Artificial trees have advantages

I guess for me it officially becomes Christmas when the Christmas tree goes up at home. Growing up that meant it was time to get serious about Christmas. We always had a cut Christmas tree bought in town. The only place I ever came in contact with a fake tree while I was young was [...]

Tucumcari encourages frugality

After living here officially for one month, I am pleased to report that living in Tucumcari is entirely possible. Aren’t you all relieved? Sure, if I want to do my laundry after 8 p.m., I need a washboard. If I want a large French fry after midnight, I had better have some potatoes in the [...]

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 [...]

USDA downgrades New Mexico bovine TB status

Chelle Delaney New Mexico officially lost its bovine tuberculosis free status on Thursday. The action means that certain cattle will have to have more testing for bovine TB before being exported from the state. The USDA downgraded New Mexico to “modified accredited advanced” status for bovine TB. The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [...]

Glenrio Welcome Center officially opened

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Chelle Delaney Travelers who ventured into the new Glenrio Visitor Center at the Texas state line gave the new facility a thumbs up. While state officials were inside at a grand opening ceremony on Wednesday, visitors such as Eric Smith and his family from Kokomo, Ind., were testing out the facility. “It’s a nice facility. [...]

Jets’ air show fate in Air Force hands, organizer confident

By Ryan Lengerich Whether or not the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will fly at this year’s Tucumcari Rotary Club Air Show depends on who you ask. Rotary Club member and event organizer Bob McClelland Jr. said the jets will undoubtedly be flying at the Oct. 1 show. But U.S Air Force Public Affairs Officer Capt. [...]