating town we live in. From the population marker I saw on the way in from Lubbock, I did not expect to see the bustle of activity that I have seen every day. I would hardly call Tucumcari a “small town.” In fact, on my way to work this very Monday [...]

Press release: Interim committees now broadcast live

State lawmakers are in Santa Fe right now, discussing behavioral-health services. A live, streaming audio feed of interim legislative committees is now available online at http://www.nmlegis.gov

Time most precious gift to fellow man

By Debra Whittington: Local columnist Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. — James [...]

Open door policy fosters friendships

By Lynn Moncus Through the years, we have visited much about former students, especially thosefrom Forrest and Tucumcari because many of them have remained in touch or havecontinued to live in the area. Although I see a few students in the county from NMSU, most of those several thousand students have scattered and have rarely [...]

Brunt of storm hits north of Tucumcari, Conchas

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By QCS Staff Athough a tornado touched down about nine miles north of Tucumcari, no inuries were reported and damage was limited from Wednesday night’s storm, the Naitonal Weather Service said. Several funnel clouds were spotted, but there was only one touch down, said NWS meteorologist Jonathan Suk. It was one of the most active [...]

Cowboy camp meeting set for July 21-22

The Mosquero Cowboy Camp Meeting, “It’s a God Thing!” will be on July 21-22. The country and gospel singing jamboree offers a free weekend of family fun, food, and entertainment. There will be chuck wagon meals, campfire music, cowboy games, wagon rides, ground or goat roping, horseshoe contests, prizes and games for all ages. Campers [...]

Daisy Florence Killgore Hurley

Services: 11 a.m. Monday at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Mrs. Hurley was born on June 16, 1913, at the Killgore ranch about seven miles west of Tucumcari to Ben Smith Killgore and Daisy Florence Heinman. She graduated from Tucumcari High School and worked as a beautician for several years. She married Timothy T. Hurley [...]

Remember: God knows where you live

By Leonard Lauriault As a youth, I had a saying, “I know where you live.” This let offenders know they weren’t safe, because no matter where else they went, eventually they’d have to come home, where I’d be waiting at their door. Over the years, my attitude has changed. I’m leaving vengeance to God, also [...]

Irwin, Baldwin follow their passions

By Ryn Garglinski: Freedom Newspapers Shocking news made headlines with the death of pilot Guy “Doc” Baldwin who crashed while performing in last week’s Tucumcari air show. It was sudden, sad and unexpected. Nor did anyone expect “alligator man” Steve Irwin, who spent years mingling with deadly beasts, to have a stingray thrust a barb [...]

Feb. 22, 2006 Notable Notes

BPA chapter to work at gas station The Tucumcari High School chapter of Business Professionals of America will participate in a car wash from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Conoco station, located at 4002 E. Tucumcari Blvd. Fuel will be pumped and windows will be washed by BPA members. All work [...]