Business briefs

City commission to hold hearing on effluent water use The city of Tucumcari will hold a public hearing regarding its use of discharge water and effluent from the Tucumcari Wastewater Treatment Plant. The hearing is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 8, 2009, in the Commission chambers at City Hall, 215 E. Center St. Eligible […]

Law enforcement expert: Use of force guidelines set by police departments

Freedom New Mexico Each law enforcement department in the state has the discretion to determine its own guidelines for when using a Taser is appropriate. The New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy, along with most agencies in the state, follows the Reactive Control Model as a guide for use of force. Under the RCM, subjects are […]

Locals want water preserved for agricutlure in updated water plan

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Thomas Garcia Local farmers and ranchers, and area officials said water conservation and preservation of the Canadian River watershed, which supplies Conchas and Ute lakes, are high on the list of their recommendations to be included in an updated regional water plan. On Wednesday about 30 Quay County residents and government officials attended a public […]

Laws needed to prevent youth from alcohol injury

By Brian Haines I would like to commend Donald Schutte for the proposal that seeks to prevent the consumption of alcohol by minors. It is my hope and understanding that our city commissioners will be willing to support this proposal. As a community we desperately need to be more aware of the impact of alcohol, […]

Changing attitudes can turn 2009 into a positive year

By Debra Whittington Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one […]

Simple tips can help avoid gardening disasters

By Tom Dominguez Some lawn and garden mistakes are easily made, but a little bit of information can go a long way. Here’s what not to do in your landscape in the soil, watering and pest categories. Soil Don’t till or spade soil when it is overly wet or dry. This destroys the structure of […]

TPD annouces non-emergency phone number, saturation patrols

By QCS Staff Police designate number for non-emergenciesThe non-emergency number for the Consolidated Dispatch Center is 461-2280, announced the Tucumcari Police Department in a press release this week. Callers are asked to use

Letter to Editor: Veterans medical services could use more staff

Veterans need to tell legislators that medical services need more staff

Opinion column should use scientific backing

Regarding the May 3 editorial “Listing polar bears as endangered is bad for business:” Polar Bears are the canaries in the mine. Basically the column ridicules science and belittles any ideas to control greenhouse gases in the supposition it will hurt development. It will create jobs. The writer presents science as an “iffy” proposition. He […]

Tips to keep pests away from plants

By Tom Dominguez If you don’t like bugs, weeds and other pests taking over your yard, follow these quick tips to a happier and healthier landscape. Pick the right plant The one most important decision you will ever make is to select plants that are well adapted to the area. Some plants have more pests […]