Obama budget allocating funds for Ute pipeline project

Freedom New Mexico Some more dollars may be flowing toward the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, with a $1.978 million federal allocation in President Obama’s 2013 budget. That money makes $2.978 million in commitments to the pipeline project, which would deliver water from the Ute Reservoir in Quay County to entities that make up […]

Money for Ute pipeline project allocated in Obama budget

Freedom New Mexico Some more dollars may be flowing toward the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, with a $1.978 million federal allocation in President Obama’s 2013 budget. That money makes $2.978 million in commitments to the pipeline project, which would deliver water from the Ute Reservoir in Quay County to entities that make up […]

VFW auxiliary president visits Tucumcari as part of national tour

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Thomas Garcia The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary’s National President Gwendolyn Rankin visited Tucumcari Tuesday as part of a national tour. “It has been a fabulous visit,” Rankin said. Rankin was honored at a banquet at the Tucumcari Convention Center, attended by 50 members of the VFW Post 2528. Opening the ceremony was the posting […]

Words of advice offered in tough times

President Carter’s reign was called the time of malaise, defined as a feeling of discomfort. Present times might be described as a time of anxiety. Still hopeful, but with very little trust in the people we put in office. The recession has hit everybody and each of us has to find a way to get […]

CLASS act flawed gimmick of Obamacare

One of the significant purported cost-savings of President Barack Obama’s massive health care overhaul was supposed to be the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports program, CLASS, which was to operate like a private insurance program collecting premiums upfront to pay later for long-term care. On Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced […]

Perry should rethink border strategy

Texas Gov. Rick Perry got a few tongues wagging recently when he said that if he were president, he would consider sending U.S. troops into Mexico to battle drug cartels. Stumping in Manchester, N.H., for the Republican presidential nomination, Perry said Mexico’s drug war was like the situation in Colombia, where the government there requested, […]

Citizens Bank adds senior vice president to local branch

Citizens Bank is proud to announce the addition of a staff member Tucumcari branch. The bank welcomes Cooper Glover as senior vice president. Glover attended Texas Tech and graduated from Eastern New Mexico University, and worked most recently for Ag New Mexico in Clovis. Citizens Bank is a family-owned community bank established in 1904, with […]

Obama plan over-taxes wealthy

President Barack Obama wants to correct government overspending by over-taxing. He is proposing a combination of cuts and tax increases, the latter accomplished by setting his sights on those earning $250,000 and up. We’ve heard Obama’s class warfare rhetoric before. That may be why the president deemed it necessary to deny the obvious, declaring, “This […]

Government can’t create jobs by spending

Hope that President Barack Obama had come up with a brilliant means of creating jobs — something big enough to warrant a joint session of Congress — was dashed after Thursday’s salesman-like pitch for another round of massive stimulus spending. Obama cannot create jobs and is likely to cause more debt. Mitt Romney and Rick […]

College gears up for future

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Russell Anglin Mesalands Community College bade farewell last week to one president while welcoming another just in time for state legislators to pay the college a visit. Mesalands President Emeritus Phillip O. Barry was honored at a retirement ceremony Wednesday. About 100 community members attended the lunch event. Mesalands Board of Trustees Chairman J. Bronson […]