Back-to-back Super Bowl victories hard

Are you ready for some football? I know I am. Since the beginning of the National Football League’s lockout I have been a bundle of nerves. Then came that glorious news, an agreement, and the season will go on as planned. The following days were highlighted with trades, cuts and free agent acquisitions. Now in […]

Storm brings rain to area

A late evening thunderstorm Monday dropped .20 inches of rain near Clovis and between .37 to .43 inches near Portales, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. Officials said .17 inches fell four miles northwest of Tucumcari with House receiving .41 inches of rain. The weather service is predicting a 20 percent chance of […]

Are parents chilling out more at kids’ sporting events?

Little League World Series

By Jeremy Olson A national survey of youth soccer officials finds the majority of parents are behaving as well or better at their kids’ matches than they did two years ago. While the survey by Korrio is promotional in nature —

Rodeo team finishes strong at national finals

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Kimberly Hanna The Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team was well-represented at the 2011 College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in Casper, Wyo. June 11-18. Six freshmen and two sophomores competed for Mesalands during the eight-day event at the Casper Events Center. Freshman Tyrel Virden of Alamogordo finished the short round in eighth place and then missed […]

Mother of Confusion: Celebrate National Train Day with live events, shows, crafts and more

Genevieve Hinson All aboard, it’s almost time to celebrate National Train Day on May 7. If you haven’t heard of it before, that’s because it’s fairly new. Amtrak started the holiday in 2008 to bring attention to the advantages of traveling by rail and the history of trains. The event is held each year on […]

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 […]

County unemployment rate above national, state averages

Thomas Garcia The unemployment rate in Quay County is above the state and national average, according to data from the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions. Data collected by Workforce Solutions in February shows Quay County’s unemployment was 10.4 percent. The national average is 9 percent the state average is 8.7 percent. The civilian workforce […]

NASCAR makes pit stop in corn field

Baxter Black NASCAR has announced an agreement with the National Corn Growers Association to begin using Ethanol 15, a greener fuel, manufactured from corn. Al Gore has just announced that ethanol for use in cars was not as good an idea as he thought. He must have bought some BP stock! It’s great news for […]

National anthem brings inspiration

Thomas Garcia “O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming.” Those words I have heard and read about so many times on TV., talk radio and the Internet. Yes, Christina Aguilera, messed up the verses on the song. We all know that, or did we? I myself know the words to the national anthem. […]

Super Bowl situation causes reporter’s contemplation

Thomas Garcia In case you have not heard the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers will be playing in Super Bowl XLV at Arlington. Thirty-two teams started the season with the hopes of making it to the big game with a chance to win the Lombardi trophy, the National Football League’s most coveted honor. The […]