Gift cards ease Christmas panic

Karl Terry Did you get a little piece of plastic in your stocking this Christmas? Business experts say Americans gave a record amount of gift cards this Christmas. According to the National Retail Foundation the average person in the U.S. gave $145.61 in gift cards this year. Nearly $25 billion was likely spent this year […]

John Sanchez visits Tucumcari

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Russell Anglin John Sanchez, New Mexico’s Lieutenant Governor-elect, stopped in Tucumcari Wednesday night for a one-hour listening session with local residents who had a lot to say. Sanchez addressed a crowd of about 55 people at the Tucumcari Convention Center. His major talking points included a “common sense” approach to state politics and decreased government […]

Police say I-40 fatality may have been intentional

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Thomas Garcia A crash Sunday on Interstate 40 resulting in the death of a 39-year-old California man may have been intentional, according to New Mexico State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock. Glascock said the accident happened about 6 a.m. at mile marker 361 east of San Jon. He said a semi loaded with peaches was eastbound […]

Commanding animals natural

Karl Terry My authority makes my wife jealous. To clarify, I have little or no authority over her but the fact that our dogs actually listen to me and occasionally do what I say makes her mad. They don’t usually listen to her and rarely do what she asks. The best example is making the […]

Albuquerque police fatally shoots Tucumcari native

Freedom New Mexico A man convicted in the 1998 shooting death of a Tucumcari man was shot to death Tuesday by Albuquerque police. Albuquerque police have identified a man fatally shot by an officer at a truck stop as 42-year-old Julian Calbert formerly of Tucumcari. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller, a retired state police investigator, […]

Time most precious gift to fellow man

By Debra Whittington: Local columnist Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. — James […]

Logan seniors celebrate graduation

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By Thomas Gracia: : QCS staff writer Sixteen young men and women began new chapters in their lives Saturday with graduation from Logan High School.Seniors hugged, shook hands and visited with family friends and former school mates before the final ceremonies.The Class of 2009′s class motto: “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened,” […]

Police: Nose biting victim subdued partycrasher

Freedom New Mexico Police say it now appears a 34-year-old Curry County man whose nose was bitten off in a fight was actually trying to subdue a party crasher wielding a knife. Police originally had information that identified Gilbert Aburto as the person with the knife. They now say another man had the knife and […]

You may not have long to earn an eternity in heaven

By Debra Whittington Go to now, ye that say, Today or tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a […]

No bull about keeping superstitions

By Glenda Price They say superstition takes over when you’re facing situations you’ve got no control over — like a horse you KNOW is gonna break in two, you just don’t know when. So what you do in a case like that is give yourself an edge. When you get on that particular horse, you […]