Outwitting new dog tricky task

I entered the lockup through the sallyport doors and got a report from the warden of the day. “All present and accounted for, sir,” said my relieved wife, wiping a cold sweat from her brow. We’d been through several weeks of pure hell trying to keep our youngest dog Ranger on the property. It was […]

The death of the living room

UNEMPLOYED LAYOFFS

Kristen Jordan Shamus The grand shuffle is in full swing. To make way for a new member of the family, a big change was in order. My home office, which doubled as a spare room, was dismantled to become our older daughter’s bedroom. Julia got to keep the queen-size spare bed with the caveat that […]

Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: Parents fantasize revenge on their kids

Marla Jo Fisher Seriously, you people have been mulling this over. Last week, I wrote a column describing my plans to get revenge on my kids when I’m a doddering old lady living in their house, for all the things they do now that set my teeth on edge. For example, I plan to drink […]

Letters to the editor — June 29

New plan beats death panels Governor Martinez’s signing of a call to repeal the health care act is her affirmation of the conservative agenda of maintaining the status quo or more accurately, revert to the “robber baron” days. The Affordable Health Care Act was designed to cover more people, curb some insurance abuses and put […]

Finally rain but no more in sight anytime soon (updated)

Much needed rain pelted most of eastern new Mexico and West Texas late Monday in a gusty thunderstorm that was also blamed for igniting a series of grass fires near Muleshoe. Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service was reporting 1.22 inches of rain fell in Clovis. Officials at Clovis Airport recorded .14 inches and Cannon […]

Rattlers, Longhorns look for football coaches

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers and Logan Longhorns are in the process of hiring new football coaches for their 2011 seasons. Rattlers head coach Daniel Hutchins submitted his resignation and is taking the head football coaching position for Eunice. “I have nothing against the Rattlers and wish them success,” Hutchins said. Hutchins said he had […]

Press release: La Mesa requests injunction to stop racing commission

By Tom Carroll ALBUQUERQUE, NM – La Mesa Racetrack and Casino today filed for an injunction in district court, asking the court to stop the New Mexico Racing Commission from giving away its license to another racetrack operator. La Mesa was awarded a license for a racetrack and casino in 2009 and has spent several […]

Our page — May 25

Congratulations to Brian Lopez and Ashley (Lopez) Sharrar. Brian has graduated fromthe University of New Mexico with a bachelor’s degree in health, medicine and human values. Brian is a 2007 graduate of Tucumcari High School and has been accepted to the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He will begin medical school in July. […]

Pipeline project pondered

Thomas Garcia Concerns over the size of an intake structure at Ute Lake for an eastern New Mexico pipeline project dominated discussion Thursday at an Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority meeting in Logan. Members of the ENMWUA met there to discuss details of the $500 million pipeline project that will pump water from the […]

Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: Who was foolish enough to give me kids?

Marla Jo Fisher Occasionally, people will pick up my column in the mistaken belief they are going to become informed about how to raise children. But, really, no one would come to me for parenting advice unless they’d been drinking heavily. As writer Lori Borgman wrote in her book, “I was a better mother before […]