Local briefs — Nov. 2

Work session being held The Tucumcari City Commission will hold a Work Session 9 a.m., Nov. 15 at City Hall to discuss water rates. The Commissioners set up the workshop during Thursday’s commission meeting, where citizens spoke out about their displeasure over the rate increase. Several residents have reported their bill increasing five-fold — from […]

Committee tasked to develop youth, community activities

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Thomas Garcia Eastern New Mexico Art Space has formed a committee focused on creating positive outlets for local youth and promoting the community. “I know a lot of children take to the arts,” said Robert Poe, Art Space chairman. “It brings you back to that primitive wonder of enjoyment where they can develop their skill […]

Press release: USDA designates local counties disaster areas

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 8, 2011 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 15 counties in New Mexico as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by drought, high winds and wildfires that began Jan. 1, 2011, and continues. The counties are: Catron, De Baca, Grant, Luna, Roosevelt, Chaves, Dona Ana, Hidalgo, Otero, Sierra, […]

Looking back — June 1

June 1955 Local farmers had planted over 500 acres of cantaloupes.

Teaching children love for reading

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Parenting is a difficult job. Parents are expected to raise their children, discipline them, clothe and feed them, provide for them and care for them. And parents are expected to teach them rules, courtesy, manners and proper behavior. Further, parents are expected to assist in the educational process and get them ready for school and […]

DAR chapter awards local residents

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By Glenda Reid

Local all-district athletes, academics

All-District players District 2B

Band practice proves entertaining

Russell Anglin As a reporter, it is sometimes necessary to step out from behind my voice recorder and camera and actually participate in the situation I came to cover. Other times, it is vital that I do no such thing. When I came to watch some local bluegrass musicians rehearse on Saturday, the latter was […]

Fishing report — Dec. 15

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information availablefrom area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Conchas Lake – Fishing is reported as slow with very little pressure. No […]

Press release: Local students prepare to graduate

Two students from the Quay area are candidates for graduation from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales this fall.