04-09-2008: Community Notes

Youth luncheon for tobacco prevention to be heldThe Youth in Action Coalition is offering a free training session, which also includes lunch,

Smoking, dipping something never cool

It’s taken some time to discover those dangers. Or, perhaps we should say that smoking has taken some time to develop them. Fact: Before World War I, when lung cancer was considered to be a rare disease, an American doctor, Isaac Adler, MD. was first to suggest that lung cancer is related to smoking. Today, […]

04-28-2007: Around Town

Teen’s 14… Chris Harmon of Tucumcari is celebrating his 14th birthday on Tuesday. But, he’ll be joining friends and family today for the celebration at the Pizza Hut. Chris is the son of Ross Harmon and Shana Hall. Birthday for matriarch… Festivities for Marcelina Maestas, who will be celebrating her 90th birthday, began this morning […]

Properties up for auction for back taxes

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff About 70 properties are expected to be auctioned on Oct. 24 for unpaid taxes by the state’s Taxation and Revenue Department, tax assessor Janie Murray said at Monday’s County Commission meeting. Property owners have until 5 p.m. on Oct. 23 to pay the taxes or make arrangements for payment with […]

Organization attempts to curb smoking among youth

TV Hagenah According to high school instructor Antonio Pacheco the Tucumcari High/Middle school organization “Too Smart to Smoke” is off to a good start this year. Group members have high hopes and plans for the upcoming school year. Pacheco said the purpose of the organization is to communicate all of the negative aspects of using […]

Businesses alter policies after sting

By Darrell Todd Maurina After a June 9 tobacco sting operation in which eight Tucumcari area businesses received citations, several local stores are trying to make sure they don’t sell tobacco to minors again. At the Logan Food Market, although clerk Dismas Kreshak said he didn’t check the identification of the 17-year-old girl who bought […]

Area businesses hit with tobacco sting

By Darrell Todd Maurina Salespeople in 16 area businesses — four in Clovis, three in Portales, two in San Jon, two in Logan, one in Nara Visa, three in Clayton and one in Elida — face misdemeanor charges and up to a $1,000 fine for selling tobacco last week to a 17-year-old minor working as […]