Tradition with a capital ‘T’

Dave Gragg Tucumcari High School seniors stood in the back of trucks borrowed from the Arch Hurley Conservancy District, bouncing their way to the top of the town’s most recognizable feature. “This is what we lovingly refer to as a ‘primitive road,’” said Michael Latham as he drove a fire department brush buggy over terrain […]

City: No more second chances

Angela Peacock Tucumcari residents now have stricter deadlines for paying their water bills. At Thursday’s City Commission Meeting City Manager Richard Primrose announced that the city will no longer be sending duplicate cut off notices. He said Tucumcari is averaging about $725 a month in postage and labor cost for having to send out more […]

‘It’s like an orchestra’

By Dave Gragg A wheel ditcher digs a trench more than 5 feet deep as another crew a couple of miles down the line puts 42-foot sections of pipe next to the trench. Behind the pipe-stringing crew, another crew bends the pipe joints so they match the profile of the ground and fits into the […]

What if water use is restricted?

By Claire Bushey In the Sandia Mountains community of Madrid near Albuquerque, lack of water translates to lack of toilets. The New Mexico town with its population of 149 attracts a number of tourists due to its shops and galleries. But because of extreme water conservation measures, it only has four businesses with toilets available […]

Reflection on Bush’s war plans

Machan The thing about this Iraqi war plan is that in a republic — or representative democracy, which is not the best form of government… Which is a constitutionally limited democracy wherein the “people” — i. e., the majority of them — can decided only a few matters and a sound, libertarian constitution guides public […]