Dirty Laundry: Taking care of fathers complicates family roles

Aisha Sultan Amy Goyer left her home in Washington two years ago to care for her aging parents in Phoenix. Her mother had suffered a stroke two decades earlier, and her father was beginning to show signs of dementia. Goyer works at AARP as a family expert and has walked hundreds of caregivers through this […]

Press release: Possible infestation closes Sumner Lake to boating

Notes from the Church Lady: Forgiveness proves challenging, rewarding

Debra Whittington “If it be possible…, live peaceably with all men.” Romans 12:18

Righteous path possible in Sin City

It’s amazing how things come together. While on a business trip to Las Vegas, Nevada, this summer, several independent incidents formed a common train of thought for me. (It really was a work trip only, I promise.) First, my hotel room mirror was lighted from within. Still, all of it, except the middle, steamed up […]

Focusing on big picture shows possible obstructions

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist While driving home from church recently, my co-pilot pointed out the dirty windshield and the torn driver’s side windshield wiper. When I nonchalantly responded that I’d swap it out with the good one on the passenger side, she looked at me incredulously just in time to see an oncoming car […]

High wind warning

The National Weather Service in albuquerque has issued a high wind warning in effect from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. West to southwest winds of 35 to 45 m.p.h. with gusts up to 60 or 65 m.p.h. are expected. The strongest winds are expected across Guadalupe, DeBaca and Chaves counties. Blowing dust is possible, […]

Tucumcari woman shot four times with BB gun

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Freedom New Mexico A 49-year-old Tucumcari woman was shot with a BB gun in the arm, wrist and back about 1 p.m. Friday, Police Chief Roger Hatcher said. She was transported to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital where X-rays showed four BBs lodged beneath her skin, Hatcher said. Hatcher said the victim told officers four […]

State police: Vehicle rollover north of Melrose

New Mexico State police responded to a one-vehicle rollover about 10:20 p.m. Friday on State Road 268 about 14 miles north of Melrose. At 11:15 p.m. a state police dispatcher said she did not have information on how many people were in the vehicle or possible injuries. More information will be posted as it becomes […]

03-04-09: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Fridayl At 8:32 a.m., a male reported vandalism to a white van on east High Street. The rear passenger window had been broken.l At 1:31 p.m., a female […]

10-29-2008: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Saturdayl At 12:37 p.m., a female on south Second Street reported a domestic dispute.l At 2:01 p.m., a female on south Third Street reported a possible prowler.l At […]