Swine recycling program has merit

By Baxter Black: On the edge of common sense Years ago I crossed the Arizona border into the village of Sasabe, Sonora. The public statuary that marked the plaza was not of Father Kino, Coronado, or Pancho Villa. It was a nose-dived Cessna 182 nestled in a pile of rubble. I don’t know if the […]

Buildup, neglect preceded fire

By Dave Gragg Tucumcari city crews worked Friday to spread around the still-smoldering remains of a Tuesday night brush pile north of town. The massive pile of branches had been gathering for years, waiting for city workers to chip them into mulch, but it had not been getting done on a regular basis, said City […]

City’s brush pile burns

Dave Gragg A massive pile of dead branches caught fire Tuesday around 9:30 p.m., sending an orange glow that could be seen throughout Tucumcari. The branches were at the wastewater treatment plant north of town. “It was about 30 (foot) by 30 when we got here,” said Tucumcari Assistant Fire Chief Larry Rigdon. “It took […]