Local woman gets past first-round cuts of national model search

Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari woman advanced to the top 100 in a national model search contest. Cassie Huffman, a mental health counselor who teaches a psychology class at Mesalands Community College, survived the first cut in the Maurice’s Main Street Model Search. “Thank you all,” Huffman said. “Without your votes, I would not have made […]

Antitrust laws hamstring development

On antitrust, the U.S. government seems stuck in the Model T era. It just doesn’t understand that, in this age of Apple, Google, Facebook and thousands of lightning-fast digital companies, it’s practically impossible to build a monopoly. That’s why the Justice Department was so wrong in thwarting AT&T’s attempted $39 billion purchase of cellphone competitor […]

November 1945

November 1945 Jim Burns, cashier of the First National Bank of Nara Visa, reported that the community had invested a total of $27,018.75 in Victory Bonds. … Orville I. Croft, acting regional director of the Bureau of Reclamation, said water flow into into the first unit of the Tucumcari Irrigation Project would be postponed until […]

Baskin’ in Fort Bascom

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A Tucumcari businessman has re-constructed a piece of New Mexico’s past. Stanley Jennings, owner of the Fort Bascom Trading Post, has built a model of Fort Bascom. He started work on the model in July of 2005 and finished it in February of this year. The completed model is […]