Muddy vehicles point of pride

Through the years, we have noted various status symbols among our farming and ranching citizens. The best horses, the heaviest cattle, the biggest tractor, the fanciest truck, and the list goes on. At the moment, the main symbol seems to be having the muddiest vehicle. Just watching the people as they compare their vehicles is […]

City, county cars cost

Lynn Moncus As so often happens while I’m driving around town, I begin to think of the past and sort of gnash teeth as changes are noted. Recently, I happened to notice the fleets of city and county vehicles parked in various places. Of course, only a few of the vehicles were to be seen […]

Memories of first car still fresh

By Karl Terry: FNM Columnist As a red-blooded Amer-ican male I have no problem recalling the vehicles I’ve owned in my lifetime. Recently, as a part of an exercise in a Bible study, the class was asked to tell everyone what vehicle they first drove. The guys all quickly named off their first car. Some […]

Investigators still seeking details of crash

By Freedom New Mexico Crash investigators are still trying to determine which of two vehicles involved in a fatal head-on collision Wednesday night was driving in the wrong lane, according to State Police Lt. Gary Ross. Three Clovis men were killed about 5 p.m. when two vehicles crashed in the southbound lane of N.M. 209 […]

Harsh regulations will mean hardship for auto industry

Freedom Newspapers Some pointless ideas die hard, which is an accurate description of the fuel economy standards the federal government imposes on automakers. The Bush administration, although allegedly in favor of freer markets, announced new standards this week that will require higher gas mileage ratings for the light trucks that dominate U.S. roads. The standards […]

1/19 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: Jan. 18 • Around 12:30 a.m. a Tucumcari Police Officer found graffiti on the west side of Rhodes Field House, Tucumcari High School’s auxiliary gymnasium. The officer stated the graffiti said “West Side Crips.” The […]

Fire restrictions established

William Thompson The New Mexico State Forestry Division has set new fire restrictions for forest lands and parks throughout New Mexico. According to Eugene Pino, Fire Management Officer for the Las Vegas District, the restrictions are in effect indefinitely. “The new restrictions will be in effect until we get precipitation or until we get even […]