Press release: Roch bill gives tax break to retired military

Military retirees in living in New Mexico may see their state income tax burden reduced under a bill introduced this week in the State House by Representative Dennis Roch (R-Texico). House Bill 162 proposes to exempt twenty-five percent of a retiree’s military pension income from the state’s personal income tax, with that percentage increasing to […]

Rattlers rout Colts 55-7

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers routed New Mexico Military Institute 55-7 Friday night to improve to 2-0. Senior Leon Vigil scored three times for the Rattlers. Vigil scored on a 28-yard pass from junior Luke Smith and runs of 9 and 12 yards. “Go big or don’t go at all that is how we play,” […]

New state laws benefit veterans

Nine state laws and benefits aimed at military veterans take effect Friday, including disabled veteran license plates, enrollment priority for military children and tax exemptions for veterans service organizations. The laws were enacted during the 2011 legislative session and signed by the governor, according to a press release from the state Department of Veteran’s Services. […]

Military mama: Fight will still continue

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The recent news that the U.S. had accomplished a mission nearly a decade in the making brought on an outpouring of support. There were levels of excitement that varied from a calm sense of relief all the way to pure jubilation and parades. I found myself feeling satisfied that a long-time terrorist was officially out […]

Federal agencies need to work closely together

Freedom New Mexico Border residents surely are growing more alarmed at the escalating violence in Mexico, often within earshot of U.S. residents. Large gunbattles between drug cartels, and between them and the Mexican military, are getting larger, and closer. A recent U.S. government report isn’t going to ease the concerns of those who worry about […]

San Jon dedicates veterans park

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Russell Anglin The Village of San Jon dedicated its Veterans Memorial Park Thursday with a ceremony honoring the men and women who have fought for the United States armed forces. Citizens and students of San Jon schools gathered to participate in the dedication. The dedication began with a welcoming statement by San Jon Mayor Billie […]

Tucumcari Middle School honors veterans

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Today across the country and in Quay County the men and women of the military are being honored for their hard work, sacrifice and service to their nation on Veterans Day. We sat down with a few Tucumcari Middle School students and asked them why is Veterans Day so […]

Cannon officials advise residents of what to expect during training operations

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Low-flying military planes won’t be a nightly occurrence in Tucumcari or other area communities and, when they are, Cannon Air Force Base officials will try to notify city leaders in advance. But training in unfamiliar areas is important for Cannon pilots, officials told about a dozen area residents on […]

Plane hovering Tucumcari was on military training mission

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A military plane that circled Tucumcari for about a half hour Tuesday night could become a routine happening in the area.

Remembering those who have served in the military

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Chelle Delaney Late Monday morning four men from Tucumcari’s VFW Post 2528 officially lowered the flag to half-mast. Their salute to the flag signaled the beginning of the Memorial Day ceremony to honor men and women in the U.S. armed forces. Those who have served in the military and families who have lost loved ones […]