Muddy vehicles point of pride

Through the years, we have noted various status symbols among our farming and ranching citizens. The best horses, the heaviest cattle, the biggest tractor, the fanciest truck, and the list goes on. At the moment, the main symbol seems to be having the muddiest vehicle. Just watching the people as they compare their vehicles is […]

Railroad facilitated growth in Tucumcari

During the territorial days, the Tucumcari Commercial Club printed a folder to advertise the town and to make a few predictions for the future. Obviously, the club was an active civic organization whose major purpose was to create interest among the business people and to advertise the area. Their enthusiasm shows in some of their […]

National Review helped end Soviet era

Freedom Communications Americans today are blessed with many, many diverse opinions in print, online and on cable TV. But in the mid-1950s, only a few publications, and none of the three major TV networks, espoused conservative or libertarian opinions. It was a time when most of the nation, especially in power centers such as New […]

Our page —

l5j4r1-l5j4qv714qopdonationourpage.jpg

Graduation [image #2, align=right, size=medium] Michael Martinez, a business major at ENMU and 2008 Tucumcari graduate, received the honor of being on the Deans’ Honor Roll list for the Spring 2010 semester. This esteemed honor is based on taking at least 15 hours or more and earning a grade point average of 3.25 or greater. […]

Graduates require community’s support

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons Graduation from high school is one of the major events in a young person’s life — a time to be remembered and cherished. We can but hope that today’s seniors will look back upon this experience as fondly as do many of us in the over-the-hill gang. They […]

Be thankful for friends, family

By Lynn Moncus As usual when we approach a holiday, the thoughts of the woman from Ima return to those days spent in the canyons so very long ago. Of course, Thanksgiving was celebrated even in the sticks, and we all had a great time before, during, and after the day. The work for Mother […]

Roads close in area’s first major snow storm

kh7kh9-us54closureweb.jpg

Chelle Delaney Tucumcari’s first major snow storm of the year caused road closures and stranded some motorists who could not find hotel rooms for the night. The Artic blast which dipped into New Mexico dumped about about 10 inches of snow in the Tucumcari area, said Keith Henderson, Quay County Emergency Manager. The National Weather […]

Friends give us new view of relatives

Through the many years we have been visiting, we have mentioned the major privilege of living on one’s home area and knowing several generations of most of the residents. We know we are among friends when they mention having known other generations of our family. Recently, for instance, I had the opportunity to do a […]

Authority decides to give investors 4 percent for proposed racino

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun If less is more, then the Quay County Gaming Authority is betting that giving up 4 percent of its interest in a proposed race track and casino will bring profits of a different kind in the future. The authority agreed on Thursday to give up 4 percent of its […]

Small college home to great professors

By Lynn Moncus Because of the recent deaths of a couple of my college professors, I began to reflect about some of the outstanding professors I was fortunate enough to have at New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, now known as New Mexico State University. Although we took pride in being known as […]