Rider from the storm

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS On Sunday, Marv Baldwin said he woke up in Biloxi, Miss., with 30-foot windows facing the ocean — and stern orders to evacuate. On Thursday, he woke up in Tucumcari. Yes, he recalls the string of events that led him to this town after a year and a half of living [...]

Climate makes plant parenting tougher

By Ryn Gargulinski Having your garden thrashed by a summer storm is not a pleasant thing. It actually hurts to awake and find a group of ripped roots, a fleet of mashed beets and torn rows of corn. It’s not like losing a kid — unless, of course, your kid is green and stringy and [...]

Storm hits area

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers – Heavy rain, hail and high winds creates havoc on area yards, farms. The night skies across New Mexico were alight with red, white and blue on the Fourth of July, but the fireworks were about the only illumination for Tucumcari residents. More than 4,500 homes and businesses lost power [...]

God gives roots that help to stand strong in hard times

By Debra Whittington: Notes from a Church Lady But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed. [...]

Turkey day safety tips

By Angela Peacock By planning ahead, applying common sense and adhering to a few simple travelers tips, everyone can help to create safer driving conditions on all New Mexico roadways this Thanksgiving, according to state highway officials. “We want everyone traveling New Mexico’s highways to have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday,” said New Mexico [...]